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Little Friends Welcomes Seven Community Leaders to Board of Directors

Naperville, Illinois – August 8, 2017 – Little Friends is proud to announce the addition of seven new individuals to their Board of Directors. As of July 1, 2017 the human services agency serving children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities welcomed a diverse slate of community leaders across many professions.


States Mike Briggs, Little Friends’ President and CEO, “I am excited to have these talented individuals join our Board. I appreciate their passion and commitment to help Little Friends and look forward to working with them to expand Little Friends’ reach and impact throughout the communities we serve.”


Joining the Board of Directors for a three-year term:

  • Ushaben Chavda, Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
  • Chris Finck, TreeHouse Foods
  • Karla Harmon, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Eric Jones, Lewis University
  • Kevin Kobe, john greene Commercial
  • Anthony Losurdo, Gibson’s Restaurant Group
  • Mark Wright, Diverse Facility Solutions


“We welcome our new Board Members and look forward to collaborating with them as we continue to empower children, adults and families with special challenges to live, learn, work and thrive in our community. This diverse group joins eight seasoned board members as we support and advocate for the 800 clients and families we serve each year,” remarks Dan Casey, Little Friends’ Chairman of the Board.


Photo Note

Pictured from L-R, Anthony Losurdo, Ushaben Chavda, Karla Harmon, Eric Jones and Kevin Kobe. Not pictured, Chris Finck and Mark Wright.


About Little Friends

Fulfilling Lives – Regardless of Challenge. At Little Friends, we believe that every one of our clients has a right to a fulfilling life of dignity, independence and respect. So do their families. That right is universal, regardless of challenge. We empower clients with autism and other developmental disabilities to thrive in our community. Our groundbreaking programs and nationally-renowned staff provide lifelong opportunities for growth, so our clients can work, learn, play and experience the joy of life’s everyday moments. Please visit to learn more.