OUR current EXECUTIVE BOARD
Michelle joined the League in 2005. Since that time, she has held various board positions, served on the State League Board and is currently Co-President. She is especially committed to the work the League does to engage and educate voters. Michelle is a retired teacher of the visually impaired. Whenever possible, she enjoys spending time in Madison, Wisconsin.
Since joining four years ago, Amy has learned a lot from the smart, interesting members of the League. As Co-President, she is passionate about welcoming new members, sharing engaging speakers with the community and reducing our carbon footprint. Besides the League, Amy runs a training business and spends time with her family, most importantly her rescue dog Harvee.
LOIS WALTER, VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
Lois is Vice President of Operations. Since joining League six years ago, she has participated in the Mental Health Study Group and as Director of Social Policy. Lois is a retired clinical social worker with experience in hospitals, with police departments and in private practice. She has lived in Glen Ellyn for 40 years and regrets she didn't join sooner.
gail kalinich, vice president, programs
Gail joined the League three years ago and is Vice President of Programs. She is passionate about strengthening democracies, protecting voters’ rights, and promoting election integrity. She has served as Voter Services Chair of the League and as an OSCE election observer in Ukraine, Belarus, Albania and the Russian Federation. She practiced law for 26 years.
ALISON HAYES, SECRETARY
Alison, a retired psychotherapist, is the Secretary. She reads a lot (belongs to four book clubs) and considers herself to be a political junkie and history buff. She is a volunteer tutor for Literacy DuPage, and loves to act out different illnesses for medical students at Midwest University. .
GAIL BErNSTEIN, TREASURER
Gail was a member of the League in Springfield from 1973 to 1987 and rejoined in Glen Ellyn in 2012. She currently serves as Treasurer. She believes in the League’s work educating voters and learns much about current issues from community meetings. Gail is a retired hospital pharmacist, enjoys playing tennis and plays flute with a senior band.
PATTI LANDRY, DIreCtoR, MEMBERSHIP
Patti joined the League in 2009, right after retiring from 36 years of teaching – including 20 years at Glenbard West. As Membership Director, Patti is committed to growing the membership and educating new members about the League. When she is not substitute teaching, she focuses on her large family, especially her granddaughter in LA.
RITA DOYLE, DIRECTOR, VOTER SERVICES
Rita joined the League in 2014 to become a more informed and involved citizen. She is currently the Chair of Voter Services, has worked at candidate forums and is a voter registrar. Rita continues to learn from opportunities offered through the League; recent examples include studying the importance of Constitutional amendments and heard the pros and cons of charter schools.