Board of Directors




Richard Basofin, President
Highland Park
Principal, The Basofin Group

Marcela Sztainberg, Vice President
Vice President - Diversity, Inclusion and Talent

Carmela Zammuto, Secretary
Member, Attorney-at-Law
Northfield Law, LLC

Henry Wisniewski, Treasurer
Lake Barrington
Independent Investment Banking Professional

Nancy Sawke Knobloch, Past President
Highland Park
Community Volunteer






John Abrams
Vice President - Investment Officer
Wells Fargo Advisors

Richard Amend
Highland Park
Independent Consultant--International Supply Chain

Alejandro Argüelles
Arlington Heights
Vice President, Supply Chain Logistics

Eileen Cherry Clark
Crystal Lake
Director of Corporate Relations
Baxter Credit Union (BCU)

Tom Groth
Vice President - Branch Manager
Highland Park Bank & Trust

Eric Hernandez
Elmwood Park
Detective, Juvenile Investigator
Highland Park Police Department

Brien Leahy
Executive Vice President/Retail Banking
First Bank of Highland Park

Jeanne Mason, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Baxter International, Inc.

Beth Mynhier
Lake Forest
Community Volunteer​

Dr. Stuart Pinkwater, PsyD
Highland Park
Self-employed psychologist

James Utts
Lake Forest
Managing Partner
Roundtable Healthcare Partners

J. William Braithwaite, Director Emeritus
Attorney, Bazos, Freeman, Kramer, Schuster, Braithwaite LLC


I think it is very important that everyone, regardless of income, have access to high quality care for mental health concerns. I raise funds to assure that even the poorest in our communities can get the superior care that Family Service therapists provide.

—Family Service Board Member

I feel honored to be involved with an organization that makes such a significant contribution to the lives of the children and families it serves. Something as routine as helping a child to develop good study habits can last a lifetime.

—Family Service Board Member