Portrait of Barbara Gillan President
Role: President
Years served: 35+

Barbara Gillan

Committee affiliation
Finance & Personnel Committees
Why I became a board member

After being an employee of In-Pact’s first group home, it was an honor to be asked to join the board. I have always had a heart for individuals with Autism.

What keeps me on the board

Knowing that my involvement helps define the direction of the organization. I want to ensure our individuals live their best life possible.

Employment History

In the mid-1970’s, I started my career as an assistant working with students with special needs at Elliott Elementary in Munster. I transitioned to teach a 2nd-grade general education classroom shortly afterward. At the end of my first year, I elected to pursue a graduate degree in special education services. Upon completing my M.A., I returned to Elliott in Munster as a special education teacher. Over the next 30+ years, I taught students with special needs in New Jersey. I subsequently returned to Indiana and worked for NISEC in Crown Point and Lowell at the middle school level. During my 14 year retirement, I have worked as a classroom assistant in Schererville for 2 years.

Family history

I am married to Selam Serrhini, whom I met while on vacation in Morocco. We reside in Merrillville & have 2 cats, but no kids! My nuclear family was quite small. My parents are both deceased. I have a brother, niece and nephew in Ohio.

Corporate Sponsorships

Platinum Sponsorship
This monetary sponsorship level is for those who wish to support the event and includes up to 2 foursomes.
Gold Sponsorship
This monetary sponsorship level is for those who wish to support the event but does not include golf.
Silver Sponsorship
This in-kind sponsorship level is for those who wish to donate services and goods to fill our raffle baskets. Your sponsorship entitles you to recognition in the program book and from the podium.
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