Serving the people of Evanston & Skokie, Illinois, since 1922.

Wendy B. Yanow  (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)
Website:     WendyBYanow4Oakton.com
Occupation:  Adult and Higher Education
Education:   Undergraduate coursework, Wilbur Wright, City Colleges of Chicago;   BA,

University of Illinois, Chicago Liberal Arts, Music; MA and EdD, National-Louis University, Chicago,

Adult Education
Civic Involvement:   Volunteer Teacher, Dorothy Stang Popular Education Adult High School,

Chicago, 2017 and 2018; Anti-racism community teacher/facilitator and activist 

Robert A. Boron  (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)
Website: None
Occupation: Attorney, Robert A. Boron, Ltd.
Education: B.A. News Editorial Journalism, Drake University, Dec. 1973
J.D. DePaul University, May, 1977
Civic Involvement: Member, Stakeholders’ Interview Committee for replacement of the retiring Superintendent of the Glenbrook High Schools, November, 2018; Member, Northfield Township High School District 225 (Glenbrook High Schools), April, 2003-August, 2017 (Vice President 2007-2017); Illinois State Bar Association, New Lawyer Mentor, 2015-2019; Vice President of Youth Programs, Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook, 1999-2003; North Suburban YMCA, youth martial arts instructor, approx. 1995-2003; Northbrook Baseball coach or assistant coach, approx.1992-2004



​​Oakton Community College serves 16 communities including Des Plaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Park Ridge, Rosemont, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka



Michele Hays  (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)

Website: MicheleHays4occ.com

Occupation: Community Advocate

Education: Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY Bachelor of Arts, Drama;
Associate of Arts, English; Associate of Arts, Communication
Civic Involvement: Back On Their Feet, Evanston IL, 2017- present, Founder and Administrator; Evanston Citizens for Appropriate Special Education Parent Partner, 2019; Brummel Park Neighbors and Hands Across Howard, Chair 2005 - present; Member of Evanston Police Chief's Advisory Council, 2005 - 2017; Volunteer Voter Registrar with League of Women Voters and OPAL 2015-2017; PTA President at Chute Middle School, 2013-15; Battle of the Books Club Coordinator, Washington Elementary School, 2008 - 2018; Board Chair, Puerta Abierta Preschool 2004-5

Gail Bush  (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)
Website:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gail-bush-192b83a/
Occupation: Professor emeritus of education
Education: Ph.D., educational psychology, Loyola University Chicago; M.S., library science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A., anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Civic Involvement: Evanston Public Library, Former Trustee; Illinois Library Association, Past President; Dewey Community Conference, Evanston, Board Member; Reaching Across Illinois Library System, Charter Board Member; Illinois State Library Advisory Committee, Springfield, Committee Member; Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy Handler, Libraries and Schools: Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles, Evanston, Chicago Public Schools; Project Linus, North Suburban Chicago Chapter, Northbrook, Blanketeer; Meals at Home, St Francis Hospital, Evanston, Delivery Driver Volunteer; Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice Grant Program Founder, Chicago Public Schools; Evanston Township High School, ESL and ABE Adult Education Classroom, Volunteer; Battle of the Books, Chicago Public Schools, Judge; Poetry Foundation, Board Member; International Federation of Library Associations, United States Delegate

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Marie Lynn Toussaint  (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)
Website:    
@citizensformarielynntoussaint (Facebook)
Occupation:   Attorney
Education:   Bachelor of Arts University of Illinois Chicago;  Paralegal Certificate Roosevelt University; Juris Doctorate John Marshall Law School
Civic Involvement:   Member of the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Member and co-founder of Haitian American Lawyers Association; President of the Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti; (CEDA) Community and Economic Development Association Entrepreneurship Program volunteer.

