Board & Staff

The AFP Chicago Chapter Board of Directors is an all-volunteer board that is made up of 22 members. Their role is to ensure the policies and procedures established by the chapter are fulfilled. Please click here for more information on board service and AFP Chicago Pathways to Leadership.

2017 Board of Directors

President:  John Huebler CFRE Illinois Institute of Technology 
President-Elect: Melissa Berliner, Campbell & Company
Senior Vice President – Membership (Interim): Melissa Berliner, Campbell & Company &  Eric Johnson CFRE, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) 
Senior Vice President – Communications & External Relations: Kristienne Hanna, Swedish Covenant Hospital
Senior Vice President – Ethics & Emerging Initiatives: Tula Gogolak, Easter Seals 
Secretary: Crystal Williams, CNP, Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, North Park University
Treasurer: Meredith Mann, Center for Conflict Resolution
Immediate Past President: Eric Johnson CFRE, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) 

Laura Aikens, CCS Fundraising 
Teresa Battaglia
, Archdiocese of Chicago
Michael Boersma CFRE
, Advocate Charitable Foundation
Patricia Broughton, CFRE, Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago & NW IN
Sherre Jennings Cullen CFRE, Urban Gateways
Melanie Dykstra, Dominican University
Alyson Hall CFRE, American Association of Endodontists Foundation 
Tony Martinez, Jr., The Chicago Community Trust
Bill Melamed, Arts Consulting Group
Craig Morris, CFRE
Stacey O’Malley, Feeding America
Gabriella Pehanich, YMCA of the USA
Katie Roth CFRE, CNP, MNA, Lake Forest College
Jill Silver Topolski


Pamela V. Williams CAE, Executive Director
Gail Brooks CMP, Director of Meetings
Carletta Seay, Manager, Membership & Registration Services
Elizabeth Haley, Manager, Communications & Programs 
Scott Freeman, Controller


Q&A with 2017 AFP Chicago Chapter President John Huebler, CFRE

John Huebler, CFRE is AFP Chicago's 2017 Chapter President and Senior Major Gift Officer, Institutional Advancement at the Illinois Institute of Technology. 

We invited John to share his insights with us, includng how he entered the development profession, turning points in his career, and why he is looking forward to the year ahead for AFP Chicago. 

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