Who We Are

Board of Directors

Chairman
Joseph N. Silich

Vice Chairmen
Michael S. Smith, Chair Elect
Albert I. Goodman
Joan Bulkeley Stade

Treasurer
Barret E. Rea

Secretary
Joseph T. Owczarek

General Counsel
Ray F. Bogenrief*+

Directors
Bruce H. Besanko
Jay Blunk
Andre D. (A.D.) Bonakdar
Matthew Burnham
Stephen M. Calk
Patrick S. Casey*+
Kenneth A. Clarke
Robert P. Connor
Donald Cooke
Rick J. DuPraw
J. Ross Docksey*
Scott Dude
Michael P. Emmert
Scott T. Fuzer+
Shay Ghazimoradi
George H. Gilmore, Jr.
Joseph P. Gottschalk
Kenneth A. Harris, Jr.+
Peter Hassen+
Theodore Allen Hermeling
Bruce Hopple+
John H. Idler+
Todd Jones+
Adam M. LeFebvre
Brett Lucas+
Michael R. Lufrano
Aliany Lynch
Andrew Magliochetti+
Lynn B. Magnesen
André A. Napoli+
Frank R. Niederman
Dan K. Proft
John J. Riley
Robert N. Sacks+
Pat Sanders*
Gregory Schroer
Joe Sergi
Linda Snyder
Bill Spurgeon
Bonita L. Stone
Chris J. Tapas
Franco Tedeschi
Richard Vie
Robert A. Wiedower

Life Directors
Michael A. Boe*
Richard A. Bruder*
David S. Friedlander
Mrs. Robert W. Galvin
Sondra Healy
Denis J. Healy*
COL (IL) J. N. Pritzker, ARNG (Ret.)
MG John E. Scully, USA (Ret.)*
Mrs. Kenneth A. Steel, Sr.
Franklin A. Urbahns*
Frank Whittaker

USO of Illinois Military Advisors
CAPT Raymond Leung, USN
COL David Fallon, USMC
Col Scott Gondek, USMC
CDR Zeita Merchant, USCG
LTC Matthew Gregory, USA
LT COL Jeffery Watts, USAF

Rock Island Advisory Committee
Bill Albracht
Kimberly Crane
Marceia Duhm
MG Yves Fontaine, USA (Ret.)
Greg Haas
Brian Habel, 1SG (Ret.)
Joel Himsl
Rick John
Dave Johnston
RDML Sam Kupresin, USN (Ret.)
Scott Lohman
Vicky Miller
Matt Pappas
Jim Spencer
COL Kenneth Tauke, USA

*Past Chairman of the Board
+Committee Chairs
Staff
Alison Ruble, President and CEO
Jessica Dolan, Vice President of Development
Jennifer Long, Director of Development
Chris Miller, Director of Center Operations and Volunteer Services
David Darroch, Director of Programs
Carrie Norwood, Associate Director of Programs
Teresa Bates, Director of Special Events and Projects
Terry Lemke, USO Midway Center Director
Jackie Inman, USO Rock Island Center Director
Lindsy Wadas, USO O’Hare Center Director
Danielle McMillan, Development Manager
Rachel Feinberg, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing
April Koestner, Office Manager

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