Professional Experience: CEO, Global Cents, a leading provider of value-added Information Lifecycle Management products and services for Enterprise Content Management platforms.
Community Services: Board Member, District 95 Foundation; Elder at Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church; 6 year participant of MS Bike Ride.
Education: MBA, NIU; BS Economics, NIU
Personal: Tom and his wife, Cheryl have twins that are seniors at Lake Zurich High School.
FOUNDATION PAST CHAIR
PMG Wealth Management
Professional Experience: President/Owner of PMG Wealth Management. For over fifteen years, Phil has been helping clients develop strategies for meeting their financial goals. He is a holder of the Certified Financial Planner ™ designation and graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Finance.
Community Services: Phil is an active member of the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce. He assisted as a board member for eight years highlighted by serving as Chamber President for 2009 and 2010.
Personal: Phil and his wife Megan (Teacher at May Whitney) enjoy raising their three children. He can also be found coaching baseball, staying active with sports, and cooking.
Professional Experience: 18 years experience in educational related fund development. Nancy is a promoter of education and its vitally needed partnerships with business and the community. Nancy has funded over $5 million in federal and state grants combined with private foundation support to enhance educational opportunities for students in secondary and post-secondary institutions. Nancy is currently assisting District 95 with the development of industry specific advisory councils and partnerships to include alumni relations.
Community Services: Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee, Lake Zurich Quarterback Club, CUSD 95 Parent Volunteer of the Month, February 2011
Personal: Nancy and her husband Brian have two children, Taylor and Alec. Taylor is a graduate of LZHS and a senior at Drake University, and Alec is a sophomore at LZHS.
The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communications in Health Sciences
Professional Experience: Mrs. Warren received her BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and her MBA from The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Lisa has worked with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Charlotte, NC, Heller Financial, Inc. in Chicago, IL and was the executive director for The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communications in Health Sciences for eleven years.
Community Services: Mrs. Warren was appointed to the CUSD 95 School Board in January 2012 and was elected to a four year term in February 2013. She serves on several Board committees. Lisa is an active volunteer in the community serving leadership roles in her church, St. Francis de Sales, her local swim and tennis club, Farmington Bath & Tennis Club, Middle School South PTO, Joanie’s Closet and Ela Coalition Against Youth Substance Abuse. Lisa is an administrative official for USA swimming and volunteers with her children’s USA swimming team, Alligator Aquatics. Lisa also volunteers at Saint Viator High School.
Personal: Lisa and her husband, Scot, reside in Kildeer with their three children. The youngest currently attends Middle School South.
Professional Experience: Tamara received her BA in Marketing from Illinois State University. After a successful career in management with Motorola, Tamara left the corporate environment to focus on family, her pastry business, and volunteer work.
Community Services: In addition to her roles on the executive board and the events committee, she has been very active in the PTO’s at Charles Quentin and Isaac Fox, and has been room mom for several different classrooms over the years. She has also served as team parent for several of her children’s soccer, football and lacrosse teams.
Personal: Tamara and Greg live in Kildeer with their family which includes Kole and Kaden Keller and Erik and Ryan Lundgren.
VICE CHAIR – OPERATIONS
Professional Experience: Over 20 years of experience working in the publishing field for a Fortune 500 Company unifying strategy, technology and process to achieve successful business results. Earned a B.S. from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in advertising and her MBA from DePaul University.
Community Services: Joanie’s Closet Chairman, St. Vincent DePaul Society Volunteer. Formally: Joanie’s Closet Secretary, Joanie’s Closet Representative for Middle School South, Middle School South PTO, Girls Scout Leader, Sarah Adams PTO, Sarah Adams Joanie’s Closet Representative, Sarah Adams, Co-Chair of Head Room Parents, Sarah Adams Room Parent, Committee Member of Green Lake Zurich, CUSD Parent Volunteer of the Month, April 2013.
Personal: Mary is married to Mark Dobrow, and they have two children at Lake Zurich High School.
