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.

Beth Conlon earned a BS in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After having children, she shifted her focus from the laboratory to home and raising her son and daughter. Beth and her husband Joe have been residents of Glenview for over 20 years and spent many hours watching the construction of the new Glenview Public Library with their young children. During her children’s time at Glenview School District 34, Beth volunteered extensively with the School District and PTA. She served as President of the Henking-Hoffman PTA and District 34’s PTA Council. In addition, she was an active participant in multiple D34 planning committees, as well as the Yes D34 Referendum Committee. During the latter part of each year, she and her husband enjoy working with their non-profit Secret Santa, Inc.

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.

Katie Schick is a senior advisor in business communications for Zebra Technologies. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and communication studies from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree in corporate communications from DePaul University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Katie and her husband, Mark, have two teenage sons attending Glenbrook South. She previously held several leadership and committee roles for her sons’ school district and Cub Scouts troop.  

Lyn Wilkins is a school psychologist with over 20 years experience, currently working in the Evanston-Skokie school district. Lyn earned a BS in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master’s degree in Education, and an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from National-Louis University. Lyn has been an avid reader and grateful patron of the Glenview Public Library since moving to Glenview with her family in 2012. She and her family enjoy volunteering with a variety of organizations, such as the Honeycomb Project, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Cradles to Crayons, as a way to spend time together and give back to the community. Lyn’s husband Aaron also works in education and their two daughters attend Glenbrook South High School where one is a senior and the other a freshman.

Ex Officio Member

Sara Spitz taught Kindergarten and First Grade in Tampa, Florida and Chicago Public Schools. She was a Reading Coach in CPS. Currently, she is employed by the University of Chicago as a Literacy Professional Development Provider for schools throughout the United States. Sara was born and raised in Florida and attended the University of Central Florida, earning a degree of Early Childhood Education. She moved to Chicago more than ten years ago, living in several neighborhoods in the city. She has a degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Educational Neuroscience from Butler University. Sara moved to Glenview with her husband, Jared, and dog, Izzy, in 2021. The first place she visited was the Glenview Public Library and enjoys the events, resources, and community that it provides in her new hometown. Sara is a member of Greener Glenview, is a Glenview TreeKeeper, and loves spending time in nature, especially in our local area. Libraries hold a special place in her heart, and she has fond memories of going to her local library with her family.

Print this page