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Board Member Biographies

227 N. Fourth Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630-463-3000

Larry Cabeen, President

Larry CabeenFirst elected: April 2019
Current term expires: April 2027
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, Superintendent's Facilities Task Force
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: Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO), Vocational Representative to Fox Valley Career Center, Superintendent's Boundary Task Force, Finance Advisory Committee, Geneva Vikings All Sports Boosters, Illinois Association of School Boards Liaison
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 - Vice President

Jackie Forbes PhotoFirst elected: April 2021
Current term expires: April 2025
Current committee/liaison assignments: Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO), Geneva All-Sports Boosters, Geneva All-Sports Boosters, Geneva Music Boosters, Legislative Liaison, Illinois Association of School Boards Liaison, Technology Task Force, Finance Advisory Committee
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.

Paul A. Radlinski

Paul RadlinskiFirst appointed: April 2023 (appointed interim member in 2022)
Current term expires: April 2027
Current committee/liaison assignments: Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO), Geneva High School Theater Boosters, K-12 Discipline Committee, Superintendent's Communications Task Force, Superintendent's Facilities Task Force, Finance Committee
Relevant degrees/life experience/volunteer activities: Recently retired from the Chemical Industry, BS in Chemistry Pennsylvania State University, MBA from University of Houston, Expatriation to the Netherlands (4.5 years) and PRC (Shanghai) (4 years), volunteer activities: Church youth mission trips, Northern Illinois Food Bank volunteer
About life in Geneva: Moved to Geneva in 2004, have had three children attend Geneva schools, after living all over the world, my wife and I have considered Geneva to be our home base and are happy to be back in Geneva. 

Molly Ansari

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First appointed: April 2023 (appointed interim member in 2022) 
Current term expires: April 2027
Current committee/liaison assignments: Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO), Geneva Academic Foundation, Policy Committee, Technology Task Force, Mental Health                                                                                                                       
Profession: Assistant Professor at Bradley University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program. Owner as well as Art Therapist/Clinical Counselor specializing in trauma therapy and recovery at Art of Healing, a private practice offering both counseling and art therapy.                                                                      
Relevant degrees/life experience/volunteer activities: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Masters Degree in Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler University; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counselor Education and Supervision from Adler University. Current member of the American Counseling Association and the American Art Therapy Association.
About life in Geneva: My husband and I are proud parents to two small children. Laya will be in the class of 2035 and Albi will be in the class of 2038 in District 304!

Stephanie Bellino

Stephanie Bellino
First appointed: April 2023(appointed interim member in 2022)
Current term expires: April 2025
Current committee/liaison assignments: Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO), Geneva Academic Foundation, G.E.A.R.S. - A&E Parent Support Group, Superintendent's Boundary Task Force, Superintendent's Communications Task Force, Policy Committee                                                                                                                                          
Relevant degrees/life experience/volunteer activities: As a parent of Geneva 304 students, I have taken many opportunities to volunteer. I have been part of committees on the Heartland PTO; whether it be running our school Fun Fair, Teacher Appreciation Events, Yearbook Committee and more. I volunteer to help in the classroom for Young Explorers and STEAM. I have thrown many Class Holiday Parties, where I work with the teachers and other parents. I appreciate the effort faculty and staff make to infuse Geneva D304 into the community and harness a sense of community amongst the Geneva 304 families. 
About life in Geneva: My family and I support our student artists, performers and athletes by attending games and events. This includes the District Art Festival, Band and Choir Concerts, Variety Shows, Theater performances, Football games, Cross Country Meets, and so much more. 

Willard C. Hooks, Jr.

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First Elected: April 2023
Current term expires: April 2025
Current Committee/Liaison assignments: Joint PTO Council, K-12 Discipline Committee, Policy Committee, Mental Health
Profession: Licensed Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist
Relevant degrees/life experiences: BA degree in speech pathology-elementary education (double major) and MA degree in speech pathology from Louisiana Tech University; MA degree in Audiology and Speech Science from Michigan State University (MSU), following service in the United States Naval Reserve (Naval Aviation Schools Command - Pensacola, FL); Ph.D. degree from MSU in Audiology and Speech Sciences and MSU Neuroscience Program; Assistant professor (half-time) in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Saint Xavier University (Chicago, IL) 2006-2011; Private practice and owner OtoLing – Naperville, IL (2006 – present). Life member American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Regular member Society for Neuroscience (2003- present), Chicago Society for Neuroscience; Registered partner with Dana Foundation; Provided professional services in public, private, and parochial schools and clinical settings; Lector and commentator Saint Peter Church; Former board member Fox Valley Bike and Ski Club (2003-2007).
About life in Geneva: My wife Sherry and I moved to Geneva in 2002. We appreciate the overall beauty and stability of the community coupled to the potential for growth.