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Leadership Team

IPEF relies on a vibrant network of volunteers, district staff, parents, and community partners to implement programs and help achieve its goals. The IPEF Board of Directors is a diverse group of volunteers who invest significant time to grow this network, fund and coordinate programs, and promote the district’s many successes. The Superintendent and a member of the Board of Education also serve on the IPEF Board to help ensure that the Foundation’s programs are aligned with district priorities.

Board members have children who are former or current IPSD 204 students. In fact, their children’s participation in IPEF programs has often been the motivation for them to get involved and join this leadership team. Our Directors are determined to build the IPEF legacy, help create new, worthwhile opportunities for every child of IPSD 204, and to have fun doing so!

Click on any board member below to learn more about them.

Tami Reid
Tami Reid
Board Chair

Tami Reid joined the IPEF Board in early 2022 and was elected as IPEF Board Chair in 2023.

Tami has served the district in multiple volunteer roles, including IPSD 204 school PTA President, IPPC Vice President, and IPPC Secretary. Tami recently “repatriated” back to the Naperville area after having lived for several years in Texas where she served as a high school football booster club co-lead. Tami’s previous community involvement in the Naperville area includes leadership roles with youth sports, girl and boy scouts, and her church congregation.

Tami holds a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from Texas A&M University and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from UNLV. Tami has also managed a private piano studio for 30 years. Tami and her husband, Kyle, are the parents of four former IPSD 204 students.

Andrea (A.J.) Collier
Andrea (A.J.) Collier
Vice Chair

Andrea (A.J.) Collier joined IPEF in 2021 and has run for Team IPEF for three years. Andrea has been involved in the WVHS school community for many years. She was integral in starting the PAGES Tutoring Program and also in helping the organization become 501(c)(3) through her leadership positions as president, chairman of the board of directors, and other various positions.

Andrea has a M.S. in computer science from Howard University; a B.S. in mathematics from Tuskegee University; and a B.S. in computer science from Tuskegee University. She currently works as a Technical Product Manager for T-Mobile.

Andrea has lived in the IPSD 204 community for 30 years and has three children that have graduated from Waubonsie Valley High School. Andrea is married and she and her husband, Thomas, remain very engaged in the Waubonsie school community, the district, and larger community.

Archana Sarkar
Archana Sarkar
Vice Chair

Archana Sarkar joined IPEF in 2020 as a Director, bringing 16+ years of global experience in Human Resources to the organization. She was elected as Vice-Chair in 2023.

Archana has been an active volunteer in Indian Prairie School District 204 as a member of the Owen Elementary PTA, Secretary on the Still Middle Board and serving as a current Secretary on the Metea Valley PTSA board. Archana served as a VP on the board for the Indian Prairie Project Arrow and as PDAC Liaison at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She has lived in the district since 2015 and has one child that currently attends Metea Valley High School.

Archana holds a Bachelor’s and Post Graduate Degree in Human Resources from India.

Eric Wilen
Eric Wilen
Secretary

Eric Wilen joined the IPEF Board in 2020 and was elected as Secretary in 2022. Eric is a trusts and estates attorney with Brooks, Tarulis & Tibble, LLC., focusing on estate and wealth transfer planning and on tax law, planning and compliance. He also represents small businesses in drafting contracts, advising on sales, mergers and acquisitions and counseling on governance issues.

Eric holds an undergraduate Finance degree and a Law degree from Michigan State University. He has a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University and serves on the board of the DuPage County Estate Planning.

Eric and his wife, Jennifer, are long-time Naperville residents with a son and daughter attending IPSD 204 schools. Jennifer works at the district preschool, while Eric is a ‘serial volunteer’ and frequent high school career day speaker. He is a past board president of Senior Home Sharing and past member of Naperville ‘Sunrise’ Rotary Club.

Harish Pai
Harish Pai
Treasurer

Harish joined the IPEF Board in 2022 and was elected as Treasurer in 2023.

