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Board Members


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Brian Rasmussen

President

Owner of RasTech IT Services since November 2008 solving problems using technology, innovative thinking and integrity. Volunteer network administrator for Power Connection since 2003. Formerly network administrator at Garza-Bagdon & Associates for eight years. Veteran officer of the United States Air Force and manager of nine-person LAN administration team responsible for 700 computers. Graduate of Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.


Board Member

Joyce Scott

Vice President

Joyce Scott came to Power Connection in 2004 with twenty years of project and business management experience in a wide variety of challenging organizational environments, including serving as the Public Relations Director for The Drake Hotel in Chicago, and managing office operations and publicity communications for a popular Schubert Theater production. Joyce leverages her background in TV commercial production and audition planning, and managing the business activities of a growing commercial photography studio to organize and deploy the resources of Power Connection.


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Barbie Wunschl

Barbie oversees our·food pantries. Our pantry serves over 3000 individuals a month. Barbara has a heart of gold as shown through her personal touches she adds to the food pantry. She can be found working hard to make sure her patrons feel special through knowing their likes and dietary needs.  She is also is known for her positive attitude and wonderful hugs. Her motto is "Hugs are free."

Barb Wunschl is a quick study, take-charge woman with a tireless servant’s heart. Beginning in high school where she worked for three years as a server at the Hinsdale Oasis, she moved to a line worker job at the Borse Plastics factory in Willowbrook. Within her fours years there she was moved up to floor manager. Missing the connection with people that food provides, she left the factory floor to become the chef at May’s Lake Village and to take charge of shopping, preparing, and serving meals for the Franciscan Fathers of Oak Brook for two years. Later, Barbara added to her considerable patter of serving the position as a private chef for The Association of Retarded Citizens in Bellwood where she prepared individualized meals for people as needed.

Barb first learned about volunteering at POWER Connection in September 2006 while attending Living Water Community Church. Barb began using her enthusiasm for serving by faithfully working full days at POWER Connection’s Monthly Food Pantry as well as collecting donations. Barb used her talents of organization and administrative skills to help start and oversee the new weekly Extension food Pantry in June of 2008, which takes place three days a week.

For the past 24 years, this now mother of three and grandmother of five and has continued to faithfully serve people in restaurants in the western suburbs of Chicago. She continues to serve as Director of POWER Connection’s Food Connection Food Pantry.


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Frank Panepinto

Frank has the heart to serve. It is shown through his compassion for the students that he trains in the Forklift classes. Frank goes the extra mile to make sure each student gets the attention they deserve to achieve that certification. If you need some encouragement in life, he is the guy that will get you encouraged.