Meet The Team
Erin Rabon, Executive Director
Erin joined the Circle of Change in 2014, serving as Vice President (2017-19) & President until becoming Executive Director in April 2021. She holds Bachelors in Speech & Communications from UW Whitewater and is the owner of The Ink Studio–Graphic Design. Erin volunteers as a H.E.R.O Mentor with Marshmallow's Hope and sits on the board for the Rockford Area Suicide Prevention Coalition & Shatter Our Silence. Her other memberships include: RING Networking Group, Rockford Network of Professional Women, Rockford Chamber of Commerce–Leadership Rockford Class of 2021-22 & Women's Business Council, Stateline Chamber of Commerce, Parks Chamber of Commerce, and Winnebago Buy Local.
Courtney Ring, President
Joshua Hurliman, Vice President
Noelle Tulley, Treasurer
Noelle has 10 years of accounting experience. She does bookkeeping for clients in the IL/WI area and for the past 3 years has had her own business called Better Bookkeeping Services that serves the IL/WI area. She is also an Accounting Specialist at Arcadia Healthcare Solutions in Rockford, IL.
She spends her free time with her two daughters Linsey, 18 and Ashlei, 24 and her Pug, George.
Circle of Change and our veterans are very important to me as I grew up with my Grandpa who was a WWII vet and my Uncle, a Navy vet.
Annie Picken, Secretary
Annie was raised on a farm north of Rockford, IL and has always appreciated learning from the animals and nature around her. After earning her Associates from Rock Valley College, and a Bachelor's in Strategic Communications from the University of Minnesota, she still felt a need to learn and serve, so she enlisted in the IL Air National Guard as a Cyber Operations Technician. Over a decade later, she came back to Rockford where Courtney Ring introduced her to the Circle of Change at their 20-year high school reunion. Meeting several veterans throughout her military career, and appreciating what farm animals and pets have taught her, Annie fell in love with the Circle of Change mission and joined the board as Secretary in 2020. When Annie isn’t traveling and deploying with her unit, she enjoys hiking, nature photography, producing videos for her sister’s fiber arts social media channels and serving with her church family.
Ryan Spradlin, Board Member
Ryan currently serves as the Retail Office Manager at Stillman Bank in the Rochelle office. He graduated from Rasmussen College with his associate’s degree in Business Administration and has been in the financial industry for nearly a decade. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Ryan values the work of Circle of Change, being someone who had multiple family members involved in both Vietnam and Afghanistan.
Danielle DeNario, Board Member
Dani was born and raised in Rockford, IL, spending only a few years away and then returning "home." She is spirited and enthusiastic about the Rockford Region, and is excited to make a difference. Dani and her husband love to travel, experience new things - including trying all kinds of food, and spend time with beloved family.
Dani has held multiple roles in the financial services industry and has found her true passion in Commercial Banking. She is dedicated to creating financial plans that incorporate the whole business by increasing efficiencies, expanding portfolios, partnering with experts, and focusing on the goals of the business. She enjoys helping businesses grow and flourish, and looks forward to every opportunity.