Leadership Team

IPEF relies on a vibrant network of volunteers, district staff, community partners (and dedicated runners!) to implement programs and help achieve its goals. The IPEF Board of Directors is a diverse group of citizen volunteers who invest significant time to grow this network, fund and coordinate programs, and shine a light on the district’s many successes. The Superintendent and a member of the Board of Education also serve on the IPEF Board to help assure the foundation’s programs are aligned with district priorities.

Board members have children who are current IPSD 204 students or graduates. In fact, their children’s participation in IPEF programs has often been the motivation for them to get involved and join this leadership team. They 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’s name below learn more about them.

Dr. Chad Stevens - Board Chair

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Chad Stevens joined the IPEF Board in 2016 and served as chair of the Governance Committee in 2016 and 2017. He was elected IPEF Chair in 2020.

Chad is the Leader, K-12 Education for Amazon Web Services. Previously, he was Chief Education Strategist for CDW-G in Chicago. He's been a teacher, principal, chief technology officer and serves on the board of the Consortium for School Networking, an association for education technology leaders.

Chad grew up in Lake Jackson, TX, earned a BS from Tarleton State University, an MS in Educational Management from the University of Houston, and his PhD in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Sarah, moved to Naperville in 2014. Their two children attend IPSD204 schools.
Brent Anderson - Vice Chair
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: 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.
Somali Tomczak - Secretary
Somali Tomczak joined the IPEF Board in 2016 and assumed the Secretary role in 2017. She is active in education, women’s leadership and environmental conservation platforms, and serves on other Boards including: Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanical Garden and the United Way Women United.

Professionally, Ms. Tomczak is the Director of Field Operations at Nicor Gas. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Civil/Environmental Engineering and an MBA from DePaul University.

Somali and her husband came to Naperville over 20 years ago. Their daughter attended IPSD204 schools, took Project Lead The Way (PLTW) classes in high school, and now studies Engineering in college.

Laurie Donahue - IPSD204 Board of Education
Laurie Donahue became an IPEF Director in 2018. She retired as a Senior Director from Nokia where she led global quality initiatives, portfolio management, strategy, and purchasing.

As chair of the Naperville Sister Cities Commission, Laurie created high school exchanges with Nitra, Slovakia. She is active in animal therapy programs at Edward Hospital and District 204 schools. Laurie is Secretary of District 204 School Board.

Laurie and her husband have two adult children who attended District 204 schools from kindergarten through graduation from Neuqua Valley High School.

Laurie holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan and MBA from Benedictine University.
Cindy Cozzi - Development Coordinator
Cindy Cozzi joined the IPEF in 2018 as Administrative Assistant and recently moved into the role of Development Coordinator. Prior to this she had worked with IPEF in a volunteer capacity with Team IPEF 2017.

Cindy has been an active volunteer in Indian Prairie School District 204 as a member of the Builta Elementary School PTA and Gregory Middle School PTA. She also enjoys volunteering in the LMC’s at both these schools.

Cindy grew up in Joliet, Illinois and attended the University of St. Francis. She and her husband, Fred, have lived in Bolingbrook for over 13 years. They have three children who have attended IPSD204 schools since Kindergarten.
Anu Desai - Director
Anu Desai joined the IPEF in 2019, having served as an IPSD204 school PTA President, Vice President and Fundraising Chair. She was selected as the “PTA President of the Year” by the Dupage West Region PTA, and won the “Equity Champion” award by Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) and “Volunteer of the Month” award by District 204.

Anu holds a Masters Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Panjab University, India. She has over 12 years of experience as a Sales Training and Business Development professional, building, managing, training and leading diverse high performing teams.

Anu lives in Naperville with her husband Manish Desai, and two children who attend IPSD204 schools.
Stacey Johnson - Director
Stacey Johnson joined the IPEF Board in 2018 and has run for Team IPEF since 2015.

Stacey works in Business Development and Preconstruction Services for Nova Group, a general engineering contractor to the Defense Department. She holds a BS in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the University of California at Davis.

Originally from Wisconsin, Stacey and her husband came to Illinois from California in 2002. Their two children have attended IPSD204 schools since kindergarten. Stacey served at Builta Elementary as a room parent, LMC volunteer, PTA committee chair and IPEF Team Captain.
Rana Khan - Director

Rana Khan has been an IPEF board member since 2014 and in 2017 was elected Board Chair. She also served as Secretary from 2016 to 2017.

Rana is Senior Director of Business Operations for Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Previously, she used her expertise in non-profit administration, fundraising, alumni relations and IT projects in executive positions at Harvard Kennedy School, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and Harvard Medical School.

Rana grew up in Buffalo, NY, earned a BS in Management from Binghamton University and an MBA from Bentley University. She moved from Boston to Naperville in 2006 with her husband, Michael, and their two children.
Dr. Brooke Ruxton - Director
Dr. Brooke Ruxton joined the IPEF board in 2019.

