Our Board

Our Dedicated Board at The Day Nursery

The Day Nursery Board of Directors FY21


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

Vice President

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


Nancy Guarino, Teacher, Oak Park Elementary School District 97


Maureen Delaney, Office Manager, Elmwood Park Library


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

Clare Brooks, District 97 Educator, Percy Julian Middle School

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

Aisha Dalley, Teacher, Cicero School District 99

Emilee Elick-Cattrell, Affairs Manager, Sage Neuropsychology

Erin Ficker, Self-employed Consultant

Vicki Gregor, Program Director, The Day Nursery (Ex Officio member)

Emily Hahn, Investment Analyst, Telemus Capital, LLC

John Lesch, Jr., Retail Supervisor, Binny’s Beverage Depot

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

Karen Newton, Instructional Design Consultant, US Cellular

Eric Olson, COO/CFO, React Physical Therapy

Nicole Silver, Registered Pediatric Behavior Therapist, BGF Children's Therapy

Kevin Smith, Program and Project Senior Manager, Accenture

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

Heather Zeman, Partner, Proficio Consulting Group

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Direct Service

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.

Administrative Support

From data entry to helping an Economy Shop sale, there are a variety of opportunities to help 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 Director.

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.​