Meet Our Staff & Board


Pamela Feinberg, Executive Director, Pam joined Tri-Con as the Executive Director in 2002, bringing with her extensive early childhood experience.  Pam earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with minors in Child Development & Speech.  She resides in Buffalo Grove with her husband, Steve, and her favorite past time is visiting her daughter, Jessica, son-in-law, Rob and her two young grandchildren Will and Anna in Washington, DC.

Densie Varner, Assistant Director, Denise has been a part of Tri-Con since 1981 after graduating from Illinois State University

with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with minors in Child Development & Reading.  As a seasoned professional Denise is instrumental in mentoring classroom teachers as well as keeping up to date with State of IL funding guidelines.  She is a long-time Highland Park resident with her husband, John, and her "tree climbing" son, Jack.

Cristina Reyes, Classroom Teacher, Cristina first came to Tri-Con in 1998 as part of Highland Park High School's Work/Study Program. While attending College of Lake County she joined our Tri-Con team as a full time teacher.  She is a native Spanish speaker who grew up in Highland Park and now lives in Beach Park with her husband, Roberto, and their four boys, Eduardo, Armando, Fernando & Gerardo.

Karen Kushner, Classroom Teacher, Karen has been working at Tri-Con since 2006.  She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching young children since 1999.  She's a devoted aunt to many and enjoys her time spent as a volunteer with rescue animals, especially the puppies. She resides in Skokie.

Liz Taboado, Classroom Teacher, Liz has a long history with Tri-Con, as she attended the center as a preschooler herself.  While attending college she worked part-time at Tri-Con until she was hired as our full-time kindergarten enrichment

teacher after graduation.  As the mother of two young daughters, Mia & Ava, Liz is always on the go.  She and her family

reside in Park City.

Sue Santello, Administrative Assistant, Sue joined Tri-Con in 1987 as a part-time Administrative Assistant when her youngest child started kindergarten.  Not only does she run our office but she also comes to our rescue daily when & where an extra set of hands is needed. Her grandchildren all attended Tri-Con resulting in all the kids calling her "grandma".  She is an integral part of working with our IL State Board of Education food program & billing for our State of IL subsidy program.  Sue and her husband Bill both grew up in Highwood and made Highland Park their home.

Elizabeth Falzone, Bookkeeper, Elizabeth is our newest team member, starting here in 2019.  She is a skilled administrator with a background in nonprofit management and full-charge bookkeeping.  A graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies, Elizabeth is also an enthusiastic horticulturist & bocce player.  She is a life long Highland Parker 

who enjoys being involved with "living green".

Renee Wodzien, Substitute & Summer Camp Coordinator, Renee originally started with us as an after-school volunteer in 1996.  Once she started college she returned each summer as our Camp Coordinator.  To this day Renee continues to be connected to us as a substitute teacher.  Renee received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Illinois State University

and is currently teaching in one of the Dist. 112 schools.  She and her husband, Greg, along with her sons, Daniel & Michael (who attended Tri-Con) live in Palatine.


Carol Kenneally, Music & Movement Specialist, Carol began teaching music at Tri-Con over 10 years ago.  She joins our classroom weekly bringing along her guitar, instruments and her fun-filled dance routines.  She has an Elementary Education degree from, Northern Illinois University and has been involved in teaching children music since 1998.  She and her husband

live in Park Ridge and have enjoyed raising their four children.


Executive Board

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Jeff Hamburg, President

Joan Bergman, Vice President

Melanie Duguid, Treasurer

Linda Illes, Secretary

Board Members

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Ann Duggan


Harriet Gilman

Roberta Goldman

Mary Kaye Green

Amy Mayber

Mary Ann Pedersen

Kim Reich

Adrienne Rosenblatt

Silvia Rota

Cathy Schneider