Brooke is a psychologist, with her own practice in Naperville, serving teens and adults. She engages in public speaking and consulting on mental health topics, including crisis response, preparing teens for college, and creating supportive work environments. Brooke was executive director of the counseling center and chief mental health officer at Northern Illinois University. She advocated for mental health needs on campus, earning the University’s Presidential Award. She is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Brooke grew up in Iowa City, IA and earned her MS and PhD from Iowa State University. She and her husband, Tim, came to Chicago in 2007. Their two children attend IPSD204 schools.
Eric Wilen - Director
Eric Wilen 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 joined IPEF in 2020. He and his wife, Jennifer, are long-time Naperville residents with a son and daughter attending IPSD204 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.
Elisha Johnson - Executive Director

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Elisha Johnson joined the IPEF in 2018 as Executive Director, bringing years of experience in business development, marketing and sales. She had previously worked with IPEF in a volunteer capacity, managing the auction for the Foundation’s Inspire 204 event in 2015.

Elisha has been an active volunteer in Indian Prairie School District 204 as a member of the White Eagle Elementary School PTA, where she as president for two years. She has lived in the district since 2002 and has two children that currently attend Still Middle School and Waubonsie Valley High School.

Elisha earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Relations from MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Heidi Holm - Treasurer
Heidi Holm has been an IPEF board member since early 2019 and was elected Treasurer in 2020. 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 IPSD204.

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 IPSD204 schools.
Kent Duncan - Chairman Emeritus
Kent Duncan has been an IPSD204 volunteer since 1994. He began by developing strategies to engage area businesses directly with IPSD204 schools and, in 1997, he joined IPEF where he chaired the Grant and Finance committees and served as Fine Arts liaison, Treasurer and Vice Chairman.

As Board Chair from 2012-2017, Kent set a strategy to grow both funding and support for district programs. Under his leadership, IPEF doubled its annual income and achieved its two largest fundraising campaigns.

Originally from Kansas City, Kent received his BS in Business from the University of Missouri - Columbia and enjoyed a distinguished career at Amoco Oil Company (now BP), retiring in 2013. Kent and his wife Kathy, a retired Chief Academic Officer for IPSD 204, have two daughters – graduates of Waubonsie Valley High School - and two grandchildren.

To recognize his many contributions, the IPEF Board honored Kent with the title of Chairman Emeritus in 2017.
Dr. Adrian Talley - IPSD204 Superintendent
Dr. Adrian Talley became the ninth Superintendent of IPSD204 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.
Dr. Shelly Menendez - Director
Shelly Menendez has been an IPEF board member since 2017 and was elected Treasurer that same year. She has run for Team IPEF in the Naperville half-marathon since 2016.

Shelly is a Senior Research Associate at Measurement Incorporated where she conducts educational evaluation research at the local, state and national levels. Locally, she serves as a Liaison on the Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) and served on IPSD204's Special Needs PTA.

Shelly grew up in Rochester, NY and earned her Ph.D. in Development Psychology from Fordham University. She and her husband, John, moved to Naperville in 2005. They have twin sons attending IPSD204 schools.
Bill Perry - Director
Bill Perry joined the IPEF Board in 2017 and has run for TEAM IPEF since 2018. He served on IPSD204’s Technical & Engineering and Project Lead The Way Advisory Boards and helped launch the district’s competitive robotics program by starting up Neuqua Valley’s robotics club.

Perry is from Cincinnati, Ohio, earned a BS Engineering from University of Cincinnati and MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He's been an engineer, product development and marketing executive in the energy, machinery and metals industries. In 2002, he founded the consulting firm Mercury Business Development Services, where he serves as president.

Bill and his wife, Linda, came to Naperville in 2000. Their two children attended IPSD204 schools for grades 1 - 12.
Dr. Trudie Ranson - Director
Trudie Ranson joined the IPEF Board in 2019, and has run as a charity partner for Team IPEF since 2018.

Trudie is an internationally published Musicologist with a PhD from the University of Illinois, MA from the University of Iowa, and both BM in Music and BME in Music Education from Baldwin Wallace University. She is a long-time IPSD204 volunteer who has worked with PTAs at elementary, middle, and high school levels, holding executive board positions. For five years she served as an executive board member for the Indian Prairie Parents Council, and is currently a PTA Officer Trainer for Illinois.

Trudie is originally from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She and her husband, Arik, moved to Naperville in 2000. They have two sons who currently attend IPSD204 schools.
Randy Sidio - Director
Randy Sidio joined the IPEF board in 2017 and ran for Team IPEF from 2014 to 2018.

Randy is a Financial Adviser for Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in Naperville, working with a team to design and implement retirement plans for individuals and companies. He's been with Edwards since 2016 and in the financial industry since 2008.

