Board of Directors

 Executive Officers
Lydia Turgeon
Board Chair
         



Professional Affiliations:

  • President and Founder of Always Room 4 More Paws Dog Rescue
  • Member of the A&S Rescue
  • Past Coordinator of Sherman Hospital's Animal Assisted Therapy Program
  • Background: Finance/accounting education. Currently Vice President & Commercial Lender at Prairie Community Bank.

    Susan Sorenson
    Chair of the Finance Committee/Treasurer

    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.


    Julie Jindra
    V-C of Community Relations/Secretary

    Professional Affiliations:

  • Altrusa International Club of Elgin, Member
  • Hamilton Wings, Board Member
  • Kindergarten Readiness Alliance, Member
  • Background: Para-educator, School District U-46.


    Members

    Nancy Burnidge


    Professional Affiliations:

  • League of Women Voters, Member
  • AAUW, Member
  • Background: Rhodes College Graduate, B.A. in English; Fulbright Scholar to France; Teacher, retired, School District U-46; Massage Therapist.

      

    Dr. Felicia Chu

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Professional Affiliations:

  • NGreater Elgin Dental Clinic
  • Elgin Junior Service Board
  • The United Way
  • Girl Scouts
  • Elgin Community Dental Assisting Program
  • Women in Management
  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Chicago Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy Study Club
  • Elgin Dental Study Club
  • The Fox Valley River Dental Society
  • The Dental Department of Sherman Hospital
  • Tri City Health Partnership
  • Dentist with a Hear
  • Background: Dr. Felicia Chu received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Iowa in 1993, after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Upon graduation, she completed a general practice residency program at the Dental Clinic of Hines VA Hospital in Hines, IL. This residency enabled her to gain valuable experience working with medically compromised patients, as well as develop the skills necessary to treat a variety of complex cases.

     

     

    Janice Hare


    Professional Affiliations:

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  • Background: R

     

    Linda Knight


    Professional Affiliations:

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  • Background: B


    Pat Kressin


    Professional Affiliations:

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  • Background: B

     

    Jessica Lee-Cole

     


    Professional Affiliations:

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  • Background: B

     

    Dolonna "Loni" Mecum


    Professional Affiliations:

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  • Background: B

     

    Krisilee Murphy

    Professional Affiliations:

  • Elgin Young Professionals Network, Board President
  • Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin's Promotion Committee, Chair
  • Northwest Chicagoland Sports Commission, Public Relations Manager
  • City of Elgin's Art & Soul on the Fox, Social Media Chair
  • Enhancing Elgin Committee, Committee Member
  • Background: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Illinois University, Employed by the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau as the Director of Marketing.

     



    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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