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






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

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

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

Barbara Sereda
Highland Park
Adoption Advocates of America

James Utts
Lake Forest
Managing Partner
Roundtable Healthcare Partners

Diane Wallace
Lake Bluff
James Henderson Mutual Funds

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