Empowering people to thrive as they age.

Advisory Council

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 Kim McCahill at (708)383-0258 or kim.mccahill@ageoptions.org.

Chairperson

Carol Goldbaum
Consultant and Trainer
Generative Services
Wilmette

Vice Chairperson

Molly Hofer
Family Life Educator
University of Illinois Extension
Oak Forest

Secretary

Jacqueline Jones
Kinesiologist
Berkeley

Members

Nan Anderson
Aging Advocate
Evanston

Julie Bach
Director, School of Social Work
Dominican University
Forest Park

Shirley Drewenski
Director of Continuing Education
South Suburban College
1st Ward Alderman
City of Harvey
Harvey

Vaiju Dunung
Aging Volunteer
Des Plaines

Elizabeth Essex
Associate Professor Emeritus
Governors State University
Oak Park

Stephanie Garrigan, MSW, MBA
Philips Aging and Caregiving
River Forest

Margaret Gergen
Chicago

Kelly Gilbert
Executive Director
Visiting Angels of Chicago North Shore
Bolingbrook

Lela Grimble
Advocate, Ambassador
Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter
Maywood

Barbara J. Hunt
Veterans Administration, Retired
Oak Park

Dr. Audrey Klopp
Assistant Professor
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University
La Grange Park

Amelia Luckie-Griffin
CEO
Rophe Healthcare Adult Day Service Center
Harvey

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

Dianah Richmond
Community Living Center Licensed Social Worker
Edward Jines, Jr. VA Hospital

Dan Riordan
Deputy Chief of  Fire Prevention
Tinley Park Fire Department
Tinley Park

MC Robinson
Bellwood Trustee
Bellwood

Joan Strickland
Retired Teacher
Calumet City

Andrew Teitelman
Social Services Consultant
Oak Park

Fran Tourdot
Illumident, Inc., Geriatric Oral Health
Palos Hills

Patricia Walker
Owner
Magically Made Meals
La Grange

Katie Walsh
Cook County Sheriff
Senior Citizen Services
Maywood

Leslie Weber Jr.
Senior Advocate, Social Services
Mount Prospect

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