Meet the Board

BOE members

(From left to right) Mr. Lou Paskalides, Vice President Dr. Sally Beatty, Mr. Cabin Kim, President Dr. Elizabeth Chun, Mr. Christopher Edmonds, Mr. James Chow, Secretary Mr. Ahmad Sulaiman.

Dr. Sally Beatty
Term expires: April 2021
Dr. Beatty is a consultant with Heidrick & Struggles where she is responsible for leadership consulting and executive search, working with both domestic and international clients. She holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University, studied at London School of Economics and completed a fellowship at Northwestern University.  Dr. Beatty is married and has two children. In her role on the Board of Education, she serves as a liaison to the Legislative Education Network of DuPage (LEND), the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) and to the Butler PTO.

Mr. James Chow
Term expires: April 2021
Mr. Chow is the Chief Financial Officer for Oak Street Health, a leading builder and operator of primary care clinics. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from St. Thomas Aquinas College and is a Certified Public Accountant. James is married and has two children. In his role on the Board of Education, Mr. Chow serves on both the Finance Committee and the Technology Committee.

Dr. Elizabeth Chun
Term expires: April 2019
Dr. Chun has lived in Oak Brook since 1992 and has three children who have gone through the Butler 53 school system. Dr. Chun has been a long-term member of the District 53 PTO and helped coach the Science Olympiad team. Dr. Chun has a B.S. from Eastern Illinois University and a M.D. from the University of Illinois. In addition to her role as President of the Board of Education, Dr. Chun serves as Chair of the District Leadership Team and liaison to the Butler PTO.

Mr. Christopher Edmonds
Term expires: April 2021
Mr. Edmonds is the Senior Vice President of Financial Markets for Intercontinental Exchange Group (NYSE: ICE), leading all global client-facing activities for fixed income, credit and commodities. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He and his wife Michelle have two children. In his role on the Board of Education, Mr. Edmonds serves as Finance Committee Chair and a member of the Policy Committee.

Mr. Cabin Kim
Term expires: April 2019
Mr. Kim is a Certified Public Accountant in practice with his own firm. He is a recipient of the Illinois CPA Society's Excel Award. He holds a BA from Duke University, along with an MBA and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, both from Harvard University. He is married and has two children. In his role on the Board of Education, Mr. Kim serves as a liaison to the PTO and oversight of the District bills.

Mr. Lou Paskalides
Term expires: April 2019
Mr. Lou Paskalides is a licensed Realtor and manager of a recording studio. He is married and has one child at Hinsdale Central. He chairs the District 53 Buildings and Grounds Committee and the Technology Committee.

Mr. Ahmad Sulaiman
Term Expires: April 2021
Mr. Sulaiman is an attorney and owner of one of the largest individual consumer protection law practices in the Midwest, Sulaiman Law Group, in Oak Brook. He and his wife live in Oak Brook and their three children attend District 53 schools. He has Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor Degrees, both from Loyola University, Chicago. In his role on the District 53 Board, he serves as Chair of the Policy Committee, a member of the District Leadership Team and oversight of legal issues.

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