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  Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Our YMCA is led by a policy-making volunteer board of directors who are elected by YMCA members and serve three-year terms. Ownership of the YMCA's assets and management of endowment investments are vested in the Board of Directors. This group of community volunteers provides the vision, strategic leadership and stewardship for the Association. The following are the current members of our Board of Directors:


Cliff Cross (Chair, Building & Grounds Advisory Committee)
City Planner – City of Kankakee 

John Gruhn (Treasurer)
Vice President – Farmers State Bank of Danforth

Paula Jacobi (Secretary)
Partner - Barmann, Bohlen, Jacobi PC
Senior Vice President, General Counsel - Riverside Medical Center

Susan Lopez (Chief Volunteer Officer & Chair, Governance & HR Committee)
Senior HR Consultant - People Etc.

Craig Rosenow (Chair, Strategic Planning Committee & Past President)
Director of Engineering & EHS - The Dow Chemical Company



Imani Drew
Associate Judge - Twenty-First Judicial Circuit 

Tobe Fulford III
Kankakee County Sheriff's Office

Sheila Kramer

Amy LaFine
Retired Foundation Executive Director - Presence St. Mary's Hospital

Matt McAllister
Lean Manager - Riverside HealthCare

Jill Pristach
Community Volunteer

Sylvia Rockett
Retired Principal, Kankakee School District #111

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.