Randy holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Aurora University. He is a graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School, having resided within the Indian Prairie School District 204 since 1985.

Randy and his wife live in Naperville. His son has always attended IPSD 204 schools and his stepchildren attend a neighboring school district.
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 IPSD204 schools.
Dr. Chad Stevens - Board Chair
Chad Stevens joined the IPEF Board in 2016 and served as chair of the Governance Committee in 2016 and 2017. He was elected IPEF Chair in 2020.

Chad is the Leader, K-12 Education for Amazon Web Services. Previously, he was Chief Education Strategist for CDW-G in Chicago. He's been a teacher, principal, chief technology officer and serves on the board of the Consortium for School Networking, an association for education technology leaders.

Chad grew up in Lake Jackson, TX, earned a BS from Tarleton State University, an MS in Educational Management from the University of Houston, and his PhD in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Sarah, moved to Naperville in 2014. Their two children attend IPSD204 schools.
Elisha Johnson - Executive Director
Elisha Johnson joined the IPEF in 2018 as Executive Director, bringing years of experience in business development, marketing and sales. She had previously worked with IPEF in a volunteer capacity, managing the auction for the Foundation’s Inspire 204 event in 2015.

Elisha has been an active volunteer in Indian Prairie School District 204 as a member of the White Eagle Elementary School PTA, where she as president for two years. She has lived in the district since 2002 and has two children that currently attend Still Middle School and Waubonsie Valley High School.

Elisha earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Relations from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Brent Anderson - Vice Chair
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: 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.

Heidi Holm - Treasurer
Heidi Holm has been an IPEF board member since early 2019 and was elected Treasurer in 2020. 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 IPSD204.

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 IPSD204 schools.
Somali Tomczak - Secretary
Somali Tomczak joined the IPEF Board in 2016 and assumed the Secretary role in 2017. She is active in education, women’s leadership and environmental conservation platforms, and serves on other Boards including: Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanical Garden and the United Way Women United.

Professionally, Ms. Tomczak is the Director of Field Operations at Nicor Gas. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Civil/Environmental Engineering and an MBA from DePaul University.

Somali and her husband came to Naperville over 20 years ago. Their daughter attended IPSD204 schools, took Project Lead The Way (PLTW) classes in high school, and now studies Engineering in college.
Dr. Adrian Talley - IPSD204 Superintendent
Dr. Adrian Talley became the ninth Superintendent of IPSD204 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.
Laurie Donahue - IPSD204 Board of Education
Laurie Donahue became an IPEF Director in 2018. She retired as a Senior Director from Nokia where she led global quality initiatives, portfolio management, strategy, and purchasing.

As chair of the Naperville Sister Cities Commission, Laurie created high school exchanges with Nitra, Slovakia. She is active in animal therapy programs at Edward Hospital and District 204 schools. Laurie is Secretary of District 204 School Board.

Laurie and her husband have two adult children who attended District 204 schools from kindergarten through graduation from Neuqua Valley High School.

Laurie holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan and MBA from Benedictine University.
Kent Duncan - Chairman Emeritus
Kent Duncan has been an IPSD204 volunteer since 1994. He began by developing strategies to engage area businesses directly with IPSD204 schools and, in 1997, he joined IPEF where he chaired the Grant and Finance committees and served as Fine Arts liaison, Treasurer and Vice Chairman.

As Board Chair from 2012-2017, Kent set a strategy to grow both funding and support for district programs. Under his leadership, IPEF doubled its annual income and achieved its two largest fundraising campaigns.

Originally from Kansas City, Kent received his BS in Business from the University of Missouri - Columbia and enjoyed a distinguished career at Amoco Oil Company (now BP), retiring in 2013. Kent and his wife Kathy, a retired Chief Academic Officer for IPSD 204, have two daughters – graduates of Waubonsie Valley High School - and two grandchildren.

To recognize his many contributions, the IPEF Board honored Kent with the title of Chairman Emeritus in 2017.
Cindy Cozzi - Development Coordinator
Cindy Cozzi joined the IPEF in 2018 as Administrative Assistant and recently moved into the role of Development Coordinator. Prior to this she had worked with IPEF in a volunteer capacity with Team IPEF 2017.

Cindy has been an active volunteer in Indian Prairie School District 204 as a member of the Builta Elementary School PTA and Gregory Middle School PTA. She also enjoys volunteering in the LMC’s at both these schools.

Cindy grew up in Joliet, Illinois and attended the University of St. Francis. She and her husband, Fred, have lived in Bolingbrook for over 13 years. They have three children who have attended IPSD204 schools since Kindergarten.
Anu Desai - Director
Anu Desai joined the IPEF in 2019, having served as an IPSD204 school PTA President, Vice President and Fundraising Chair. She was selected as the “PTA President of the Year” by the Dupage West Region PTA, and won the “Equity Champion” award by Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) and “Volunteer of the Month” award by District 204.

