The CSC is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are residents of the communities we serve.

We are always looking for several community-minded individuals who would like the challenge of leading a growing social service agency into new areas of community programs. Knowledge of good business procedures and fund-raising are definite pluses.

Click on the links below to meet our current board:

Carol Penning has been the Board President since 2000.  In 2014, Carol celebrated her 25th Anniversary as Bolingbrook’s elected Village Clerk.

Education

A graduate, of a three-year Institute Training Program of the Municipal Clerks of Illinois and a Leadership Enhancement and Development program; both sponsored by the University of Illinois. Carol acquired certifications as a Registered and Certified Municipal Clerk.

Credentials

• Former Executive Secretary to the Bolingbrook Mayor & Manager 1980-1985

• Acting Village Clerk 1980-1981

• Bolingbrook Deputy Clerk 1980-1985

• Registered and Certified Municipal Clerk

• Past President, Municipal Clerks of Illinois

• Past President, Municipal Clerks of DuPage County

• Founding Member and Past President, Municipal Clerks of Will County

Affiliations/Organizations/Member

International Institute of Municipal Clerks

Municipal Clerks of Illinois Municipal Clerks of DuPage County Municipal Clerks of Will/Grundy Counties Member

Liaison to the Bolingbrook Historic Preservation Commission

Member – Bolingbrook 50th Anniversary Committee

Community Service

Carol Penning became a member of the CSC Board in 2000 and has been serving as CSC President since 2002. The Community Service Council (the CSC) was founded in 1973 and incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit agency in 1978. The CSC is dedicated to helping people work through their personal problems by providing a number of different types of counseling for both clinical and housing. In addition, they provide court-ordered evaluations, assessments, and special programs. The overall mission of the CSC is to inspire a positive difference in people’s lives.

Awards/Recognitions

• Bolingbrook Business and Professional Women's "Woman of the Year"

• Bolingbrook Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, "Outstanding Young Woman"

• “Award of Appreciation” from the Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois

• Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce “Lifetime Achievement Award”

  • Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business

   “Community Leadership Award”

• The State of Illinois "Reaches Out Award" for Volunteerism

• American Cancer Society's Outstanding Service Award

• Bolingbrook Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award - Recognition for “Service Above Self”

• Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Award for “Patriotic Service”

• Bolingbrook Lions Club “Humanitarian Award”

Personal

Resident Since 1977, Lives in Bolingbrook with her family & a Member of St. Dominic Parish

 

 

Peggy Danhof joined the Community Service Council in 2004. She currently serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of CSC. Peggy has been active in the Boingbrook community for many years having served as a Bolingbrook Village Trustee for ten years, DuPage Township Supervisor for four years and now a fifteen year trustee for the Fountaindale Public Library, serving the last six years as President of the Board. Peggy also serves as President of the American Library Association/Trustee Division.

With ith the recent merger of the Friends of the Libraries USA, she is currently Co-President of the new ALA Division: Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations.

Peggy has been active in many social and civic organizations in Bolingbrook as well including the local and state Junior Miss Programs, American Association of University Women, Take Back the Night Consortium, an Honorary Bolingbrook Jaycee, Bolingbrook/Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs and Business and Professional Women. She is a retired teacher from the Valley View School District 365U with 32 years of service to the teaching profession. She currently is an Adjunct Professor at Illinois State University where she supervises ISU student teachers during their student teaching experience. Peggy and her husband Chuck have lived in Bolingbrook for thirty-five years. Their daughter Meredith, son-in-law Sean and granddaughter Macey Walker also live in Boingbrook.

 

Karen Anderson is the Secretary of the CSC Board of Directors and has served on the Board since 2006. In 200,3 Karen was named Bolingbrook Female Citizen of the Year. She was Director of the Library from 2003-2008 and Deputy Director from 1992-2003 She recently retired after 30 years of service. While Director, the Library received the Best of Bolingbrook Business Award for Citizenship and Community Service. She received her Masters in Library Science in 1983 from Northern Illinois University.

She is a member of the Bolingbrook Rotary Club, having served as President of the Club, and recently as Secretary.

An active member of the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce, she held leadership roles in the organization for many years, including President of the Chamber in 1999. She serves on the Bolingbrook Historic Preservation Commission and is a member of the Friends of the Library and Romeoville-Bolingbrook Kiwanis Club. Karen and her family have lived in Bolingbrook since 1978.

 

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Prudence Pukula presently resides in Crest Hill with her husband. Wayne. They are former residents of Romeoville, having lived there for 32 years. She served as Village Trustee from 1985 to 1993, and Village Clerk from 1998 to 2004. In 1992 she joined CSC as a member of the board of directors, and in 1995 she became treasurer of the organization. She says, “Over the years I’ve seen our dedicated staff help so many people, especially in these difficult times. This is what CSC is all about.”
 

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Dr. Bernice Holloway has been a Romeoville resident for 12 years; she was elected Village Clerk of Romeoville in April 2011 to fill the vacancy of her husband, the late Raymond Holloway. She has two adult sons (Vernon and Richard). Bernice has demonstrated her commitment to Romeoville by serving as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner, and as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals since 2006. She currently serves as Board liaison to the Romeoville Senior Commission, the Valley View Community and School Leaders Group, a member of the Community Service Council of Northern Illinois Board of Directors, and a member of the Airport Road / Route 26 & Interstate 55 Interchange Advisory Group. Read more...

 
Bill Kohl has been a member of the CSC board since 2007. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Notre Dame, Bill served in the Naval Air Reserve. During a career in machinery sales, he coached youth sports and was active in a service and a civic organization. He enjoys golf and marathons, almost as much as he and his wife Betty enjoy their nine grandchildren.
 

Kirk Openchowski

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Rosaleen Weber joined the Board in 1991 and has served as both Secretary and Vice President. Rosaleen co-chaired the January garage sale fundraiser for 14 years and has received grants from Prudential for many years for her volunteer activities. Rosaleen has enjoyed her years on the board and has especially enjoyed working with the board and staff to develop needed programs for the community such as our Domestic Violence program. Rosaleen retired from Prudential Financial and is currently working part time.

 

Bob Kalnicky joined the CSC on a part time basis in July of 2007, and became the full time Executive Director in November of 2008. Bob has over fifteen years of experience in business working with small start-up level companies to Fortune 100 corporations. Bob graduated with his B.A. from Lewis University in 1998 and with his MBA, also from Lewis University, in 2005. Currently he is a Trustee on the Fountaindale Library Board of Trustees.  Past affiliations include being a board member with the Romeoville Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Take Back The Night Steering Committee, being a coach and board member for the Panthers Sports Club, serving as a board member and Secretary for the Bolingbrook Exchange Club, as well as serving on the Bolingbrook I.T. Commission.

Bob has lived in Bolingbrook since 1993 with his wife Catherine and two daughters Rebecca, and Hannah.  Their third daughter, Catherine, is married and working as a teacher in Streator, IL.

Help The CSC

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