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Board of Directors

Brian Birnbaum

Brian Birnbaum

Chairperson of Board

Brian Birnbaum

Chairperson of Board

Brian Birnbaum

Chairperson of Board

Brian Birnbaum graduated from the University of Illinois with highest honors with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. His entire career was in Marketing and Management working for several major corporations including Eastman Kodak Company and Albany International. Although he retired in 2015, he continued to work as a Business Consultant until Spring 2017. Brian currently serves on three Board of Directors, including the Beverly Farm Foundation Board of Directors currently as Chairperson, and a member of the Beverly Farm Foundation Endowment Board. He has served on the Beverly Farm Board of Directors for 18 years. He also served as the Chair of the Beverly Cottages Parents Group for 14 years, and has been on many committees including being the Vice Chair of the "Day at the Races" Chicagoland fundraiser for the last 3 years.

Brian has been a member of several choral groups including the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale, and the founding member of "Beyond Glee" and "Take Note" where he sings bass. Brian and his wife Lee have been married since 1976. The Birnbaums have three adult sons Jeffrey, Kevin and Dan. They also have three grandchildren Leo, James and Simon.

“Our oldest son, Jeff, moved to Beverly Farm at the age of 18, and since that time, it has become his home for the last 24 years. Beverly Farm has offered Jeff a home where he can interact with his peers in a loving, caring and safe setting where all residents are allowed to live their lives with dignity and positive choices. The mission of Beverly Farm is as relevant today as it was 124 years ago, and that is what inspires me to keep Beverly Farm as vital and as important for the next 125 years.”

- Brian Birnbaum

Glen Ellyn, IL

Sharon Byers

Sharon Byers

Vice Chairperson of Board, Chairperson of Governance Committee

Sharon Byers

Vice Chairperson of Board, Chairperson of Governance Committee

Sharon Byers

Vice Chairperson of Board, Chairperson of Governance Committee

Sharon Byers received a BSN from the University of Kansas. After working as a CNA during high school and college in an intermediate care facility, she transitioned from a hospital floor nurse to a director of nursing at an intermediate care facility. Going to the other end of life’s spectrum, she worked as an obstetric nurse, including nine years as a clinical nurse manager. She took early retirement from nursing to stay home and coordinate care for her mentally handicapped son. She currently works as the office manager for her husband’s engineering firm Genesis Structures, Inc. and has been in this position 16 years.

Sharon is active with her church, First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit: She currently serves as a Sunday school teacher and women's bible study teacher. She has also served in the orchestra, in the choir, and as chair of both the Personnel Team and the Finance Team. Sharon’s passions include bible study, hiking, piano playing, writing music and interior decorating. She loves gray skies, storms, and songs in minor keys.

Sharon and her husband David have one grown son Preston, who has lived at Beverly Farm since 2015.

“My husband and I are passionate about Beverly Farm because Beverly Farm Foundation provides a loving home for our son, exceeding basic daily care to offer multiple additional services and programs that enrich his life.”

- Sharon Byers

Lee's Summit, MO

Dale Blachford

Dale Blachford

Treasurer of the Board

Dale Blachford

Treasurer of the Board

Dale Blachford

Treasurer of the Board

Dale Blachford enjoyed 42 years in the community banking industry. Dale and his family moved from Rockford, Illinois to Godfrey at the end of 2004 when Dale became President of Liberty Bank in Alton. Dale served as President until retiring at the end of 2018. Since retirement, Dale started a consulting business that helps keep him busy. Dale continues to serve on the Liberty Bank Board of Directors, and continues to be active in the local community serving on several boards and non-profits. Dale has been on the Endowment Board at Beverly Farm for 8 years.

Dale and his wife Jan have six grown children and eight grandchildren with a ninth grandchild on the way. Both Dale and Jan enjoy serving at their church Faith Lutheran Church here in Godfrey.

Godfrey, IL

Cate Redfern

Cate Redfern

Secretary of the Board, Chairperson of Human Resources Committee

Cate Redfern

Secretary of the Board, Chairperson of Human Resources Committee

Cate Redfern

Secretary of the Board, Chairperson of Human Resources Committee

Cate Redfern is a South African-born American with 20+ years’ experience as a nonprofit board member, volunteer, development director and executive management team member in South Africa, Botswana, the Cayman Islands and the United States. She is a social impact strategist and founded Adansonia Consulting in 2014 to provide coaching and consulting services to nonprofits and community-oriented business leaders to maximize their social impact through effective change management, social impact delivery, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement.

