Former Board of Advisor Members


  • Rita Athas, Deputy Chief of Staff/Director of Regional Programs; City of Chicago, Illinois
  • Daniel Barreiro, Assistant Chief of Staff in the Mayor's Office; City of Aurora, Illinois
  • Raquel L. Becerra, Human Resource Manager, Village of Glendale Heights, Illinois
  • Julie J. Bosma, Executive Director; RAMP, Inc., Rockford, Illinois 
  • Charles E. Box, Retired, Mayor of Rockford, Illinois
  • Peter Burchard, Retired, City Manager, Naperville, Illinois
  • Brian W. Caputo, Director of Finance/City Treasurer; City of Aurora, Illinois
  • Julia A. Carroll, Retired, City Manager; City of Evanston, Illinois
  • Sue Clark, Administrator of the Workforce Development Division; Department of Human Resources of DuPage County, Illinois
  • James P. Connors, Jr., Business Development Consultant; Patrick Engineering Inc., Lisle, Illinois
  • Michael Falese, Retired, Fire Chief; City of Elgin, Illinois
  • William Finucane, Transportation Services Manager; Northern Illinois University
  • Anne Marie Gaura, Village Manager; Village of Montgomery, Illinois
  • Keenan Grenell, Associate Provost for Diversity; Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Patrick R. Higgins, Village Manager, Village of Western Springs, Illinois
  • Shawn E. Jeffers, Executive Director, Little City Foundation, Illinois
  • Mera G. Johnson, Assistant to the Village Manager, Village of Montgomery, Illinois
  • Susan Johnson, Professor and Department Chair, University of Wisconsin; Whitewater, Wisconsin
  • Karyne D. Jones, President and CEO, The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Shayne Kavanaugh, Manager; Government Finance Officers Association, Chicago, Illinois
  • Jenna Kollings, Assistant Village Manager; Village of Algonquin, Illinois
  • Larry W. Maholland, Retired,
  • Ghida S. Neukirch, Deputy Village Manager, Village of Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • James H. Norris, Village Manager; Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • Dawn S. Peters, Senior Research Associate,Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 
  • Nancy Rivera, Administrator, Chicago Department of Public Health, West Town NHC, Illinois
  • Valerie L. Salmons, Village Administrator, Village of Bartlett, Illinois
  • Doug Scott, IEPA Director, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Illinois
  • Gerald C. Smith, Assistant City Manager; City of Upper Arlington, Ohio
  • Steven Sheiffer, City Manager; City of Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Bradford J. Townsend, Financial Advisor, Ehlers& Associates Inc, Lisle, Illinois
  • Patrick Urich, City Manager, Peoria County, Peoria, IL
  • Bogdan Vitas, Jr, Village Administrator, Village of Lake Zurich, Illinois
  • Bridget Wachtel, Village Manager; Village of Flossmoor, Illinois