Former Chicago Heights Mayor Elected President of Dr. Charles E. Gavin Memorial Foundation

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A new president is assuming leadership of the Dr. Charles E. Gavin Memorial Foundation as the 2014 year commences.

Angelo “Sam” Ciambrone, former mayor of Chicago Heights, was elected to head the organization at the foundation’s annual meeting in November. His term of office will run through 2015.

Re‐elected at the annual meeting is Secretary Pam Carter. She also will serve a two‐year term.

Other officers whose terms end at the close of the current year are Dr. Leonard Robinson who serves as vice president, and Sevena Merchant who holds the post of treasurer. Trustees Ernest Davis and Yvonne Robinson also have terms ending in November 2014.

Also elected at the annual meeting was Park Forest Trustee Theresa Settles who will assume a position on the Board of Directors.

Others serving on the Board include Frances Ballard, who also serves as president of the Gavin Women’s Auxiliary, and former Park Forest Trustee Bonita Dillard, Dan Graham, Park Forest Village Manager Tom Mick, Park Forest Mayor John Ostenburg, James D. Settles Sr., and Dr. Michael Townsend.

The foundation was established as a tribute to the late Dr. Charles E. Gavin and as a recognition of his work in the south suburbs and his commitment to meeting the health needs of its residents. Dr. Gavin died on January 9, 1971, at the age of 44.

The foundation annually awards scholarships to south suburban youth interested in careers in the health professions and also contributes to other needy causes.