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photo courtesy Naperville School District 203

Nancy Voise has been appointed by Naperville School District 203 as the assistant superintendent for secondary education. Voise began her education career as a guidance counselor for four years at Plainfield Central High School, she moved up to serve as assistant principal at Plainfield North High School for two years. Continuing her leadership ascent, Nancy served as principal of John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plainfield from 2007 to 2009 before joining Naperville 203 as Principal of Jefferson Junior High School in 2009. Voise has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Washington and a Master’s of Education in Counseling and Development from Eastern Washington University. She also has a Master’s in Educational Leadership from North Central College. Voise will begin her new role at District office on July 1, 2016.

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Donna Sack, has been named vice president, community engagement and programs for Naper Settlement. In her new role, Sack will oversee two departments: Learning Experiences and Museum Services. She most recently served as the executive director of the Association of Midwest Museums, where she led an eight-state museum association that provides advocacy, professional development opportunities and encourages best practices for museum professionals, volunteers and board members. Sack previously served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Association of Museums. She recently was appointed to the Illinois State Museum Board by Governor Bruce Rauner. Sack also serves on the American Association for State and Local History Council. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she attended the renowned Seminar for Historical Administration, an intensive program for history professionals that examines best practices and ideas of history organization leadership and management.

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Bob Ross was appointed by Naperville School District 203 as the chief operating officer. Ross began his decades-long education career as a social studies teacher in Bloomingdale, IL. He most recently served as assistant superintendent for secondary education in Naperville 203 since 2012. After seven years in the classroom, Ross began his administrative career as a dean in Bloomingdale, ascending to assistant principal and principal in Elmwood Park, IL. From 2006 to 2012 Ross was principal of Washington Junior High School in Naperville where he served until his current position of assistant superintendent for secondary education. Ross has a Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of Social Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has a Master’s in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University. Ross will begin his new role at District office on July 1, 2016. He replaces Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kaine Osburn who is leaving Naperville 203 to serve as superintendent of Lake Zurich Community Unit School District at the end of the school year.


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Michael D. Zimmerman will join Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) and the DuPage Area Occupational Education System (DAOES) as the new executive director on July 1. Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) is the elective high school career and technical education campus for 24 DuPage County and Lyons Township high schools. Zimmerman will take over the position from Alf Logan, who has served as interim director for DAOES/TCD since the departure of Jim Thorne last summer. Zimmerman comes to DAOES/TCD with more than 20 years of teaching and administrative experience in Indiana. He has a bachelor’s degree in business education from the University of Indianapolis and a Master’s degree in educational administration and supervision through Ball State University. He has taught business education at three high schools, and for 11 years he worked at Area 31 Career Programs in Indianapolis, one of the largest career centers in Indiana.

Expansion Plans

Naperville-based KeHE, acquired San Diego-based Monterrey Provision Company, a 40-year-old family-owned distributor of retail grocery products. The acquisition is said to help advance KeHE’s strategic plan to be a trusted distributor for natural, organic and specialty products. The acquisition will add two distribution centers in San Diego, California and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to KeHE’s existing network of 16 distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada.


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Edward Foundation launched a Campaign Against Caner to expand its Cancer Center and meet growing demand. The goal is to fund a multi-phase expansion that will increase the number of private treatment bays and exam rooms, and create a larger waiting area at Edward Cancer Center in Naperville. The Naperville location opened in 2005 and experienced rapid growth from patients from the far south and western suburbs seeking treatment. In response, Edward added a Cancer Center in Plainfield in 2009. However, even with two facilities, Edward is unable to meet the growing demand for cancer services and is reaching capacity at its Naperville location. In the last two years, Edward has seen a 35 percent increase in medical oncology patients and a 10 percent increase in the number of patients who need infusion therapy. To make the expansion possible, the Foundation is raising funds for the project through its Campaign Against Cancer. Among the donation options are naming opportunities for a variety of locations throughout the Cancer Center in Naperville, including the multidisciplinary registration area, private treatment room for extended treatment, exam/family consult room, procedure/exam rooms and others.


Gailani Designs, a Naperville interior design firm specializing in window fashions, was awarded first place in the annual Valerie Award Design Contest at the “Exciting Windows” annual conference in March. The award recognizes leaders in the window fashion industry. This is the second consecutive year that Susan Gailani, owner of Gailani Designs, has received the award.

Molex, a Lisle-base global provider of integrated electronic solutions, has received the 2015 Best Quality Partner (Gold Award) from Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider based in Shenzen, China. Molex won the Gold Award based on the strength of its product quality performance and quality management process and was the only Huawei cable and connector supplier to receive the award. Molex solutions support the development of Huawei end-to-end ICT solutions, which are designed to provide customers with a competitive edge in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing.

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Allison Sampson, Truven Health Analytics account executive, presented Pam Davis, Edward-Elmhurst Health System CEO, with an award in recognition of Edward Hospital making Truven’s 2016 list of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals. The presentation was made April 19 at Edward’s monthly Management Team meeting. Edward made the list in the Large Community Hospitals category and is one of four non-teaching hospitals in Illinois that earned Truven recognition. Truven, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare, identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard measuring overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures, including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. Edward was also recognized with the honor in 2011.

Metea Valley High School in Aurora has been named a Grammy Signature Gold School, one of just 13 schools honored in the nation, in recognition of its commitment to music education. More than 900 students in Metea’s music program are actively involved in the school’s 18 musical programs and 20 ensembles. Metea, which opened in 2009, joins Neuqua and Waubonsie Valley high schools in receiving this recognition. Metea received a $3,500 grant which the school says will be used to bring in special guest instructors.

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photo courtesy The Rotary Club of Naperville

This year, The Rotary Club of Naperville celebrates 75 years of service to the Naperville community and people across the globe. Since it was founded in 1941, members of the Rotary Club of Naperville have dedicated themselves to “Service above Self.” The Rotary Club of Naperville has been a major benefactor for charitable and community causes since its founding. The Rotary Club of Naperville provides funding for medical screenings, food pantries, and homeless shelters; supports clean water and health initiatives worldwide; works to eradicate polio globally; funds college scholarships for local high school students; supports homeless veterans through Stand Down Day coat drives and medical screenings; and provides holiday gifts to schoolchildren who otherwise might not receive them. The Rotary Club of Naperville was chartered by Rotary International on March 31, 1941. The 15 original members were leaders in the local business community. The club’s current membership includes 130 men and women in the fields of business, education, government, non-profits, and religion. Rotary promotes high ethical standards, service to others, and goodwill and peace throughout the world.