Board of Directors & Committees

Board of Directors FY2018

William Hassett


Phil Menzel
Vice Chair

Principal, JM Search

Linda Watson

Retired, Ernst & Young, LLP

Michael Melinger

Owner, Home Instead Senior Care of Chicago & the North Shore

Rev. Tom Behrens

CEO, retired, The Night Ministry

Kathleen Boylan

Senior Vice President, Public Relations Public Communications, Inc.

Candace Hansford

Attorney, Hansford & Deckert, LLP

Marilyn Hennessy

President, retired, The Retirement Research Foundation

Chandresh Malkani

Founder, Callsign Consulting

Kathy O'Grady

Director of Social Work, Elder Smart

Rosa Perez
Interim Secretary

Human Resource Consultant, Total Rewards

Carol Waugh

Retired, Registered Nurse


Outreach and Development Committee

The Development Committee works to provide guidance and assistance as we raise more than $2.5 million. They also oversee our work to increase awareness, including efforts to update marketing materials and provide expertise to public relations. This committee works directly with our Board of Directors.

Service Delivery Committee

The Service Delivery Committee oversees how services and programs are delivered to the elders and volunteers at LBFE Chicago.  They lead the effort to recommend new policies, begin new initiatives, and evaluate our work.  This committee works directly with our Board of Directors.

Elder Advisory Committee

The Elder Advisory Committee ensures that our seniors are heard, inside and outside our organization.  They bring the perspective of our elders to program design and delivery, offering a unique viewpoint.  Recently they  spearheaded a talent show for LBFE elders.  In the coming year, they plan to host a breakfast meeting with Chicago aldermen to provide elders a forum to voice their concerns about neighborhood issues.

Volunteer Advisory Committee

The Volunteer Advisory Committee gives volunteers the opportunity to provide input in how we recognize, support, communicate with, recruit, and train our volunteers.  Every year they produce quarterly networking events and they provide input to our volunteer recognition event each spring

Lloyd Walding Brain Fitness Center Committee

The Lloyd Walding Brain Fitness Center Committee provides input and oversight to our Brain Fitness Center, making recommendations about needed equipment, hours, services, and outreach.  They provide guidance to staff about how to manage and market the Brain Fitness Center.

Our Mission


Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

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