Staff

Sarah Gonzalez, Interim Executive Director
Sarah works to build healthy communities where all members can thrive. Sarah also brings her lived experience as a resident and community leader to her projects, enabling an authentic connection to those she serves. Click here to read her full bio. Sarah can be reached at sarahg@furnishingdignity.org

Tamara Silva, Volunteer Coordinator
Tamara comes to Furnishing Dignity as the Volunteer Coordinator. She has over 7 years of experience overseeing all aspects of volunteerism; recruiting, training, and managing. Prior to her position with Furnishing Dignity, Tamara developed and managed volunteer programs with Best Friends Animal Society, The National MS Society, Habitat for Humanity, and PAWS Chicago. Tamara was born and raised in Chicago and attended the University of Iowa studying sociology. She recently returned to nonprofit work after a 3 year hiatus to start a family and care for her 2-1/2 year old son and 15 month old daughter. Tamara is thrilled and honored to restart her nonprofit passion with Furnishing Dignity to build the volunteer program and move Furnishing Dignity’s mission forward. Tamara can be reached at tamaras@furnishingdignity.org
Doug Bollig, Warehouse Manager/Driver
Doug comes to Furnishing Dignity after a long history of warehouse management, driving trucks in a variety of positions including CDL, and shipping and receiving. He has a passion for community and helping those in need. Doug has completed college courses in psychology and hopes to one day return to school and complete his degree.