Board Emeritus

Karen Bush

Karen is retired after a long career in educational publishing as a Vice President of Product Development and Sales for McDougal Littell & Co. and Houghton Mifflin Co. She has served as Board President for the Lake Bluff Library, a trustee of the Union Church and has a long affiliation with Mothers Trust Foundation as a board member and active volunteer. Karen’s lifelong focus has been dedicated to letting children know others do care and through MTF’s help, the world is a better place.

Theo Figliulo

Theo Figliulo has been a board member and volunteer for Mothers Trust since its early years and has contributed much time and effort to the growth and success of the Foundation.  She has served as the chair of the Betty Bash, as well as chairing various other committees.  Theo volunteers for Mothers Trust as she believes in the mission and knows what a difference MTF has made for so many.

Rommy Lopat

Rommy is actively involved as a land use planner and land conservationist/activist, garden writer [], historic preservationist, and genealogist. She became interested in Mothers Trust Foundation as a result of reading a story in the local paper about the organization and decided to attend a weekly service committee meeting held every Wednesday morning. The stories shared keep life in humble perspective. Since participating in that first meeting, she’s never stopped attending.

Julie Wendorf

Julie retired from the Zion Elementary Schools District 6 after 33 years serving as a special education teacher for the Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL) and as an Assistant Superintendent for Special Services for Zion Elementary Schools. Familiar with the generosity Mothers Trust has given to Zion children throughout the years, Julie is an active volunteer desiring to help make a difference in the lives of children and their families.   

Karin Woie

Karin is a retired Director of Internal Audit at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Prior she worked at GE Capital, Heller Financial and Grant Thornton, LLP.  Over the years, she has served on several board committees for Mothers Trust Foundation.  Karin enjoys being a part of MTF given its mission to partner with social service agencies in assisting disadvantaged children so to improve the quality of their lives.