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 CONSTANTINO BROWN2nd Vice President
I continue my father’s tradition of service by having created the Girl Scout Honor Guard for Fallen Firefighters, being an officer in the IN National Guard, a former police officer and current paralegal.
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.
RHONDA ‘RANDIE’ BRUNO1st Director
A friend of the family since our children were in Irish dance together, I have lost too many friends and family members to this disease. I bring my experience as an associate judge to help support Shield 23 Foundation in its mission.
Joe Mckay2nd Director
Lieutenant and Training Officer for Lake Bluff Fire Department, I bring knowledgeable experience within the fire service for what new firefighters are being taught today. I am passionate about this foundation and the awareness it brings to new, current, and future firefighters.
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