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 family reside in Falls Church, Virginia. He is the CEO of Elevation Franchise Ventures, the world’s first and largest grass-fed organic hamburger chain. Rick 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. Before joining the Elevation Burger franchise in 2014, Rick served as the Marketing GM for Shell Retail Fuels, responsible for over 14,000 retail fueling sites across North America.

Kathy Elliot

Kathy served 25 years first as the administrative and then personal assistant to James MacDonald at Harvest Bible Chapel. Through her years at Harvest she witnessed how lives are changed through God’s provision. While studying Political Science at the University of Wisconsin Madison, Kathy experienced God’s life-transforming power through her own conversion to Christ and the realization that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life and the only answer to life’s problems. As the joyful wife, proud mother of two and grandmother of five, she is honored to be part of the work God is doing through Overshadowed.

Greg Hedges

Greg Hedges is a founding Managing Director of Protiviti, the leading global risk consultancy. He is a CPA and holds a degree in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. Greg is also an Adjunct Faculty member of the University of Notre Dame. Greg chairs the advisory board for the Notre Dame Executive Business Council in Chicago and is also a founding member of the Advisory Board for the IT Management major for the Mendoza College of Business and has served in that role for over 15 years.

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 26 years. 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, Illinois, with her husband and their four children. Jennifer currently educates her children in the home. She serves on the Board of the Itasca Garden Club as the Chair of the Ways & Means Committee and also serves on the Itasca Historical Commission. 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. Jennifer and her family call Living Hope Church in Elk Grove their church home. She enjoys letting her “light shine” through service at Overshadowed Theatrical Productions.

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