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Board Members

  

President Shelly Camden

Mrs. Shelly Camden

First elected, April 2007
Current Term Expires: April, 2019

Current Committee Appointments/Assignments

Board President

Policy and Planning Committee Chair

IASB Representative

NAFIS Representative                                 

Past Committee Appointments/Assignments

Board Secretary

Finance Committee Member

Professional Development

Completed Open Meetings Act Training

Completed Professional Development Leadership and Performance Evaluation Reform Act Training  


Mrs. Camden resides in Willowbrook with her husband Kevin and their three children. Mrs. Camden is an attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois University and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Illinois at Champaign.

   

Vice President Richard Brandeis

Mr. Richard Brandeis

First elected: April, 2007
Current Term Expires: April, 2019

Current Committee Appointments/Assignments

Board Vice President

Community Connections Committee Chair

Darien Intergovernmental Initiative Committee

Past Committee Appointments/Assignments

Finance Committee Member

Professional Development

Completed Open Meetings Act Training

Completed Professional Development Leadership and Performance Evaluation Reform Act Training


Mr. Brandeis resides in Darien with his wife Joan and their two children. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business from Bradley University and his MBA from Indiana University. Mr. Brandeis is a Senior Partner with CPS, Inc.

 

           

Secretary Steve Alavi

Mr. Steve Alavi

First elected: April, 2015
Current Term Expires: April, 2019

Current Committee Appointments/Assignments

Board Secretary

Finance Committee Chair 

Community Involvement

Chairman, Cass School District 63 Foundation for Educational Excellence

DYC Baseball

Professional Development

Completed Open Meetings Act Training

Completed Professional Development Leadership and Performance Evaluation Reform Act Training  


Steve Alavi is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University, and is a candidate for a Master of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (anticipated 2017). He brings almost twenty years of finance and leadership experience and is currently Chief Financial Officer for HealthFitness Corporation, a Trustmark Company. Steve and his wife Caryn have lived in Darien since 2006 and they have two boys, Kaden and Ethan who attend Concord Elementary School.

   

Member Kent Absalonsen

Mr. Kent Absalonsen

First elected: September, 2015
Current Term Expires: April, 2021

Current Committee Appointments/Assignments

Board Member

Policy & Planning Committee Member 

Professional Development

Completed Open Meetings Act Training

Completed Professional Development Leadership and Performance Evaluation Reform Act Training  


Mr. Absalonsen is an attorney and lives with his wife Kristine and their two children in Darien. Mr Absalonsen received his Bachelor's Degree from Washington University, a Master's in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University and his Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law. 

   

Member Alice Esposito

 

Mrs. Alice Esposito

First elected: April, 2017
Current Term Expires: April, 2019

Current Committee Appointments/Assignments

Board Member

Finance Committee Member

CARE Liaison 

Community Involvement

Cass School District 63 Finance Committee Member

Girl Scout Leader

Professional Development

Completed Open Meetings Act Training

Completed Professional Development Leadership and Performance Evaluation Reform Act Training  



Mrs. Esposito lives in Willowbrook with her husband Joe and their daughter. Mrs. Esposito is a CPA and received both her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy and her Master’s Degree in Managerial Finance from Benedictine University.  

   

Member Jeffery McCollian

 

Mr. Jeffery McCollian

First elected: October, 2015
Current Term Expires: April, 2021

Current Committee Appointments/Assignments

Board Member

Community Connections Committee Member

Teaching & Learning Committee Liaison

Community Involvement

Darien Lions Club

Professional Development

Completed Open Meetings Act Training

Completed Professional Development Leadership and Performance Evaluation Reform Act Training  


Mr. McCollian lives in Darien with his wife Deanna and their three children. Mr. McCollian received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin/Whitewater

   

Member Michael Ockrim

 

Mr. Michael Ockrim

First elected: April, 2013
Current Term Expires: April, 2021

Current Committee Appointments/Assignments

Board Member

SASED Board of Control Alternative Representative 

SASED Governing Board Representative

Community Involvement

Darien Youth Club Coach

Past Committee Appointments/Assignment

Community Connections Committee Member

Policy and Planning Committee Member

Professional Development

Completed Open Meetings Act Training

Completed Professional Development Leadership and Performance Evaluation Reform Act Training  
 

Mr. Ockrim lives with his wife Carey and their four children. Mr. Ockrim received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.

   

Contact Information

 

 

  

Mrs. Shelly Camden
President
BOE@CassD63.org
331/481-4000

Mr. Richard Brandeis
Vice President
BOE@CassD63.org
331/481-4000

 

Mr. Steve Alavi
Secretary
BOE@CassD63.org 
331/481-4000
 
Mr. Kent Absalonsen
Member
BOE@CassD63.org 
331/481-4000
Mrs. Alice Esposito
Member
BOE@CassD63.org 
331/481-4000
 
Mr. Jeff McCollian
Member
BOE@CassD63.org 
331/481-4000
Mr. Michael Ockrim
Member
BOE@CassD63.org
331/481-4000

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Darien, Illinois 60561-5333
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