Board announced for HP Village

Staff Writer

Hyde Park Village announced its board of directors recently. On Dec. 10 the nominating committee, comprised of Margaret Huyck, Jane Ciacci, Marianne Crusius, Wallace Goode, Allison Hartman, Nina Helstein, Mary Rogel and George Rumsey, presented their suggestions to the founding committee. The nominating committee had previously spent several months interviewing candidates. The board’s first meeting will be in January.

The Chicago Hyde Park Village Board of Directors

President Susan Alitto: Alitto is a founder of the CHPV, and president of the steering committee. She is retired from the Anesthesia Department at the University of Chicago Hospitals.

Vice-President Lenora Austin: Austin is the former executive director of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, and was previously a school principal for Chicago Public Schools. She is a co-founder of the Hyde Park Disabilities Task Force.

Treasurer Christy Casey-Ware: Casey-Ware is employed at Bank Financial, where she is second-in-command at the Hyde Park branch, and specializes in personal banking.

Secretary Anastasia McRae: McRae is a readjustment counseling therapist at the Chicago Heights VA Center.

Board Members

For 1-year terms, ending March 2014

Allison Hartman: Hartman is vice-president of the steering committee, a practicing attorney, president of the board of the D.A.R.E. residence on 55th St., and a member of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference Board.

Margaret Huyck: Huyck, secretary of the steering committee, is professor emerita of psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology, specializing in gerontology. She is also president of Hyde Park OWL.

Mary Rogel: Rogel is a business owner in Hyde Park (East Point Associates), specializing in acupuncture and bodywork, and a teacher of Qi Gong. Mary is Treasurer of the D.A.R.E. board.

For 2-year terms, ending March 2015

Marianne Crusius: Crusius was formerly the manager of the Language Resource Center at Princeton University.

Sammie Dortch: Dortch is chair of the applied science department at Harold Washington College, City Colleges of Chicago, and currently serving as moderator of her church.

Jason Molony: Molony, a former IT professional, is currently a student at U. of C. Social Service Administration, and an administrative social work intern at Rush University Medical Center

Ken Schug: Schug is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at IIT, and active in First Unitarian Church.

For 3-year terms, ending March 2016

Camille Hamilton-Doyle: Hamilton-Doyle is a retired Illinois Bell employee. Currently she is a board member of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference, co-chair of its schools committee, a member of the Hyde Park Kiwanis, and active at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.

Pat MacClarence: MacClarence is a licensed social worker who has been active on the steering committee.

Shari Runner: Runner is senior vice president for strategy and community development at the Chicago Urban League, president of Bright Promises Foundation, working on children’s issues, and on the board of Urban Gateways.

Mary Young: Young was formerly with U. of C. office of Civic Engagement, and has experience in many local organizations.

Advisory Committee

Queta Bauer
Jane Ciacci
Wallace Goode
Nina Helstein
Roger Huff
George Rumsey