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United Palatine Coalition's leaders represent a cross section of sectors and service areas in Palatine.

 Our Board of Directors


Laura Swanlund, Ph.D.

​CCSD15 - Director of Comprehensive

Mental Health & Related Services

UP Board President

Data Team Chair

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Kristen Ford
ECDEC/FIND Program Coordinator

UP Secretary

Wellness Team Chair 

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Kris Salyards, LCSW

The Bridge Youth & Family Services  Executive Director

UP Treasurer and

Finance Team Chair


Lyn Bremanis

Planner, Village of Palatine

UP Board Member,

Data Team

Beth Sousa, LSW

Palatine Public Library District - Community Engagement Coordinator

UP Board Member

Wellness Resource Fair Chair

Ed Heiser 

Buehler YMCA        

Executive Director

UP Board Member

Wellness Fair Team

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Jesse Rojo -Evanston Early Childhood Council Director & Raising IL CE Lead

UP Board Member

Community Engagement (CE) Team

Our Staff

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Nancy  Mendez

UP Community Navigator

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Anne Campbell

UP Community Impact Facilitator

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