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Advisory Council members are the eyes and ears of the community and bring a wealth of experience and diverse perspectives to AgeOptions.

The Advisory Council represents and links AgeOptions to suburban Cook County communities. It focuses on programmatic and planning issues and recommends action to the Board of Directors. Council committees are often issue oriented and focus on legislation and public information.

Residents of suburban Cook County are encouraged to apply for membership on the Advisory Council. For additional information and a nomination form, please contact Karen Abee at (708)383-0258, TTY (708)524-1653 or karen.abee@ageoptions.org.

AgeOptions Advisory Council

Chairperson
Joan Strickland
Retired Teacher
Calumet City

Vice Chairperson
Carol Goldbaum
Consultant and Trainer
Generative Services
Wilmette

Secretary
Jacqueline Jones
Kinesiologist
Berkeley

Members
J. Diane Adams-Alsberry
Pediatric Physical Therapist
Hazel Crest

Nan Anderson
Aging Advocate
Evanston

Janice A. Cichowlas, J.D., Ph.D.
Gerontology Consultant
Niles Township Trustee
Morton Grove

Vaiju Dunung
Aging Volunteer
Des Plaines

Betsy Essex
Associate Professor
Governors State University
Oak Park

Merna Folkers
Retired Teacher
Mt. Prospect

Kelly Gilbert
Executive Director
Visiting Angels of Chicago North Shore
Bolingbrook

Molly Hofer
Family Life Educator
University of Illinois Extension
Oak Forest

James Hunt

Pharmacist

Oak Park


Dr. Audrey Klopp

Assistant Professor

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University

La Grange Park

Anna Marie McCall
Volunteer-Educator
Des Plaines

Rosa Ochoa

Facilities Manager

Memorial Park

Sharp Community Center

Bellwood

Isaiah Poland
Consultant
50Plus Financial Group, Inc.
Chicago

Ruth Reko
Volunteer
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter
River Forest

MC Robinson
Bellwood Trustee
Bellwood

Ovie Salgado
Community Catalyst
Mather LifeWays
Downers Grove

Mike Shah

Aging Volunteer

Skokie

Fran Tourdot
Illumident, Inc.
Geriatric Oral Health
Worth

Patricia Walker
Owner
Magically Made Meals
La Grange

Leila Ward
Retired Nurse Practitioner
Robbins
 
Rose Zarnowski
Hines Veterans Administration Center
Orland Hills