GPL Foundation Board Members


Personal Profiles

Joanne Boufis is a children’s book publisher and owner of JoFactor Entertainment. Leaving real estate in 2018 after the death of her husband, she followed her passion project and wrote a story to empower children. Her company’s mission is to empower children through stories and products. The first book that she wrote as a gift to her stepson is currently in production to be a movie. Joanne also sits on the board of Glenview Women’s Club and has recently accepted a board position on Gift of Adoption Fund.

Richard (Rick) Campbell is an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He earned an AB from Stanford University and a JD from Northwestern University. He has regularly undertaken pro bono legal work in his career. Rick is father to five children—four sons and a daughter—in college, Loyola Academy, and OLPH middle school.

Jennifer (Jenny) Case holds a BS in Early Childhood Education from National Lewis University. She recently completed a career change and now works as a Pharmacy Technician for Jewel-Osco. Jennifer also has an extensive background in business risk having worked for a leading Financial Services company. She volunteers at the Glenview Public Library’s Used Book Store, performs in local community theater, and sings in the Adult Choir at Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth. Previously she volunteered with Cub Scout Pack 59 and Boy Scout Troop 69. She has one adult son, with Asperger’s Syndrome, and is a fierce advocate for all people on the spectrum.

Mandy Chiarieri earned a BA in Marketing from Notre Dame. Previously, she worked in advertising at Leo Burnett and is in the process of launching a college consulting business. Currently she is involved with the OLPH Women’s Club and volunteers as a college representative host for the Glenbrook South College and Career Center. Previously she has served on the Glenview Education Foundation Board of Directors, Lyon/Pleasant Ridge and Springman/Attea PTAs and the District 34 PTA Council. Mandy and her husband, Jon, are parents of a daughter at Notre Dame and son and daughter at Glenbrook South.

Meg Costigan recently completed a career change and works in Marketing. She holds a BA from Baylor University. Meg is currently on the board of Family Service Center. Previously she served as fundraising chair and communications chair for the Glenview Education Foundation, and has extensive experience in PTA fundraising and District 34 citizens’ committees. Meg and her husband, Dan, are parents of a daughter attending Tulane University and a son at Glenbrook South.

Jennifer Cramer received her BA from Cornell University and her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a founding partner and owner of Solomon & Cramer LLP, a commercial litigation firm. She also owns her own legal writing firm, and teaches individual and group writing to attorneys and paralegals across the country. Jennifer has always been an active volunteer – supporting District 30 schools, her temple, and other community organizations. An avid reader and patron of the Glenview Public Library, Jennifer and her husband, Jeff, are parents of three children, the youngest of whom is a student at Glenbrook South High School.

Catherine Gray has a masters degree in elementary education and worked as a teacher with Chicago Public Schools for seven years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom. Prior to teaching, she worked as a grant writer, and served on the board of a small, professional theatre company. She currently serves on the board for the Glenview Education Foundation, and is an active volunteer at her daughter’s school, and within the Lyon-Pleasant Ridge PTA. She is hoping to leverage her relationships within local school organizations to build connections with the Library Foundation.

Elizabeth Hibner works for Wiley. In her role she works with companies to promote education and career paths for their employees. Previously, she worked for the nonprofit CAEL, that is focused on linking learning and work so individuals and communities can thrive. Her work with institutions across different sectors (higher education, employers, workforce agencies) exposes Elizabeth to many different models of community engagement, and she believes her experience will be applicable to the work of the library and the foundation. Elizabeth has also been active within Cub Scouts and her local PTA. She and her husband, Max, have a son in high school and a son in middle school. They moved to Glenview just after the new library was built, and took advantage of the resources and programming offered.