VICE CHAIR – GRANTS
The Tutoring Center, Long Grove
Professional Experience: Andy is the Center Director/Owner of The Tutoring Center in Long Grove. In 2013, Andy made a significant career shift from his electrical engineering consulting position to his current role in helping children reach their academic potential. The Tutoring Center assists students across the area, including District 95, in reading, writing, and math. Andy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Community Services: Andy is an active member of the May Whitney Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee. Additionally, Andy serves on the Board of Directors for The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove.
Personal: Andy and his wife Julie have two children in District 95. Any free time is dedicated to the family passion of traveling (either enjoying a trip or planning the next one). Although his children will tell you his passion is Chicago Cubs baseball, Indianapolis Colts Football, and Purdue athletics.
Professional Experience: Over 20 years marketing experience in a corporate setting and 5 years in a consulting and entrepreneurial environment. Her expertise is in integrated marketing starting from strategy development through communications management. Lisa graduated from DePaul University with a BA in History and Business Administration and an MBA in Marketing.
Community Services: Served as Communications Director for the Caring Women’s Connections (formerly the Hawthorn Woods Women’s Club), serves on the Scholarship Committee, and is a current member.
Personal: Lisa and her husband Dean Koif live in Lake Zurich. They have two sons in District 95.
Professional Experience: Kaine Osburn joined CUSD 95 as Superintendent in July 2016 after serving for three years as Deputy Superintendent for Naperville CUSD 203. Prior to the role of deputy superintendent, Kaine was Principal for six years at Niles West High School in Skokie.
Kaine received his Doctorate in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University in 2015. He holds a Masters in English and American Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelors of Arts in English from Southeast Missouri State University.
Community Services: Kaine currently serves as a Trustee for The College Board, the creators of Advanced Placement courses and the SAT. He also represents the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce as a Director at Large.
Personal: Kaine and his wife, also an educator, have two boys and reside in Wilmette.
The Fidelity Group
Professional Experience: Mr. Sfire is Chairman/CEO of The Fidelity Group located in Lake Zurich since its inception 20 years ago. Presently, the Fidelity Group owns/manages approximately 850,000 square feet of retail/office space in Lake Zurich.
Community Services: Mr. Sfire brings extensive community service experience to the School District 95 Foundation, having served for many years on the College of Lake County Education Foundation. Mr. Sfire is one of the founders of the Foglia YMCA, and supports the Hawthorn Woods Womens’ Club, SNAP, and the Bear Boosters Club. Mr. Sfire is also the Executive Director of Faith Food Panty, President of Northern Illinois Food Bank, and Executive Director of The Samuel R. Sfire Foundation which, among other things, distributes over $40,000 annually in financial assistance to qualified student applicants.
Personal: The Sfire family includes two School District 95 graduates, Jason Alan Sfire and Niki Sfire Williams.
Professional Experience: Experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in commercial lending, banking, sales, and credit analysis. Strong professional with over 20 years of banking experience. Brad has been engaged with many small to medium size business owners navigating their financial banking needs.
Community Services: Brad is an active member of the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce. He has served as a Trustee and Treasurer. He is an active member of the LZANG networking group. He supports several non-profit organizations such as Caring Women’s Connection and Lake Zurich Youth Sports programs and has coached many youth sports teams.
Personal: Brad and his wife Melissa have 3 children, one at Lake Zurich High School, Middle School South, and Isaac Fox.
Events With Style
Professional Experience: Hanan is the President of Events with Style Inc., an event planning company specializing in weddings, corporate events and private parties. Events with Style has been in business for over 5 years and last year moved to a full-time business with staff. She maintains offices in Lake Zurich and Wauconda. Hanan has also been a fixture in the community for well over a decade. She has worked at several financial institutions in Lake Zurich, rising to the Vice-President Branch Manager position at Inland Bank and then moving into the hospitality sector as the general manager of the Lake Zurich Holiday Inn Express for 3 years. Lately, you can find her at the American Chartered bank location in Lake Zurich as she enjoys some time back in her banking roots on a part-time basis or of course at either of the Events with Style offices.
