Advisory Board

Full-time Accounting faculty members at College of DuPage meet periodically with an advisory board made up of business professionals from both public accounting firms and private industry. Members of the Accounting Program Advisory Board provide valuable input and feedback regarding the skills necessary for success in the accounting field. They also assist in the ongoing evaluation of COD's Accounting program courses, certificates and degree programs. This evaluation helps to maintain the quality and professional relevance of the Accounting program.

2011 - 2012 Accounting Program Advisory Board Members

Estelle Berger
Executive Service Corps of Chicago
25 E. Washington St.
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602

Jacqueline Berk Babb
Director of Development and Strategic Programs
Illinois CPA Society & CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois
550 W. Jackson, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60661

Sheryl Elliott
President, Mid-America Council
Institute of Management

Camille Esterman
Staff Accountant
Lawrence Ollearis CPA and Associates

Joe Freda
Chief Financial Officer
1000 E. Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Flexera Software, Inc.
Office: (847) 466-4050
FAX: (847) 890-6838
Cell: (630) 956-6493

Bob Grogan, C.P.A.
DuPage County Auditor
421 North County Farm Road 
Wheaton, IL 60187
Office: (630) 407-6075
FAX: (630) 407-6076

Debra Hopkins 
Director, CPA Review Program
Barsema Hall, Northern Illinois University 
DeKalb, IL 60115 

CPA Review E-mail


Paul Jacobs
Assistant Professor
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect
Elmhurst, IL 60190

Ellen Landgraf
Associate Professor, Accounting
Loyola University Chicago
1 E. Pearson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Frank Levi
Corporate Accountant
Efficient Capital Management
300 E. 5th Ave. Suite 300
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 753-1236

Cinda Pembrooke 
Staff Auditor 
Mulcahy, Pauritsch, Salvador & Co., Ltd. 
14300 S. Ravinia Ave. 
Orland Park, IL 60464 
(708) 349-6999

Sandra Scheel
Staff Auditor, Office of the County Auditor
DuPage County
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Barry L. Shaw
Wolf & Company LLP
2100 Clearwater
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Thacher R. Smith
Executive Director
Federal Tax Services, Grant Thornton LLP
175 W. Jackson Blvd., 20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604-2615

Rick Thompson
Sikich Gardner & Company, LLP
998 Corporate Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60502


Contact Information

Maureen McBeth, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1740, (630) 942-2879

Bev Carlson, Program Support Specialist
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1526, (630) 942-2140

Donna Charboneau, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1812, (630) 942-2079

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592