Commission on Family Services


The Commission on Family Services provides a forum for focus on a wide range of issues concerning Skokie's most vulnerable citizens. Recommendations on policies, programs and procedures are made to the Mayor and Board of Trustees.

Mission Statement

To facilitate improvement in the quality of life for Skokie's most vulnerable persons regardless of age, physical well-being, or socio-economic status, through public information, education and advocacy.

The Skokie Commission on Family Services is composed of community members who:
  • Reflect, as much as possible, the demographics of Skokie
  • Have unique training, interests and backgrounds that are of assistance to the Commission in its efforts
  • Represent public and private organizations that provide social services to Skokie residents


  • First Wednesday of every month except July, August, and January. 
  • 7 p.m at Skokie Village Hall


  • Harold Primack, Chair
  • Rebecca Abraham 
  • Yolanda Bender
  • Caroline Benjamin 
  • Romeo Esangga
  • Wendy Gahm
  • Jo Hammerman
  • Shajan Jose
  • Matt MacKellar
  • Dr. Edward McCarron
  • Angelo Militello 
  • Heather O'Donnell
  • Joshua Orlan
  • Arnie Oskin
  • Nicole Perry
  • Annie Shear
  • Phillip Shefren
  • Michael Stiehl
  • Melissa Versch


  • Edie Sue Sutker, Trustee Liaison
  • Brian McHugh, Staff Liaison