Harish has been a Naperville resident since 1999. He has an Electrical Engineering degree and also an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management with majors in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He works for JP Morgan Chase in Asset Management (since 2004) and along with his wife Aparna, also owns a local retail business, Mathnasium Of Naperville (since 2010) which provides tutoring services for students grades 2-12. He has also served on the board of the Chicagoland Mathnasium Marketing Co-op for 7 years.

Harish is a huge STEM proponent in our local community and has been involved in organizing Science fairs and Math nights in our local schools. He has also been a coach for middle school robotic teams in the FLL program. He is an ardent runner and has been involved with Team IPEF both as a participant and a sponsor (from Mathnasium) for 8 years. Aparna and Harish have 2 grown sons (now in their 20s) who are graduates of District 204.

Catey Genc
Catey Genc
Board of Education Representative

Catey Genc joined the IPEF Board in 2023 and was elected to the IPSD 204 Board of Education in April of 2023.

Catey is a stay-at-home mom who has been an active parent leader since her children started in District 204 in 2011. Since that time, she has been the president of the Gombert Elementary, Still Middle School, and Project Arrow PTAs as well as the Indian Prairie Parents’ Council (IPPC). She has chaired several committees encouraging student engagement and parent involvement. As president of IPPC, she worked with the district on several initiatives to provide resources to District 204 families in need.

Catey graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Aurora University. She is married and has one son and one daughter who are current students in the district.

Dr. Adrian Talley
Dr. Adrian Talley
IPSD 204 Superintendent

Dr. Adrian Talley became the ninth Superintendent of IPSD 204 in July 2020. For the prior five years, he was an administrator in Prince George’s County Public Schools near Washington DC, a district with 208 schools and more than 130,000 students. Before joining PGCPS, Dr. Talley was Principal Deputy Director for the Department of Defense Education Agency (DoDEA), responsible for the instructional programs in DoDEA’s 181 schools serving 84,000 students of military families worldwide.

Dr. Talley has also served as an Associate Superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. He managed 40 of the district’s schools with enrollment of more than 29,000 students in five high schools, eight middle schools, and 27 elementary schools.

Dr. Talley began his career as a teacher and then school principal. He earned his BS degree from the University of Virginia, his Master of Arts from Boston College, and his Doctorate from George Washington University.

Brent Anderson
Brent Anderson
Director

Brent Anderson joined the IPEF Board in 2017 and was elected Vice Chair in 2018. He has run for TEAM IPEF since 2016. He’s also active in the community as an Assistant Den Leader and a coach for several sports.

Brent earned a BS in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas. He recently started up a company that helps small businesses ensure their technology supports growth and risk management. In 13 years at Swedish-Finnish steel company SSAB, Brent led the Internal Audit function, IT service desk, and IT risk management for the Americas. Prior to that, Brent spent 7 years at KPMG in Chicago.

Brent and his wife, Sarah, have three children attending District 204 schools.

Jennifer Barron
Jennifer Barron
Director

Judge Jennifer Barron joined the IPEF Board in 2023. She has lived in Naperville for 25 years and is a long-time 204 parent and volunteer. She served as PTA President at Owen Elementary and Still Middle School, and served on the Indian Prairie Parents Council for many years as both Legislative Chair and Vice President.

Judge Barron worked as both a trial lawyer and an appellate attorney for 25 years before recently being appointed to serve as a DuPage County Judge by unanimous vote of the Illinois Supreme Court. She has also done pro bono legal work for Prairie State Legal Services and Giffords Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Latoya Campbell
Latoya Campbell
Director

Latoya Campbell joined the IPEF Board in 2023 after being actively involved with the PTA at both the elementary and middle school levels in IPSD 204. She also currently serves on the leadership team for PAGES (Parents Advocating for the Greater Enrichment of Students) at Waubonsie Valley High School.

Latoya holds a B.S. in Communications/Journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership from Northwestern University – Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. She has worked in a variety of media-related roles including local journalism, digital marketing, and corporate communications. Currently, she manages global DE&I communications at FactSet.

Latoya moved to IPSD 204 in 2018 and has two sons who attend middle and high schools within the district. Because of them, she continues to find ways to help support and broaden the opportunities provided to students so that they can achieve educational success.

