Illinois Bar Foundation
2014 -2015 Board of Directors

The Illinois Bar Foundation is managed by a 30-member Board of Directors. The Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association elects twelve members selected from Illinois’ five appellate districts for a term of two years. The president and three vice presidents of the Illinois State Bar Association serve as ex-officio members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation during their respective terms as such Officers of the ISBA. Also serving as ex-officio members of the Board of Directors are the president, three vice-presidents, and the immediate past president of the Illinois Bar Foundation. Two members of the Board of Governors of the ISBA are appointed at large by the president of the ISBA for one-year terms. The immediate past president of the Young Lawyers Division serves for a term of one year. The chair, vice-chair and secretary of The Fellows serve as ex-officio members of the Board of Directors during their respective terms as Fellows Officers. Three at large Directors are appointed by the president of the Illinois Bar Foundation and serve two-year terms.

Officers of the Board of Directors

James M. Lestikow
President
Hinshaw & Culbertson

Shawn S. Kasserman
First Vice President
Tomasik Kotin & Kasserman

Elizabeth A. Kaveny
Second Vice President
Burke Wise Morrissey & Kaveny

Perry J. Browder
Third Vice President
Simmons Hanly Conroy

Secretary
TBD

Lisa M. Nyuli
Treasurer
Ariano Hardy Ritt Nyuli
Richmond Lytle & Goettel P.C.

Judge Debra B. Walker
Immediate Past President
Cook County Circuit Court Judge



Board Members

David A. Berek
First District
Chicago, IL

Timothy L. Bertschy
Third District
Peoria, IL

Susan M. Brazas
Fellows Secretary
Rockford, IL

Deane B. Brown
Fellows Vice Chair
Chicago, IL

Sandra Crawford
IBF Presidential Appointment
Chicago, IL

Vincent F. Cornelius
ISBA 2nd Vice President
Wheaton, IL

Umberto S. Davi
ISBA President- Elect
Western Springs, IL

Sharon L. Eiseman
First District Appointment
Chicago, IL

Keith E. Emmons
Fourth District
Champaign, IL

Richard D. Felice
ISBA President
Wheaton, IL

Peter J. Flowers
Second District Director
St. Charles, IL

Hon. Russell W. Hartigan
ISBA Third Vice President
Western Springs, IL

Mark L. Karno
First District Director
Chicago, IL

Martin H. Katz
Third District Director
Moline, IL

Timothy W. Kelly
Fellows Chair
Bloomington, IL

Jean Kenol
YLD Liaison
Chicago, IL

James McCluskey
ISBA Presidential Appointment
Lisle, IL

Carla R. Michelotti
IBF Presidential Appointment
Chicago, IL

John Nisivaco
ISBA Presidential Appointment
Chicago, IL

Jeff Patton
First District Director
Chicago, IL

Mary Petruchius
Second District Director
Sycamore, IL

Jennifer Shaw
Fifth District Director
Edwardsville, IL

Donald R. Tracy
Fourth District Director
Springfield, IL

Staci M. Yandle
IBF Presidential Appointment
O'Fallon, IL

Staff

David M. Anderson
Executive Director
Chicago, IL

Melissa L. Burkholder
Grants and Development Officer
Chicago, IL

Kristen L. Christiansen
Development Assistant
Chicago, IL

Illinois JusticeCorps


Stacey Jonas Weiler
Program Director, Illinois JusticeCorps
Illinois Bar Foundation
Chicago, IL

Beckee Birger
Cook County Regional Coordinator, Illinois JusticeCorps
The Chicago Bar Foundation
Chicago, IL

Jon Legg
Regional Program Coordinator, Illinois JusticeCorps
Illinois Bar Foundation
Bloomington, IL


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