Cate also serves on the Board of Directors of In-Home English Learning Program, which empowers foreign-born adults by providing individualized, in-home English language education and tools for effective navigation in our community. She serves as Volunteer Committee Chair and is a member of the COVID-19 Program Adaptation Committee. In addition, she volunteers as an Auxiliary Member of SCORE: St. Louis Chapter, providing SCORE mentors and their nonprofit clients with nonprofit expertise, and presents their nonprofit education programs, including: How to Start and Manage a Nonprofit; Strategic Planning for Nonprofits; How to Create an Annual Fundraising Plan; and Program Design for Maximum Social Impact.

Cate is a practicing Reiki Master and is committed to making the world a better place by facilitating connection to the universal life force through love, compassion and kindness. She has lived in St. Louis, MO since 2008, and loves spending time outdoors on her road bike, mountain bike, kayak or in her hiking boots.

”I was drawn to Beverly Farm by the passion and dedication with which everyone involved strives to create the best experience possible for the residents who live there.”

- Cate Redfern

St. Louis, MO

Neville Bilimoria

Board Member

Neville Bilimoria

Board Member

Neville Bilimoria is a partner with Duane Morris LLP's Health Law Practice Group in Chicago and is a Chambers USA rated Leading Lawyer for Healthcare Law. Neville was named one of the “Top 40 Attorneys In Illinois Under 40” for 2005. For many years running, he has also been a recipient of the “Illinois SuperLawyer” and “Leading Lawyers” designation for outstanding attorney for healthcare law. Neville advises healthcare clients on corporate and litigation matters. He counsels hospitals and health systems, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, facilities for the developmentally disabled, physicians and physician groups, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies on a variety of issues, including healthcare corporate transactions, healthcare fraud and abuse compliance issues, telemedicine, HIPAA and state health privacy law issues, regulatory compliance, and resulting litigation. He is the chair of Duane Morris' Physician Services Group nationally, and Chair of the firm’s telehealth subgroup focusing on the latest in health care technology.

In addition to representing a number of nonprofit clients, Neville is also involved with two other nonprofits: Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities and Illinois Health Care Association.

Neville and his wife Ami have two children Hailee and Asha.

“I take great satisfaction in helping great organizations like Beverly Farm Foundation and the individuals and families it serves and supports.”

- Neville Bilimoria

Chicago, IL

Trish Holmes

Trish Holmes

Board Member

Trish Holmes

Board Member

Trish Holmes

Board Member

Trish Holmes earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Missouri St. Louis after earning her Associate Degree at Lewis & Clark Community College. Trish is currently a Community Banking Officer at Busey Bank. Her home office is located in Alton, Il, with territory covering the Metro East Region. Through innovative products, strategic partnerships and financial education, her role is all about striving to help everyone in her community who dreams of homeownership. She is a lifelong resident of the Riverbend area.

Trish also sits on the Board of Alton Mainstreet, the Alton Women’s Housing Association, the American Cancers Society’s Madison County Regional Leadership Council and is an active member and Past President of the Riverbend Rotary Club.

In 2021 Trish was named a YWCA Woman of Distinction. In 2018 she received a Community Service Award presented by the Madison County Auditor, and a certification from the Institute of Organizational Management: US Chamber.

In her spare time, Trish loves a good book and working out. She loves downtime and relaxation.

Alton, IL

Alison L. Mowery

Alison L. Mowery

Board Member

Alison L. Mowery

Board Member

Alison L. Mowery

Board Member

James Pardikes

James Pardikes

Board Member

James Pardikes

Board Member

James Pardikes

Board Member

Jim Pardikes has 35 years of experience as a management consultant serving the electric utility industry across the country. Jim has a Bachelors of Business with an emphasis in Accounting in from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Finance from Michigan State University. He currently works for MCR Performance Solutions, a management consulting firm headquartered in Deerfield, Il and heads up the Transmission Strategy Practice.

