The Salvation Army Advisory Board of Aurora, IL

2016 – 2017

Executive Committee

Forrest White, Chair

Edward Jones Financial Services

Financial Advisor

Dick Bakala, Vice-Chair

Progressive Energy Corporation


Michele Sims, Secretary

Old Second National Bank

AVP Branch Manager

TBD, Treasurer

Connie Dickson, Chair of Finance and Property Committee


Tia Juarez, Chair of Program and Services Committee

Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)

Executive Director

Renee’ Gallina Kurtz, Co-Chair of Community Relations & Fundraising Committee

Hallmark Store, Retired


Advisory Board

Jeff Anderson, Owner

Curbside Unlimited

Mary Lou Chapa, Realtor

Chapa Realty

Krystal Gillespie, Director of Sales & Marketing

Holiday Inn Aurora

Hector Huitron, Owner

Aurora Soccer 

Lewis Johnson, Owner

LDJ Cleaning Professionals

Joseph Jones, Director

City of Aurora Emergency Management Agency

Olahakeem “Ola” Muhammad, Advisor

The Prudential Insurance Company of America

Rita Smith