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Our People

Beacon Place relies on dedicated and committed staff members and volunteers to help support all of the programs and experiences available at Beacon Place. What brings our staff to Beacon Place is their strong desire to support children and families as we work together to lift a community and build brighter futures.

Founding Board Members:

The following individuals provided the initial vision and guidance for the agency. We thank them for their ability to dream big and make hope for brighter future a realty for so many.

 

Linda Benge
Gary Eimerman
Barb Karacic (past Chair)
Barbara LaFasto
Betsy Larson

Linda Malouf*

Gene Sekel

Peggy Talbot* (past Chair)

(*added after the Articles of Incorporation)

Early Leaders, Non-Voting Members:

Diane Archibald 

Mary Jane Dybas

Juliana Furlong

Wil Guilianelli

Scott Guziec
Fran Prell

Past Board Members:

Beacon Place has been shaped by tremendous leaders who have dedicated their time and expertise to guide the agency as one of the most impactful youth and family community service organizations in Lake County, IL. We are thankful their years of leadership service and acknowledge these individuals here.

 

Nick Anson

Paul Barrett

Brad Berke

Kevin Bishop (past Chair)

Carrie Buchwald (past Chair)

David Calfee

Robert Dodd

Jennifer Gattari

Marc Jones

Mary Ellen Patton

Robin Powers

Jacob Punoose

Sally Salzer

Ann Marie Scheidler 

Rev. Sean Miller

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Robert Pasinato, Manager of Operations and Facilities

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Nina West Latusek, Marketing and Development Manager

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Viviana Vasquez, Education & Enrichment Program Manager

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