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

The mission of the Commission on Family Services is to promote emotional, social and physical well-being of Skokie's most vulnerable residents through outreach, 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
  • Shajan Jose, Vice-Chair
  • Caroline Benjamin
  • Michelle Friedman
  • Marjorie Goran
  • Jo Hammerman
  • Laila Iqbal
  • Linda Lara
  • Daniel Mann
  • Heather O'Donnell
  • Arnie Oskin
  • Nicole Perry
  • Valerie Riley
  • Nancy Schwartz
  • Annie Shear
  • Naadirah Shapley-Wells
  • Phillip Shefren
  • Daniel Stalilonis
  • Michael Stiehl


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