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Phyllis Rubin, President
Phyllis  fell in love with AWN when she started attending MeetUps, then joined Mix of Minds and, because of the warmth and camaraderie of each group she tried, she was sold and agreed to go on the Board!

Judy Smith, Vice President

Judy has been involved with AWN since 2016 in various capacities.  Her favorite thing about AWN is people and the connections they make with each other.

Don Burk, Treasurer

Don is the AWN Treasurer.  He, and his wife Margaret, have been involved in AWN from its beginning.  Don enjoys the social events, the new friends he has made, and the advocacy work related to housing and the environment.


Lissa Schwartz, Secretary

Lissa joined the board in 2022 and is one of the early members of AWN. She especially enjoys the Fiber Arts Group.

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Henry Kranz, Member at Large

Henry joined the Arbor West Neighbors in 2022. He coordinated contacts for a nascent AWN with the OPRF Community Foundation when he was the Foundation's marketing director.He appreciates the groups purpose and advocacy and is pleased to serve on the Board.


Cecily Mango, Member at Large

Cecily joined the AWN Board in 2023 as the Member at Large.  She has participated in the Walking Group and Mix of Minds. She has been a member of AWN since 2022 and is a new member Ambassador.

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Ralph Lee, Member at Large

Ralph came from a career of high school, college, and university teaching and administration, which included sixteen years teaching chemistry and physics at OPRF High School. He is a forty-four-year resident of Oak Park, with four daughters, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He has been a member of AWN for one year.

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