JKB Board of Directors at Monmouth College:
Barry Baldwin (President), Lee Malany (Treasurer), Colleen Malany, Marty Bee (VP/Secretary)

Colleen Malany, CEO/Executive Director

Founder of the JKB Experiential Education Foundation


In 1994, Colleen and Ken Braid founded The J. Kyle Braid Leadership Foundation in memory of their son. Following twenty years of nurturing student leaders, Colleen founded the JKB Experiential Education Foundation to continue Kyle’s memory and legacy. The program will launch in June 2015 and Colleen currently serves as the CEO & Executive Director. She is also a certified ROPES course facilitator.

A native of Chicago, IL, Colleen graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, IL and attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Life Science/Kinesiology and taught and coached for four years in Dade County, FL. Colleen’s experience also includes work in the field of dentistry for 10 years where she gained certification in radiology and expanded her duties from the State of Florida. She then earned a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy in 1993 and worked in the medical field for two years.

Colleen’s previous and current civic engagements include: Delta Gamma Fraternity, AARC (American Association of Respiratory Care), FSRC (Florida Society of Respiratory Care), AAUW (American Association of University Women), the Advisory Board of the National Institute of Steroid Research and M & M Orthopedic steroid presentation panel. Colleen was honored as the Brevard County (FL) Citizen of the Year in 2002 by Florida Today and received the University of Illinois Alumni Association Humanitarian Award in May 2007. She currently serves as a Rotarian in Las Vegas and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Empowerment for action occurs when the students become aware of their wisdom, insight, and responsibility for others.

Barry Baldwin

Founding JKB EEF Board Member


Barry Baldwin is an educator in the Communication Arts Department at Naperville Central High School (NCHS). During his tenure, Barry has coached girls’ soccer and was recognized as the Illinois Assistant Soccer Coach of the Year in 2003. He currently is the varsity boys’ golf coach. Barry served as the head sponsor of the J. Kyle Braid Leadership Foundation at Naperville Central for the past 15 years during which he volunteered his time every summer, serving as a classroom facilitator and ranch hand. Barry’s experience is invaluable as he transitions into the head sponsor role for the JKB Experiential Education Foundation at NCHS. Barry graduated from the University of Iowa where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and received a Master’s in Teaching from Aurora University.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams

Marty Bee

Founding JKB EEF Board Member


Marty Bee recently retired from the Naperville School District 203 in Naperville, IL after an impressive 33-year tenure. He started his career in the district as a generalist counselor at Naperville North High School and was appointed two years later to a position in the guidance office working with high-risk students. Marty was then appointed Student Assistance Program Coordinator. As a certified addictions counselor, Marty worked with prevention and intervention programs in the school as well as developed leadership programs for student athletes. Marty served as an assistant track & field coach, head girls track coach and head girls cross country coach. In his eight years as a cross country coach his teams recorded six top ten state finishes, including an IHSA Class AA state championship in 1993. Marty served as Assistant Athletic Director during the 1994-1995 academic years and in1996, accepted the position as Athletic Director at Naperville Central. In his time at Central there was exceptional improvement in facilities and increased student participation in athletic programs. The school also recorded 12 state championship teams and numerous top four state finishes.

Marty earned a degree from the University of St. Francis with a major in Law and Government. He later earned a Master of Science in Education with emphasis in Guidance & Counseling from Northern Illinois University and an Administrative Endorsement from Aurora University.

Marty and his wife Barb reside in Georgetown, TX and are the parents of three grown boys, Eric (wife Valerie), Kevin and Ryan. They also are proud grandparents of two grandchildren.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing is going to get better. It's not. - Dr. Seuss

LeGrand L. Malany, Attorney at Law & Licensed Professional Engineer

Founding JKB EEF Board Member


Lee Malany has strong roots in the business, governmental and humanitarian communities. He has held many positions including Assistant Attorney General and Director of Policy, Planning and Technology, Office of the Illinois Attorney General; Assistant Auditor General for the State of IL; and Advisor to two State Comptrollers. Currently, Lee is a Disaster Response & Mitigation Engineer, Land, Shelter & Infrastructure Specialist with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). Lee does local, national, and international disaster response work for the American Red Cross. Lee serves on the deployment roster for the international disaster services arm of the American Red Cross and was a part of the organization’s efforts in Florida & Alabama during the 2004 hurricane crisis and Louisiana and Mississippi during the 2005 Katrina disaster. He is also heavily involved in disaster activities internationally and has provided disaster relief services in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Macedonia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Papua, New Guinea. Lee has been involved with Habitat for Humanity for more than 20 years, building houses around the world including 30 homes in his own community. He sits on the Board of Directors of many civic organizations in the State of Illinois.

