Meet Our Board


Sue Blumberg (Board President) joined Northmarq in February, 2006 as a multifamily specialist and is the Managing Director of the Chicago office. Her previous employment included originating loans for FHA under the coinsurance program in the 1980’s, with the first approved Fannie Mae DUS lender in the 1980’s and 1990’s and with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHA since then. Sue has closed loans on over 300 properties during her career, primarily in the Midwest region. Sue served on the Freddie Mac Production Advisory Council for 7 of the last 10 years, and serves on the Amerisphere Fannie Mae Advisory Council. She is a member of CREW Chicago, and is a founding member of the Real Estate Finance Forum in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Arts degree and received her MBA in Finance/Real Estate at DePaul University.

Nicole Henricks (Board C0-VP) is an early childhood special education teacher with Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED). Prior to joining NSSED, Nicole taught at Community for several years.  She continues to serve and remain connected with Community by being a part of the Board. Nicole is also a member of the Curriculum team and serves as a Coach to Leaders of K-2 age children in the children’s ministry at Willow Creek North Shore.

Carol Hinker (Board Co-VP) is a special education administrator. She has 30 years of experience in public education, including service as the principal of a preschool and as director of early childhood. Dr. Hincker is also serves on the board of a family foundation. She is married to Guy, and has two sons in college. They live in Riverwoods, IL.

Jaime Barraza (Board Treasurer) is the Director of Biliteracy for Distinctive Schools. Prior to joining the DS team he led language and biliteracy programming in a northern suburb of Chicago. Jaime began his career in education working in nonprofit organizations focused on supporting under served students with enriching after school and summer opportunities. Jaime started his teaching career serving as an elementary ESL teacher then as a middle school dual language teacher specializing in social studies and Spanish.

Katie Wiswald (Board Treasurer) is a commercial and consumer lender at Highland Park Bank & Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank. She has spent the last 13 years in Highland Park focusing on community lending and serving the needs of local businesses and residents. She has previously served on the board of the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce as Assistant Vice President and is currently the chairman of the task force for the Ravinia Business District Alliance as well as an advisory member for the Ravinia District SSA.


Noel Cooper is a certified financial planner working with RBC Wealth Management. He has more than 15 years of wealth management experience. He recently joined the Board of Directors to raise awareness for the center and its programs. Noel, his wife Nancy, and their children moved to Highland Park from Chicago.

Jennifer Zuczkowiak,

Shirley Miller, began her relationship with Community in 1985. She is the mother of three Community alumni and grandmother of a current student. Shirley has extensive professional and volunteer experience across multiple organizations, including serving on the Community Board from 1987-1992 (two years as President). She is a retired business owner and development professional.

Anita Pildes,



Upcoming Meetings:

January 17, 2018

February 21, 2018

March 21, 2018

April 18, 2018

May – no meeting

June 20, 2018

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