Illinois AEYC's Governing Board

The Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children is governed by a 27 member Board of Directors comprised of nine(9) elected officers and delegates representing each of the Association's affiliates.Officers serve two year, staggered terms. The Board holds their meets quarterly in a central location. Meetings are open and 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 (Revised 7-15-14 and Approved by Membership 4-20-15)

Current Officers of Illinois AEYC include:

  • Carol Weisheit, President
  • Jan Deissler, Secretary
  • Barbara Warmoth, Treasurer
  • VACANT, Chicago Metro VP
  • Emily Reilly, Northern Region VP
  • Melissa Harraden, Central West Region VP 
  • Marlena Constant, Central East Region VP
  • Lee Eklund, Southern Region VP
  • Danyle Watkins, NAEYC Affiliate Council Representative
  • Vacant, NAEYC Affiliate Council Representative

Affiliate Delegates

Lisa Bauer DuPage; Alisa Kapusinski, Golden Corridor;  Marie Kielty, South Suburban;  Linda Anderson, Fox Valley; VACANT, Northern Illinois;  Cynthia Geyer Fligel, Joliet; VACANT, Rock River; Ashley Earles, Capitol Area; Rhonda Costa, East Central; Linda Lacy, Spirit of IL; Melanie Fleming, Heart of IL; Stephanie Hellmer, McLean County; Diana Shipley, Mid-Central of IL; Renee Detloff, Quad Cities; Lynn O'Saile, Southern Illinois; Tina Staley, South Central.