Executive Director - Sally Walker
Office Staff - Sandra Siegel, Shirley Nocella
Board of Directors
Rosina Gallagher - President
Sally Thomson - President-Elect
Michele Kane - Past President
Judy Hart Rhoads - Secretary
Lori Swan - Treasurer
Bonnie Park - Chair
Awards and Scholarships
Mary Ann Paradise (Consultant)
Jane Seidel (Consultant)
Lori Swan and Executive Committee
Ad Hoc - Standards
Julie Luck Jensen
President's Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs
Courier - Rosina Gallagher, Shirley Nocella (office)
Journal - Joan Franklin Smutny
Terry James Mohaupt (Consultant)
Laura Beltchenko (Early Childhood)
Dianne (Mini) Woodard (Elementary)
Lori Swan (Middle School)
Judy Minor (Secondary)
Terry James Mohaupt (Consultant)
Terry James Mohaupt
Diverse Gifted Populations
Social and Emotional
Ben Hebebrand (Independent/Private Schools Liaison)
Diane Beedy (ROEs/ISCs Liaison)
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius (Universities Liaison)
Advocacy – Susan Rhodes
The goal of the advocacy committee is to educate the general public and decision-makers on how investing in the education of gifted and talented students benefits Illinois' economic growth and development.
Communications – Newsletter – Rosina Gallagher and Shirley Nocella (office), Journal – Joan Franklin Smutny, Other - Terry James Mohaupt (consultant).
The goal of the communications committee is to disseminate information and respond to queries via live, print and electronic means, and to publish a newsletter and journal.
Diverse Gifted Populations - Penny Choice, Laura Paull
The goal of the diverse gifted populations committee is to promote awareness, collaboration, and professional development in support of diverse gifted populations throughout Illinois.
Education - Andrea Zietlow; Laura Beltchenko (Early Childhood), Dianne (Mini) Woodard (Elementary), Lori Swan (Middle School) and Judy Minor (Secondary)
The goal of the education committee is to share resources with parents and educators to support best practices in the education of gifted and talented children.
Liaisons - Diane Beedy (ROE), Paula Olszewski-Kubilius (universities), Ben Hebebrand (independent/private schools)
The goal of the liaison committees is to serve as a link with state/regional offices of education, Illinois universities, public and independent/private schools and professional educational organizations.
Membership - Terry James Mohaupt (consultant)
The goal of the membership committee is to soclicit, maintain and increase statewide membertship of educators, parents and interested community members.
Parent Affiliates - Terry James Mohaupt
The goal of the parent affiliates committee is to increase networking opportunities for parents thoughout Illinois.
Past Presidents - Michele Kane, Kris McElligatt
The goal of the past presidents committee is to support the mission and vision of the organization.
Professional Development – Cathy Greene, Sally Walker
The goal of the professional development committee is to provide statewide opportunities for educators, parents, and community members to support the educational development of gifted and talented children.
Social and Emotional – Michele Kane, Linda Lanphier
The goal of the social and emotional committee is to provide opportunities and resources that promote understanding of the social and emotional development of gifted individuals.
Technology - Tracey Hosey
The goal of the technology committee is to promote the technological development of the organization and further services to its constituency.
Awards and Scholarships – Nancy Heaton, Lori Swan
The goal of the awards and scholarships committee is to initiate the application process for scholarships and coordinate the recognition for scholarship recipients and other individuals being recognized.
Convention Committee – Mary Ann Paradise, Jane Seidel (consultants)
The goal of the convention committee is to provide an annual convention that supports corporation goals.
Executive Committee – Bonnie Park, Rosina Gallagher, Michele Kane, Sally Thomson
The goal of the executive committee is to coordinate the initiatives and operations of the corporation and present a slate of candidates for elections.
Finance Committee – Lori Swan and Executive Committee
The goal of the finance committee is to oversee the financial operations of the corporation.
Policy Committee – Michele Kane, Bonnie Park, Sally Walker
The goal of the policy committee is to review policies and propose changes to the board of directors.
Ad Hoc Committees
Standards – Julie Luck Jensen
The goal of the standards committee is to create and implement gifted education standards and assessments for educators and school/community support staff.