Board Chair

Michael Paterson, Mid-West Family Broadcasting


Vice Chair

Jennifer Hall, Mercyhealth


Vice Chair Community Building

Julie O'Rourke, Associated Bank


Tom Kress, Associated Bank

Agency Representative

Mike Hughes, Lifescape Community Services, Inc.

Ogle County Representative

Bob Kartheiser, Exelon Byron Nuclear Power Station 6

Campaign Chair

J Hanley, Rock River Water Reclamation District


Past Chair

Jim Ryan, Rock Valley College



Mark Baldwin, Rockford Register Star

Laura Baluch, Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera

Alli Bernardi, Alpha Controls

William Corey, Rockford United Labor AFL-CIO

Scott Demler, Savant Capital Management

Dale Dickinson, Retired

Sara L. Dorner, AFSCME Council 31

Troy Haggestad, WilliamsMcCarthy, LLP

Mike Hughes, Lifescape

Shelton Kay, Crusader Community Health

Maureen Kirschmann, Rockford Public Schools

Terri Knight, Rockford United Labor AFL-CIO

Kent Kohlbacher, Northwest Bank

Christopher Lewis, Rock Valley College

Danielle Potter, Rockford Park District

Cesar Sanchez, Midland States Bank

Carol Schuster, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Aisha Shaheen, Community Member

Linda Zuba, Zuba & Associates

Edward Zurowski, Jr., APWU Local 79

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