SWSRA Administrative Team
Executive Director: Lori Chesna (Retired 12/18/2020)
On December 18, 2020 I have retired as Executive Director. It's been my pleasure and honor to serve our communities, participants and families. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!
Lori Chesna, Retired
Business Manager: Dawn Kehoe
Dawn has worked at SWSRA since August 2013. Dawn’s prior work experience at Hannah Marine Corporation, Fifth Third Bank and Saint Xavier University were positions with job duties ranging from Payroll, Accounts Receivable/Payable, Government reporting, Secretary and Teller Supervisor.
Dawn is married to her husband John since May, 1981. Together they have raised 1 daughter Kristin and 2 sons Rick and Brad. They are now blessed with their extended Family of Alfonso, Theresa and Kailey as well and “Pomp” and “Nana” to Enzo, Ella, Olive and Blakely and a Grandson due in April 2021.
Superintendent of Recreation: Susan Prieboy, CTRS
Susan started her love of SRA's at a very young age where she began volunteering at one at the age of 9. Susan volunteered and continued on to work there until she left for college. She graduated from the University of Iowa where she majored in Therapeutic Recreation. She worked for two years at another SRA as their Inclusion Specialist before coming to SWSRA in 2015.
Susan is married to her husband Kyle and they have one daughter, Kiley who was born in 2019. Susan enjoys going to Iowa Hawkeye sporting events, traveling, kayaking and spending time with family and friends.
Recreation Supervisor: Marina Uher, CTRS
Marina has worked at SWSRA since October 2017 as Recreation Specialist for Athletics while attending the University of St. Francis and completed her internship at SWSRA. She recently graduated and obtained her degree in Recreation and Sports Management with a concentration in Recreation Therapy. Upon graduation, she became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). She joined our team in a full-time capacity as Recreation Supervisor on September 9, 2019.
Marina enjoys playing in volleyball leagues during the year.
Brittany started off at SWSRA as an intern in early 2018. Through her work, she was able to continue her work at SWSRA as a part-time Recreation Specialist. Once Brittany graduated from the University of Saint Francis in fall of 2020, she was hired on full time as a Recreational Specialist in January 2021.
Brittany likes to go hiking when she can, and relax to a good book at night. She loves being around her family and her fur babies.
PR/Marketing - Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator: Paula Marr
Paula has been involved in recreation nearly all of her life and is currently a Commissioner/Board President for the Worth Park District. She started with SWSRA in 2012 as a Special Olympics coach and was involved in many SWSRA programs as an aide. Her outgoing style of leadership has been an asset to our organization. As a graduate of Second City Improv and an AAFA certified fitness instructor, she brings a versatile approach to our Public Relations and Outreach efforts and is enthusiastic and supportive as our Volunteer Coordinator.
Paula is also a musician and plays bass with several bands locally. She is a dog lover and is sometimes referred to as “the dog whisperer:” Paula has been a legal guardian to her 1 niece and 2 nephews since 2005 and is very active in their lives.
Office Clerk: Patti Swiney
Patti started working part-time at SWSRA as an office assistant in September 2018. She has worked for Worth Park District and Palos Christian Preschool as a Preschool Aide. Patti and her husband Chuck reside in Worth, Illinois with their two children. In her free time, Patti likes spending time with family and friends and loves to watch her kids play sports.
Maintenance & Vehicle Coordinator: John Bedore
John Bedore has been SWSRA’s Vehicle Coordinator for many years. He maintains the fleet, does regular checks, and makes sure they are running safely and properly.