Our Board of Directors

The Weitzman Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established November 2001.


Chair:  Suzanne T. Isaacs
President: Susan Weitzman, PhD, LCSW
Secretary:  Karen M. Schetz, Esq.
Treasurer: Gregg Helfer


Lee A. Barrie, Vice President, Kurman Communications, Inc. Active in numerous arts and charitable organizations in Chicago, including Streetwise, Music Industry Workshop, and Chicago Human Rhythm Project. University of Minnesota (BA), Boston University (EdM), and Northwestern University Graduate School of Business (MBA). Director, The Weitzman Center.

Jill Egizii, Alderman, City Council, Springfield, Illinois. University of Illinois (BA). President of Parental Alienation Awareness Organization (International). Member, Illinois Family Study Committee. Co-Author (with Hon. Michelle Lowrance) of workbook entitled Parental Alienation 911. Author of novel, The Look of Love. Member of Board (20 years), United Cerebral Palsy Organization. Director, The Weitzman Center.

Gregg Helfer, Owner, Gregg Helfer Private Jeweler, Ltd. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Helfer has continued his multi-generational family heritage as a diamond and jewelry professional. With offices in Chicago’s famed Jeweler’s Row, he operates a successful wholesale, internet and retail business. He is also active in the non-profit world, and serves on the Boards of A Silver Lining Foundation, a not-for-profit organization working nationally to help women with few financial resources to receive needed mammograms; and The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA). Director, The Weitzman Center.

David H. HopkinsEsq, Partner, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP. Duke University (AB) and Columbia University Law School (JD). Chair, Bar Task Forces that drafted the 1993 revampment of the IDVA and The Leveling of the Playing Field in Divorce Litigation Amendments (eft 1997). Selected for Leading Lawyers, Illinois Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America. Director, The Weitzman Center.

Suzanne T. Isaacs, President, Ampersand, Inc. — a private publisher of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s books, memoirs, family histories, and other customized works.  Loyola University of New Orleans (BS), New York University (MA). Attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited and sold her paintings since 2001. Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Weitzman Center.

Leslie Landis, Esq, Court Administrator, Domestic Violence Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Antioch University College of Law (JD). Director of Chicago Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence (1997 – 2010); Chair, City of Chicago’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Coordinating Council; Founding Member, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network; Ex-Director Life Span (1982 – 1997). Director, The Weitzman Center.

Patricia Prentice, RN and MBA, Perinatal Administrator, Rush University Medical Center; and Administrator, State of Illinois Maternity Mortality Review Committee. St Xavier University (BSN) and Benedictine University (MBA). Member, Chicago Maternal Child Health and Advisory Committee. Director, The Weitzman Center.

Karen M. Schetz, Esq. Associate at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, since 2006. University of Notre Dame (BA) and DePaul University College of Law (JD). Ms. Schetz devotes her practice solely to matrimonial law, focusing on helping families through the difficult ties and issues surrounding the divorce process. Director and Secretary, The Weitzman Center.

Susan Weitzman (Goldwasser), PhD and LCSW, Psychotherapist, practicing in Chicago and Lincolnshire. SUNY – Stony Brook (BA), Michigan State University (MSW), Loyola University (PhD). Author of groundbreaking book, Not to People Like Us:  Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages.  Adjunct Professor for 12 years at University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry. Voted National Social Worker of the Year (2002) by the NASW. President and Director, The Weitzman Center.

Sharon Zarozny, Founder and CEO of Brilliant Exits, LLC, an entity educating, guiding and supporting others through the divorce process. Albertus Magnus College (BA), Certified Coach (CTA). Currently a Huffington Post Blogger, Ms. Zarozny’s articles have appeared in a wide variety of media. The Washington Post Magazine honored her with a First Person Singular column. Ms. Zarozny facilitates a monthly seminar, bringing together Northern VA’s top divorce professionals from attorneys to judges, to financial experts, therapists, and private investigators. Visitors to her website, brilliantexits.com, will find links to a wide variety of excellent and free resources. Director, The Weitzman Center.

Directors Emeritus

Thomas P. Gauthier, AM, CAE
Susan Lorraine Kennedy, RN, MA, JD
Howard Levy, MD
Roy J. Moceri, Jr.
Anne E. Morrison
Joseph A. Walsh, PhD, LCSW


Jessica Bank Interlandi, JD
Xavier Pombar, DO
Sarane C. Siewerth, JD


David H. Hopkins
Suzanne T. Isaacs
Roy J. Moceri, Jr.
Anne E. Morison
Xavier Pombar, DO
Sarane C. Siewerth, JD
Susan Weitzman, PhD, LCSW