Board Members

Behind One For One is a dedicated team of volunteers.



Founder/Executive Director

Meghan is honored to be the director of One for One, a place where every child has a voice and a safe environment in which to thrive. Meghan’s personal experience —and the support she received at the kind hand of others—inspires her every day to pay it forward and make a difference in the lives of children and their families. Read more about Meghan.


JV Schwan

Board President

JV Schwan works with Baxter's key business unity leaders on the company's legislative and policy agenda with global governments, while leading a team of professionals throughout the world. He receive his degree from Presbyterian College, his law degree from George Mason University and his MBA at the University of Virginia. He resides in Lake Forest, Illinois with this wife and two children.



Communications Director

Gina is proud to sit on the board of One For One, where for the past several years she has been focused on bringing her strengths in marketing communications and PR to the organization. Constantly inspired by the youth involved in the program, Gina is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of and help share their stories with the Chicago community and beyond.


Sherri Mariani

Board Member

Sherri has seen the evolution of One For One since its inception and is thrilled to sit on the board. After working for many years in the travel industry, Sherri is happy to help open the world to the youth of Chicago and is inspired by the growth of our future leaders.


Darnell Martin

Board Member

Darnell is a healthcare sales executive, with his career being spread across the medical device, biotech and healthcare software sectors. Darnell currently is VP of Business Development and Strategy for a leading healthcare software venture capital firm. Darnell has been on the One For One board for over 10 years now. His primary focus has been outreach, fundraising and career exploration for the kids. Darnell attended the University of Kansas and loves rooting on his Jayhawks during March.


Brook McWhirter

Board Member

Brook McWhirter has over 25 years of experience in the non-profit industry. She currently serves as Director of Major Gifts for the Alliance Française de Chicago. Other organizations where she has worked in Chicago include High Sight, Kohl Children’s Museum, Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Light Opera Works. Brook is passionate about advancing low-income and at-risk youth through programs like One For One. She received her B.A. from Trinity College and lives in River North.


Elizabeth Riggs

Board Member

Betsy’s professional background includes project management in the area of international business and trade. She is honored and grateful to be a part of One for One where she can use her skills to engage in Chicago communities and finds inspiration in the kids we work with. In her free time, Betsy loves to spend time with her family, travel, and enjoy the wonderful city of Chicago.


Brian Olson

Board Member

Brian has sat on One For One board since its inception. He has a deep, strong belief that nurturing the growth of the foundation will positively impact the children in Chicago’s underserved communities and strengthen the fiber of the city he loves so much. He is forever grateful to be a part of such a wonderful organization and inspired by the will and persistence of the incredible children he is so fortunate to have met through the program.