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.


AnneMarie Anderson, Secretary

Marcus Campbell, Ed.D., Chair

Manuel Cuevas-Trisán, JD

Sharon Graboys

Michael Kaufman, JD

Maureen Kebo, MA, Treasurer

Keith Robinson, Ed.D.

Heidi Stevens

Lonnie Stonitsch, Executive Director


Executive Director: Lonnie Stonitsch

Business Manager: Rachel Lee

Director of Operations: AnneMarie Anderson

Liaison Council Director: Vivien Hanson

Event Promotion: Andee Albaum-Feinstein

Social Media Manager: Jeremy Lee

A/V Director: Jennifer Medvin


Joanne Burgess (Bannockburn)

Lizzie Kinnich (Northfield)

Pete Kula (Northfield)

Sunhee Lee (Chicago)

Gail Nusekabel (Wilmette)

Judy Rubovits (Evanston)

Laura Scalia (Evanston)

Sabine Scholz (Wilmette)

Julene Stellato (Winnetka)


The Alliance for Early Childhood: Lara Scarborough and Erika Wall

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court: Stephanie Hochschild

British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park: Erin Woodhams

British International School of Chicago, South Loop: Rick Septoski

Compass Health Center: Emily Ward

Evanston Scholars: Victor Perez

The Family Institute at Northwestern University: Crystal Reynolds

Family Service Center: Robin Lake

Foundation 65: Anita Geevarghese

Gorton Center: Amy Wagliardo and Ann Wildman

Haven Youth and Family Services: Jimena Escurra

Illinois Student Assistance Commission: Matthew Montez and Jacqueline Moreno

Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools: Sally Sharp

Magnetar Capital: Brittany Porter

Mindful Psychology Associates: Michelle Gebhardt

New Trier Multifaith Alliance: Eve Williams

Northwestern University Office of Neighborhood and Community Relations: EL Da’Sheon Nix

Psychgeist Media: Dave Nussbaum

Rebel Human: Jennifer Arrington and Tait Medina

Wilmette Public Library: Sarah Beth Brown

Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District: Sydney Clark

Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.): Orlando Cooper and Laurie Dayon


The Avery Coonley School: Lee Ann Lawlor

Avoca/Marie Murphy PTC: Eugenia Hsin and Maya Vasudevan

Baker Demonstration School: Hilde Kaiser

Barrington D220: Matt Fuller

Beacon Academy: Gretchen Wooldridge

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School: Lauren El-Mofty and Ericka Thacker

Brickton Montessori School: Jamie Kendall

Catherine Cook School: Kimberly Edison

Central School (Glencoe): Sarna Goldenberg

Chiaravalle Montessori: Jill Wu

Chicago Jewish Day School: Eve Segel

Countryside Day School: Janeth Mendoza

Cove School: Julia Lazzara

Crow Island School: TBD

The Frances Xavier Warde School: Jimmy Greenfield

Francis W. Parker School: Margaret Dailey

Glencoe D35: Betty Weir

Grayslake Community High School D127: Joe Alger and Kate Oldenburg

Greeley Elementary: Caity Smith

Hubbard Woods Elementary: Shannon Love

Hyde Park Day School: Maureen McCarthy

Kenilworth D38: Hilary Harvey

Lake Bluff D65: Kaitlyn Stabenow

Lake Forest Academy: Leigh Ann Jacobson, Jacqueline Leib, and Elizabeth Lombardo

Lake Forest Community High School D115: Ann Kiesling and Patrick Sassen

Lake Forest Country Day School: Leigh Melton

Latin School of Chicago: TBD

Leo Catholic High School: Tiffany Harston

Loyola Academy: Sarah Bennett and Kay McBrearty

Lycée Français de Chicago: Sarah Galer and Nicole McKendry

Morgan Park Academy: Tiffany Merrills, and Jennifer Schmidt

Near North Montessori School: Justin Bryant

New Trier Parents’ Association: Robin Cook and Tracey Lowry

North Shore Country Day School: Neena Arora, Alison Fitzgerald, Frieda Molina, and Diane Williams

Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy: Karen Kellams and Sally Nuamah

Pope John XXIII School: Jackie Sulton

Regina Dominican High School: Kate Bankston

Resurrection College Prep High School: Michelle Vázquez

Rogers Park Montessori School: Kate Frampton

Roycemore School: Bessie Mbadugha

Sacred Heart Schools: Marjie Murphy

St. Bernard School: Caroline Macdonald

Saints JFX HSO: Liz Devaraj

Santa Clara University School of Law: Lisa Foo

Science and Arts Academy: Chelsea Overstreet

Skokie School: TBD

The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School: Brian Graves

South School: Sapna Mukherjee

Stevenson High School D125: Mara Grujanac

University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice: Maureen Stimming

Washburne School: TBD

West School: Jennifer Mallamud

Wilmette D39: Leo Krause

Wolcott College Prep: Jena Karcazes