Board Members

John McCallag
John received his Bachelor's Degree in Finance from DePaul University. He worked as a Divisional Manger for Combined Insurance Company for many years. From there, he went on to become President & CEO of Illinois Life Insurance Company. Since 1993 John has been the President & CEO of Financial Services, Inc. in McHenry. He is an active member of McHenry County Chamber of Commerce and the Treasurer and board member of the McHenry County Task Force on Aging.
Kay Reissig
Vice Chairwoman
Kay has over thirty years’ experience in sales, marketing and business ownership. Most of her career has been spent working with fortune 500 companies to develop plans and strategies to increase market share and consumer brand loyalty. In 2010 she accepted a position as the Marketing Director for Hospice of New Mexico; it was there that her passion for helping seniors began. Since that time she has served on the board of Cancer Support Now, SHCMD (Strategic Health Care Marketing & Development), The Foster Grandparent Program for the City of Albuquerque. In addition, she has volunteered many hours to The Alzheimer’s Association, People Living Through Cancer and her local church. Kay is a certified facilitator for The Stanford University Live Well Be Well, Disease Self-Management Program, as well as a speaker on senior issues and concerns. Kay is currently employed by McHenry Villa.
Jim Thorpe
Jim received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. He has been the President & CEO of Crystal Lake Bank since 2000. He has always been active in the community and has served on many boards including the United Way, the Centegra Foundation and the Raue Center for the Arts. He has also been involved in several Rotary clubs and is a Leadership of Greater McHenry County graduate. Jim lives in Crystal Lake with his wife Beth and they have three daughters. In his spare time Jim likes to go boating, waterskiing, motorcycling and hunting
Bob Blazier
Bob is retired from CL District 47, the Centegra Foundation, and most recently as president of the CL Chamber. Having failed retirement, like many of our hard working members, he now works for Home State Bank as a Commercial Community Relations Officer and serves on several not-for-profit boards.
Jim Coughlin
Jim is a life long resident of McHenry County. For over 30 years, Jim considers it a privilege to have been working in the Real Estate Industry; whether it has been selling, buying, developing, or building. His intimate understanding of this business, combined with a fierce commitment to community, has allowed Jim to play a significant role in shaping many iconic local neighborhoods. He counts his time with the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park and his involvement with the creation of it’s “Listening Room”, one of his most significant volunteering accomplishments to date. Jim and his wife have three grown children and several grandchildren.
Justin Hansen
Justin is an attorney at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP where the majority of his practice is focused on representing area doctors, hospitals and municipalities. Prior to becoming an attorney, Justin worked for a non-profit in Milwaukee that assisted women, men and children who were affected by domestic violence. Justin obtained his undergraduate degree from Augustana College and his J.D. from DePaul University. He has an awesome wife and three energetic children.
Sue Sklar

Susan Sklar is the Manager of Education and Outreach for the Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Before joining the Association Susan was the Director of an Information and Assistance team at a large non-profit agency in Rockford, assisting older adults with benefits and services.  She has taught Powerful Tools for Caregivers, SAVVY caregiver, facilitated many caregivers support groups and serves as not only an educator but a family counselor for families struggling with dementia. Sue also is on the board for Fostercare Luggage for Kids, a nonprofit that provides luggage for foster children so that they do not have to move in trash bags. She is also on the Board advisory committee for the Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging, on the board of the McHenry County Senior task force and is a member of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Rockford IL and has one wonderful daughter. If she had her way she would live in Cancun Mexico

Gina O'Connor
A passion for serving and connecting families to services is what motivates Gina in career and volunteer opportunities. After graduating with a Masters Degree in Family Studies from Kent State University, Gina has worked in several roles (Activities Director, Social Worker, and Admission Director) in the senior health care field for over 15 years. Currently, Gina works as the Director of Marketing for Wauconda Care, Transitional and Rehabilitative Services. Serving as a Care Pastor for Willow Crystal Lake and President of the McHenry County Task Force on Aging are areas that allow Gina to reach out to the community and connect, educate and serve others in need. Gina sees her role on the Board of Directors for the Senior Care Volunteer Network as an opportunity to ensure that the safety and well being needs of seniors in the McHenry County area are being met. “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world” is an important motivating quote to Gina, SCVN is an agency that allows Gina to ensure that every senior has “That One”. Gina lives in Lakewood with her husband and three daughters; she enjoys traveling, fitness, and spending time with family.