Kitty Edler Acting Executive Director
Kitty Edler is the Acting Executive Director of TCF. Kitty and her late husband, Rich, became involved with TCF after their 18 year old son, Mark, died in an accidental fall in 1992. They co-founded the South Bay LA Chapter in 1993 and served as chapter leaders for five years. Kitty continues to serve on the local chapter’s steering committee.
In the following years, in their son’s memory, Rich and Kitty volunteered in many capacities at TCF, on committees for National and Regional conferences and CLTPs and as workshop presenters. Rich was a keynote speaker at many of these events. Before his death in 2002, he served on the National Board of Directors and helped start the TCF Foundation.
Kitty has also served on the National Board of Directors for six years from 2004 -2010 holding the positions of treasurer for two years and president for two years. She currently is serving as a Trustee on the National Foundation Board.
Kitty lives on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. She is a real estate broker and co-owner with her son, Rick, of Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty.
Lisa Corrao Chief Operating Officer
Lisa brings more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership and fundraising primarily with professional associations and performing arts organizations.
Throughout her career, she has raised more than $30 million, through both annual fund efforts and capital campaigns during her tenures with a host of prominent Chicago-area non-profit organizations. She most recently served as the Executive Director of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project; and the Illinois Bar Foundation. Other past roles have included Director of Development and Communications for the Glenwood School for Boys and Girls, Vice President of Advancement for the Illinois Saint Andrew Society and the Director of Development for the Chicago Sinfonietta.
Lisa also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University.
In addition to being a non-profit executive, fundraiser and event planner, Lisa is also a private flute and piano teacher.
_____________________________________________ Terry Novy Chapter Services Coordinator
Terry Novy has worked at the National Office for 17 years. For the past 13 years, Terry has worked as the Chapter Services Coordinator managing over 660 TCF chapters. She coordinates TCF’s Chapter Development Program and works hands-on with bereaved parents, adult siblings, and grandparents who are interested in forming a chapter. In addition she spends much of her time working with existing chapters to encourage, advise, and problem solve. Terry possesses a great knowledge of IRS regulations and chapter financial matters. Therefore, she lends those skills to facilitating the Financial Module at the Chapter Leadership Program held each year at the National Conference and participating in chapter teleconference calls. In addition to her Chapter Service duties, Terry is the Office Manager at the National Office in Oak Brook, Illinois.