People

People

It takes a lot of people to make all of the programs at The Conservation Foundation work. We have several full-time and part-time staff members working with a host of community leaders and conservation partners through our Board of Trustees, Advisory Council and Leadership Board along with volunteers from throughout the communities we serve.  

Our Staff
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Brook McDonald
President/CEO
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Steve Baldwin
Director of Advancement
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Dan Lobbes
Director of Land Preservation/ Kane County Director
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Trish Beckjord
Fox River Initiative Program Manager
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Jason Halm
McDonald Farm Manager
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Jennifer Hammer
Director of Watershed Programs/
Ecological Restoration
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Taylor Joray
Land Stewardship Manager
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Stephen McCracken
Director of DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup
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Gindi Orloff
Accountant/ Business Manager
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Amy Phillips
Youth Programs Manager
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Cassi Pollowy
Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator
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Lea Rodbarry
Watershed communication Specialist
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Jan Roehll
DuPage County Program Director
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Carrie Thompson
Membership Services Manager
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Jamie Viebach
Will County Program Coordinator
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Dan Popek
Mcdonald farm assistant manager
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Sheryl Fasone
Green Earth Harvest Program Coordinator
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Jim Kleinwachter
Conservation
@Home Program Manager
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Jill Johnson
Marketing Communications Manager
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Deanna Doohaluk
Watershed Project Manager
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Connie Kollmeyer
Environmental Educator
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Alex Handel
Environmental Scientist
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Carolyn Wagner
Mighty Acorns® Program Coordinator
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Nancy Cinatl
Conservation
@Home Asst./Watershed Administrative Asst.
Board of Trustees
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Christopher Burke
Chairman
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Nancy Hopp
Vice Chairman
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Thomas Schneider
Treasurer
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Tom Bennington
Secretary
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John Binneboese
Trustee
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Pete Connolly
Trustee
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Karen D'Arcy
Trustee
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Ken Holmstrom
Trustee
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Dave Hulseberg
Trustee
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Robert Hutchinson
Trustee
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Susan Jayne
Trustee
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Carole Koch
Trustee
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Julie Long
Trustee
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Joe Mikan
Trustee
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Kaaren Oldfield
Trustee
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Jack Pizzo
Trustee
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Jeanette Press
Trustee
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Ben Schwarz
Trustee
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Patricia Tauchert
Trustee
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Lois Vitt-Sale
Trustee
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Daniel Wagner
Trustee
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Jeff Wehrli
Trustee
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Dennis Wisnosky
Trustee
Advisory Council
DuPage County

Lisa Beckwith, Wheaton
Mike Benard, Wheaton
Andi Cooper, Lombard
Bill Dawe, Naperville
Geri Estavanik, Addison
Scott Day, Naperville 
Dr. Stephen Gieser, West Chicago
Rich Guerard, Wheaton
Dave Harris, Glen Ellyn
Gwen Henry, Wheaton
Roger Kotecki, Carol Stream
Matt LaFond, Wheaton
Mark McKinnon. Addison
Rich Reichert, Elmhurst
Scott Shorney, Carol Stream
Anna Stadnyk, Downers Grove
Joe Wark, Glen Ellyn
Rosemary Macko Wisnosky, Naperville

Will County

Eric Anderson, Aurora 
Gideon Blustein  
Mary Carrington, Crete 
Karen D’Arcy, New Lenox 
Marcy DeMauro, Joliet
Robin Ellis 
Marc Gorsch, Joliet
Marta Keane, Plano 
Jay Kelly 
Terry Kestel, New Lenox 
Joe Mikan, Orland Park
Dan Peloquin 
Doug Pryor, Morris
Ralph Schultz, Joliet 
Mike Schwartz 
Kelsay Shaw, Monee 
Owen Wavrinek, Aurora 

Kane County

Mavis Bates, Aurora
Trish Beckjord, St. Charles
Jim Breen, St. Charles
Nancy Cox, St. Charles
Marvel Davis, Big Rock
Patricia Golden, Dundee
Kim Haag, Elburn
Ben Haberthur, Geneva
Carol Hancock, Wayne
Susan Harney, Sleepy Hollow
Janice Hill, Aurora
Nancy Hopp, Aurora
Dave Hulseberg, Aurora
Susan Jayne, Elgin
Jerome Johnson, LaFox
June Keibler, Dundee
Mike Kenyon, South Elgin
Gloria Klimek, St. Charles
Grace Koehler, St. Charles
Vernon LaVia, Aurora
Rob Linke, Campton Hills
Julie Long, St. Charles
Karen Miller, Geneva
Mark Mylott, Elgin
Mary Ochsenschlager, Sugar Grove
Jeff Palmquist, Geneva
Stephane Phifer, Aurora
Ben Schwarz, Elgin
Jack Shouba, Campton Hills
Christine Sobek, Geneva
Maggie Soliz, Batavia
Jan Sorensen, St. Charles
Gary Swick, Elgin
Pat Tauchert, Dundee
Dave Waden, Elgin
Shauna Wiet, Aurora 
Barb Wojnicki, Campton Township
Jay Womack, Geneva

Kendall County

Deanna Bazan, Yorkville
Gretta Bieber, Newark
Grant Castleton, Oswego
Nathan Ewing, Yorkville
Sarah Fellerer, Yorkville
Tracey Fischer, Yorkville
Jim Friedrich, Newark
Kay Hatcher, Montgomery
Steven & Kathryn Graves, Millington
Dave Guritz, Yorkville
Amy Hamilton, Plano
Scott Johnson, Oswego
Tim Kellogg, Yorkville
Jackie Kowalski, Millbrook
Jennine Kristianson, Millbrook
Kyle Lambert, Montgomery
Joan McEachern, Yorkville
Pam Parr, Oswego
Joan Soltwisch, Minooka
Dr. Craig Stevenson, Plano
Wally Werderich, Yorkville
Dick Whitfield, Newark

Leadership Board

James Bramsen, President/CEO 
Spraying Systems Company

Anthony A. Casaccio, President
Inland Real Estate Development Corp.

Jack E. Mensching, President
Itasca Bank & Trust Company

Robert J. Schillerstrom, Chairman
Illinois Tollway Authority
Past Board Chairman of The Conservation Foundation
Former DuPage County Chairman

Christine Sobek, Ed.D., President
Waubonsee Community College
Former Trustee of The Conservation Foundation

Stephen C. Van Arsdell, Retired Chairman/CEO
Deloitte & Touche