Trustees

Patricia Adlaf
A resident of Park Ridge for 40 years, active in the Society since 1990. She is a member of the Park Ridge Heritage Committee and as a Member helped that Committee write the 1994 Park Ridge Photo History book. Two children.
Randy Derifield
A 30+ year resident of Park Ridge. Retired Director of Preservation and Development from the City of Park Ridge in 2007. Married to Conni with two adult children – Andrew and Alison.
Missy Gentile

A resident of Park Ridge since 2002, she is a Director at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, part of Lurie Children’s Hospital.  Missy and her husband Russ have three sons.

Brian Kidd
A resident of Park Ridge for 13 years, Brian is a Senior Associate at Pappageorge Haymes Partners, an architecture firm in Chicago, has served on numerous committees in Park Ridge and is the current Chairman of the Appearance Commission.
Susan Kiem

A resident of Park Ridge since 1986 and a Park Ridge Park District Preschool Teacher for 20+ years.  Susan and her husband have three daughters.

Brian Lazzaro
A lifelong resident of Park Ridge. Brian is a school psychologist working for Township High School District 211 in Palatine, IL. He moonlights on the weekend as an EMT for Lurie Children’s Hospital and is father to Nathan and Emily.
Joan Mattingly
Elizabeth Ryles

A life long resident of Park Ridge, she enjoys bike rides and long walks with her family.  Elizabeth has many years of experience presenting Park Ridge history to school groups, scouts and family events.  During nice weather she really loves to be gardening and in the winter, baking sweet treats!  She has worked for the Park Ridge Park District for many years and is a long time volunteer of the Park Ridge Police Citizens Patrol.

Jim Simkowski

A 22 year resident of Park Ridge.  Currently retired, Jim spent 46 years in an accounting career for both private and government employers.  The last couple of years he served as a substitute teacher for District #64.  Jim and his wife have an adult married son.