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Taylor Egan, President

Taylor Egan PhotoFirst elected: April 2017
Current term expires: April 2025
Current Committee/Liaison assignments: Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Joint PTO Council, Geneva Coalition for Youth, Geneva Academic Foundation, Superintendent’s Boundary Task Force, Superintendent’s Communications Task Force, Finance Advisory Committee, Illinois Association of School Boards Liaison, Mental Health
Profession: Executive Director, Water Street Studios
Relevant degrees/life experience/volunteer experiences: BA from DePaul University; Geneva Academic Foundation board member (2015-2017); Geneva Library Foundation board member (2015-present); Geneva Coalition for Youth school liaison (2015-present); Geneva Feeder Basketball assistant coach (2016-present); Geneva Feeder Board Member (2018-present), Superintendent’s Communications Task Force community liaison (2015-present); Geneva Learners member; Parent Teacher Organization officer/committee(s) chair (2012-2017)
About life in Geneva: My husband, Jim, and I have two children currently enrolled as Geneva 304 students. My son, Oliver, is a student at Geneva Middle School North. My daughter, Elliot, attends Geneva High School.


Michael McCormick, Vice President

Michael McCormick PhotoFirst elected: April 2011
Current term expires: April 2023
Current committee/liaison assignments: Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO), Geneva High School Theater Boosters, G.E.A.R.S. (A&E Parent Support Group), Superintendent’s Facilities Task Force, Finance Advisory Committee
Profession: Attorney and Managing Partner of McCormick Law Group, LLC in Chicago and McCormick Tax Group, LLC concentrating in Tax and Corporate law.
Relevant degrees/life experience/volunteer activities: Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Miami University, 1984; Bachelor of Science in Finance, Miami University, 1984; Concannon Certificate in International Law, University of Notre Dame, 1986; Juris Doctorate Valparaiso University college of Law, 1988; LL.M in Taxation, John Marshall Law School, 1992. Member, St. Peter Church in Geneva; Member, Board of Directors Kawasaki Disease Fund, Chicago, Illinois; Member, Board of Directors Youth Recordings Chicago NFP; Special Projects Coordinator, Chicago Bar Association; Federal Taxation Committee, American Bar Association; Former President of the Homeless Youth Foundation, Chicago, Illinois.
About life in Geneva: My wife, Jessica, and I have five children. Our three eldest children Michael, Collin and Evan are GHS grads and currently in college. Our daughters, Ashley (10) and Meghan (8) are future GHS students and big Viking fans!


Larry Cabeen

Larry CabeenFirst elected: April 2019
Current term expires: April 2023
Current Committee/Liaison assignments: Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Joint PTO Council, Geneva High School Theatre Boosters, Geneva Music Boosters, G.E.A.R.S. (A&E Parent Support Group), PRIDE Committee, Policy Committee
Profession: Retired U.S. Air Force Veteran (Captain) and Retired Commercial Airline Pilot
Relevant degrees/life experience/volunteer experiences: BA in Education and Minor in Aviation Technology from University of Illinois; Baker Church Board of Trustees (1986-90) and President (1988-90); Elgin Master Chorale Board (1992-01) and President (1995-01); Willowgate Homeowners Association (1998-05) and President (2001-05); DeKalb Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter (2012-17) and President (2015-17).
About life in Geneva: I have lived in the Fox Valley area for 35 years and in Geneva for 13 years. My wife Pam and I enjoy skiing, singing, and traveling. Our son is currently working on his PhD, and our daughter teaches at Mary Mount College in New York.


Dan Choi

Dan Choi PhotoFirst elected: June 2021 (appointed interim member in 2020)
Current term expires: April 2025
Current committee/liaison assignments: Policy Committee, Geneva Vikings All Sports Boosters
Profession: National Sales Director for ABM Industries
Relevant degrees/life experience/volunteer experiences: Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Keller Graduate School of Management; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Boston University; University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation Board member and Executive Committee member (current).
About life in Geneva: I have three children in the District, currently attending grades second, sixth, and ninth.


Jacqueline "Jackie" Forbes

Jackie Forbes PhotoFirst elected: April 2021
Current term expires: April 2025
Current committee/liaison assignments: Coming soon
Profession: Chief of Planning and Programming, Kane County Division of Transportation
Relevant degrees/life experience/volunteer activities: Bachelor of Arts, Miami University; Master of Science, DePaul University; Northern Illinois University Civic Leadership Academy Certificate of Achievement, 2019; Mill Creek Special Service Area Advisory Body, 2008-2011; Fabyan Elementary PTO Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer, 2009-2011; National Association of County and City Health Officials HIA Community of Practice member, 2015; Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Environment and Natural Resources Committee, 2015-2019; Kendall County Health Department Environmental Health Advisory Board, 2017-present; CMAP Human and Community Development Committee, 2018-present; Regional Transportation Authority Transit Access Citzens Advisory Board 2018-present, (Chairman 2021); Making Kane County Fit for Kids Board of Directors - Chairman, 2019-present; Metropolitan Planning Council Transportation Committee, 2020-present
About life in Geneva: My husband and I have two daughters at Geneva Community High School, Kendall and Jordan.


Tammie (Tamatha) Meek

First elected: April 2021
Current term expires: April 2025
Current committee/liaison assignments: Coming soon
Profession: Attorney. Of Counsel at The Law Offices of Jotham S. Stein PC and President of Law Office of Tamatha Meek, Inc. Focus on advising employees, executives, and entrepreneurs in their business relationships.    
Relevant degrees/life experience/volunteer activities: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy (including extensive course work in Afroamerican & African Studies), University of Michigan; M.B.A. Johnson School of Management, Cornell University; J.D. Cornell Law School. Previous board member, Mill Creek Elementary PTO, Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors, St. Charles Mothers’ Club, Temple B’Nai Israel; current regular volunteer at agencies addressing food insecurity, including Feed My Starving Children, Lazarus House and Northern Illinois Food Bank.  
About life in Geneva: I am very fortunate to be the mother of three Geneva 304 students, Matthew (Class 2023), Nathan (Class of 2025), and Ella (Class of 2027)!


Alicia Saxton

Alicia Saxton PhotoFirst elected: April 2019
Current term expires: April 2023
Current Committee/Liaison assignments: Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO), Geneva High School Theatre Boosters, K-12 Discipline Committee, Superintendent’s Communications Task Force, Policy Committee, Technology Task Force
Profession: Customer Relations and Teacher, Pure Barre
Relevant degrees/life experience/volunteer experiences: B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences secondary education from Illinois State University; M.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences from Eastern Illinois University; Teacher in Township High School District 214 (2006-11); Geneva Lutheran Church Parent’s Day Out Board Member (2015-present); Geneva Lutheran Church Mom’s Group Co-Leader, (2017-present); Heartland Elementary School Spring Fling Chair (2019); Heartland Elementary School Room Parent Volunteer, PE Helper, and Chaperone (2016-present).
About life in Geneva: My husband, Jason, is a GHS Class of 1999 graduate. We have two daughters currently enrolled as Geneva 304 students at Heartland Elementary School: Lila and Elena.


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