Elderday Center elect six new directors to board

Submitted by Michael Cobb
Posted8/6/2019 11:15 AM

Elderday Center, serving Batavia and the Tri-Cities area, recently elected Stacy Chambers, Wendy Holtz, Bill Germanetti, Mike Cooper, Paul Banka and Bill Price to its board of directors.

Chambers, owner of Neat Life Design, assists people in the transitions of their lives. Since 1988, she has worked in sales and sales management. She has strong ties to the community, most recently working with the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce in business development. Chambers will be extensively involved with fundraising and community outreach for the Elderday Center.


Holst has been in business in the Chicago area for more than 20 years. Her area of greatest service has been sales. She currently works in commercial real estate sales. Holst has family members who have experienced the ravages of the senior diseases that plague our clients. She is very committed to being effective and active for the Elderday Center.

Germanetti has been self employed as a business coach since 2006. Among other areas, he works with businesses in the following areas: business and executive coaching, business consulting leadership and management, vision and employee culture training, succession planning and transition planning accountability management, sales, project and financial management, active executive management, financial and cash flow tools and mentoring, projections and modeling and metrics and dashboarding. His value to the Elderday Center will be in all areas of marketing and management.

Cooper is the owner of Sales Kitchen, a sales coaching firm in Naperville, and co-owner/CEO of Naperville Senior Center, Adult Day Services. He has five years experience in the senior service provider category. At the Naperville Senior Center, he leads business operations, community engagement and program development.

Banka is known as the opportunistic entrepreneur with a focus on disruptive innovating. He has owned and operated numerous companies. Beginning with U.S. car and truck rentals in 1987, he has owned and operated a myriad businesses over the last 35 years. His mother uses Elderday Center services and will be contributing by sharing a client's view.

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Price has been an active and vital member of the Illinois Bar Association, receiving numerous awards for his efforts for more than 45 years. He serves many 501(c) 3 charity organizations, including the largest mosque in America located in Chicago. He will serve the Elderday Center in many ways: legal advice, contacts of donors and potential board members, as well as the planning and executing of its vision for the future.

Elderday Center board members are responsible for overseeing the direction of the organization and its strategies, as well as conferring with the executive director, Michael Cobb, who is responsible for day-to-day operations of the center.

Cobb is a senior level nonprofit administrator committed to serving those who are less fortunate in our communities. He has extensive experience in organizational leadership, fiscal management, fundraising and community development, as well as a strong background in ensuring the implementation and follow through of programs, policies and best practices.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from National Louis University in Evanston in 1992 and his Master of Science degree in Management and Administration in 1998. He is a 2017 graduate of the Joseph Business School in Forest Park.

Elderday Center is a nonprofit organization committed to providing quality day services, promoting independence for older adults and providing resources, support and education for their caregivers.

Businesses interested in partnering with Elderday can contact Michael Cobb at (630) 761-9750. To learn more about Elderday Center, visit www.elderdaycenter.org.


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