Foundation Board & Staff

Board of Directors


Brenda Knox, President
Financial Elements, Inc.

Rafael Malpica, Vice President Board Membership
Director of Hospital Programs
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Condell Medical Center

Georgeanna Mehr, Treasurer
(Retired) President
Hoffman Estates Community Bank, a branch of Barrington Bank &  Trust Company, N.A.

Richard P. Hohol, Past President
Chartered Consultants, Inc.

Dr. Avis Proctor, (Ex-Officio)
Harper College

Laura J. Brown, (Ex-Officio)
Vice President, Harper College
Chief Advancement Officer, Harper College Educational Foundation

W. Bradley Stetson, Vice President Development
Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A.

Mark W. Cleary, Vice President Programs
(Retired) Vice President of Supply Chain Management
Northrup Grumman Corporation Electronic Systems

Patty Moyer, Secretary
Vice President
Cedar Creek Investment LLC & Terra Cotta Corners LLC

Ella Liberman, Member at Large
Assistant General Counsel - Regulatory

Diane Hill, (Ex-Officio) Trustee Liaison
(Retired) Northwestern University
School of Communication


Brian Battle
Chief Operating Officer
Beacon Power LLC

John Chapman
Chief Executive Officer/Chief Investment Strategist
Clearwater Capital Partners, LLC

Polly Davenport
SVP/Ministry Market Executive
Regional Operations Officer - Northwest
Ascension Health IL

Kathleen A. Gilmer
(Retired) Outreach Centers Director
Northern Illinois University

Eric Harrell
Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development
Allstate Identity Protection

Lori Leber
Director of Design Phase Management
Mortenson Construction

Deirdre Manna
Senior Vice President/Head of Government & Regulatory Relations
Zurich North America

Sam Oliver
Non-Profit Consulting, Inc.

James W. Pfeiffer
Division Counsel
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Jake Sadoff

Dr. Robin S. Turpin
(Retired) Director, Health Delivery Systems and Pharmacoeconomics
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Thomas G. Wischhusen
(Retired) Senior Vice President & Managing Director
Northern Trust


Nancy Castle
(Retired) Director for the Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development
Northern Illinois University

Raju Datla 
Vistex, Inc.

Patrick Dominick
Senior Vice President
Northern Trust

Randy Green
Chief Executive Officer
First Bank Chicago

Steve Jackson
Vice President
Power Construction Company, LLC

Kimberly Maguire
Chief Nursing Officer/EVP
Northshore University Health System

Joe Martin
Senior Vice President
Captive Resources, Inc.

Scot Pepper
Pepper Construction Company

Susan Rogers
Chief People Officer
School Health Corporation

Jeffrey F. Sronkoski
Legat Architects

Anthony Way
Senior Vice President/Practice Leader
Assurance Agency, Ltd. A Marsh & McLennan
Agency LLC Company

Melanie L. Witt
Witt Law, P.C.


Emeritus Directors

Dee Beaubien
(Retired) Mental Health Counselor

Jeffery J. Bowden
(Retired) Senior Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Luz N. Canino-Baker
LNC Coaching LLC.

Clark Delanois
Senior Vice President
Northern Trust

Robert P. Fiorani
(Retired) Vice President Communication
Schneider Electric

Richard T. Guttman
(Retired) Vice President, Industry & Government
Affairs and Assistant General Counsel
Schneider Electric

Dr. Robin M. Hoffer
(Retired) GCG Financial Inc.

Kris Howard-Jensen
(Retired) Director, Marketing & Community Affairs
BMO Harris Bank

James R. Lancaster
(Deceased) Executive Vice President
First Chicago NBD

Jack A. Lloyd
(Retired) Market President
BMO Harris Bank

James P. Meier
Principal/Project Manager,
MeritCorp Group, LLC

Lane Moyer
Vedder Price PC

Rita L. Mullins
(Retired) Mayor
Village of Palatine

William D. Provan
American Commercial Bank & Trust

Drew J. Schaefer
Senior Vice President - Division Head
Cornerstone National Bank & Trust

Al Shapiro 
(Deceased) President
Active Glass Company Inc.

Stephen J. Topolski
(Retired) Partner

Gregory G. Werner
Senior Vice President
Mortenson Construction

Martha A. Bell
Tilton, Kelly + Bell, L.L.C.

Dr. Robert Breuder
(Retired) President
Harper College

Rita J. Canning
Chair, Board of Directors
WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger)

Dr. Kenneth L. Ender
Immediate Past President
Harper College

Robert H. Glorch
(Retired) Attorney
Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch

Diane G. Hill
(Retired) Northwestern University
School of Communication

Richard D. Hoffman
(Retired) Chairman
Atomatic Mechanical Services, Inc.

William H. Kesler
(Retired) Executive Vice President/Treasurer
HSBC Finance Corporation

Joseph J. Legat
Legat Architects

Thomas P. MacCarthy
Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company

James A. Moehling
Attorney and Counselor

Monica Mueller
Vice President, Government Affairs
Motorola Solutions 

Carol C. Pankros
(Retired) Founder and Financial Advisor
CCP, Inc.

Kenneth J. Nykiel
(Deceased) Partner
Clifton Gunderson LLP

Richard D. Schonhoff
(Retired) President
Northern Trust

Gerald J. Smoller
Hardt, Stern & Kayne, PC

Marianne J. Stanke
Client Relations Executive

Donald D. Torisky
Century Solutions, L.L.C.

Mary Jo Willis
(Retired) Professor Emerita
Harper College Speech and Theatre Department


Laura Brown
Chief Advancement Officer

Brenda Escutia
Manager, Scholarships and Special Projects

Kristyn Meyer
Manager, Annual Giving and Events

Malathi Paul
Scholarship Assistant

Heather Zoldak
Associate Executive Director/Major Gifts

Amy Desautels
Operations Coordinator

Shannon Hynes
Director, Alumni and Affinity Groups

Kate Murphy
Database, Advancement, and Technology Manager

Suzette Tolentino
Senior Director, Finance and Operations 

Last Updated: 9/22/23