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Illustrating Progress is...

a small business based in Philadelphia, PA.  We are a cohort of creative individuals working across multiple industries. We come together through our work with Illustrating Progress to  help organizations see their stories and support extrordinary learning and planning environments.  We believe:

  •  The best teams accommodate different kinds of thinking processes and creative styles. 
  • Fostering creativity is essential to the work of solving today's challenges. 
  • Visual tools and processes can support everyone's learning - not just the "visual learners."


Chrissie Bonner - Principal & Founder

Chrissie is an organizational development practitioner and illustrator.  Her interest in this work is founded in an appreciation for deeper levels of listening, cultivating the mindsets necessary for transformative change, and for designing environments for people to be creative and do their best thinking. 

She studied studio art and art history at Temple University (B.A.), and later, arts administration at Drexel University (M.S.). She also studied organizational development and leadership at the PCOM's School of Professional & Applied Psychology (C.A.G.S.). Prior to starting Illustrating Progress in 2015, Chrissie worked in philanthropy, supporting the capacity-building and leadership efforts of over 200 nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia region. 

In 2018 she collaborated with Jefferson Health Systems and Jefferson University CEO, Dr. Steve Klasko and  Michael Hoad to illustrate and publish  Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America. 

You can learn more about her illustration work at www.chrissiebonner.com.



Trevor Fraley - Illustrator & Designer

Trevor is an illustrator from New Jersey who has always been fascinated by art and animation. From a young age he found that drawing was something that would have a great presence in his life.   

In 2016 he graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. Since then he has worked on a number of freelance positions such as Character Designer for Silverclutch Games and Coloring Book Illustrator for Infinity Coloring Books.  

Trevor provides illustration and design elements to aid others along their path to success.

You can see more of his illustration work at www.trevorfraley.com.



Rebecca Benzell - Writer & Illustrator

Rebecca is a writer and artist for Illustrating Progress. She flirts constantly with directing, acting, and painting in hopes of secretly rendezvousing with her first love: telling a good story.

A graduate of Temple University and The National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater (and with the help of some courses from Moore College of Art and Design), she has worked in film, theater, television, and print. Her work as an illustrator and designer ranges from children's book illustrations to movie posters to art direction. 

In all her projects, she is most interested in exploring authenticity and examining social mores (with a little bit of quiet magic).



Seth Brown - Illustrator & Voice Actor

Seth Brown is an Illustrator who was born and raised in West Philadelphia. He grew up immersed in airplanes, trucks, dinosaurs, aliens, comics, animated films, and live action films. Seth was always fascinated with things that were beyond the common reality in which we live. Things that are grand, epic, and impactful have always fueled his imagination as well as his art. 

Seth has four goals he wishes to always to achieve in his work: beauty, balance, precision, and believability. 

You can check out more of his work at https://www.seth-brown-illustration.com

Facilitation Partners

Lonnie Weiss


With over twenty-five years of experience, Lonnie is a masterful designer and facilitator of policy development initiatives, strategic planning processes, and collaborative working sessions.  She specializes in complex planning and policy situations that span multiple sectors and professions.  She works at local, state, regional and national levels with not-for-profit organizations, governmental agencies and private industry. Learn more about Lonnie at www.weissconsults.com. 

Shari Gilmore


Shari M Gilmore, MSOD, is the founder and owner of Divine Spectacle LLC. She supports individuals and organizations in viewing the planning, creation, and execution process of their mission, vision, and goals through a holistic lens. She uses her decade of project management experience to provide an equal mix of tenacity, flexibility, and fun to her work. Her sweet spot is working with women and female leaders, and the often taken-for-granted project manager. Learn more about Shari and her work at www.divinespectacle.com.

Nancy Aronson


Nancy  has extensive experience in designing and facilitating large group, task focused strategic meetings. She has applied this expertise to cases related to strategic planning, critical multi-stakeholder meetings, and leadership development. She brings this experience and commitment to supporting the development of others into her teaching and mentoring in the ODL Program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. You can learn more about Nancy's consulting practice at www.nancyaronson.com. 


Ellen Greenberg

Ellen Greenberg is the owner and Principal Consultant of Partnering For Change, LLC, an Organization Development Consulting firm working with individuals, groups and organizations to create new solutions and approaches that lead to sustainable results, greater success and healthier, higher performing organizations. She is a strategic thinker with experience in generating value through leadership development, executive coaching, diversity programming, strategic planning, training, team building, managing change, organizational learning, and building high-performance work systems. She has over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit, for profit and government agencies both in management and consulting capacities.