Jim and Lise have three daughters, including Stephanie who has resided at Beverly Farm since 2013 and lives at Beverly Cottage. Jim and Lise live in Lake Zurich IL and enjoy spending time at their weekend home in Michigan. Lise founded and owns Northwest Home Health & Rehab, a home health agency serving the Chicago suburbs.

Jim has been the chair of the Beverly Farm Family and Friends Group since 2014 and has been active in the fundraising for Beverly Farm including the Arlington Day at the Races Fundraiser and the online fundraiser #Racing4BeverlyFarm! Jim is a member of the Finance Committee of the Board.

“My wife and I have seen our daughter Stephanie flourish since being at Beverly Farm. I want to do my part to see that the high-quality environment and reputation of Beverly Farm is maintained.”

Jeffrey Rosignol

Jeffrey Rosignol

Board Member

Jeffrey Rosignol

Board Member

Jeffrey Rosignol

Board Member

Jeffrey Rosignol spent 44 years with Genuine Parts Company in automotive, truck, and industrial parts supply and distribution. He is currently working on new opportunities to support government and transit sectors.

In addition to serving on the Beverly Farm Board of Directors, Jeff also serves as Vice President of the Beverly Farm Endowment Board.

A liturgical musician, Jeff also enjoys working with his daughters to help build and grow their small businesses.

Jeff and his wife Polly have three grown children Renee, Alicia and Joey. Their son Joey has lived at Beverly Farm since 2007.

“We were drawn to Beverly Farm based on its successful 124-year history, and its various amenities and programs, especially Developmental Training. Plus, the staff and other residents treat our son like family. I was inspired to get involved because of the staff and residents, and my desire to participate on a diverse board to ensure Beverly Farm’s future and legacy.”

- Jeffrey Rosignol

Highland, IN

Jim Spindel

Jim Spindel

Board Member, Chairperson of Residential Services Committee, Interim Chairperson of Audit Committee

Jim Spindel

Board Member, Chairperson of Residential Services Committee, Interim Chairperson of Audit Committee

Jim Spindel

Board Member, Chairperson of Residential Services Committee, Interim Chairperson of Audit Committee

Jim Spindel is an experienced IT professional who seeks to serve his Lord by serving others. A native of St. Louis, Jim has mechanical work experience in the Army motor pool, a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications, and Technology work experiences at Xerox Corporation and in the Rockwood School District.

Jim and his wife Sherry have one grown son Christopher who has lived at Beverly Farm since 1994.

Jim enjoys exploring the applications of technology and is continually seeking ways to improve the lives of those around him. Recently he volunteered to provide technical support for the Music and Memory initiative at Friendship Village Sunset Hills, where personalized iPod playlists help residents with dementia to become alert and communicate with others.

In their free time, Jim and Sherry like to travel, exploring new cities and learning about their histories. They also enjoy bicycling and participating in Jeep Jamborees on which they’ve met many great friends and enjoyed taking in incredible scenic vistas.

“Our son Chris was born with severe disabilities, and has been a catalyst for a stronger marriage, leadership opportunities, and a dependence on God’s grace. Chris continues to be a family priority as we advocate for the future of those with disabilities by serving on committees, boards, and parent groups.”

- James Spindel

Sunset Hills, MO

Tim Stellfox

Tim Stellfox

Board Member, Chairperson of Fundraising Committee

Tim Stellfox

Board Member, Chairperson of Fundraising Committee

Tim Stellfox

Board Member, Chairperson of Fundraising Committee

Tim Stellfox is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN, where he majored in Business Administration and minored in Information Systems. He is a Region Sales Director at Valvoline LLC, where he leads the DIFM sales team in the Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, Atlanta and Memphis markets.  Tim has been with Valvoline for 30 years where he has held several different roles.  Prior to working at Valvoline, Tim worked at Wix Filters, calling on NAPA.

An active member of his church, Tim has held several roles, including Trustee, Elder and President of the congregation.

A passionate sports fan, Tim’s hobbies usually revolve around enjoying sporting events with his family. Tim and his wife Kirstin have three children Michael, Patty and Daniel.

“As a Christian, we are called to serve others. It is very rewarding to me personally to help those in need. Beverly Farm’s mission to provide a loving, caring home for adults with disabilities is a very admirable mission, which I am proud to help continue to carry out.”

- Timothy Stellfox

Lansing, IL.

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