BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Reba Hervas, President

Reba founded Overshadowed Theatrical Productions in 2004. After 25 years in education and church ministry, Reba realized a need for Christian theatre in an entertainment-driven society. It’s Reba’s desire that everyone enjoy the variety of drama that this kind of theatre company can provide. Audiences at Overshadowed can consider the strong family atmosphere seen in Fiddler on the Roof or be moved by the Easter story depicting the passion week of Christ or laugh with Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

It is her sincerest desire that audiences be blessed and entertained by the performances of this theatre company.

Reba earned her degree in Speech Education from Bob Jones University. She resides in Itasca, Illinois, with her husband, and she is blessed with three adult children and one grandchild.

Rick Altizer

Rick and his wife, Suzanne, live in downtown Chicago and are members of the Addison Street Community Church. Rick leads the North American marketing and sales team for BP. He began with McDonald’s Corporation in 1989 and spent 14 years in various finance and operational leadership roles including VP and GM of two US regions. He then served as VP of Operations and Training for Midas International and later as President of Jiffy Lube International. As head of marketing for Shell Retail Fuels he was responsible for over 14,000 retail fueling sites across North America. Rick and Suzanne have two grown children who live in the Washington, D.C. area. 

Kathy Elliott

Kathy served over 25 years, first as the administrative and then personal assistant to Pastor James MacDonald, at Harvest Bible Chapel. Through her years at Harvest she witnessed how lives are changed through God’s provision. Kathy reached mid-life before experiencing God’s life-transforming power through her own conversion to Christ and realizing that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life and the only answer to life’s problems. As a joyful wife, proud mother of two, and grandmother of five, she is honored to be part of the work God is doing through Overshadowed.

Mike Larsen

Mike Larsen lives in Hoffman Estates with his wife, Dawn.  They have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.  Mike has over 30 years with Canon USA holding various management positions all within the technical arena.  Mike also happens to be the Technical Director for Overshadowed.  He believes Overshadowed offers an excellent avenue for both young and old alike to exercise their God-given talents, entertaining and inspiring people to realize their full potential.  His desire is for Overshadowed to continue to show that theater can be done in a      high-quality and family-friendly way.

Charles Hervas

Charles Hervas is a graduate of Bob Jones University and the DePaul University College of Law and is the managing partner at Hervas, Condon & Bersani in the Chicago suburbs. His law practice concentrates on defending local government and law enforcement officials in civil rights suits in federal and state courts. Charles currently serves as a Village Attorney and previously served for eight years on a local School Board and for 3½ years as an Alderman on the City Council in Des Plaines, Illinois. Charles also is the corporate counsel of North East MultiRegional Training, one of the largest police training organizations in the United States.

Don Mowry

Don, his wife, and their two children reside in Inverness, Illinois, after relocating to the Chicago area from Europe in 2006. Don is a partner at Ernst & Young LLP, where he has served clients in the financial services industry for 3 decades. Don has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a CPA. “After experiencing Overshadowed’s incredible productions, I embraced the opportunity to support and serve on the Board. Putting Christian principles into action through the theatre, and everything else we do, is exactly what we are instructed through Christ’s teaching.” Don and his family worship and serve at Bethel Baptist Church in Schaumburg.

Jennifer Swets

Jennifer resides in Itasca with her husband and their four children. Jennifer currently educates her children in the home. She serves on the Itasca Historical Commission and on the Benevolence team at her church. Prior to home education, Jennifer was the Director of Social Services at Berwyn Cicero Council on Aging. She graduated with a Masters in Gerontology from Concordia University and a Bachelors in Psychology from Valparaiso University. She enjoys letting her “light shine” through service at Overshadowed Theatrical Productions.

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