Board of Directors
Chairman: Frank ten Brink, Stericycle, Inc.
Frank J.M. ten Brink has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer since joining Stericycle, Inc. in June 1997 until August of 2014 and continues to be their Senior Vice President M & A. He has nearly 20 years of finance experience in high growth environments, mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Stericycle, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Telular Corporation. Between 1991 and 1995, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hexacomb Corporation. Mr. ten Brink studied International Business at the Netherlands School of Business and received an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Oregon.
“Having a son with a disability has opened my eyes to the needs, especially in Illinois, to have services like Clearbrook. When a former Chairperson asked me if wanted to join the Board approximately 10 years ago, I was not only honored, but also very excited to be able to help such a great organization serving so many people with needs.”
Vice Chairman and Treasurer: Barry M. Masek, Baker Tilly, LLP
Barry M. Masek is a partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; he has been with the firm since 2006. He is the Chicago office’s Regional Market Leader. Barry has more than 30 years of experience serving middle-market and large manufacturing and distribution companies. Prior to Baker Tilly, Barry served as chief financial officer at a large distribution company. Prior to that, he was a partner at Arthur Andersen.
“Clearbrook is a great organization that provides special services to special individuals and families. I am glad I can provide some of my skills and experience and assist this dedicated group anyway I can.”
Secretary, Richard E. Stiles, Schaumburg Bank & Trust Company N. A.
Rick is the President of Schaumburg Bank & Trust, one of the 15 Chartered Banks in the Wintrust Financial Family. With over 28 years of corporate banking experience, Rick joined Wintrust in March of 2010. Previously, Rick held executive positions with Banco Popular North America and JP Morgan Chase Bank/American National Bank.
Rick received his MBA from the University of Iowa – Henry B. Tippie College of Business.
“I joined Clearbrook’s Board 15 years ago because their mission touched my heart. I continue my involvement because helping Clearbrook allows me to make a difference in the lives of people who cannot help themselves.”
Mary Lou Anton, Retired
Mary Lou Anton worked as the Executive Secretary to the Executive Vice President of the Colson Corp, a company in the Marmon Group. She was a paralegal for Mark H. Beaubien for several years, working in the real estate and estate planning fields. Continuing her work in real estate, Mary Lou served as Property Manager of The Barrington Square Improvement Association, a sales representative for Lexington Homes, and the Leasing Director at 401 E. Ontario, a luxury high-rise apartment building in Chicago. She also spent nine years as General Manager of The Continental Club. More recently, she was the Practice Manager of Woodfield Urology.
“My son’s and my involvement with Clearbrook began in 1979. All my associations with Clearbrook have been extremely positive. It is absolutely amazing how far Clearbrook has progressed in the almost 40 years that it has been part of my son’s and my life. I owe it a great deal for all it has done not only for my family, but also for the many families fortunate enough to be served by it.”
Edward J. Fiorentino, TerSera Therapeutics
Ed Fiorentino joins the Clearbrook Board of Directors with a close family connection to the cause, as well as years of business and volunteer leadership experience. He has dedicated his entire professional career to the healthcare industry and has founded three specialty pharmaceutical companies. As CEO of Actient Pharmaceuticals, Crealta Pharmaceuticals, and most recently, TerSera Therapeutics, Ed has worked in partnership with GTCR, a leading Chicago based private equity firm. Previously, Ed was a senior executive and corporate officer at Abbott. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from State University of New York and earned his MBA from Syracuse University.
Ed’s philanthropic interests include organizations which serve people with disabilities, especially autism, as well as Catholic educational and religious organizations.
Arly J. Guenther, Arlington Computer Products
Arly is the CEO of Arlington Computer Products where he has worked since 1985. He has over twenty seven years of experience managing a company that provides I/T products and solutions to corporate customers. His firm is located in Buffalo Grove but supports customers on a national basis. Arly has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School and is also on the Board and Executive Committee of Children’s Memorial Hospital.
“Clearbrook is an outstanding organization that enhances the quality of life for disabled individuals. It is a pleasure to be able to assist such a dedicated team of individuals as they work to enrich many lives.”
