Board Member Bios

Board of Education Group Photo

Pictured from left to right: Mr. Schirmer, Mrs. Lannoye, Mrs. Downing, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Guliana, Mrs. Diakakis, & Mrs. Bujdei

mary anne brown | president

Mary Anne Brown has been a Fairview Board member since 2011. She was re-elected in April 2019 and is currently Board President. She is the ED-RED representative for the board. Originally from Oxford, England she immigrated to the US in 1997 and became a US citizen in 2010. She worked in academic book publishing in the UK before raising her family here in the US. She has volunteered at Fairview for many years including three years as PTA president. She has two children in college who graduated from Fairview and Niles West. Mary Anne works for NSERVE, an organization that manages state and federal career and technical education grants for schools in the north Chicago suburbs.

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 a technology and supply chain 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 will attend Fairview in the future. Sargon is honored to be able to serve the Fairview community as a Board Member.

Aaron schirmer | Secretary

Aaron Schirmer has been a member of the Fairview community since 2014 and was elected to the board in 2019. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Northeastern Illinois University. Aaron is the proud father of two children who currently attend Fairview and is excited to serve the Fairview school and community as a school board member.

Jacqueline Bujdei | Member

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. 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.

Diana Diakakis | member

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!

Nora downing | Member

Nora Downing joined the Fairview South community member when her son entered Kindergarten in 2015. She has been an educator with Chicago Public Schools for over twenty years with a focus on Diverse Learners and English Language Learners. Her vast experience includes collaborating with parents, administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and most importantly, students! Nora appreciates the opportunity to serve the community in her first term on the Fairview Board of Education.

Shereen Lannoye | Member

Shereen Lannoye works at a Pharmaceutical company in the northern suburbs. She has been a member of the Fairview Community since 2012, and a Board Member since 2017, serving on the Building, Grounds and Transportation Committee. Shereen graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is the proud mother of two children attending Fairview.