Meet the CATCH Board

Members of the CATCH Board are parents of children ranging in age from toddler to young adult.  They know what it's like to raise children amidst all the stresses and pressures of life while prioritizing mental health and emotional wellness.  Collectively, they've taken advantage of countless resources across the North Shore and are thrilled to share their experiences, uncover new information, and collaborate to help others navigate the ups and downs of family life. 

Amy Oberholtzer

Executive Director/Founder

Amy founded CATCH after her own parenting journey led her to understand the critical importance of our children's mental health. She is proud that CATCH is able to provide education and support for area families and is especially pleased to partner with local schools to prioritize emotional well-being.

Recently, Amy received a 2021 Peggy A. Montes Unsung Heroine Award from the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues for her commitment to building awareness around mental health and providing resources to parents and caregivers.

She has two adult children raised in Northbrook and looks forward to being with both of them, and her extended family, once it is safe to do so. Amy is deeply grateful to the board of CATCH for their friendship and tireless work.

Rachel Tzinberg

President

Rachel Tzinberg knows how hard it is for parents to see their children struggle, and she recognizes the value of finding resources and receiving support.

She got involved with CATCH to provide that help to others by guiding parents in taking the right steps for their children and their family while helping them feel less alone in their journey.

Rachel is the mother of two teenagers and is grateful for things that provide warmth and comfort: sunshine, mittens, cozy blankets, and the opportunity to serve the community.

While she’s hoping to continue with video calls to see long-distance friends and family post-pandemic, she’s especially looking forward to traveling, hugs, eating in restaurants, shopping, and being out in the world with people. Every.Single.Day.​​​​​​​

Julie Weinberg

Vice President

Julie discovered CATCH as the challenges of parenting increased.

She is grateful for all that she has learned about mental health and is thrilled that CATCH offers her the opportunity to share that information with others. 

While she loves the work of managing communications for CATCH, she also appreciates the support and friendship of her fellow board members. 

Julie has two children, an 8th grade son and a 7th grade daughter at Northbrook Junior High. 

She's looking forward to getting back to hot yoga and the nourishment it provides when the pandemic ends and the world reopens.

Anne Neumann

Treasurer

Anne felt a strong connection to CATCH early on when she learned it offered a safe place for caregivers of young people struggling with mental health to gather and receive support from others on a similar journey.

She is proud that the work she is doing with CATCH is destigmatizing mental health locally and making it part of kitchen table conversations.

Anne is the mother of three teens at Deerfield High School.

She’s grateful for her family and a community rich with resources to support young people who face mental health challenges.

Post-pandemic, she’s looking forward to hugging and continuing the practice of choosing when to say ‘yes' and when to say ‘no' instead of packing her schedule with only ‘yes.’

Heather Cole

Secretary

Heather joined the CATCH board in early 2021, but she was an integral part of early planning conversations when CATCH began and has always been a supporter.

As a trained clinical psychologist, Heather understands the importance of mental health.

She and her husband raised their three children in Northbrook, so she is very familiar with the community and schools.

Heather is committed to helping our children and families develop resiliency and coping skills in order to remain emotionally healthy through all life's challenges.

She is thrilled to work with CATCH and is proud to be its recording secretary! ​​​​​​​

Lisa Novak

Member-At-Large

When Lisa first heard about CATCH, she fell in love with the organization’s mission and knew right away that joining the board would be fulfilling for her both professionally as a licensed clinical psychologist and personally as a parent with a young child.

She enjoys connecting families to information, resources, and tools they might not otherwise have and helping parents truly feel that they are not alone on their journey.

Lisa is the mother of a vibrant 3-year-old boy with a second on the way.

She is grateful for family and friends, her meaningful work, laughter, sleep, and toddler snuggles.

She’s really looking forward to hugging the people she loves who don’t live under her roof when the pandemic ends.

Pam Streeter

Member-at-Large

Pam is one of the founding members of CATCH.

As an elementary school nurse, Pam is dedicated to keeping our community's children healthy.

She understands first hand the importance of emotional well-being and overall good health.

Pam is proud to be part of the team leading our schools' efforts to navigate the pandemic.

She has two adult children raised in Northbrook and is looking forward to spending more time with her extended family again when it is safe to do so.