Board of Trustees

Leading our Community, Leading our Community Foundation

The members of the CFNIL Board of Trustees represent communities across the foundation's service area, numerous professional backgrounds, and have a variety of community engagement and volunteer experience. Every trustee volunteered as a CFNIL scholarship or grant advisor before becoming a member of the Board of Trustees. 

Maggio-Calkins
Erin Maggio-Calkins – Chair
Robert W. Baird & Company
Kwiat-Hess
Kathy Kwiat-Hess – Vice Chair
Retired – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Witherby
Brenten Witherby – Treasurer
Midland States Bank
Dayton Smith photo
Dayton Smith, III – Assistant Treasurer
DBS Accounting
Jon Bates photo
Jon Bates – Board Secretary
CFNIL President
Balsam
Cheryl Balsam
Retired – Hyzer, Hyzer & Jacobs
Joanna Bares
Joanna Bares
Rockford University
Barna
Judith Barnard
Market Works
Clift
Edward Clift
Remax Professional Advantage
Dennis
Russ Dennis
Leading Edge Hydraulics
Derek Dreier
Derek Dreier
SPX Flow Inc.
Sherry Gaumond photo
Sherry Gaumond
Larson & Darby Group
Joyce D. Higgins photo
Joyce D. Higgins
African American Resource Center at Booker
John Kehoe photo
John Kehoe
Retired – Mercyhealth
Becky Kendall photo
Rebecca Kendall
Rockford Health Council
Reilly
William Reilly II
Reilly Law Offices
Reithmeier
Roger Reithmeier
Retired – BVR Manufacturing
Karen Schiller photo
Karen Schiller
Winnebago County CASA
Schmeling
Stephen Schmeling
Schmeling Construction, Co.
Beth Thacker photo
M. Beth Thacker
Northwestern Mutual
Richard T. Leighton
Richard T. Leighton
Trustee Emeritus