Allan H. Cohen  (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)

Website: https://allanhcohenforocctrustee.wordpress.com/

Occupation: Retired

Education: BA Chemistry (Univ. of Buffalo)1968; Ph.D. Chemistry (Northwestern Univ.), 1974; Post Doc.(Univ. of Chicago), 1973-75; MBA, Finance and Marketing, (Univ. of Chicago), 1983

Civic Involvement: Glenview Leadership program, Participant 2017/18; Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Governing Council member (2012-present); Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Trustee (2015-present)

Havee Makedon  (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)

Website:https://www.facebook.com/Havee-Makedon-371084713643508/

Occupation: Substitute Teacher

Education: Bachelor of Arts from Elmhurst College; Master of Arts from Ludwig Maximilian University

Civic Involvement: Community Organizing in Des Plaines

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Richard A. Geline  (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)
Website:   
https://www.facebook.com/CitizensForRichardGeline/
Occupation: Orthopaedic Surgeon
Education: B.S University of Wisconsin 1959; MD University of Wisconsin 1962; Resident University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinic 1967-70
Civic Involvement: President Illinois State Medical Society 1998-99; Chairman of the Board Illinois State Medical Society 2004-06; President Chicago Medical Society 2003-04; Member Board of Directors Temple Jeremiah Northbrook Illinois 2015-Present

Voter Guide


Oakton Community College District 535
Consolidated Election, April 2, 2019


There are 13 candidates for three six-year terms for the Office of Trustee.  



League of Women Voters® of Evanston
2100 Ridge Avenue, Room 1030 • Evanston, IL 60201
847-859-7883

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Alexandra Eidenberg  (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)
Website:
www.alexandraforillinois.org
Occupation: Business Owner
Education: B.A. Marketing Communications, M.A.M. Masters Arts Management
Civic Involvement: WE WILL, Founder; Small Business Advocacy Council, Board Member, Founder of Women's Board, Policy Committee Member; Member of the Skokie Chamber, Winnetka Northfield Chamber, and Chicagoland Chamber; Member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO); Awarded 2017 LiftUpLift Ally Award, eWomenNetwork Woman to Watch, 2016. 2017, 2018 Circle of Champions ACA Enrollment; Wilmette Girl Scout Troop Leader; ERA, Family Leave, Equal Pay Organizer and Coalition Builder; Columbia College Chicago Alumni Association Event Coordinator & Fundraiser

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Cynthia Veremis  (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)
Website:   None
Occupation:  Human Resources Director, LSG Sky Chefs, North America Region
Education:    DePaul University School for New Learning, Major - Human Resources. Also attended classes at Community Colleges, including Oakton, Triton and Community College of Denver.

Civic Involvement:  Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce – 2017 Board of Directors, 2018 President-Elect, 2019 President; Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee – Committee member; Brown Street Condominium Association – President; Des Plaines Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee – Committee member; Des Plaines Fall Fest, Taste of Des Plaines, Winter Wonderland, 4th of July Parade - volunteer

Kyle Frank  (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)

Website:
Occupation:
Attorney
Education:
Civic Involvement:
Member, Board of Oakton Community College District 535 2013-19;  Glenview Chamber of Commerce 2014-18; ICCTA 2013-19

R. Razz Jenkins  (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)
Website: None
Occupation:   Actor; Retired Human Resources Professional
Education:   Valparaiso University B.A.: Ohio University P.A.T.P Professional, Human Resources, SHRM
Civic Involvement: Past Trustee Valparaiso University; President, Valparaiso University Alumni Association; Past Vice-Chair/Executive Committee, Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired; Board member, SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local; Board member, Midwest Advisory Board, Actors Equity Association; City of Des Plaines, Youth Commissioner.

Theresa Bashiri-Remetio   (Click here or on the photograph for candidate Q & A)
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/TBRemetio/
Occupation: Senior Financial Analyst
Education:  Oakton Community College - A.A. Business; Elmhurst College - B.A. Economics & Marketing, Minor in International Business; Northern Illinois University - M.S.Ed. Higher Education Administration; Northern Illinois University - M.B.A.
Civic Involvement: Phi Theta Kappa Chapter President (OCC), 2008–2009; Phi Theta Kappa Mentor (OCC), 2009–2011; Student Trustee, Oakton Community College, 2012-2013; Trustee, Community College District 535, 2013-2015; Oakton Community College – Alumni Council Member, 2014-2018; Co-Chair - Oakton Alumni Council (2018-Present)