Board and Staff

The Executive Director with her staff oversees the organization’s day-to-day activities. Our Executive Director is a trained individual with an extensive background in programming for youth. The part-time staff is recruited on the basis of previous work experience or current academic work in youth programming, services, or education.

The Youth Connection Executive Board and General Board are parents and members of the community who volunteer their time to support the organization’s mission.  The Executive Board meets in the evening once a month and the General Board meets in the evening every other month.

PTO Youth Connection Liaisons assist in the execution of specific programs and serve as an important link in communications between Youth Connection and the schools.

We welcome new volunteers!

2017-2018 Youth Connection Executive Board
Executive Director: Cristina Castro
President: Kristen Dean
Treasurer: Katy Klemmer
Secretary: Ray Macika
Personnel: Carrie Winter

2017-2018 Youth Connection General Board
April Cesaretti (Programming & Fundraising)
Betsy Crosswhite (Webmaster & Technology)
Ann Dronen (Technology)
Cara Gaziano (Programming)
Shannon Lee (Graphic Design)
Anne Miller (Fundraising)
Barb Perce (Fundraising)
Mia Roberts (Programming)
Susan Alt-Rogers (Programming & Fundraising)
Jenny Sterrett (HMS Liaison)
Carrie Winter (WJHS liaison)
Katrine Keller (Ex-Officio Board Member)

2017-2018 PTO Youth Connection Liaisons
Highcrest Middle School: Jenny Sterrett, Kelly Jackson
Wilmette Junior High School: Carrie Winter, Stephen Boeckman, Kelly Jackson
Warming House: Barb Perce