Our Team Members

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Lisa Rae

Social Worker

Lisa has 30 years of geriatric health care experience and is a case manager working towards her Master's degree in Social Work

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Mary Anderson, B.A. Psychology

Case Manager

Mary has a B.A. in psychology and has worked as a case manager for over 10 years.

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Fran Piekarski, CPG,IAC

President

Fran is a Certified Integrated Aromatherapist and a speaker, author, mentor and founder of Living Life with Dignity. She founded the company to advocate for those that are not able to find the support they need to have a quality life. Patience, compassion, strategic planning abilities and resources are the foundation for support to those that are stressed and overwhelmed by everyday life while trying to manage their own personal challenges or care giving for a family member. This is the basis of why Living Life with Dignity was created. Fran is a certified professional guardian, holds a Level II CD certificate from the Institute for Chronic Disorganization. Fran is a Certified Dementia Professional (CDP), Fran has been featured on TLC's "Hoarding, Buried Alive", WGN morning show, WGN Radio "The Wendy McCormick Show" and many print media articles including an editorial by Sun-Times columnist, Marc Brown.

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Sue Salach-Cutler, M.A. Gerontology, CDP

Vice President

Sue has a master’s degree in Gerontology and has worked in the field of gerontology for close to 30 years. She was the recipient of the YWCA Marguerite Henry Leadership Award for Communications/Technology and the Influential Women in Business Award from the Business Ledger and NAWBO. Her previous company AgingInfoUSA, received the Excellence in Business Award from the Business Ledger and was nominated for the Chicago Innovation Award. Her books and programs have aided family caregivers around the country in defining the vital resources needed to help them maneuver through their caregiving journey. In late 2017, Sue partnered with Living Life with Dignity to support family caregivers by way of geriatric care management, along with the elderly and those with mental health issues through guardianship services.