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April 24th 2015:Engage Nonprofit Show: Autism, Organ Donation, and Library Awareness

This week on Engage, we continue to shed light on the nonprofit sector with our monthly nonprofit show. April is a time of year where we bring attention to health and health awareness. This month is National Autism Awareness Month and National Donate Life Month. Our guests today include Scott Schuelke of the Autism Alliance of Michigan and Diane Hollingsworth of the Illinois Eye Bank. Also, in celebration of National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015), we have Carmen Patlan from the Waukegan Public Library to talk about the important contributions libraries make to our communities. Guiding us

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Lisa M. Dietlin

Lisa M. Dietlin is President and CEO of Lisa M. Dietlin and Associates, Inc. Ms. Dietlin serves her clients as a philanthropic agent, assisting entrepreneurial individuals and nonprofit organizations in developing transformational philanthropic strategies. A much sought after guest for television and radio programs since 2007, Ms. Dietlin has been featured recently on The Weather Channel, WGN, Oprah and Friends Radio, National Public Radio, NBC-5, and other Chicago-land television media outlets. Ms. Dietlin is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, USA Today, Marketwatch, Reuters and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
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Scott Schuelke

Scott Schuelke is the Autism Safety Specialist for the Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAOM) and has been instrumental in the autism safety training movement in Michigan. His dedication and efforts have resulted in high-quality trainings for law enforcement, emergency services, and communities (local service agencies, families, and education staff). Sgt. Schuelke has provided training on autism spectrum disorder, most common situations and best strategies for safe outcomes when the situation involves someone with autism spectrum or mental health disorder to over 10,000 individuals in Michigan. Sgt. Schuelke retired from the Lansing Police Department in 2010 where he served as a supervisor i
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Diane Hollingsworth

Diane Hollingsworth is the executive director of the Illinois Eye-Bank (, a nonprofit whose mission is to "preserve and restore sight, through transplantation, research, education and partnership." Diane has been with Eversight since August 2010, after eight years at the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, where she served as Director of Medical Education. She also spent 20 years in senior sales and marketing management positions at IBM, Siemens and Rockwell. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. Diane is an active volunteer for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and a member of the Naperville Noon Lions Clu
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Carmen Patlan

Carmen Patlan is the Community Engagement and Spanish Literacy Manager for the Waukegan Public Library. Drawing her inspiration from her own experience as an immigrant from Mexico growing up in the Chicago area, Patlan is highly involved in her local Latino community and works to provide high-quality social services to people in need.
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