NIETF Announces 2016 This is My Brave Chicagoland Cast

NIETF Announces 2016 This is My Brave Chicagoland Cast
By: Contributor Last Updated: March 17, 2016

NIETF is pleased to announce the cast of the 2016 This is My Brave Chicagoland! This is My Brave is a live storytelling event with real life stories of mental illness. These cast members have chosen to ‪#‎LiveBrave‬ by telling their story in hopes of creating a dialog around mental health.

Cast members include:

Stephanie Bizzle, 42, an administrative assistant from Gary, IN
Ben Boruff, 26, an English teacher from Valparaiso, IN
Beth Beers Christie, 59, a special education bus monitor from Niles, MI
Lorraine Cooper, 33, a business development director from Chicago, IL
Marlon D Deleon, 34, a marketing and development coordinator from Antioch, CA
Kristin Duncan, 32, a therapist from Lafayette, IN
Paul Fogleman,45, a university administrator from Bloomington, IN
Jenny Gillette, 47, a mom from Niles, MI
Laura Guill Guill, 34, a college composition instructor from Angola, IN
Jerald Jascoviakk, 36, a sales and customer service specialist from Merrillville, IN
Cathy Osborne, 47, a therapist from Griffith, IN
Breanne Pynakker, 28, a writer and artist from Redding, CA
Paige Shimer, 17, a high school student from Memphis, TN
Stephanie Stalbaum, 34, a dental clinician from Chesterton, IN

This is My Brave Chicagoland will take place May 19, 2016 at 7 pm at Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso, IN. Tickets are available at for $20. Event sponsorships are available. For more information contact