Inside Out Club DuPage Board of Directors
We are always looking for dedicated individuals who want to share their passion, time and talent as a member of our Board.
John has over 30 years of experience in the private wealth management business, helping high net worth families preserve and pass on their wealth according to their personal and charitable goals. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Indiana University and an MBA from DePaul University, and is a Certified Financial Planner. John has volunteered with local charitable organizations, including Literacy DuPage, Loaves & Fishes, and Inside Out Club.
He and his wife have lived in Naperville for almost 30 years, raising 2 sons along the way. In his spare time, John enjoys hiking, traveling and playing tennis.
Emily is a Senior Manager with CDH, a full-service accounting and business consulting firm in Itasca, Illinois, where she has worked since 2008. She received her bachelor’s degree with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing in 2008 from Augustana College and her master’s in Professional Accountancy in 2010 from Elmhurst College. She has been an active participant in the Illinois CPA Day of Service held in September each year, including volunteering at Feed My Starving Children, The Northern Illinois Food Bank, and cleanup of a local forest preserve. Emily is originally from Glen Ellyn and currently resides in Woodridge.
Scott has over 25 years in technology, personnel and business management. He has a strong management background with significant experience in business and software development, strategic planning, process improvement, and overall systems management and functionality. He is a strong communicator who is able to translate complex needs in an easy-to-understand manner. He is a powerful relationship builder and excels at putting together the right team to get the job done.
As an attorney and CPA, Gerry has had an extensive business law practice with law firms and as in-house General Counsel during his 30-year professional career in Chicago and the Chicago-area. Gerry is presently a partner with the law firm of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. and has provided legal counsel for a wide range of businesses, including Fortune 100 Companies, privately-held businesses and not-for-profits.
He has long been very active in professional, community and government leadership roles, having served as President of the DuPage County Bar Association, a member of the Naperville District 203 School Board, and Chair of the DuPage County Ethics Commission. He was also named DuPage County Bar Association Lawyer of the Year for 2012-2013. Gerry received both his undergraduate degree in accounting, with honors, and his law degree from the University of the Illinois.
Erika is the Executive Director with the YMCA of Naperville providing leadership to the YMCA Safe
Erika has lived with her family in Naperville since 2001 and loves that she can work and give back to the community where she lives. In her free time, Erika enjoys being with family, trying new recipes, swimming and traveling.
With a degree in English and Communications, Patti Minglin graduated from Ball State University in 1992 being able to do two things really well: write and talk. Those two skills fed into Patti’s passion for storytelling and not only helped her move up the corporate ladder in the newspaper industry, but also led her to launch her own content marketing company, Go Girl Communications.
As the CEO of Go Girl Communications, Patti helps small- to medium-sized businesses discover their brand stories and create innovative ways to tell that story to others. Patti believes knowing your story—whether as a business or as an individual—is what fuels innovation and growth and she has made it her mission to share the power of storytelling with others.
It’s no surprise that Patti is an avid reader and writer, contributing regularly to publications and blogs including sharing her voice every month as one of the co-hosts of the Naperville Mom’s Network talk show on NCTV17 and appearing in the cast 2015 cast of Listen to Your Mother Chicago.
Patti resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three children.
Her hobbies including baking with her husband and their two kids, exercising and spending time with family and friends.
Barbora Vystejnova, MS, DPT
Barbora Vystejnova is a licensed doctor of physical therapy with over 10 years of experience in a role as a women’s PT, lead clinician and clinical director. Her favorite part of being women’s health PT is because it allows her to guide a patient to faster recovery and also to interact with them. As a past volleyball player in the Czechia, she is a team player and loves working side by side with a team. Barbora also assists with coordinating clinical education at DuPage Medical Group. She has always enjoyed volunteering that gives her purpose and joy because of another opportunity to meet wonderful people and be a good example to her children.
She lives in Plainfield, Illinois with her husband, two active children and a dog.
As Executive Director of Edward Foundation, Brett Skeen manages the operations of Edward Hospital’s development office. Foundation fundraising efforts overseen by the development office include major and planned giving campaigns, annual fund appeals, and special events, including The Big Gig and annual charity golf tournament. Funds raised allow for strategic investments in programs and services, such as cardiology, oncology, behavioral health, pediatrics, and the neonatal intensive care unit that help to improve patient care.
Before joining Edward Foundation, Skeen was Executive Director of the La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation. Prior to that, he served as Vice President with CCS Fundraising, an international fundraising consulting firm. Skeen’s 20 years of experience in fund development operations has focused on campaign operations and major gifts, and also includes nonprofit management, board and staff development, strategic planning and marketing. His career includes planning for and direction of successful multi-million campaigns in multiple nonprofit sectors including professional associations, healthcare organizations, higher education, secondary education and religious organizations.