Meet the CHICAGO Dance Marathon Leadership Team

I'm Deanna Kerns, your event coordinator for The CHICAGO Dance Marathon.

We are so excited to have you join us this year! Your support means a brighter and healthier future for the nearly patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago!

I am here to help you along the way with everything from fundraising questions to event logistics. Plus, I'll be there to cheer you on and dance alongside you the day of the event!

Here's a little bit about me: I am a proud alumna of the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!), dedicated Chicago sports fan and have a goal to travel to all 50 states (already at 38!). I have worked with over 50 dance marathon programs engaging thousands of students and young professionals in my career and am excited to be a part of The CHICAGO Dance Marathon in its 9th year. Hopefully you will love Dance Marathon as much as I do!

Please feel free to contact me with any and all questions related to this year's event.

Stay tuned for my email updates with event details, team announcements and more! Here's to another great year with The CHICAGO Dance Marathon!

Deanna Kerns
Foundation Director

Kim Duncan
Events Coordination Director

Paul Zimmerman
Event Chair

McKenzie Koss
Business Development Co-Director

Daniel Omastiak
Business Development Co-Director

Kadi Mancuso
Outreach Director

Taryn Nickow
Internal Communications Director

Interested in joining the Leadership Team? Contact us!