Our Board

Our Dedicated Board at The Day Nursery

The Day Nursery Board of Directors FY22


Michelle Arnold, Sr. Policy Analyst, Chapin Hall – University of Chicago (Retired)

Vice President

Scott Dolezal, Attorney at Law, Best, Vanderlaan, and Harrington


Kevin Smith, Program and Project Senior Manager, Accenture


Maureen Delaney, Office Manager, Elmwood Park Library


Lori Anderson, MBA, Director, Global Supply Chain, Avery Dennison

Cari Christoff, Executive Director, The Day Nursery (Ex Officio member)

Heather Claxton-Douglas, ShoeElf Software LLC

Aisha Dalley, Teacher, Cicero School District 99

Emilee Elick, Graduate Psychologist, Cheyenne VA Medical Center

Erin Ficker, Self-employed Consultant

Emily Hahn, Investment Analyst, Telemus Capital, LLC

Andreia Leon, Medical Reviewer, IPM Medical Group

Karen Newton, Instructional Design Consultant, US Cellular

Eric Olson, Operations Exec, Media Source Inc.

Cecilia Lyons-Sharp, Government Public Aid Collector, Advocate Health Care

Nicole Silver, Registered Behavior Therapist (RBT), Orange Pediatric Therapy

Faraz A. Sultan, Ph.D., M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Rush University

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, and put their individual experience and expertise to work for the greater good.


Demonstrate and share your time and talents with our children by volunteering in the classroom. Program volunteers can participate in a one-time event or on a reoccurring basis. If you would like to share your expertise via Zoom, please let us know. 

Administrative Support

From data entry to helping with an Economy Shop sale, there are a variety of opportunities to support the organization.


The Day Nursery holds unique events throughout the year. All it takes is some ideas and energy.

Organizational Leadership

Consider joining The Day Nursery Board of Directors.

Sign Up to Participate

Please use the form here to tell us a little bit about yourself and what you hope to accomplish through your volunteer efforts. We look forward to making a difference - together.


Your support is essential to keep quality early childhood education at The Day Nursery affordable and accessible for all families.​