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Meet Our Board:

Board Officers


Vice President



Marsha Cooper

Robin Cullotta

J. Patrick Ford

Becky Baker

Board Members

Dr. Jean M. Silvestri, Medical Advisor

Elizabeth Colloton, RN, MSN, PHN (In Memoriam)

Kayla Forschler

Kakuna Smith

Kian Lynn-Lovett

Kim Pittinger DPT

Lisa Cipriano



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Marsha Cooper- President 

Marsha is a SIDS grandparent, having suffered the loss of her first grandchild in October 2000. She has retired after teaching preschool for 14 years which followed 22 years in the Oak Park elementary schools. She has also taught Religious and Hebrew Schools at Oak Park Temple and was a summer reading guide for 22 years with the Oak Park Public Library. Volunteerism has played a major role in her life for nearly 40 years. She has served in leadership positions in numerous organizations and is always ready to step forward when a need arises. She and her husband, Ralph, have been married for over 50 years and have 3 gown children and 6 grandchildren.

Robin Cullotta - Vice President 

Robin Cullotta is a SIDS mom. She and her husband, Giovan, lost their youngest child, daughter Sophia Danielle, to SIDS in 2007. They have 2 children, Julianna & Anthony (Tony) who are the older siblings to Sophia. Robin and her family have been very instrumental in fundraising for SIDS of Illinois, by hosting many events at Giovan's Restaurant in Crest Hill, IL. Robin and her husband also assisted with passing two laws for the safe sleep of newborns and for the education of care givers in the state of Illinois. Robin is currently employed with IRC Retail Centers in Oak Brook, IL as a Technical Support Administrator. She was previously on the Board of Directors in 2008 and returned in 2015.

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