Paul N. Nigro, Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
For the past 25 years Paul has directed M&A and Systems and Operational Integration efforts for public and private companies. He has deep expertise integrating both business and technology processes. Paul recently served as CIO for Brookdale (NYSE: BKD) and leads the Technology Committee for Clearbrook. He is well versed in Cybersecurity practices, HIPAA Security requirements and our complex regulatory environment. Paul held Senior Information Technology and Finance positions within the hospitality industry prior to joining Brookdale and has over 25 years of real estate experience including 20 in Healthcare. He holds a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Certified Public Accountant.
“Clearbrook has been a part of my family for many years as my cousin Joe is a long-time client. Because of his participation, I have attended numerous fundraising events and worked with other family members and Clearbrook staff and will continue to help out in any capacity I can. It’s a reward and a privilege for me to help people with special needs.”
Joy (Piccolo) O’Connell, Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund
Joy O’Connell has served on Clearbrook’s Board of Directors for over 20 years. Ms. O’Connell’s sister Carol is in her 60’s and has lived and worked at Clearbrook for over 20 years. Ms. O’Connell established the “Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund” in 1970 and continues to stay actively involved as President of the Fund. Mrs. O’Connell is a member of the Cancer Leadership Committee at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; a member of Bears Care, a charitable arm of the Chicago Bears, since 1995; and has been working at the Gavers’ Community Cancer Fund since 1999.
“Both charities are very close to my heart. I am committed to making the lives of other, less fortunate people better.”
Mark L. Prager, Foley & Lardner LLP
Mark L. Prager is a litigation lawyer and partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member and former chair of the national Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice and has been an adjunct professor of law both at Washington University in St. Louis and the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. Mr. Prager lectures regularly at legal education seminars and his insightful commentary has been utilized by national and local media, such as CNN Business News, The Wall Street Journal, and Crain’s Chicago Business. He received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois and his law degree from Washington University School of Law. He is also an avid student of the martial arts and a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Mark’s motivation and commitment to the Board of Directors comes from his son, Joseph, a proud Clearbrook client and resident.
David P. Riley, Retired
David P. Riley is the retired co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Middleby Corporation, a $500 million dollar public company that manufacturers commercial restaurant equipment with sales and service in more than 120 countries.
Past Chairman of Clearbrook’s Board of Directors, Mr. Riley is currently Chairman of the Major Gifts Committee and also serves on the Finance and Marketing Committees for this organization.
Mr. Riley is past Chairman of the Chicago Chapter of the World Presidents Organization. He is also an advisor for the Arial Homes Foundation. In addition he serves on several private and not for profit boards.
“I was drawn to Clearbrook while looking for a residential home for my brother-in-law, Steve. Steve has never been happier. What a fantastic organization.”
Brian N. Rubin, J.D., Rubin Law A Professional Corporation
Brian Rubin brings the experience of being a parent of an adult son with autism (a Clearbrook client), and an extensive legal background to his membership on Clearbrook’s Board of Directors. As an attorney, his law practice is dedicated to appropriate legal & future planning for his fellow families of children and adults with special needs.Having served on many committees at local and State levels, Brian currently serves as co-chair of the State of Illinois Autism Task Force since 2005; is the immediate past-president of Arc of Illinois; member serves on of the State of Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission; is past chairman of the State of Illinois Department of Human Services Statewide Advisory Council on Developmental Disabilities; and served on the Quality Care Board, overseeing the Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of the Inspector General. In addition to Clearbrook, Brian serves on the boards of many organizations that provide community services, programs, and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities, including past Chairman of the Special Leisure Services Foundation (Foundation for the Northwest Suburban Special Recreation Association), PACT, Inc., Keshet, Encompass, and Northpointe.
“Words seem so inadequate to express my family’s appreciation for all that Clearbrook has done for our son, Mitchell. I sincerely feel privileged to serve on the Clearbrook Board, and to be a member of the Clearbrook family.”
David Flanagan, Client
“I’m happy. I feel more responsible. Clearbrook feels like a family.”
Elizabeth Racette, Client
“Clearbrook has done so much for me and it’s made a big difference. It’s a good feeling. It has broadened my horizons.”
Jennifer Gott, Client
“Clearbrook helps me to be more independent and to get a job in the community. Clearbrook cares about the clients.”
Julie Stoltzner, Client
“Clearbrook is all about living in a house with others where I have my own bedroom. I love being here.”
Joe O’Brien, Client
“I feel good here. At my house, we work as a team. I’ve learned how to make my own dinner. It’s a good feeling.”