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.

2020-21 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.


Marcus Campbell, Ed.D.

Carter Cast

Sharon Graboys

Michael Kaufman, JD

Maureen Kebo, MA, Secretary

Anne Kelly, Ph.D., Treasurer

Rachel Lee, Chair

Keith Robinson, Ed.D.

Lonnie Stonitsch, Executive Director


Executive Director: Lonnie Stonitsch

Business Manager: Rachel Lee

Director of Operations: AnneMarie Anderson

Director of Engagement: Deborah Mora Evans

Liaison Council Director: Vivien Hanson

Event Promotion: Andee Albaum-Feinstein

A/V Director: Jennifer Medvin


Joanne Burgess (Bannockburn)

Diana Flemma (Winnetka)

Kendra Gallagher (Wilmette)

Pete Kula (Northfield)

Robin Lake (Glencoe)

Gail Nusekabel (Wilmette)

Lisa Rubin (Wilmette)

Judy Rubovits (Evanston)

Laura Scalia (Evanston)

Sabine Scholz (Wilmette)

Julene Stellato (Winnetka)


Compass Health Center: Shannon Stowasser

Connections for the Homeless: Nia Tavoularis

Evanston Scholars: Laura Maloney

Family Service of Glencoe: Emily Mysel

Family Service Center: Gayl Monto

Foundation 65: Alecia Wartowski

Fusion Academy: Mike Wang

Haven Youth and Family Services: Te’Ericka Kimbrough

Mindful Psychology Associates: Michelle Gebhardt

Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy: Tim Dohrer

ServerCentral Turing Group: Kori McGraw

The Alliance for Early Childhood: Lara Scarborough

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court: Stephanie Hochschild

The Family Institute at Northwestern University: Crystal Reynolds

VillageMD: Rebekah Lackner

Young, Black & Lit: Krenice Roseman

Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.): Krysta Michorczyk


Avoca PTC: Maya Vasudevan

Baker Demonstration School: Hibo Mohamed

Beacon Academy: Beth Sosler

Bennett Day School: Laura Maheshwary and Amy Swibel

Catherine Cook School: Daisie Sisko

Central School (Glencoe): Jessica Aspen

Chiaravalle Montessori: Michele Gelman

Countryside Day School: Janeth Mendoza

Cove School: Annemarie Roane

Crow Island School: Kirby Doonan

Evanston/Skokie D65: Kerri-Simone Adedeji, Anita Geevarghese, Coleen Martin, and Erin Wade

Evanston Township High School D202: Evan Finamore and Pam Tingley

Faith, Hope & Charity PTO: Jennifer Dine

Francis W. Parker School: Margaret Dailey

Greeley Elementary: Tori Kramer

Harper Elementary PTO: Emily Primosch

Hubbard Woods Elementary: Sarah Levi

Kenilworth D38: Cecily Kaz and Deborah Keegan

Lake Bluff D65: Jane Duncan

Lake Forest D67/Spirit of 67: Dan Anderson, Kimberly Carris, Megan Engelberg, Audrey Margol, Jennifer Mulliken, Kristin Tiveron, and Stacey Weber

Lake Forest Country Day School: Ambler Harrison

Latin School of Chicago: Stephanie Liss

Loyola Academy: Sheila Blanchfield and Michelle Prassas

McKenzie Elementary PTA: Lorenza Amigo and Colleen Shinners

Near North Montessori School: Cathy Price

New Trier Parents’ Association: Sydney Clark and Eve Williams

North Shore Country Day School: Pascale Dunaway and Janelle Wood

Pope John XXIII School: Denise D’Aloia

Porter-Gaud Parent Association: Kimberly Brown and Dee Fortson

Regina Dominican High School: Colleen Hoffman

Rogers Park Montessori School: Ann Scholhamer

Roycemore School: Bessie Mbadugha

Science and Arts Academy: Jaime Kaled

Skokie School: Becky Sanderson

South School: Jennifer Mallamud

St. Athanasius School PSO: Kelly Whelan

St. Francis Xavier School HSO: Liz Devaraj and Kay McBrearty

Stevenson High School D125: Mara Grujanac

Sunset Ridge/Middlefork PTO: Gail Belian and Ericka Foster

Washburne School: Emily Cittadine

West School: Sarna Goldenberg

Winnetka D36: Michele Giczewski

Wolcott College Prep: Jena Karcazes

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart: Meg Kincaid and Alex Maegdlin