Angie Katsmakis grew up in Glenview and attended Glenbrook South, Loyola University and holds a JD from the John Marshall Law School. She is currently the manager of the Arlington Heights Office of KAIZEN CPAs and Advisors. Angie is active in her church, Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox church as a Sunday School volunteer, Women’s Club Vice President, Treasurer and Stewardship Committee Chair. Angie is also a member of the League of Women Voters and was twice elected to the Glenview Park District Board of Directors where she served for 12 years and currently sits on the Glenview Park District Foundation. Previously she was on the Lyons/Pleasant Ridge and the Springman PTAs and was a classroom volunteer. Angie and her husband George, have 2 graduating College students, a daughter in Washington DC and a son in Chicago.

Vittoria Logli is a top real estate agent at @properties in Glenview. She holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Previously she has volunteered with Misericordia Heart of Mercy and was a PTA board member for Glenview District 34. She is currently a member of Glenview Women of Today. Vittoria and her husband, Alex, have four teenage children, three daughters and a son, two of which are twins.

Jackie Lutz most recently worked in the health care consulting industry, focusing on strategic initiatives for hospitals and health plans. She earned both a BS from the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from the University’s Wharton School of Business. Currently she serves as coach for One Million Degrees, a Chicago non-profit, and as chair of the Financial Review Committee and member of the Grant Review Committee for Impact Grants Chicago. Previously she served on the Glenview District 34 Board of Education, including a stint as vice-president; as both chair and vice-chair of the Glenview Education Foundation, and as co-chair of District 34 Connect Community Engagement. She and her husband, Marvin, are parents of two children, and adult daughter and an adult son.

William (Bill) Macfadden is Senior Trader with Chicago Trading Company. He holds a BS from the University of Illinois and a MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Previously he has served as a member of Glenview’s Comprehensive Plan Commission. Bill and his wife, Kilby, have three children—two daughters and a son—in OLPH elementary school.

Leslie Schwartz is the Bureau Chief of Home Visiting within the Division of Early Childhood at the Illinois Department of Human Services. Prior to this role, she was the Director for the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program at the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development. Lesley has her master’s degree in social work and has spent her career developing and managing prevention and early intervention programs across the state. She and her husband, Dave, have two children. Evan is in middle school and Cassidy is in elementary school. Lesley grew up as a loyal patron of the Glenview Public Library and she carries on this tradition with her own children.

Amy Wattley is an early childhood educator and Assistant Director at St. David’s Nursery School in Glenview. She holds a BS from Ohio University and a MEd from DePaul University. Currently she volunteers for Safe Families for children, which provides support for parents in crisis by caring for children in a safe, loving environment. She has previously served as youth group leader and Sunday school teacher at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Amy and her husband, Tom, are parents of three adult sons.


Ex Officio Members

Allan Ruter is an educator, writer, and editor who taught English and history at The Glenbrook High Schools and directed its Academy of International Studies. As founder of the College Essay Clinic LLC, he has coached nearly 600 Chicagoland high school seniors through the college application process. He holds a BSS degree from Cornell College and a MAT and a MA from Northwestern University. As trustee of the Glenview Public Library, he has served as Strategic Planning Committee chair and vice-president, and currently is board president, and Budget and Finance Committee chair. Previously he has been Senior Development Associate for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, president of the Cornell College Alumni Association, trustee of The Glenbrook High School Foundation, and Village of Glenview Plan Commissioner. Allan and his wife, Jill, are parents of two adult sons.

Kathy Vega is Senior Legal Counsel for Litigation and Disputes at Accenture, and previously was partner at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg and associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins. She earned an AB from Duke University and a JD from Northwestern University. Currently she serves as president of the Glenview Public Library Board of Trustees and chair of its Strategic Planning Committee, as well as on the regional board of Duke’s Alumni Association. Previously she chaired the Women’s Network at Neil, Gerber & Eisenberg and was a member of the Fellowship Committee at Glenview Community Church. For Duke University, she has served on its Women’s Forum Steering Committee and chaired its Chicago Alumni Interviewing Committee. Kathy and her husband, Dio, have two daughters at Glenbrook South.

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