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Our Board

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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.

 

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Hilda Schlatter, Secretary

Hilda has worked for the State of Illinois, Metropolitan Services, and Walgreens Health Initiatives.  In retirement, Arbor West has given her the opportunity to reach out, give back.

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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.

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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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Sun-Hee Youn, Member at Large

Sun-Hee Yoon  is the founder and CEO of Sage Lifestyle Concierge, which helps seniors age gracefully in their own homes. She is also a board member of the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Illinois Family Caregiver Coalition and Advocacy Task Force. 

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Trudy Doyle, Member at Large

Trudy Doyle has volunteered in many local groups, including First Tuesday, The Oak Park Regional Housing Center, St. Giles Family Mass Community, the League Of Women Voters, and the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association. She worked for thirty years as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant, at several large law firms in the Loop, initially specializing in Estates and Trusts, and later working in Insurance Litigation.

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William Peterson, Member at Large

William (Bill) Peterman is a 43-year resident of Oak Park. He has  a PhD in (urban) Geography from the University of Denver. He had a long-standing involvement with the Oak Park Regional Housing Center planning the Oak Park Exchange Congress on the Center’s board. He currently coordinates a program  that provides lunches once each week for the Housing Forward transitional shelter.

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Stephen Jordan, Member-at-Large

Stephen was on the Board of Unity Temple from 1996-1999 and addressed the problems and opportunities they had. He was also on the Board of Cluster Tutoring. He generally brings a sense of pragmatism to a Board and is not a status quo person. He likes to reach out to find new people who are interested in what AWN is doing.

Arbor West Neighbors

Arbor West Neighbors (AWN) is a grassroots organization of neighbors in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and Austin connected to support and enrich aging through community building and advocacy. Our mission is to empower adults to thrive as we age in community. 

 

Our vision is to build a multi-ethnic, multicultural community where all older adults are valued, age with dignity, and enjoy opportunities for growth and engagement. 

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization with over 120 members. 

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