Board of Directors


Mike Blitstein – President
Drew Thomason, KEB – Vice President
Vern Lindquist, Ph.D., Johnston Community College – Treasurer
Brittani Hopper, Springfield Public Schools – District 186 – Secretary
Christy Crites, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly – Immediate Past President

Mike Crews, Hickory Point Bank
Beverley Chapman, Bank of Springfield
Tanya DeSanto, DDS, Prairie Dental Group
Linsay Gordon, Neurocrine Biosciences
Diane Hillard-Sembell, MD, Springfield Clinic
April Miles, PNC Bank
Andrew Olson, Peoples Bank and Trust
Lakeisha Purchase, Illinois Department of Transportation
Diane Rutledge, Ph.D., District Leadership Solutions; Illinois State University
Catherine Scherschel, Homemaker/inactive attorney
Donna Smylie, Lighthouse KIDZ & Family Development
Jim Sullivan, PH Broughton & Sons
Ray Zinnen, Retired from Springfield Public Schools – District 186


DevelopmentMarketingFinance & Compliance

Drew Thomason – Chair
Mike Blitstein
Christy Crites
Ray Zinnen

Dr. Diane Hillard-Sembell
Brittani Hopper
Lakeisha Purchase
Diane Rutledge
Donna Smylie
Vern Lindquist – Chair
Mike Blitstein
Mike Crews
Beverley Chapman
Christy Crites
April Miles
Andrew Olson
Catherine Scherschel
Jim Sullivan
Drew Thomason

Ad Hoc Committees

NominatingAmbassadorsCamp Care-A-Lot Scholarship
Christy Crites – Chair
Dr. Diane Hillard-Sembell
April Miles
Diane Rutledge
Dr. Tanya DeSanto – Chair
Donna Smylie – Chair
Kara Lee
Eydee Schultz