our staff 

gillian fealy

founder + president

Gillian Fealy is an attorney who represents abused and neglected children at the Cook County Office of the Public Guardian. 

Gillian started Live Grit SOARS in 2017 with the goal to help Chicago’s youth accomplish seemingly impossible goals, like a triathlon or going to college, and giving them a community who are here to support them along the way.

dr. laura cayce

director of operations + program development

Laura Cayce is excited to be a part of the Live Grit Soars team. With a background in medicine and one of the highest regarded care providers for endurance athletes in the city, finding a home with Live Grit was an easy match. 

Dr. Cayce has her bachelors in health sciences and life sciences from the University of Missouri, Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine.

ebony myers

program assistant 

Bio coming soon!

board of directors

Gillian Fealy

Founder + President​​

Susan Bell

General Counsel

Chamberlain Group

Brett Fealy


EMT Innovations

Jason Patera

Head of School

The Chicago Academy for the Arts​

Sharon Walbert

Industry leader in business development


e: contact@livegritsoars.org

p: (312) 448-4584

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