Lee earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics and a Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Illinois.

Previously, Lee was an owner of Bestech, a computer mapping company, and Microgeneral, a computer accounting and consulting firm. He and his wife, Barb, also owned a gift and flower shop in Springfield, IL.

Lee and Barb reside in Springfield, IL and have three adult children and four grandchildren. Additionally, they have welcomed more than 50 children into their home over the years, as foster parents specializing in at-risk teenagers, participating in international student exchange programs, and serving as host parents of the State’s High School Government Intern Program.

Follow your heart, but navigate with your mind; reach for the stars and empower others to do so too.

Joyce Nardulli

JKB EEF Board Member 2015


Joyce is currently a self-employed government relations specialist working on behalf of energy, health, pharmaceutical, and local government clients. Previously, Joyce worked for seven (7) years on the Issues Development Staff for the Illinois House of Representatives. Her duties included preparing testimony, speeches, press released & newsletters for members. She also served as staff to the Conference of Women Legislators (COWL). Joyce then moved on to serve as Assistant VP of State Legislative Affairs for the Illinois State Medical Society for twelve (12) years representing the interests of 15,000 members of the ISMS before the General Assembly. While there, Joyce prepared numerous legislative position papers and successfully lobbied the House & Senate on numerous highly charged issues. For another ten (10) years, Joyce was VP of Government Relations for the Illinois Bankers Association. She managed the government relations program including state and federal government and fundraising for Illinois BANKPAC. Joyce was principally responsible for carrying out the IBA’s state legislative and regulatory agenda. While there, she had a number of major successes that included rolling back large tax increases, negotiation of legal settlements, and clarifications of Interest Acts.

Joyce graduated from the University of Illinois at Springfield with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She is currently on the Campus Alumni Advisory Board and has served as Chair for four (4) years. For Six (6) years, Joyce also served on the University of Illinois Alumni Board. Other involvements(past & present) include: YMCA Springfield Board of Directors, Secretary of State Lobbying Advisory Committee, Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women, Business & Industry Federation of Economic Concerns (BIFEC) board member, Lutheran High School Board of Trustees and Springfield Commission on International Visitors.

Joyce is married to Steven Nardulli and is mother to 3 adult children, Monica, Jessica and Jake. Joyce and Steve currently reside in Springfield, IL.

``Always treat others the way you want to be treated.`` I believe if everyone would do that, we could live in peace and harmony around the world.

Pamela Althoff

JKB EEF Board Member 2015


Pamela is currently serving as a member of the Illinois State Senate and has been since 2003. She has championed legislation to increase open space, expand the agriculture industry and promote improved statewide economic growth. She is a proponent of improving the business/job climate of Illinois, obtaining equitable education funding reform, tax reforms and senior health issues. Pamela serves as the Senate Republican Caucus Chair as a part of the Senate Republican Leadership. She is the Minority Spokeswoman for the Revenue and Licensed Activities & Appointments, Labor, and Transportation Committee. Pamela serves on many committees including the Domestic Task Force, Early Learning Council, Task Force, Illinois Accessibility Task Force, Ensuring Success in School Task Force and Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures to name a few.

Pamela has been extremely involved in her community. She currently serves on the Executive Committee at United Way of McHenry County & Journeycare (Hospice & Palliative Care). Past organizations she has been involved with include the MCC Foundation Board, the Community Development Block Grant Board, the McHenry Council of Governments, McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce, the Fox Waterway Agency, League of Women Voters and more.

She has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business, developed a personnel policy for Fox Waterway Agency, established a Mayors Consortium to identify and coordinate northeastern McHenry County transportation issues, and much more in her career.

Prior to coming to the Senate, Pamela was the McHenry City Mayor from 2001 to 2003. Other positions she has held in her career include a Special Education teacher, an Assistant Administrator with the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce, a Sales and Marketing Representative, and the McHenry City Clerk and Collector.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Illinois State University in 1975, and her Master’s Degree in Education from Northeastern Illinois University in 1978.

``You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.``
- Indira Gandhi