ISBA Board News

Thank You Adam Zellner and Blanca Jara

Please join us in thanking Board Chair Adam Zellner and Board Secretary Blanca Jara for their service to ISBA's mission. After five years of leadership, Adam and Blanca are stepping down from their officer positions but remain on the Board.

Through their time, effort, and dedication, ISBA has expanded and strengthened its programs and financial resources.

Adam and Blanca have each been active in building new relationships for ISBA. With their families, friends, and colleagues, they have brought wide networks of support for our work, including dozens of Chicago Marathon entries for Team ISBA.

We are grateful for their partnership in service to the statewide community of people living with spina bifida.

Call for Board Chair & Secretary Applications

The ISBA Board of Directors is calling for applications to serve as Board Chair and Board Secretary.

ISBA is a 501c3 non-profit. Board officers and directors are volunteers.

Applicants should send a brief personal statement to about their motivations and how they can contribute to the organization.

Board officer terms are two years, as part of a four-year director term.

Visit for role descriptions and an organization overview.

As outlined by the Illinois Attorney General, not-profit board members must:

  • Be active

  • Receive no material profit

  • Avoid conflicts of interest

  • Exercise judgment in overseeing the organization’s affairs

  • Comply with applicable governmental regulations