Board of Directors

 Executive Officers

 

Jessica Lee-Cole
Board Chair

Professional Affiliations:

  • Past member of the Salvation Army Elgin Corps Board of Directors
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    Background: Finance/accounting education, currently Financial Service Advisor for JPMorgan Chase, former community editor for the Courier News

     

    Susan Featherstone
    Chair Elect

    Professional Affiliations:

  • Corpus Christi Church of Carol Stream, Member
  • Glenwood School in Saint Charles, Past Mentor
  • Background: Northeastern Illinois University Graduate, BA in Education; American College, Advance Degree of ChFc; Wealth Management Relationship Manager for PNC Bank.

     

    Lydia Turgeon
    Vice Chair of Community Relations/Secretary



    Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of the Safe Haven Dog Rescue
  • Member of the A&S Rescue
  • Finance and Accounting Educator at First Community Bank
  • Past Coordinator of Sherman Hospital's Animal Assisted Therapy Program
  • Background: Finance/accounting education. Currently the Assistant Vice President & Commercial Lender at First Community Bank

     

    Julie Jindra
    Vice Chair of Community Relations/Secretary
     

    Professional Affiliations:

  • Altrusa International of Elgin
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church
  • Center for Disease Control, Board Member
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    Background: U-46 Substitute Teacher, Graduate of Alma College


    Members

     

    Nancy Burnidge


    Professional Affiliations:

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  • Background: B

     

    Ramona "Monie" Burns


    Professional Affiliations:

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  • Background: B

     

    Gloria Casas


    Professional Affiliations:

  • N
  • Background: B

     

     

    Gail Cohen

    Professional Affiliations:

  • Northeast Neighborhood Association Executive Board
  • Elgin Human Relations Commission Staff Liaison
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    Background: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Vassar College, Juris Doctor Degree from University of Miami,
    Human Resources Director for the City of Elgin 

     


     

    Karla Guzman Jimenez 
     

    Professional Affiliations:

  • United Way, Board Member
  • Elgin Hispanic Network, President
  • League of United Latin American Citizens, Treasurer
  • Background: Keller Graduate - MPA, Employed by School District U-46 since 2004.


    Krisilee Murphy

    Professional Affiliations:

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  • Background: M

     


    Dorothy Wiese, Ed.D



    Professional Affiliations:

  • Provena St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, Board Member
  • Provena St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, Chair of the Donor & Engagement Committee
  • Stephen Minister (Inactive Status)
  • Trinity Lutheran Church Roselle
  • Elgin Community College, Professor Emeritus
  • Hampshire High School, Former Business Teacher
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     Background: Graduate of Norther Illinois University - B.S. in Business Education; M.S. in Business Education and Administrative Services; Doctorate in Adult Continuing Education

     

    Julia A. McClendon
    Chief Executive Officer
     

    Professional Affiliations:

  • League of Women Voters, Member
  • Women in Management, Member
  • AAUW, Member
  • Women in History Celebration, Committee Member
  • Workforce Investment Board, Member
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    Background: Iowa State University Graduate; Employment; Iowa State University, BS and MS; Community of Hope, Las Cruces, NM; YWCA Elgin

     

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