Family Action Network (FAN) is a 501(c)(3) organization that curates a high-quality speaker series. All FAN programs are free and open to the public.

​FAN’s Mission

The Family Action Network (FAN) presents fresh ideas that elevate minds, expand hearts, and make the world a better place.

​FAN’s Vision

An informed and compassionate community.

FAN Board of Directors, Staff,

and Liaison Council

FAN is a 501(c)(3) organization powered by the passion, dedication, and goodwill

of its Board of Directors, staff, and Liaisons.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

AnneMarie Anderson, Secretary

Marcus Campbell, Ed.D.

Manuel Cuevas-Trisán, JD

Sharon Graboys

Michael Kaufman, JD

Maureen Kebo, MA, Treasurer

Rachel Lee, Chair

Keith Robinson, Ed.D.

Heidi Stevens

Lonnie Stonitsch, Executive Director

STAFF

Executive Director: Lonnie Stonitsch

Business Manager: Rachel Lee

Director of Operations: AnneMarie Anderson

Liaison Council Director: Vivien Hanson

Event Promotion: Andee Albaum-Feinstein

A/V Director: Jennifer Medvin

COMMUNITY LIAISONS

Dana Anderson (Lake Forest)

Joanne Burgess (Bannockburn)

Colleen Carey (Wilmette)

Diana Flemma (Winnetka)

Michele Gelman (Evanston)

Lizzie Kinnich (Northfield)

Pete Kula (Northfield)

Sunhee Lee (Chicago)

Coleen Martin (Evanston)

Kay McBrearty (Wilmette)

Gail Nusekabel (Wilmette)

Judy Rubovits (Evanston)

Laura Scalia (Evanston)

Sabine Scholz (Wilmette)

Julene Stellato (Winnetka)

Shannon Stowasser (Lake in the Hills)

Pam Tingley (Evanston)

Janelle Wood (Glenview)

SPONSOR LIAISONS​

Compass Health Center: Kelly Jones and Brittney Teasdale

Connections for the Homeless: Lily Buchen

Evanston Scholars: Kay Israelite

Family Service of Glencoe: Emily Mysel

Family Service Center: Robin Lake

Foundation 65: Anita Geevarghese

Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools: Sally Sharp

Magnetar Capital: Amy Jeffers

Mindful Psychology Associates: Michelle Gebhardt

New Trier Multifaith Alliance: Eve Williams

Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy: Julie Deardorff

The Alliance for Early Childhood: Lara Scarborough

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court: Stephanie Hochschild

The Family Institute at Northwestern University: Crystal Reynolds

Wilmette Public Library: Sarah Beth Brown

Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.): Kelsey Caspersen

SCHOOL LIAISONS

Avoca/Marie Murphy PTC: Maya Vasudevan

Baker Demonstration School: Hibo Mohamed

Barrington D220: Matt Fuller

Beacon Academy: Gretchen Wooldridge

Catherine Cook School: Daisie Sisko and Motoko Maegawa

Central School (Glencoe): TBD

Chiaravalle Montessori: TBD

Countryside Day School: Janeth Mendoza

Cove School: Kristy Lutton

Crow Island School: TBD

Francis W. Parker School: Margaret Dailey

Greeley Elementary: Kate Casale MacNally

Harper Elementary PTO: Emily Primosch

Hubbard Woods Elementary: TBD

Hyde Park Day School: Maureen McCarthy

Kenilworth D38: Hilary Harvey

Lake Bluff D65: TBD

Lake Forest Academy: Leigh Ann Jacobson and Elizabeth Lombardo

Lake Forest Country Day School: TBD

Latin School of Chicago: John Sirek

Loyola Academy: Michelle Prassas

Near North Montessori School: Claire Bracco

New Trier Parents’ Association: Robin Cook and Nicole Rivera

North Shore Country Day School: Pascale Dunaway, Alison Fitzgerald, and Frieda Molina

Pope John XXIII School: Denise D’Aloia

Regina Dominican High School: Kate Bankston and Katie Bramblet

Rogers Park Montessori School: John Frampton

Roycemore School: Bessie Mbadugha

Sacred Heart Schools: Marjie Murphy

Santa Clara University School of Law: Lisa McMahon

Science and Arts Academy: Erin Fleckenstein

Skokie School: TBD

South School: Jennifer Mallamud

St. Athanasius School: Shannon Valko

St. Francis Xavier School HSO: Liz Devaraj

Stevenson High School D125: Mara Grujanac

The Avery Coonley School: Jessica Friess

University of Chicago Laboratory School Parents’ Association: Lena Jessen, Melissa McMahill, and Carrie Trimble

Washburne School: TBD

West School: Sarna Goldenberg

Wolcott College Prep: Jena Karcazes