AWLI Officers and Board of Directors for 2012
Michael Golando, president, 551 Glendale Blvd.,Valparaiso, Indiana 46385, is environmental manager at Cargill, Inc. in Hammond, earned a law degree at John Marshall Law School, Chicago, with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering technology from Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana., 15, 219 464-0597
LaToyia Gilbert, vice-president, 206 McKinley Street, Gary, IN 46404, founded One Accord Global, a youth advocacy group in Gary, earned a masters degree in environmental education at Goshen College with an undergraduate degree in psychology from Indiana University, 15, 219 886-2333 or 219 730-4588
Robert Victor, secretary and past president, residence: 3251 Grand Blvd, Highland, IN 46322-1355, is research manager, South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority, Highland, IN, degrees from Chicago Technical College and Ray Vogue College of Design, 14, 219 989-7770
Maria Ayala, 1229 West Farwell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626, is director of the Reach U.S. project Southeast Health Disparities at the Southeast Chicago Development Commission, earned a masters degree in urban planning and policy with an undergraduate degree in sociology, both at the University of Illinois, 15, 773 691-8533.
Michael L. Boos of Chicago, ex officio non-voting member, is executive director of AWLI, residence: 11429 Avenue G, Chicago, IL 60617, public relations consultant, Chicago; past director of the Hegewisch Chamber of Commerce and Calumet Ecological Park Association; B.A. and M.A. degrees in editorial journalism and mass communications, respectively, from the University of Iowa. 219 933-7149
Keith Carey of Hammond, ex officio voting member, residence: 219 Lakeview Street, Whiting, Indiana 46394 is a staff member of the Hammond Port Authority, serves on executive committee, AWLI’s Wolf Lake Vision Task Force; 219 659-7678.
Ken Czulno, 10737 Avenue B, Chicago, IL 60617, is the finance director of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office with experience in police work, former Accounting Supervisor at US Steel Corp., with degrees in accounting and psychology, member of AWLI’s Sunrise Singers and guitarist, 13. 219 721-2518
Cristina Figueroa, ex officio voting member, residence, Hammond, IN 46320 is branch manager of Citizens Financial Bank, 773 646-8640
Jim Milkowski, vice-president, residence: 14315 Kenwood, Dolton, IL 60419, artist and founder of Wolf Lake Creations, degree in biology from DePaul University, Chicago, 13, 708 289-3470 Rebecca Moss, ex officio voting member, residence: 4714 W. 106th St., #3D, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, staff member of the Sand Ridge Nature Center at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, serves on AWLI’s Wolf Lake Vision Task Force, 708 771-1338, FAX: 708 771-1512
Dennis W. Nyberg, president, residence: 13587 S. Brandon Ave., Chicago, IL 60633, is retired Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where he is director of UIC’s James Woodworth Prarie and has served on UIC’s faculty since 1973, Ph.D from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 13, 312 996-2643, 773 351-9275
Laura Perna of Chicago, ex officio voting member; staff member of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, residence: 1138 Wisconsin Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304, serves on marketing committee and AWLI’s Wolf Lake Vision Task Force; 312 814-5481
John A. Pope of Chicago, ex officio voting member, residence: 13321 Avenue M, Chicago, IL 60633 serves as Alderman of Chicago’s 10th Ward since 1999 and on executive committee, AWLI’s Wolf Lake Vision Task Force; 773 721-1999.
George Van Til, of Highland, IN., ex officio voting member, residence: 703 E. 92nd Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410 Lake County Surveyor since 1992, previously elected to Lake County Council, serves as director of TradeWinds, Inc., serves on the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission, and serves on executive committee, AWLI’s Wolf Lake Vision Task Force; 219 755-3745 Honorary Board
Lois Bell of Hammond is a social worker for Lake County Welfare Department, Hammond; officer of the League of Women Voters, Calumet Area; degree from University of Michigan, 219 844-7270
Bruce Caruso of Munster is a welder and an officer of the local chapter of Perch America, graduate of Ivy Tech, and director of Hammond Parks Foundation, 08. 219836-1764
David Dabertin of Hammond, attorney, former regional director of Indiana’s Department of Environmental Management, 10, 219 659-5814
Dr. John Hobgood of Chicago, is a retired professor of anthropology and history at Chicago State University, Chicago, with Ph.D. degree from Universidad Interamericana, Saltillo, Mexico; M.A. Southern Illinois University, B.A. University of the Americas, Mexico, 09. 773 221-0930.
Jeff Langbehn of Munster is director of the Lake County Solid Waste Management District with degrees from Purdue University and John Marshall Law School, 219 769-3820
Patrick Owens, Wolf Lake Advocate editor, of Munster, IN, employed by Foote Cone and Belding, Chicago; degrees from Western Illinois University and University of Illinois, president emeritus of AWLI, past president of Laren Montessori School Board, South Holland, IL, 08. 312 425-5802
Dr. Karin Nelson of Chicago, an ecologist, teaches at University of Illinois Chicago, earned PhD at the University of Illinois, studied at the Max-Plank Institute for Ornithological Research in Germany, and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago, 773 324-8524
Bob Robertson of North Judson, IN, residence: 503 W. Madison Culver, IN 46511, retired biologist with Fish and Wildlife Division, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 574 896-3522
William J. Smith of Chesterton, IN; teaches science at BEST (Bowen Environmental Studies Team) School, Chicago and is an interpretive naturalist with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, degrees from Purdue University and University of Illinois, president emeritus of AWLI, 773 535-6597
Dr. Zaki L. Zaki of Chicago, is pastor of East Side United Methodist Church; received his doctorate from Chicago Theological Seminary and masters degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Hyde Park. He is director of The Zone Youth and Community Center, 773 721-4134