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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

  • Sara Granack, Chair
    CDW Corporation
  • Lia Douglas, Vice Chair
  • Erin Kirchner, Vice Chair
    Cooley LLP
  • Nick Jones, Secretary
    Teletrac Navman

Board Members

  • Veronica Appleton, The Marketing Arm
  • Amit Bir, Zebra Technologies Corporation
  • Craig Caffarelli, GEM Realty Capital
  • David Carlson, Brunswick Group
  • Caroline Abzug Ceisel, Reyes Holdings
  • Sasha Diskin, Horizon Therapeutics
  • Matt Frekko, Prairie Management Group
  • Julie A. Gish
  • Barry Greenhouse, W.W. Grainger, Inc.
  • Tracie Haas, AbbVie
  • Michael Loiacano, Heidrick & Struggles
  • Patrick Mannelly, Chicago Bears
  • Valerie McCall, Ed.D., West Aurora School Dist. 129
  • Phil Menzel, JM Search
  • Al Miralles, CNA Insurance
  • Scott Patterson, William Blair & Company, LLC
  • David Raye, The Goddard School
  • Lynn Van Cleave, Wintrust Financial