Executive Board Members & Partners


Meet Our 2023 Executive Board

The Elgin Partnership for Early Learning Executive Board are representatives from organizations in the community with children and families at the center of their work. The board meets monthly to jointly supervise and oversee agreements, operations, partnerships, committees and build a consensus on initiatives.

Fran Teti-Teal

Patricia Chamberlain

Executive Board Chair Karina Nava

Jennifer Bueche

Michael Issacson

Dr. Jennifer Schening

Katie Cox

Felicia Ellis

Irma Figueroa

Executive Board Co-Chair Kris Young

Joy D'Amico

Meet Our Community Partners

Elgin Partnership is strengthened by cross-sector partners committed to helping support and prepare children five and under to succeed in school and life. EPEL's community partners share resources, services, and in-kind donations.

Partners collaborate to support early learning initiatives, volunteer time, and expertise. We appreciate our partners' time, expertise, and efforts to bring action to the early childhood movement in a child's first 2,000 Days of Life from Birth to Kindergarten.

If you are interested in partnering to support EPEL's vision of All Children are Happy, Healthy and Ready for Kindergarten, please contact amberpeters@elginpartnership.org

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