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Bernie’s Book Bank is fortunate to be supported by a strong Board of Directors comprised of professionals from all industries. This incredible team of passionate and dedicated people help to advance our mission to increase book ownership among under-served children throughout Chicagoland.

Bernie’s Book Bank Board of Directors

Board Leadership

  • Lia Douglas, Chair
  • Erin Kirchner, Vice Chair
    Cooley LLP
  • Nick Jones, Secretary
    Teletrac Navman

Board Members

  • Veronica Appleton, The Marketing Arm
  • Tina Allen, Zurich North America
  • Rob Armstrong, Zebra Technologies Corporation
  • Jeff Burtelow, William Blair & Company, LLC
  • David Carlson, Brunswick Group
  • Danielle DuMerer, John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • Nicole Graham, Amplify
  • Karen Habercoss, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Patrick Mannelly, Chicago Bears
  • Valerie McCall, Ed.D., West Aurora School Dist. 129
  • Phil Menzel, JM Search
  • Al Miralles, CDW Corporation
  • Tanusree Misra, AbbVie
  • Usha Patil, United Health Group
  • Kristie Vainikos Stegen, CoreLogic
  • Lynn Van Cleave, Wintrust Financial