Lois has been a very involved JDCF board member since 2005 currently serving on the Finance, Land Preservation, Land Stewardship, Strategic Planning, and Wapello Discovery Center Committees. She holds several degrees, including a B.S. and M.S. in Education from Northern Illinois University (NIU), DeKalb, IL, and a Masters in Public Administration, also from NIU. Her professional career included teaching physical education and becoming a Director of P.E. in IL, NY, and Japan. She has been a manager of parks and recreation facilities for over 30 years with experience in long-range planning, financial management, and grant writing. Lois strongly believes in public service, having been elected Park Commissioner and member of the Wheaton Planning Commission in Wheaton, IL and appointed member of the DuPage Conservation Foundation and Western DuPage Special Recreation Association.