Illinois AEYC's Governing Board

The Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children is governed by a 19 member Board of Directors comprised of an Executive Commitee (4-5 elected officers) along with fifteen (15) elected Regional Delegates representing each of the Association's regions. Officers serve two year, staggered terms. The Board holds meetings quarterly in a central location. Meetings are open and all members are welcome to attend. For exact meeting dates, check Illinois AEYC's event calendar located on this website.

Click Here to Access Illinois AEYC By Laws (Approved by BOD 6-3-17 Approved by Membership 6-29-17)


Click Here to Access Illinois AEYC Policies and Procedures (Approved by BOD 6 Approved by Membership 8-24-17)


Current Officers of Illinois AEYC include:

  • Carol Weisheit, President (2017-2018, second term)
  • Jan Deissler, Secretary (2016-2017, second term)
  • Barbara Warmoth, Treasurer (2015-2017, second term)
  • Mike Abel, Chicago Vice President (2017-2018, first term)
  • Emily Reilly, Northern Vice President (2016-2017, first term)
  • Melissa Harraden, Central West Vice President (2017-2018, second term)
  • Marlena Constant, Central East Vice President (2016-2017, first term)
  • Lee Eklund, Southern Vice President (2016-2017, second term)

Regional Delegates of Illinois AEYC (effective January 1, 2018) include:

Region 1: Michael Abel

Region 2: Marie Kielty

Region 3: Lisa Bauer

Region 4: Emily Reilly

Region 5: 

Region 6: Melanie Fleming

Region 7: Cynthia Geyer-Fligel

Region 8: Melissa Harraden

Region 9: Rhonda Costa

Region 10: Linda Lacy

Region 11: Ashley Earles

Region 12:

Region 13: Stephanie Herling

Region 14:

Region 15: