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Executive Director         
   Paula Cleave

Member Services     
   Mary McCulloch
Paula Cleave - Executive Director

Paula Cleave grew up in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, a small town about halfway between Minneapolis and Fargo. Paula has four sisters and one brother, and as her parents both came from large families, she has 53 first cousins! Growing up in a small town close to grandparents and family had its advantages and she still goes “home” to visit her mother and her many aunts and uncles who continue to reside there even during the coldest days of winter.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in business administration, Paula moved to the Chicago area. She began work at the American Bar Association (ABA) in 1986. Over her long tenure at the ABA, Paula was involved in all facets of membership, including recruitment/retention, benefit creation, rebranding, operations, and customer service. She also headed up the corporate relations and sponsorship area. In her most recent position, Paula was the division director of membership and responsible for the ABA’s 400,000 member and $55 million dues revenue goal. Paula enjoyed a successful 32+ year career at the ABA, and in leaving, she chose to find a position that allows her to make a difference with a small nonprofit.
Mary McCulloch - Member Services

Mary McCulloch grew up in Evanston, Illinois attending Willard, Haven and ETHS, and recently returning from 25 years in California where she grew her wings! Coming home has been an opportunity to reconnect with her roots, and the lineage of her family, especially her great grandmother Catherine Waugh McCulloch, famous Illinois lawyer and suffragist. 

Mary is devoted to a life of service as an Ordained Minister through a Northern California church and non-profit, where she held various positions including Director of their Ministry Training Program, and Registrar for their educational programs. Mary’s position with this organization gave her interesting experiences working with volunteers from all over the world coming together for events promoting peace and unity for all people. This included international travel with distinguished elders of many native communities. Her journey of discovery in this lifetime has led her to provide support for those in major life transitions and at end of life. With extensive study of spirituality and transpersonal psychology, Mary enjoys expressing her holistic worldview through art as vehicle for healing and transformation. She currently resides here in Evanston, with a heart home in Empire, Michigan.