The Marklund Board of Directors is made up of a group of volunteers from the suburbs and Chicago area who are committed to advancing the mission and vision of Marklund. Having diverse backgrounds, the Board members bring to the table experience from various business sectors, service organizations and personal connections to the developmental disabilities arena.

2022 Board of Directors

Mike Herlihy, Chair
Carol Donahue, Vice Chair
Jerry Finis,  Treasurer,  Finance Committee Chair
Jim Armbruster, Secretary
Frank Murnane Jr., Immediate Past Chair
Howard Brandeisky, Development Committee Chair
Carie Carney
Gerry Estes
Jerry Finis
Karyn Fitch
Dan Foley
Laura Karlins
Yaneth Medina
Ari Smith
Dan Whiston
Jack Zimmerman

The dates for 2023 are: April 6, May 25 (Finance), June 22, August 10 (Board Retreat), and October 26.


Parents and guardians of residents are welcome to meet with the board but must make their request at least three weeks in advance of a meeting to allow for sufficient time. Requests must be made through Mary Kobbeman, Executive Assistant, at 630-593-5472.

The Board holds four scheduled meetings per year, plus an all-day retreat.
Board meetings begin at 7 p.m.