Anu holds a Masters Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Panjab University, India. She has over 12 years of experience as a Sales Training and Business Development professional, building, managing, training and leading diverse high performing teams.

Anu lives in Naperville with her husband Manish Desai, and two children who attend IPSD204 schools.
Stacey Johnson - Director
Stacey Johnson joined the IPEF Board in 2018 and has run for Team IPEF since 2015.

Stacey works in Business Development and Preconstruction Services for Nova Group, a general engineering contractor to the Defense Department. She holds a BS in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the University of California at Davis.

Originally from Wisconsin, Stacey and her husband came to Illinois from California in 2002. Their two children have attended IPSD204 schools since kindergarten. Stacey served at Builta Elementary as a room parent, LMC volunteer, PTA committee chair and IPEF Team Captain.
Rana Khan - Director
Rana Khan has been an IPEF board member since 2014 and in 2017 was elected Board Chair. She also served as Secretary from 2016 to 2017.

Rana is Senior Director of Business Operations for Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Previously, she used her expertise in non-profit administration, fundraising, alumni relations and IT projects in executive positions at Harvard Kennedy School, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and Harvard Medical School.

Rana grew up in Buffalo, NY, earned a BS in Management from Binghamton University and an MBA from Bentley University. She moved from Boston to Naperville in 2006 with her husband, Michael, and their two children.
Dr. Shelly Menendez - Director
Shelly Menendez has been an IPEF board member since 2017 and was elected Treasurer that same year. She has run for Team IPEF in the Naperville half-marathon since 2016.

Shelly is a Senior Research Associate at Measurement Incorporated where she conducts educational evaluation research at the local, state and national levels. Locally, she serves as a Liaison on the Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) and served on IPSD204's Special Needs PTA.

Shelly grew up in Rochester, NY and earned her Ph.D. in Development Psychology from Fordham University. She and her husband, John, moved to Naperville in 2005. They have twin sons attending IPSD204 schools.
Bill Perry - Director
Bill Perry joined the IPEF Board in 2017 and has run for TEAM IPEF since 2018. He served on IPSD204’s Technical & Engineering and Project Lead The Way Advisory Boards and helped launch the district’s competitive robotics program by starting up Neuqua Valley’s robotics club.

Perry is from Cincinnati, Ohio, earned a BS Engineering from University of Cincinnati and MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He's been an engineer, product development and marketing executive in the energy, machinery and metals industries. In 2002, he founded the consulting firm Mercury Business Development Services, where he serves as president.

Bill and his wife, Linda, came to Naperville in 2000. Their two children attended IPSD204 schools for grades 1 - 12.
Randy Sidio - Director
Randy Sidio joined the IPEF board in 2017 and ran for Team IPEF from 2014 to 2018.

Randy is a Financial Adviser for Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in Naperville, working with a team to design and implement retirement plans for individuals and companies. He's been with Edwards since 2016 and in the financial industry since 2008.

Randy holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Aurora University. He is a graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School, having resided within the Indian Prairie School District 204 since 1985.

Randy and his wife live in Naperville. His son has always attended IPSD 204 schools and his stepchildren attend a neighboring school district.
Dr. Trudie Ranson - Director
Trudie Ranson joined the IPEF Board in 2019, and has run as a charity partner for Team IPEF since 2018.

Trudie is an internationally published Musicologist with a PhD from the University of Illinois, MA from the University of Iowa, and both BM in Music and BME in Music Education from Baldwin Wallace University. She is a long-time IPSD204 volunteer who has worked with PTAs at elementary, middle, and high school levels, holding executive board positions. For five years she served as an executive board member for the Indian Prairie Parents Council, and is currently a PTA Officer Trainer for Illinois.

Trudie is originally from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She and her husband, Arik, moved to Naperville in 2000. They have two sons who currently attend IPSD204 schools.
Dr. Brooke Ruxton - Director
Dr. Brooke Ruxton joined the IPEF board in 2019.

Brooke is a psychologist, with her own practice in Naperville serving teens and adults. She engages in public speaking and consulting on mental health topics, including crisis response, preparing teens for college, and creating supportive work environments. Brooke was executive director of the counseling center and chief mental health officer at Northern Illinois University. She advocated for mental health needs on campus, earning the University’s Presidential Award. She is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Brooke grew up in Iowa City, IA and earned her MS and PhD from Iowa State University. She and her husband, Tim, came to Chicago in 2007. Their two children attend IPSD204 schools.
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 IPSD204 schools.
Eric Wilen - Director
Eric Wilen 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 joined IPEF in 2020. He and his wife, Jennifer, are long-time Naperville residents with a son and daughter attending IPSD204 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.