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Metropolitan Family Services DuPage names new members to its Community Board

Bridget Hatch | 312.986.4223 | hatchb@metrofamily.org
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Metropolitan Family Services DuPage names new members to its Community Board

WHEATON, Ill. (August 9, 2019) – Metropolitan Family Services DuPage welcomes six new members to its Community Board. All active supporters of the DuPage County communities Metropolitan serves, Gina Sharp of Naperville; Steve Junk of Downers Grove; April Arnold of Lombard; Dan McGowan of Wheaton; Greg Vesta of Barlett and Mary Beth McClean of Elmhurst contribute experience in fields including law enforcement, business, advocacy, financial services, information technology and healthcare.

The DuPage Community Board supports all 33 DuPage County communities by raising funds and awareness for Metropolitan’s DuPage Center, which last year served 7,775 clients in its mission to empower children and families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive.

“Everyone goes through times in their lives when they need to lean on someone. Metropolitan DuPage provides programs and services that assist in empowering DuPage families,” says Board Chair Bill Jennrich. “The help that Metropolitan DuPage provides empowers those families to achieve long term successes.”

Gina Sharp of Naperville is president of Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, a part of Edward-Elmhurst Health, which provides mental health and substance use services to individuals. Gina is passionate about breaking the stigma of mental illness and substance abuse and has implemented integrative services with medical care so that individuals can be treated both physically and mentally.  Gina has been involved in numerous volunteer efforts in the DuPage community; she served on the board for Family Shelter Service, the Naperville Chamber of Commerce, and KidsMatter, and she volunteers with her son at the Young Men’s Service League.  Gina and her husband have lived in Naperville for the past 20 years where they are raising their three children.

Steve Junk was most recently the CIO of Ulta Beauty and is now semi-retired. He currently does consulting work with several retail outlets and private equity firms. Steve attended Knox College where he majored in Business Administration and Economics. He served on the Board of Directors of Family Shelter Service for six years and, together with his wife, has been a volunteer for DuPage Pads for 30 years.

Steve and his wife have lived in Downers Grove for 35 years where they raised their four children; Allison, Dana (Jacobson), Andy and John.

April Arnold joins Metropolitan Family Services’ DuPage Community Board from the Family Shelter Service Board of Directors, bringing experience in nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and partnership development. April’s background in education and the arts includes positions with Northern Illinois University, Elmhurst College, the DuPage Children’s Museum, Elmhurst Art Museum, Arts Alliance Illinois, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. April is an alumna from Northern Illinois University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

April enjoys adventures with family and friends including travel, cuisine, music, museums, and the arts. She was recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer by the West Suburban Philanthropic Network in 2019.

Dan McGowan, Director of Marketing at Glory Global Solutions, leads his firm’s Americas marketing practice across several consumer segments. He has held numerous marketing leadership positions, including with Motorola Solutions, HAWA, and McMaster-Carr. Dan earned his B.S. from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois and his M.S. from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

A dual citizen of the United States and Ireland, Dan resides in Wheaton, Illinois with the love of his life, Ellen, and is extremely proud of their two grown children, Russell and Kerry.

Greg Vesta has been the Chief of Police for the Wood Dale Police Department since 2011. He joined the department in 1996 as a patrol officer. During his career at the Wood Dale Police Department, Greg has been a patrol officer, field training officer, range instructor, rapid deployment and baton instructor, and accreditation manager, Sergeant and Deputy Chief of the agency.

Chief Vesta holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Bellevue University. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command and a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Greg is a currently a member of the Executive Board of the DuPage County Chiefs of Police Association, and the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group. He is an active member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He lives in Bartlett with his wife and three boys.

Mary Beth McLean considers herself a financial caregiver. She devotes much of her current practice at My Private Vista to working with women to take control of their financial matters. She empowers her clients by helping them conceive their future, relieve their fears and achieve their dreams.

Mary Beth has served on boards at Family Shelter Service, Elmhurst College and Community, 100 Women Who Care Elmhurst Chapter, and Assistance League of Chicago West. She is an avid runner who also enjoys reading, travel and golf. Mary Beth and her husband live in Elmhurst and look forward to watching their children live their own happy and fulfilled lives.


Since 1976, Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage (FSS of MFSD) has provided emergency and crisis services for DuPage County residents experiencing domestic violence. Each year, the organization touches the lives of more than 20,000 people, providing emergency shelter, counseling, case management, 24-hour hotline, community outreach, court & victim advocacy and prevention education. In 2019, it merged with Metropolitan Family Services DuPage, expanding its capacity to reach more domestic violence survivors in DuPage County and creating a seamless continuum of supportive services.


About Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage, started more than 80 years ago, is a family service/mental health agency serving some of DuPage County’s most vulnerable children and families. Whether through early childhood education, parent education, family therapy, youth mentoring, psychiatric and mental health services for all ages, or services for older adults and their caregivers, Metropolitan “Mpowers” individuals and families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive. www.metrofamily.org