Meet the BOARD
- Hope Mueller
Hope Mueller is an author, inspiring speaker, pharmaceutical executive, wife, mom, and grandma. Hope is the founder and president of Hunter Street Charity and is an active not-for-profit volunteer. She is passionate about community service, female empowerment, and career development. Hope’s unique childhood gave her the gift of being able to create order out of chaos. She lives with her husband and shares her life with her four daughters and grandson. Ten percent of all proceeds from sales will be donated to Hunter Street Charity.
- Brad Mueller
Brad Mueller is Chief Operating Officer and President for HealthSmart International, a consumer medical device and technology company in Waukegan, Illinois. Brad is a graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago, where he received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Brad holds an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Brad has over 25 years’ experience managing across multiple industries at global organizations such as UPS, Baxter Healthcare, Newell Rubbermaid, and AT&T. Brad has focused his career on turnaround growth and value improvement through people, process and systems integrations. Brad is a frequent guest speaker and panelist for leading healthcare and supply chain consortiums and currently serves on the University of Illinois Chicago Engineering School Industrial Advisory Board. Brad is motivated to help the community through promoting STEM education, diversity, and developing strong leaders. Brad lives in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, he enjoys spending time with his wife and is inspired by his four daughters.
Laura Taubery grew up in a suburb outside Chicago and after high school attended Maryland Institute College of Art. Upon graduation with her BFA and MAT she returned to Illinois to teach art at the high school and college levels. Working towards her goal of being a high school art teacher, she completed her National Board Teacher Certification (NBCT) and a Masters in Principalship/Leadership. She's recently renewed her NBCT and is an active member of the Professional Development Committee, Citizen's Police Academy and the PTO in her school district. She is a mother of two children and is married to an administrator at a neighboring school district (who is also a WWII Living Historian). She is currently the Assistant Principal of a northern Illinois high school and prides herself on staff and student advocacy and support.
Justin Robertson is currently an evaluator for a San Francisco based educational research firm. He has wide-ranging experience in education, both in administration and teaching, as well as experience in research and design in the museum field. He is currently doing evaluations for The Smithsonian, Carnegie Mellon University, and PBS.
Jennifer Bushey (née Wire) was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, and has lived in Los Angeles, CA; Chattanooga, TN; Bloomington, IN and Baltimore, MD. After graduating from Indiana University in 2002 with a BA in Biology, she began her career in the pharma/biotech industry where she has worked in some form or another ever since. She recently made a triumphant return to her roots in the Indianapolis area where she works from home as a contractor. She lives with her husband, two sons, and several rescued animals.
Jennifer Harp grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. After earning her Bachelors and Master's degrees from Indiana University, she spent 20 years inspiring children as an elementary school teacher and recently fulfilled her dream of owning an independent greenhouse business. She loves children, plants, and dogs, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Nina Hickland is Associate Director of Manufacturing Operations at Northrop Grumman Corporation. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering and dual M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is currently pursuing her Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Nina has over 15 years’ experience in the aerospace and defense industry at global organizations such as Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and United Technologies Aerospace. Nina has focused her career on product development within engineering design, program management and manufacturing operations. Nina is an avid STEM volunteer and frequently spends her time mentoring the youth to pursue careers in the technology field.
"Hunter Street jumped in to sponsor a girls robotics team when no one else would...
..Now we have two teams who compete successfully on the national level." -Susan Chambers
“The Johnsburg Jr Skyhawks Cheerleaders Organization was beyond grateful for Hopey’s generous platinum sponsorship to the 2019 season...
we really appreciate her support." -