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Board of Directors &
Senior Leadership

Board of Directors &
Senior Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Mike Briggs
    President & CEO, Little Friends (non-voting member)
  • Thomas Connors, Chairman
    Retired, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
  • Ray Kinney, Vice Chairman
    Vice Chairman – Owner, Blooming Color
  • Ray McGury, Secretary
    Executive Director, Naperville Park District
  • Kevin Kobe, Treasurer
    Associate, Investment Properties, CBRE Capital Markets
  • Pat Adamatis
    Retired, Educator, Naperville Community Unit School District 203
  • Dan Casey
    Retired, Owner, Casey’s Foods
  • Maurice Doyle
    Managing Director, Advantage Capital Partners
  • Karla Harmon
    Global Director, CBRE
  • Matt Johanson
    Senior Vice President, Discover Financial Services
  • Eric Jones
    Professor & Associate Dean of College of Aviation Science, Lewis University
  • Molly Losh, Ph.D.
    Professor, Jo Ann G. and Peter F. Dolle Chair in Learning Disabilities Associate Chair, Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University
  • Anthony Losurdo
    General Manager, Gibson’s Restaurant Group
  • Peter Penzes, Ph.D.
    Director, Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Ruth and Evelyn Dunbar Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Northwestern University
  • Joseph Ruble
    Managing Director, Caliber Advisors, Inc.
  • Brian Sieve
    Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Brooke Thompson
    Managing Director, Merrill Lynch

Senior Leadership Team

Little Friends Senior Leadership Team has the day-to-day task of managing our agency of 400 employees, our facilities, and the programs we provide.  Their decades of experience and expertise in their fields guides Little Friends as an organization to achieve more for those we serve.  Under their leadership, Little Friends has proudly been awarded Quality Assurances Accreditation from CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership, confirming that our agency embraces person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services. The goals the Senior Leadership Team sets for Little Friends help our organization to meet the growing needs of those we serve now and will so into the future.

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I love my school

“I love my school because I have great teachers and friends.”

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I like to socialize and laugh

“I like to socialize and laugh with my friends every day.”

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Little Friends staff are remarkable people

“As parents, we feel truly thankful and blessed for the opportunities that Little Friends has provided and offered.  Little Friends staff are remarkable people who are dedicated to what they do and those they serve.”

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Good times with friends and people who care

“For my son, this has not been just a school but the place where he spends good times with friends and people who care about him.”

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How grateful we are

“How grateful we are to all the angels who work with our son at Little Friends. This is his home.”

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Krejci means so much to Us

“Krejci means so much to us because it’s been the one place that has truly helped my child excel and grow; the place that he is not judged or made to feel different but accepted. I am so appreciative of the patience, care, and hard work from all the Krejci staff.”

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Positive Impact on our Family

“Respite has had such a positive impact on our family. We love that our kids can socialize with other families that share our similarities. It gives me comfort knowing he is in good hands”