Community Services: Hanan started with our Foundation Board last year. She has been over the years an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, serving in a number of roles there, including being president of or starting a number of the networking groups still running today. She was named Lake Zurich Chamber/Community Volunteer of the year in 2011. Hanan has served with the Lake Zurich Rotary Club for 7+ years. She has been a constant source of energy and ideas as the fundraising chairperson for most of that time. She serves at all of the events that the Rotary Club sponsors or helps out at. If there is an event in Lake Zurich, Hanan may be at it or behind it. Hanan is currently an elected board member of the Ela Area Library District. Serving in her first term, she is dedicated to helping provide oversight as a board member, and is proud of the library’s recent enhancements.
Personal: Hanan has raised her children here in Lake Zurich since arriving some 7 years ago. She has two graduates of Lake Zurich High School and currently has another child coming up through the elementary level. Hanan has a Master’s degree from Alexandria University in Egypt and has completed a number of certificate programs for her event planning business. Here financial background is enhanced by a number of industry specific programs.
Professional Experience: Sandra has represented sellers and buyers in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for the past 12 years, and is currently one of @Properties Top 100 Real Estate agents. Previous employment includes positions in both sales and marketing for BRITA GmbH, and General Store Manager for Toys R Us. Sandra graduated with a BA (Hons) in European Policy from Southampton Institute, UK.
Community Services: Currently PTO President at Middle School South and former PTO President at Sarah Adams Elementary School. Sandra has held many voluntary positions in local not-for-profit groups and school PTO. In addition, Sandra has raised money for local charities and continues to strive to support the local community in any way she can.
Personal: Sandra and her husband Alan relocated to the US 15 years ago from England. Sandra and Alan have two children, Charlie and Hugh. Charlie is a Freshman at Lake Zurich High School and Hugh is in 7th grade at Middle School South.
Professional Experience: Before Allen started his Chick-fil-A journey he was a high school teacher for five years in the Chicagoland area. After five wonderful years as a teacher he moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, with his family. He worked with a Chick-fil-A Owner/ Operator for two years and he learned the business inside out. After working with an Operator in Florida, he started working as an Interim Manager for Chick-fil-A Inc. where he ran corporate restaurants all over the United States. In almost two years running corporate restaurants Allen and his family moved to South Texas, West Texas, Pennsylvania, Southern Illinois, and Saint Louis Missouri. Allen earned a degree in Teaching in Spanish at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Masters Degree from National Louis University.
Community Services: Allen has been an active member of the Chamber of Commerce. He has a big heart for the community. He has sponsored many events in the local community through out the years and continues to invest in the community. He has sponsored events such as Special Olympics, Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois, St. Jude, Schools in the community, 5K’s and other events in the local community. Allen’s passion is to also inspire and to develop others to reach their full potential. Allen still uses his passion of teaching with his team and local schools to build their business skills and life skills in the workplace but also create awareness in the classroom at schools.
Personal: Allen and his wife have 2 boys and one on the way.
Owner, Phase 2 For You
Professional Experience: Leslie is the owner of Phase 2 For You, a life coaching company. She is also a member of Pipleline Angels, a company that supports female owned social entrepreneurial startups. Leslie has previously worked at United Technologies Carrier as a Global Product Manager, and at DEK Printing Machines in England as a Business Development Manager. Leslie earned her MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds a BS in Computer Science and a BS in Industrial Management both from Purdue University.
Community Services: Leslie has served as President, Vice-President, and Secretary of the Lake Zurich High School Spirit Boosters. She is also an active lay leader at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, serving on the vestry, as Junior Warden, and soon to be Senior Warden. Leslie also serves the Board of Directors of Love INC Lake County Southwest.
Personal: Leslie has one son in graduate school, and two daughters in college. She lives in Hawthorn Woods with her husband and three cats.