Foundation Board & Staff

Board of Directors


Officers

Brenda Knox, President
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
President
Chartered Consultants, Inc.

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

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

W. Bradley Stetson, Vice President Development
Chairman/CEO
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
Markel

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


Directors

Brian Battle
Chief Operating Officer
Beacon Power LLC

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

Polly Davenport
Senior Vice President
Regional Operations Officer - Northwest
AMITA Health

Randy Green
Chief Executive Officer
First Bank Chicago

Don Houchins
Executive Director, Women's and Children's Services
Northwest Community Healthcare

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

Monica Mueller
Vice President, Government Affairs
Motorola Solutions 

James W. Pfeiffer
Division Counsel
Northrop Grumman Corporation

William D. Provan
Partner
American Commercial Bank & Trust

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

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

Melanie L. Witt
President/Attorney
Witt Law, P.C.

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

Raju Datla 
President
Vistex, Inc.

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

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

Steve Jackson
Vice President
Power Construction Company, LLC

Joe Martin
Senior Vice President
Captive Resources, Inc.

Sam Oliver
President
Non-Profit Consulting, Inc.

Scot Pepper
President
Pepper Construction Company

Susan Rogers
Chief People Officer
School Health Corporation

Jeffrey F. Sronkoski
(Retired) Principal and Chairman
Legat Architects

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


Emeritus Directors

Dee Beaubien
(Retired) Mental Health Counselor

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

Luz N. Canino-Baker
President
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.

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

Joseph J. Legat
Founder
Legat Architects

Thomas P. MacCarthy
Chairman
Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company

James A. Moehling
Attorney and Counselor

Rita L. Mullins
(Retired) Mayor
Village of Palatine

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

Richard D. Schonhoff
(Retired) President
Northern Trust

Gerald J. Smoller
Hardt, Stern & Kayne, PC

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

Gregory G. Werner
Senior Vice President
Mortenson Construction

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

Martha A. Bell
Principal
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.

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
Partner
Vedder Price PC

Kenneth J. Nykiel
(Deceased) Partner
Clifton Gunderson LLP

Jake Sadoff
Co-Owner
RESTORE

Al Shapiro 
(Deceased) President
Active Glass Company Inc.

Marianne J. Stanke
Client Relations Executive
Deloitte

Stephen J. Topolski
(Retired) Partner
PTW

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


Staff

Laura Brown
Chief Advancement Officer
847.925.6133

Shannon Hynes
Director, Alumni and Affinity Groups
847.925.6701

Kate Murphy
Database, Advancement, and Technology Manager
847.925.6610

Suzette Tolentino
Senior Director, Finance and Operations 
847.925.6182

Amy Desautels
Executive Assistant
847.925.6278

Kristyn Meyer
Manager, Annual Giving and Events
847.925.6468

Malathi Paul
Scholarship Assistant
847.925.2156

Heather Zoldak
Associate Executive Director/Major Gifts
847.925.6319

Last Updated: 9/20/22