Anica Dubey
Anica Dubey
Director

Anica Dubey joined the IPEF Board in 2023. She has 20+ years of global experience in Human Resources, and is the owner of Ducosys consulting. Anica holds a Bachelor’s degree and Post Graduate degree in Human Resources from India and is a certified SPHR professional.

Anica has been an active volunteer in IPSD 204 since 2006 and worked as a substitute teacher in the district from 2008-10. She has volunteered with multiple PTAs, served on the Executive Board for the Indian Prairie Parents Council, and is a school liaison for the Parent Advisory Diversity Council. Anica is also a huge STEM proponent, and has been involved in organizing science fairs and math nights in our local schools.

Anica moved to Naperville in 2002 and has two children, a son who graduated from Metea in 2016 and a daughter who is currently at Hill Middle School.

Saba Haider
Saba Haider
Director

Saba joined the IPEF Board in early 2022. She has been running her business, Ashoga LLC, in the health and wellness area for over a decade. She provides wellness consulting services to corporate clients such as Deloitte Global Consulting, Philips, CNA Insurance, and many other local businesses and organizations from the Chicago-land area. She also trains people to become yoga and meditation teachers. She has also been teaching people of all ages the skills and tools to manage and improve their physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.

Saba has a Master’s degree in Wildlife Sciences. She has worked at various national parks and forest preserves to protect endangered animals and the environment.

Saba moved to the United States 15 years ago from India. She now lives in the US with her husband and two children who attend IPSD 204 schools.

Tahira Hashmi
Tahira Hashmi
Director

Tahira Hashmi joined the IPEF Board in 2022. She is an Immigration and Nationality Law Attorney based in Naperville. Tahira is the founding attorney for Liberty Law Firm, which specializes in providing creative and long-term legal solutions in business and family immigration law matters.

Tahira holds an undergraduate business degree from the School of Business & Commerce in Rawalpindi, Pakistan and an MBA from the University of WI, Oshkosh. She has a law degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Tahira is admitted to practice law by New York State, and to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Tahira is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council.

Tahira and her family have been Naperville residents since 2009. Her daughter attends IPSD 204 and is a BSA Scout. Tahira loves the great outdoors and volunteers at troop camping and other BSA outdoor events. Tahira is a dog lover and has a Goldendoodle named Rose.

Jimena Hassler
Jimena Hassler
Director

Jimena Hassler joined the IPEF Board in 2024. Jimena was born in Peru, where she earned her undergraduate and law degrees at the Universidad Catolica Santa Maria. Currently, she works at Prairie State Legal Services as an Intake Specialist, supporting members of the Hispanic community.

Jimena has lived in Naperville for nearly 25 years. Her three children were raised and educated in IPSD 204 from preschool through high school. Her youngest child is currently attending Neuqua Valley High School.  Jimena has volunteered for various IPSD 204 schools and in district organizations including the Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) and Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC).

Scott Hoag
Scott Hoag
Director

Scott Hoag joined the IPEF board in 2021.

Scott is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Naperville, making a difference in the lives of individuals by empowering them with knowledge and guidance so they can make informed choices that provide them the comfort and security to live the lives they want to live. He has been with Edward Jones since 2019 and has worked in financial services since 2001.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Western Michigan University and earned the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

Both originally from Michigan, Scott and his wife, Dawn, moved from Chicago to Aurora in 2002. All three of their sons have attended IPSD 204 schools since kindergarten; one currently attends Granger Middle School and the other two are graduates of Metea Valley High School.

Anika Riar
Anika Riar
Director

Anika Riar joined the IPEF Board in 2023.

Anika is a Recruiting Manager with over 15 years of experience in helping companies find top talent in the tech industry. She specializes in identifying and attracting candidates with the skills and expertise that match the unique needs of her clients. Annika has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Human Resources.

Anika enjoys scrapbooking, trying new recipes, and traveling to new places. She is passionate about health and wellness, and believes that a balanced lifestyle is key to achieving success in both her work and personal life.

