Alissa Johnson Tripas, Chair
Neil Kelleher, Vice Chair
Colin Shaw, Treasurer
Russ Heitz, Secretary; Chair, Governance Committee
Cushing, Chair, Resource Development Committee;
Irene Hale, Chair, Finance Committee
Jessica Jozwiak, Chair, Programs Committee
Monica Lucibello, Co-Chair, Marketing &
Amy Schade, Co-Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee
Dan Bridges, Superintendent of Schools
Jackie Romberg, Board of Education
Liaisons & Student Representatives (non-voting)
Zahra Jumani, NCHS Student Representative
Kierra Beeson, NNHS Student
Julie Carlsen, District 203 Director of Community Relations
Stacy Colgan, District 203 Supervisor of Social Work Services
Dvorchak, Principal, Prairie Elementary School
Jennifer Hester Schalk, District 203 Chief Academic Officer
Wendy Goettsch, Donor
NEF was founded by volunteers in 1992 as an organization focused on
encouraging creativity, innovation and excellence in District 203 students. Nothing has changed as active volunteers remain the cornerstone
of the Foundation.
NEF is always in need of community-minded individuals who are willing to donate their time to enhance our
students' school experience.
Would you like to build connections and help increase NEF's revenues, raise awareness in our community,
evaluate grant proposals, become a Trustee or a student representative, help with special events or programming?
If you're interested,
please call Wendy at (630) 420-3086.