Board Members

Mr. Eric Bush

Mr. Eric Bush, Board President

Eric and his wife have resided in Mokena with their four children since 2002. He has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University along with an MBA with a Finance concentration from DePaul University. Eric is past President and Treasurer for St. John’s United Church of Christ in Mokena.

Training

Date Completed

OMA – IASB Leadership Workshop; Education and Labor Law   Financial responsibilities- IASB Leadership workshop

PERA- IASB Leadership workshop

6/3/2017

Mrs. Lisa Zielinski

Mrs. Lisa Zielinski, Vice President

Lisa and her husband have been residents of Mokena since 2008. Their daughter attends District 159.  Lisa grew up in Mokena and is a graduate of Mokena Jr. High and Lincoln-Way Central.  In addition to her school board duties, she volunteers in many capacities within our schools and our community.  Lisa also sits on the Mokena Miracles Board.

Training

Date Completed

OMA – IASB Leadership Workshop; Education and Labor Law   Financial responsibilities- IASB Leadership workshop

PERA- IASB Leadership workshop

6/16/2017

Mrs. Anna Briscoe

Mrs. Anna Briscoe, Secretary

Anna and her husband have resided in Mokena since 2002 with their two children, Ava and Grant. Both of their children attend District 159. In addition to her regular school board duties, she volunteers in numerous capacities within our schools. Anna attended the Nursing Program at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Training

Date Completed

OMA – IASB Leadership Workshop; Education and Labor Law   Financial responsibilities- IASB Leadership workshop

PERA- IASB Leadership workshop

5/10/2013

Mr. Jim Andresen

Mr. Jim Andresen, Member

Jim and his wife have been residents of Mokena since 2007 with their three children, who attend District 159. Jim grew up in Mokena and is a graduate of Mokena Jr. High and Lincoln-Way. Jim received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Communications from Eastern Illinois University. Currently, Jim is a Financial Representative with COUNTRY Financial. He is also past President of the Mokena Lions Club; Vice-President of Mokena Burros and served as President and Vice-President of Mokena School District 159 Board of Education.

Training

Date Completed

OMA – IASB Leadership Workshop; Education and Labor Law   Financial responsibilities- IASB Leadership workshop

PERA- IASB Leadership workshop

6/8/2013

Mrs. Jennifer Riedl

Mrs. Jennifer Riedl, Member

Jennifer and her husband have resided in Mokena since 2007 with their three children: Ian (Carrier), a graduate of Mokena Jr. High and Lincoln-Way East, Cooper and Carter, both current District 159 students, and their dog Levi. Jennifer received her bachelors degree in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois. Jennifer's professional career includes over 20 years as Director of Marketing and Retail Sales in the financial industry. She is currently a stay at home mom and volunteers for District 159, Mokena Blaze Baseball and Lincoln Way Wildcats Basketball.

Training

Date Completed

OMA – IASB Leadership Workshop; Education and Labor Law   Financial responsibilities- IASB Leadership workshop

PERA- IASB Leadership workshop

6/15/2015

Mrs. Jaime Staley

Mrs. Jamie Staley, Member

Jaime and her husband have resided in Mokena since 2008. She has two young sons currently attending District 159. Jaime has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bradley University, Masters in Accounting from Loyola University and earned her CPA license in 2001. Her resume includes working at KPMG and Tribune Company for 10 years and now is owner of a virtual accounting firm PJS & Co.

Training

Date Completed

OMA – IASB Leadership Workshop; Education and Labor Law   Financial responsibilities- IASB Leadership workshop

PERA- IASB Leadership workshop

5/16/2015

Mr. Michael Everett

Mr. Michael Everett, Member

Mike and his wife have lived in Mokena since 1977. They raised two children who graduated from District 159 and Lincoln-Way High School District 210. Mike served the Village of Mokena as a Village Trustee for 8 years and Village President for 6 years. Mike retired from a 47 year career in logistics.

Training

Date Completed

OMA – IASB Leadership Workshop; Education and Labor Law   Financial responsibilities- IASB Leadership workshop

PERA- IASB Leadership workshop

6/16/2017