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Saint Joseph CEO joins Big Brothers Big Sisters board

JOLIET – Beth Hughes, president and CEO of Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, was recently elected to the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties. 

Hughes lives in Naperville and brings extensive experience and skill in strategic leadership and operations to the organization, according to a news release from BBBS.

“My involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters and their pre-eminent mentoring programs provides me the opportunity to make a positive impact,” Hughes said in the release. “Quite simply, it is my passion to focus my influence, energy, resources and spare time on vulnerable populations who are unable to speak for themselves.”

With offices in Joliet, Morris and Kankakee, BBBS is part of a network of nearly 340 local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country. 

“Beth Hughes is a great fit with our agency which is solely focused on mentoring,” BBBS CEO Lisa Morel Las said in the release. “As the first lay woman appointed President/CEO of Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center – the largest employer in Will County – she is a mentor to many. Additionally, her established track record of generating sustainable growth, even in the toughest of economic climates, will be a great benefit to Big Brothers Big Sisters.”

BBBS is a United Way agency that operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by the organization are in single-parent and low-income families, or households where a parent is incarcerated.

For information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy counties, visit www.bbbswillgrundy.org or call 815-723-2227.

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