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Meet Our Team

Hilda Ettedgui

Events Supervisor

An architect in her former life who also chaired and coordinated large fundraising events for a non-for-profit program her and her husband co-founded in 2005 and still manage. Hilda comes to Oak Park to be near family, and luck would have it she was able to join the team at Cheney Mansion and share her many years in event coordinating, project management and love of architecture.

Susan Crane

Cheney Mansion, Pleasant Home and Special Events Manager

Susan brings a long history of planning and organizing a variety of events to Cheney Mansion. No matter the occasion, Susan’s attention to details is unparalleled and provides peace of mind to each client so they can enjoy their event, the house and be hosts to their guests. Prior to each event, Susan and her team work closely with caterers, musicians, photographers, florists and entertainers creating the best possible environment to fit your expectations.

Tricia Galas

Event Supervisor

Tricia’s ten years in the catering industry make her uniquely qualified to execute events to a high level of expectation and put you at ease.  The variety of events she has supervised takes the worry out of working with a venue.  Her experience in the wedding and event planning industry brings an elegance and sophistication to your celebration.

Santa Chiappetta

Event Supervisor

Santa’s calm and personable demeanor bring a nice ease and organization to planning your event.  Santa has supervised many events within our agency and has a complete understanding of working with our catering partners and the nuances of Pleasant Home to make your event flow easily. She has a passion for making your event at Pleasant one that you will cherish.