Board of Directors
Chairperson: Barry M. Masek, Baker Tilly us, LLP
Barry M. Masek is a partner emeritus at Baker Tilly US, LLP, where he has worked since 2006, and 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 US, LLP, 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.”
vice-chairperson: Arly J. Guenther, Arlington Computer Products
Arly is the retired founder of Arlington Computer Products, where he worked since 1985. He has over thirty 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. He was on the board and chaired the Audit Committee at Lurie Children’s 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.”
treasurer: Frank ten Brink
Frank J.M. ten Brink has nearly 20 years of finance experience in high growth environments, mergers, and acquisitions. He previously served as executive vice president, chief financial officer, and chief administrative officer at Stericycle, Inc. from June 1997 until August of 2014. He continues to be their senior vice president, M&A. He also previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Telular Corporation. Between 1991 and 1995, he was vice president and chief financial officer of Hexacomb Corporation. Frank studied international business at the Netherlands School of Business and received an MBA 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.”
Secretary: Edward J. Fiorentino, TerSera Therapeutics
Ed Fiorentino is the chairman and chief executive officer of TerSera Therapeutics. Ed has a close family connection to Clearbrook, as well as years of business and volunteer leadership experience. He has dedicated his entire professional career to the health care industry and has founded three specialty pharmaceutical companies. Previously, Ed was a senior executive and corporate officer at Abbott. He graduated from State University of New York and earned his MBA from Syracuse University. His philanthropic interests include organizations which serve people with disabilities, especially autism, as well as Catholic educational and religious organizations.
“Clearbrook is a unique organization filled with some of the most dedicated, caring, and compassionate people that I have ever been associated with. They make a difference every day in the lives of people with disabilities”.
rose ann abraham, baker tilly us, llp
Rose Ann has nearly 20 years of public accounting experience. She specializes in employee benefit plan audits and manages the central region’s employee benefit plan audit practice. She is also an active member of the Illinois CPA Society’s Employee Benefit Plan Committee and Conference Task Force, and frequently speaks at industry conferences. Rose Ann is a passionate supporter of diversity and inclusion and works both internally and externally to promote the cause within organizations. She is a leader for Baker Tilly’s diversity and inclusion initiative, SOAR (Supporting Opportunity, Advancement and Recognition for all). A strong believer in the power of mentorship, Rose Ann is also a board member of Step Up (suwn.org), Chicago chapter. The organization is dedicated to empowering girls from under resourced communities to become confident, college bound, career-focused and ready to join the next generation of professional women. She is also a board member of Ascend, Midwest Chapter, the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America, and the Illinois Board of Examiners, the entity responsible for certifying completion of all educational and examination requirements for CPA candidates.
SCOTT DUNSIRE, Melillo Consulting
Scott Dunsire is a tenured business professional with a vast background in technology organizations. Currently, Scott is the CEO at Melillo Consulting, an organization focused on simplifying complex challenges, while being easy to acquire and providing an excellent customer experience. Prior to joining the Melillo Consulting team, Scott held various upper-level leadership positions with ACP CreativIT, Hewlett Packard Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lexmark, and more. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Principia College.
“I’m inspired by the tremendous work Clearbrook does every day for so many families across the Chicagoland area. I am humbled and honored to serve as a board member, and am excited to join Clearbrook in enriching lives and embracing the potential for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
Katina (Katie) Levin is a young woman who has been receiving Clearbrook’s Home-Based Services for over two decades. Katie has a number of notable strengths: she is efficient and resourceful, shows great initiative, perseverance, and displays the ability to advocate for herself and others in diverse situations. Katie also demonstrates strong leadership skills; she has received the Leader Development Award with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and had started a meet-up group for adults on the autism spectrum.
“Clearbrook has given me the freedom to live independently and live a more fulfilling life.”
Katie is currently working as a Social Media Specialist & Administrative Office Assistant for Aspiritech, a non-profit quality assurance testing company that empowers individuals on the autism spectrum through meaningful employment. Katie has been with the company since they first opened and continues to excel in her area of expertise.
Ursula Moncau, Schaumburg Bank & Trust Company
Ursula Moncau is currently the President of Schaumburg Bank & Trust Company, a Wintrust Financial Corporation charter, and has been with Wintrust for 14 years. Ursula plays a vital role on Schaumburg’s leadership team and is on the Wintrust Women’s Leadership Council. She oversees retail, comprising of seven branch locations and 50+ employees in the northwest suburbs. She is also head of the Commercial Real Estate Group and focuses on new business development for clients throughout the Chicago land area. She has experience with construction, repositioning, and stabilized properties across all asset classes. Prior to joining Wintrust, Ursula spent 10 years in commercial banking at JP Morgan Chase and Charter One Bank. She earned her MBA in 2006 from the University of Chicago with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Accounting. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration majoring in Finance from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. In addition to Clearbrook, Ursula is on the board of the Chicago Architecture Center, an organization that promotes Chicago’s architectural design and innovation.
“Being an individual with disabilities, I want more than anything to be like everyone else. I would like to live my own life, in my own home, with my own friends. I don’t like to feel different or be treated different. I see my sisters and friends having a life. That is what I want.”
