Yee Carlucci Prior to becoming a full-time mother of two girls, Julie held marketing positions for major consumer
package goods companies after graduating from the Kellogg Gracudate School of Management at Northwestern University. While
working overseas in Taipei, Taiwan with S.C. Johnson, Julie took advantage of the full immersion environment and formally
studied the language honing in on her reading and writing skills. Prior to starting a family, Juliana led the Chinese division
of EthnicGrocer.com, serving as General Manager and Vice President of Marketing. Both of Julie's daughters are enthusiastic
students of ChinaFriends and enjoy sharing their joy of the language and culture with others in hopes to further bridge the
relationship between the two cultures.
Jeannette Levitt grew up and attended school on the east coast.
She holds a BA degree from Smith College and an MBA from Northeastern University. For 10 years prior to moving to
the midwest, Jeannette worked in the Human Resources field for several large companies including Nabisco and Warner-Lambert.
In 1997, after her husband Steve’s work brought them to Chicago, Jeannette started a consulting business providing
HR services to small organizations. Once she and her husband started a family, however, the joys of motherhood eclipsed
the world of “work” and she closed up shop. Today Jeannette and Steve have four children, including
two daughters adopted from China. Jeannette was thrilled to find ChinaKids shortly after it opened and she and
her children have been attending classes ever since. Jeannette feels very fortunate to have found a place to not
only help her family learn Mandarin, but also a place to feel connected to the richness and beauty of China and its
Ginny Moffat spent her career in college textbook
publishing, retiring as a vice-president with McGraw-Hill Higher Education in 2006. Her professional experience
includes sales, marketing, management, strategic planning, and custom publishing. She has been a volunteer with
Executive Service Corps of Chicago (retired executives who do business planning with non-profits) since 2007, as well
as volunteering with Lincoln Elementary School and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Ginny has also been an active volunteer
with Holt International Children’s Services since 1992 and has traveled to see Holt’s child welfare and
adoption programs in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Romania and Guatemala. In 2006, Ginny and her family adopted a 2-year-old
girl from China through Holt International. Her daughter has taken Mandarin lessons ever since. Her family
was delighted to find ChinaKids, because of their dual emphasis on language and Chinese culture, as well as the structured
approach to teaching.
Sullins Owner of Blue Sky Realty and mother of an adopted daughter from China, Tina and her family have been
students at China Kids since it’s inception in 2005. Joining the board in 2010, she now lends her small business
skills and entrepreneurial spirit to helping ChinaFriends thrive and grow.