Meet the Team
SHENANDOAH ‘SHENAN’ CARDWELL CONSTANTINOFounder & President
As Russ’ surviving spouse and a psychotherapist, I know the stress of caring for a Firefighter loved one with cancer, the demands of parenting and running a household, and how hard it can be to ask for and accept help.
RYAN CONSTANTINO1st Vice President
I’ve been a member of the fire service since I was 17 years old, and continue my father’s tradition by serving as a Firefighter/Paramedic. The Brotherhood was there for us and I am committed to paying it forward.
LAUREN CONSTANTINO2nd Vice President
I continue my father’s tradition of service by having created the Girl Scout Honor Guard for Fallen Firefighters, being a member of the IN National Guard as well as Army ROTC at Indiana University, and a part-time police officer with IUPD.
ANDREA ‘ANDIE’ SKILLMANSecretary
My experiences as a Firefighter wife, a nurse, and friend of Russ’ family serve me well in this role as I support the Foundation’s efforts to help Firefighters battling cancer and their families and expand awareness of cancer prevention and education.
Now a retired Firefighter and Shift Commander, I bring experience with occupational health & safety in the fire service. Once a co-worker of Russ and still friend of his family, I bring a personal tie to those facing this fight.
MEET OUR SUPPORT STAFF
Shield 23 Foundation cannot do what it does without the support of dedicated staff members. With grateful appreciation, we are pleased to showcase the volunteers who comprise our Support Staff, (non-Board Member positions.)
- IT/Tech Coordinator: Marty Swidler
- Membership Coordinator: Lu Ann Stephan