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Three New Members Named to Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Community Board

Appointments Announced at Oct. 25 Annual Meeting

Metropolitan Family Services, a leading provider of human services to low-income families in Chicago and the suburbs, has named three new members to its DuPage Community Board. The three-year term appointments were made at the Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Annual Meeting October 25.

“These new board members are a welcome addition to our already outstanding board of directors of Metropolitan DuPage,” said Theresa Nihill, Executive Director, Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. “Our clients and communities will be well served by their talents. I look forward working with them and the entire board as we continue to provide hope and opportunity to those in need in DuPage County.”

Photo of the new board members

Photo (l to r): Pictured are Marcella Peterson, Executive Director, Alan and Mildred Peterson Charitable Foundation; Theresa Nihill, Executive Director, Metropolitan Family Services DuPage; Frank Pecora, Entrepreneur; Thomas Beneventi, Board of Directors Member and Partner-In-Charge/Great Lakes Region, Tax, McGladrey, LLP; Gene Malloy, Board Chairman, Metropolitan Family Services DuPage.

New board members:

Thomas Beneventi, one of 11 elected Board of Directors of McGladrey, LLP, and partner in charge of tax for the Great Lakes Region. Beneventi holds a master’s in taxation and a bachelor’s in accounting from DePaul University. He is the former treasurer of the Guardian Angel Home in Joliet and currently serves as treasurer of the Juvenile Welfare Association of Chicago. He and his wife Dawn have three children and reside in Glen Ellyn.

Frank Pecora, entrepreneur. Pecora holds a bachelor’s in business administration and marketing from DePaul University. He started a family foundation through the DuPage Community Foundation. He has two children. Pecora resides in Glen Ellyn.

Marcella Peterson, Executive Director of the Alan and Mildred Peterson Charitable Foundation. Peterson holds a bachelor’s in education from Ohio University and is certified in hotel sales and marketing. Marcie has served as a volunteer for Cadence Health and the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage. She served as a past president of the Wheaton Junior Woman’s Club and has co-chaired numerous professional and fundraising events for a variety of organizations. Peterson resides in Wheaton with her husband Mark and their three children.

Returning for an additional three-year term are Thomas Carmody (Glen Ellyn), Pete DiCianni (Elmhurst), Christine Franco (Oak Brook), the Honorable Michael Gresk (Wheaton), William Jennrich (Darien), Eugene Malloy (Lisle), Michael Mazza (Glen Ellyn), JR McBride (Glen Ellyn), Susan J. Rose, Ph.D. (Elmhurst), and Kimberly Stapleton (Downers Grove).