Welcome to the Community Alliance & Action Network! “We are here...” for you!
C.A.A.N. has a Board of five directors who serve two-year terms.
Tim Pierce, President:
tim(Term Expires June 2009)

Tim Pierce lives in Oswego with his partner of 4-1/2 years, Eric Schor. Tim is an instructor at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, the corporate treasurer of Pierce Wholesale in Oswego, and an active participant for the Democratic Party in Kendall County. Tim is working for the day when the people are no longer discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Gini Lester, 1st Vice President:
(Term Expires June 2009)
Gini Lester lives in Joliet with her partner of 13 years, Babs Sehring. Gini is an RN in the ICU at Community Hospital in Northwest Indiana. Gini remembers when the only place to meet other LGBT people was in bars. She is working to make sure that that is not true in this day and age - even in the suburbs. Gini is an active participant in the Will County Green Party. She considers herself Buddhist.You may email Gini here.

Donna Greer, 2nd Vice President:
(Term expires June 2010)
After working with Ms. Greer on several projects in our community we were lucky that she agreed to nomination and was elected to the C.A.A.N. board. Ms. Greer is founding member of Island Girls and a community activist.
Diannaha Tielbur, Secretary:
(Term Expires June 2010)
Diannaha is a the sponsor for G.L.O.W. (Gay Lesbian or Whatever) Gay Straight Alliance at Joliet Junior College. After the college group met at the community center several times she decided to become more involved in C.A.A.N. activities. A welcome ally and a good friend to the community.
Paul Brumbaugh, Librarian:
Paul is still active with C.A.A.N. though he stepped down from the board to devote time to his family and the book he is writing. You can still see Paul at the center working on his book. We are extremely grateful he keeps the C.A.A.N. library in order.
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