Nick Palmer
Nick Palmer
Director

Nick Palmer joined the IPEF Board in 2020. He has worked in government at the national, state and local level for over 22 years. Nick has been the chief of staff and deputy chief of staff in the Will County Executive’s Office and now serves as Chief of Staff to the Will County Board.

Nick grew up and attended public schools in Joliet. He holds a BA in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago where he also was a Division I cross country and track athlete.

Nick and his wife, Laura, have four children who have attended IPSD 204 schools since kindergarten. He has been active in numerous community groups and has coached his kids’ sports teams.

Kimberly White
Kimberly White
Director

Kim White joined the IPEF Board in 2018, having served on elementary, middle and high school PTAs and the district’s Parent Diversity Advisory Council. She helped form Neuqua’s Parents and Administrators Together Helping Students (PATHS) group.

Kim is Executive Director of the Community Career Center in Naperville, the ‘go-to’ resource for job seekers and career changers in the Western Suburbs. She has been the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) Woman of the Month and won the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alumnae Woman in Leadership award. Kim is a member of 100 Women Who Care, the Rotary Club of Naperville and NACC Not-For-Profit Advisory Board. She serves on the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Board.

Kim and her husband, Benny, moved to Naperville in 2005 and their two children graduated from IPSD 204 schools.

Panya Yarber-King
Panya Yarber-King
Director

Panya Lei Yarber-King joined the IPEF Board in 2024. She is a technology executive with a deep commitment to operational excellence, business transformation, and innovation. With a notable career that started in engineering at Motorola in Austin, Texas, Panya quickly expanded her expertise and demonstrated her ability to drive improvements in complex systems.

Panya later shifted to education, enhancing operations and technology at the Houston Independent School District and Atlanta Public Schools. Currently, Panya is at the forefront of global connectivity as the Head of Site Operations for Meta’s DeKalb and Aurora Data Centers. She holds a BS from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard.

Panya is an enthusiastic IPSD 204 volunteer, and serves as a liaison for the Parent Diversity Advisory Council. She most recently served as co-chair of the highly successful Multicultural Night at White Eagle Elementary.

Dr. Trudie Ranson
Dr. Trudie Ranson
Executive Director

Trudie Ranson joined the IPEF Board in 2019, served as Secretary, and was hired as our newest Executive Director in 2022.

Trudie is an internationally published Musicologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, an MA from the University of Iowa, and both a BM in Music and a BME in Music Education from Baldwin Wallace University. She is a long-time IPSD 204 volunteer who has worked with PTAs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, holding multiple executive board positions. For five years she served as an executive board member for the Indian Prairie Parents Council, and is currently an Officer Trainer for the Illinois State PTA.

Trudie is originally from Wisconsin. She and her husband, Arik, moved to Naperville in 2000. They have two sons, one current and one former IPSD 204 student.

Heidi Holm
Heidi Holm
Development Coordinator

Heidi Holm has been an IPEF board member since early 2019, was elected Treasurer in 2020, and hired as IPEF’s Development Coordinator in 2021. She served on the PTA board at Kendall Elementary, as Vice President of the PTSA at Crone Middle School, and as the Indian Prairie Parents’ Council delegate for each of those schools.

Heidi worked as a tax analyst for both Deloitte & Touche and Sprint in Kansas City. After moving to the Chicago area in 1997, she worked at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. She currently does volunteer work throughout IPSD 204.

Heidi grew up in Manhattan, KS and earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from Kansas State University. She and her husband, Rich, have lived in Naperville for over 20 years. They have two children who attended IPSD 204 schools.

Tami Reid
Andrea (A.J.) Collier
Archana Sarkar
Eric Wilen
Harish Pai
Catey Genc
Dr. Adrian Talley
Brent Anderson
Jennifer Barron
Latoya Campbell
Anica Dubey
Saba Haider
Tahira Hashmi
Jimena Hassler
Scott Hoag
Anika Riar
Nick Palmer
Kimberly White
Panya Yarber-King
Dr. Trudie Ranson
Heidi Holm