Board Member Bios

Board of Education Members

Pictured from left to right: Mr. Philip, Mrs. Tomuta, Mrs. Diakakis, Mr. Guliana, Mrs. Bujdei, Mr. Cavour, and Mrs. Sojka

Diana Diakakis | President

Diana Diakakis is a Family Nurse Practitioner and has been a part of the Fairview community for over 36 years. She has graduated from Fairview in 1996 and Niles West in 2000. Diana is a proud mother of two children, Alexia and Georgie, who currently attend Fairview. Newly elected board member in 2021, Diana is honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve Fairview and the community!

Sargon Guliana | Vice PResident

Sargon Guliana has been a member of the Fairview community since 2010 and was elected to the board in 2021. He is an information technology executive with over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Sargon graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Computer Engineering. He is a proud husband and father of three children that currently attend or have attended Fairview in the past. Sargon is honored to be able to serve the Fairview community as a Board Member.

Jacqueline Bujdei | Secretary

Jacqueline (Jaki) Bujdei is a Romanian American who grew up in the Skokie community. She is a Fairview South graduate (class of 1999) and proud parent to two children who currently attend Fairview South and Niles West. Jaki is a licensed CPA and worked for many years in the business sector. Currently, her main focus is on operations and the financial health of a small business she and her husband own. She is excited to serve and give back to the community she grew up in.

Rafael Cavour |Member

Rafael Cavour has been a member of the Fairview Community since 2010 when he and his wife, Rebecca, a Fairview Graduate from the class of 99, decided to move back into her neighborhood after marriage. They now have 2 kids at Fairview carrying on the tradition. Rafael is a Marine Corps Veteran and Healthcare Professional working closely with Managed Care Organizations serving millions of meals across the country to older adults. He is passionate about serving and giving back to a community that has meant so much to him. He is ready to begin the work as a School Board member and is excited to build upon the greatness of Fairview. 

Saji Philip | Member

Saji Philip has been a member of the Fairview community since 2003. He and his wife are proud parents of three children, who have attended and graduated from Fairview South School and who then went on to graduate from Niles West High School as well. He works as an accountant and as an IT professional. He considers it a privilege to give back to the community by serving as a board member, looks forward to assisting in the promotion of academic excellence and will work to sustain a positive environment for parents and students alike.


Christine Sojka grew up in the Skokie community and was elected to the board in 2023.She is an Associate Director of Health Information Technology for a pharmaceutical company. She is a proud mother of twin boys, who will be attending Fairview in the Fall. Christine is honored to serve the community in her first term on the Fairview Board of Education.

Estera Tomuta | Member

Estera Tomuta, alongside her husband of 20 years, has lived in the Fairview community since 2004. They have 3 wonderful children. She has been a Registered Nurse for over 22 years. Currently, she is managing their family business. In her free time she enjoys playing pickleball/volleyball and loves attending her kids' games. She has been elected to the board in 2023 and is excited to serve the community.