Board of Directors




Richard Basofin, President
Highland Park
Principal, The Basofin Group

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

Barbara Sereda, Secretary
Highland Park
Adoption Advocates of America

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






Beatrice Alleyne
New Member Specialist
Baxter Credit Union (BCU)​

Richard Amend
Highland Park
Independent Consultant--International Supply Chain

Alejandro Argüelles
Arlington Heights
Director, U.S. Transportation & Distribution
Baxter International, Inc.

George Dan
Founder and CEO
User Nudge

​Stephen Keen
Highland Park
Retired Publisher and Distributor, Civic Volunteer

Alena K. Laube
Highland Park
Retired Educator, Civic Volunteer

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

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

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

Eric Robertstad
Elmwood Park
Public Safety Chief
First Service Residential

Gil Sharon
Senior Team Leader, Technology Quality and Support
Whole Foods Market

Diane Wallace
Lake Bluff
James Henderson Mutual Funds

Henry Wisniewski
Lake Barrington
Independent Investment Banking Professional

Carmela Zammuto
Member, Attorney-at-Law
Northfield Law, LLCJ

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