Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are selected from representatives throughout the county who govern the Community Foundation as thoughtful contributors and connectors to the mission of the Foundation. Board members serve a term of three years and may be renewed for an additional two terms. Annually, the Board elects new leadership for its president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer roles. The Board sets policy, formulates strategic priorities, and determines the use of grantmaking and other Foundation resources. Because of the willingness of these effective individuals who donate their time and talents for the ultimate betterment of DeKalb County, the Foundation continues to grow to enhance the quality of life for all.

G. Joseph Mitchell

President
DeKalb


Christine J. Johnson

Vice President
Shabbona


David B. Castle

Treasurer
DeKalb


Daniel P. Templin

Secretary
Executive Director


Kris Aves

Kirkland


Todd Hughes

Genoa


Ann Lehan

DeKalb


Manny Peña

Sycamore


Jim Stoddard

Sycamore


Past & Present Board Members

Cortland

Jason Goode – 2022-Present

DeKalb

Gerald Bemis - 1999-2004
Larry Bolles - 2005-2013
Bradley Brown - 2003-2011
Charlie Brown - 1998-2003
A. A. “Bud” Burgin - 1993-1996
David B. Castle – 2020-Present
Micki Chulick – 2001-2006 & 2013-2021
Evelina Cichy – 2003-2011
Gary Cordes – 1993-1998
Latricia Dawkins - 2014-2016
Timothy Dunlop – 2005-2013
Joseph Faivre – 1993-1998
Kevin Fuss - 2012-2018
Elroy “Al” Golden – 2005-2007
Marcia Goodrich - 2008-2016
Karen Grush - 2018-Present
LaVerne Gyant - 2014-2019
Ronald Klein – 1993-1997 & 1999-2004
John Kroos – 1994-1997
Mary A. Krupp – 1993-1998
Michael Larson – 1993-1995
Ann Lehan – 2022-Present
Roger Maas – 2019-2021
Mark Mannebach – 2016-2018
Thomas Matya – 2004-2012
Gordon Melms – 1996-2000
G. Joseph Mitchell - 2018-Present
Matt Myre – 1993-1998 & Advisor
John Nelson – 1997-2002
Tho Pham – 2018-2020
Frank H. Roberts - 2010-2018
Penny Rosenow - 2012-2014
Richard Ryan – 1999-2004
Dana Stover - 2014-2017
Timothy Struthers – 1993-1997
Tim Suter - 2007-2015 & 2019-2021
Beth Willey – 1998-2000

Genoa

Steve Bouslog – 1993-1994
Marlin Chaplin – 1995-1999
Renee Ferris – 1999
Margy Hill – 2002-2006
Todd Hughes – 2015-Present
David Tobinson – 2002

Hinckley

Michael Constant – 2022-Present
Nancy Engel – 1993-1997
Sandi Frost – 1998-2003
Mary Pritchard – 2004-2012
Amie Carey - 2013-2021

Kingston

Sue Appleby – 1999-2004
Marcy Billington - 2007-2015
J. Quentin Dailey – 1993-1998
Lana Haines – 2005-2013
Michael Haines – 2021-Present
Rick Mamoser – 2016-2020

Kirkland

Chris Aves – 2022-Present
Ruth Aves – 1993-1997
Sally Bruch – 2019-2021
Edward Davis – 2004-2009
Richard Tindall – 1998-2003
Donna Turner - 2010-2018

Leland

Alvin “Al” Warren – 1999-2004

Malta

Brenda D. Jergens - 2020-Present
Kevin McArtor - 2011-2019
Mary Lynn McArtor – 1993-1998
Chester “Chet” Palmer – 1999-2004
Thomas Weber – 2005-2010

Sandwich

Peter Dell – 2003-2011
Richard Holland – 1997-2002
Alethia Hummel - 2012-2018
Marvin Tice – 1993-1996
Justin Wegener - 2020-Present

Shabbona

Patricia A. Foster - 2009-2015
Christine J. Johnson - 2018-Present
Porter Martin – 1997-2002
William Mullins – 2003-2008
Ken Spears – 2016-2018

Somonauk

Dan Gudmunson – 2005-2010
Lisa Gudmunson – 2019-Present
Dean Lundeen - 2011-2014
James Meyer – 1993-1998
Dick Underwood - 2014-2017

Sycamore

John Boies – 1993-1996
Kevin Buick - 2010-2018
Joseph Bussone – 1997-2002 & 2008-2011
Gary Cordes – 2004-2009
Michael Cullen – 1999-2003
William Curran – 1993-1998
Joan Fenstermaker – 2004-2009
Kristina Garcia - 2011-2019
Peter Johnson – 1999-2004
David Juday – 1993-1997
Suzanne Juday – 2001-2006
Virginia Larsen - 2007-2008
Donna Larson - 2009-2017
Photine Liakos M.D. – 2022-Present
Charles McCormick - 2012-2018
F. William Nicklas – 1998-2003
Jane Ovitz – 2003-2008
Regina Parker – 2017-Present
Manuel Pena – 2021-Present
Jesus Romero – 2005-2010 & 2017-2021
Jim Stoddard – 2019-Present
Bernice “Bernie” Schelkopf – 1998-2003
Charlotte Sundly – 1993
Robert Wildenradt – 1994-1998

Waterman

Shawn Blobaum – 2022-Present
Sandra Little – 1993-1996
Beth Prestegaard - 2012-2020
Janice Wassmann – 1997-2002
Mariam Wassmann – 2003-2011