Paul N. Nigro, deloitte consulting llp
For the past 28 years, Paul has directed M&A and systems and operational integration efforts for public and private companies. He has deep expertise in integrating both business and technology processes for health care organizations. Paul is a managing director in Deloitte Consulting’s M&A health care and life sciences practice and assists clients with post-merger integration efforts including planning for day one activities. Prior to Deloitte, Paul served as senior vice president, transformation, and CIO for Brookdale (NYSE: BKD. He currently 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 20 years of experience in health care. He holds a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
“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.”
Mark L. Prager, Foley & Lardner, LLP
Mark L. Prager is a retired attorney, management committee member, and office managing partner at Foley & Lardner, LLP. He is a member and former chair of the national bankruptcy and 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. Mark 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 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.
Brian N. Rubin, J.D., Rubin Law A Professional Corporation
Attorney Brian Rubin, the founder of Rubin Law, a former IRS Agent, and former IRS Attorney, has been a practicing attorney since 1976, is the parent of three children one of whom, Mitchell, has Autism. Brian’s law practice, for four decades, since 1982, when Mitchell was one year old, has been dedicated to serving the legal and future planning needs of his fellow Illinois families of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and/or mental illness. Brian is a Past President of the Special Needs Alliance, the national, non-profit, association of experienced special needs planning attorneys (membership is by invitation only), served on the Special Needs Law Section Steering Committee of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, was a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and is a Faculty Member and Text Book Author for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) on the topic of special needs legal and future planning, as well as a Speaker for the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association on those topics. Brian has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and has received the highest attorney rating from Martindale-Hubbell, “AV® Preeminent™”, and AVVO’s highest attorney rating of “Top Attorney”. Brian is a Past Chairman of the State of Illinois Statewide Advisory Council on Developmental Disabilities, is a Past Chairman of the State of Illinois Autism Task Force (established by the Illinois Legislature), and served as a member of the State of Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, and served on the State of Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Inspector General Quality Care Board, among other State of Illinois Committees and Commissions. Brian is a Past President of The Arc of Illinois (served on The Arc of Illinois Board for 15 years), has been a member of the Board of Directors of Clearbrook (an organization serving more than 8,000 individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, including his son, Mitchell) since 1989, is a member of the Board of Trustees of Life’s Plan, Inc. which serves as Trustee of both Pooled Special Needs Trust and individual Special Needs Trusts, served on the Board of Directors of Pact, Inc., now known as DayOne Pact, Inc. which serves as Trustee of Special Needs Trusts as well as Guardian for individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and/or mental illness, served as a member (Past Chairman) of the Board of Directors of the Special Leisure Services Foundation, the foundation supporting the Northwest Suburban Special Recreation Association (NWSRA), served as the founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of The Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL Foundation), served on the Board of Directors of KESHET (Jewish Parents of Children with Special Needs), served on the Advisory Council of Encompass (Encompass in partnership with Jewish Child & Family Services, Jewish United Fund, JVS Chicago, JCC Chicago, Keshet, and The Center for Enriched Living and Center for Independent Futures), and served on the Board of Directors of Northpointe Resources, also an agency serving individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
“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.”
Tracy snow, Mckenna Family Office
Tracy L. Snow is the managing director of the McKenna Family Office, the owner of Notes and Numbers, LLC, and has worked for the McKenna family for over 30 years. After earning a B.A. in business at Mount St. Clare College (later sold and closed), she started in the customer service department at Schwarz Paper Company, formerly owned by Andrew J. McKenna. She was quickly promoted to administrative assistant and a couple of years later became Andy’s executive assistant. In 2009, she earned an executive MBA from the University of Notre Dame. She was an active member of the Executive Women International/Chicago Chapter and served for several years on the board in various positions including that of President. In 2020, she participated in the Board Leadership Institute, a joint effort between the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of NonProfit Management. In addition, she has served on the pastoral council and as the director of the contemporary choir at former parishes.
While working full-time, Tracy taught piano part-time for many years to beginners both adults and children. Tracy, her husband Murray, and their son Griffin reside in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
SHARON WEIN, SPECIAL EDUCATION DISTRICT OF LAKE COUNTY
Sharon Wein is a special education teacher for the Special Education District of Lake County. Sharon began her career in 1979 as a teacher at Stevenson Elementary School in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. After three years, she took a break from teaching to raise her three boys. In 2001, she reentered the teaching field as a special education teacher for the Special Education District of Lake County. Over the past nineteen years, she has focused on working in all areas of special education, from children with severe and profound disabilities to autism, behavior disorders, and the emotionally disturbed. Prior to her involvement with Clearbrook, Sharon served on the parent committee for Keshet.
“What an incredible gift Clearbrook has given us. I feel so grateful and lucky that our son, Daniel, is with Clearbrook. Thank you Clearbrook for keeping our family members and all the clients safe, cared for, and happy under your continued care. I am honored to be on the board and look forward to the opportunity of working closely with the Clearbrook community.”
Working full-time, Tracy taught piano part-time for many years to beginners both adults and children. Tracy, her husband Murray, and their son Griffin reside in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
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.”