Board of Directors

Friends of Blaine was founded in 2003 and has raised significant money to support high-quality educational programs for the students.

The FOB Board is led by a small body of volunteer officers. Elections are held each spring for a two-year term. Any parent of a Blaine School student is eligible to run for Friends of Blaine. Board members may not serve concurrently as an officer of the Blaine PTA or as a member of the Blaine Local School Council (LSC). Notification of elections is distributed through Family Information Packets, the school Web site, room parent emails, Friends of Blaine eblasts, and Facebook.

Closed meetings are held monthly at a time and place determined by the board. Additionally, Friends of Blaine holds two open meetings per school year, which are a great opportunity to learn more about the board, activities being undertaken, and what you can do to help.

2017/2018 Board

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kara Chmielewski — President
Deirdre Campbell — Vice President
Jacque Patterson — Secretary
Noah Silvers — Treasurer
Fareen Khan — Assistant Treasurer
Tracey Lazos — Marketing Director
Stephen DeRubertis — Director
Joy Larkin — Director
Jeff Ramsey — Director

MEMBERS AT LARGE
Wendy Benson
Shannan Carlson
Liz Curtis
Jen Ellegood
Elke Franklin
Brian Hecht
Jen Schreiber
Kim Spencer

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Gala:  Betsy Melton – Chair; Kim Spencer – Co-Chair
Walk-a-Thon:  Stephen DeRubertis – Chair; Jen Schreiber – Co-Chair

2016/2017 Board

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President – Tina Nagle
VP – Kera Seha
Treasurer – Ruth Mazzeo
Assistant Treasurers – Noah Silvers
Secretary – Deidra Campbell
Communications Chair – Tracey Lazos
Directors – Joy Larkin, Libby Felton, Julia Van Vliet

MEMBERS AT LARGE
Teacher Liaison: Holly Dunlop & Pamela Bishop
Stephen DeRubertis, Jeff Ramsey

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Walk-a-thon – Joy Larkin and Libby Felton
Gala – Deirdre Campbell and Betsy Melton

Mailing address:
1420 W. Grace Street
Chicago, IL 60613
info@friendsofblaine.org

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