Meet our Board of Directors
Bob grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He then obtained a Masters Degree in Business from Wayne State University. Banking was his profession for many years until retirement. For ten years he was a member of the Board of Directors of Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove (Chairman the last two years), and prior to that he was a member of the Board of Directors of Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Commerce Bank of Tucson, and Chairman of the Audit Committee. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and reading historical novels. A good friend suggested he get involved with YH4L several years ago and he is now on their board. His wife Betsy and daughter Jennifer Madison have enjoyed helping with the heart screenings at several area high schools. The Holland/Madison families help sponsor the screenings at Downers Grove South High School.
A 20-year resident of Oak Brook, Marc served on the local school board for Butler SD #53 and served as President of the York Woods Community Association. Marc is currently Vice President of Preconstruction Services for International Contractors, Inc., located in Elmhurst and has worked in over (30) Illinois public school districts assisting suburban school administrators and school boards in planning capital improvement projects. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Marc holds Masters Degrees in both Civil Engineering and Architecture and is a certified professional cost estimator and LEED accredited professional with the U.S. Green Building Council. “My wife is a physician, my older son has always been involved in organizations, and my younger son serves on the YH4L Junior Board. Inspired by watching my boys give back to the community and grow as a young leaders, I’m honored to serve on the board and advance it’s progress into the future.”
James R. Russ
James Russ attended Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Economics, in 1960. He continued his education at the University of Chicago Graduate School with a School of Business Certificate, 1968 and attended Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He dedicated his professional career to the banking industry serving as President, CEO & Chairman of the Board for the National Bank, Downers Grove for over thirty-four years before retiring in 2012. He also contributed his service to various Board of Directors roles for community organizations such as Access DuPage, Midwest Heart Foundation, EHS, Good Samaritan Club, Joliet Diocese, Metro Computer Center, Inc., Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce, Benedictine University, and Indian Boundary YMCA. James is a current board member for Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and for Young Hearts for Life. He is married to Judy Russ for 56 years and has 3 children, 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He believes young people are the future of this country. Saving young lives is protecting the future of this nation and among the most rewarding efforts he has been involved in.