Board of Directors

Leslie Ferris Yerger – Chair of the Board

Leslie lives in Hawthorn Woods IL with her husband John, and has 3 grown children. She currently works as a life coach for women going through life transitions, supports female entrepreneurship, and is Director at Martha’s Best Papaya. Leslie attends St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Barrington and is currently serving as Senior Warden.

Leslie Yerger

Leslie Yerger

Nancy Veatch – Vice Chair

Nancy has lived in Barrington, IL, for more than 30 years with her husband Paul, where they raised their three children, Matthew, Sarah and Katie. For most of her professional career, she ran a commercial real estate information company. But after 25 years in the corporate world, God gave her a new plan. A mission trip to the Dominican Republic with her church magnified her already existing compassion for the under-resourced and her new path became clear.

Most recently, Nancy was on staff with Bright Hope International, serving as Development Operations Manager and Prospect Research and Portfolio Manager. She has served with other local nonprofits such as Compassion Cottages, Hands On Suburban Chicago, and Bridge Youth and Family Services. Nancy is a member of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington and where she has served in various ministries over the past 22 years, including Promiseland, Neighborhood Ministry, Global Connections, Willow Creek Care Center and Street Hope Homeless Ministry of New Hope Bible Church in Humboldt Park.

Nancy Veatch

Nancy Veatch

Andy Rowland – Treasurer

Andy lives in Wauconda with his wife Mindy.  He currently works as a Finance Manager for Walgreens supporting a prescription program that helps the underserved population gain access to needed medications. Andy currently attends Alpine Chapel in Lake Zurich.

Andy Rowland

Andy Rowland

Lea Elder

Lea is a new member of the Love INC Board and lives in Buffalo Grove, IL. She is a cardiovascular nurse and currently works to further nursing practice and education as the Manager of Nursing Professional Development at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Lea is a member of the Village Church of Barrington and is currently serving in Worship Ministries as a member of the choir.

Lea Elder

Lea Elder