Judy Newton is the President of the Levy Senior Center Foundation. A lifelong Chicagoan, she taught school before becoming
a Realtor. Judy has been involved with the Levy Senior Center from the very beginning! Her favorite memory from those days is of attending the bingo games that took place there during the 1970s! Now she loves spending her time between homes in Tucson and Evanston, leading the Foundation Board, and fussing over her grandkids.
Bob Lockwood was born in Evanston and grew up in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights. He spent his professional
career in banking and finance. Fittingly—and to our benefit—Bob is also the Treasurer for the Levy Senior Center Foundation. He has been involved with the Center for nearly 30 years and delighted to have watched it grow during that time. Bob is most proud of his family life: happily married for 55 years and the father of three successful grown children.
Michael Fogarty grew up in the Chicago area and attended undergraduate and law school at Loyola University.
He has been practicing corporate and real estate law for more than 50 years, an expertise he shares with the Foundation by reviewing the occasional contract. An avid basketball and tennis player, Mike likes to unwind playing folk music on his banjo and guitar. He is happy to be helping care for the needs of seniors through the Foundation.
Wendi Kromash moved to the Midwest in 2009 from New York City. She has always been involved with organizations
that benefit seniors, inspired by the close and loving relationship she had with her maternal grandparents. She continues to work with corporations and non-profit organizations, writes occasional articles for the Evanston Roundtable, and authors a blog about life here in Evanston, entitled (appropriately), Everything Evanston.
Gerri Sizemore has had a long connection to the Center since the 1970s. Gerri is an active community volunteer and
board member for numerous organizations, especially those that support children and seniors, and volunteers weekly in the soup kitchen at her church. Since retiring from the U.S. Postal Service after 37 years of service, Gerri enjoys traveling and spending time with her three grown children and four grandchildren.
grew up in Winnetka and earned her B.A. in English from the University of Denver. She has a
sales background and works at Symbiont Group, a sales and marketing firm in Chicago that specializes in helping software and IT services companies grow. Annie lives in Lakeview and enjoys volunteer work, expanding her network, and giving back to her community. She is looking forward to serving on the LSCF board.
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Gunnar Forrest was born in Sweden and grew up in Winnetka from the age of seven. He has proudly been involved with the
Levy Senior Center for 20 years, starting with the Advisory Board and the Life Enrichment Building Fund in the late 1990s. He is a longstanding member of the Choraleers and enjoys socializing with his many friends. He loves the Levy Center and considers it one of the jewels of Evanston!
Jill Korshak has lived in Evanston since she was five. She worked as an educator in Evanston's two school districts,
returning to Evanston Township High School (ETHS) after retiring to become the summer school principal. At ETHS, she developed a successful program working with high-risk students. A member of the Levy Center, Jill enjoys taking classes in the peaceful, beautiful space, and helping residents see how vital the Center is to Evanston!
is a development executive, author, painter, and musician. An advisor to numerous non-
profits and philanthropies in the United States and abroad, his board service and involvement with the Levy Senior Center Foundation is a coming home of sorts: years ago, Paul was asked by Joe Levy, Jr. to chair the Levy Enrichment Fund, the Foundation’s precursor. Paul is a native Evanstonian and the father of two adult children.
Hugo Rodriguez studied civil engineering in college, a subject that complements his successful 30+ year career as a real
estate broker. He is active in several Chicagoland nonprofit organizations including Association House of Chicago, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, and Edgewater Community Council. For 25 years he was also an avid supporter of ANINI, an orphanage in Guatemala for severely handicapped children. Hugo is delighted to be on the board of the LSCF.
John Peterson is a semi-retired senior attorney and is of counsel with Howe & Hutton in Chicago. Formerly, John was Regional
Director of the FTC, Chair of the Chicago Bar Assoc. Trade and Professional Assoc. Law Committee, and a Chair of the IL State Bar Assoc. Antitrust Law Section Council. John also serves on the board of Argentium Home Care, and recently as the chair of the McGaw YMCA. He lives with his wife, Jane, of 50 years. Their son and family live nearby. He is an avid golfer.
Joan Hickman is a lifelong Evanstonian and a former Foundation Board Chair. She is a retired medical social worker and
crisis intervention counselor. Always a doer, Joan has been involved with the Levy Senior Center in one way or another for over 20 years! An active participant and volunteer in local government, she is proud of the work she did to help change the Evanston City Council meeting process.
Bill Logan is a lifelong Evanston resident and our former Chief of Police. Community
involvement is in his DNA. He has
involved with a long list of local organizations in addition to the LSCF, including Rotary, the Board of Evanston Parks & Recreation, Evanston Community Foundation, FAAM Youth Basketball Program, and the Chessman Civic Club. He loves the Levy Center, especially participating in the activities and enjoying all the great people he meets.