Doree Stein

I am a long time Evanston resident. I worked for the City of Evanston in the middle 80’s promoting engery conservation and Weatherization. I have been involved in several nonprofits. I was the conservation chair person for Chicago Audubon, I was head of the Great Lakes Committee for Chicago Sierra Club and was also involved with Sierra Club at the National Level. I have been a Girl Scout Leader in Evanston and Wisconsin. I was a Big Sister for many years. I am currently on the Board of a domestic violence/anti bullying organization The Violence Intervention Project ( VIP) and the Lakeshore Citizens Action Program.

I have worked in the public center most of my life, at the municipal, state and federal level. My education was in biology and science education. I especially enjoyed working in the State Park system in Wisconsin and for the City of Evanston.

I thoroughly enjoy helping, learning from and interacting with a wide variety of people. I have been involved with First Night as a volunteer since it’s inception. First Night reminds me of the good things about Evanston. People working together, sharing, playing, dancing, learning and having fun as a community.

Justine Bricheno

A transplant from the UK, Justine blew into the Windy City fourteen years ago and now lives in beautiful Evanston. A self-confessed globe trotter, orchid lover, Harley Davidson enthusiast and keeper of pet fish she also loves all things musical, and can often be seen at local festivals or concerts, soaking up the sounds of all the fabulous local talent this great city has to offer.

Justine joined the Board of First Night Evanston in 2018, after volunteering and seeing in the new year at this amazing event last December. The bands were superb, the venues a cozy escape from the chilly weather, and sharing sparklers with friends and neighbors as the clock counted down to midnight made this a night to remember. This year is going to be equally awesome, so get off your couch and come join us!

Sarah Liddell


Martha Rudy


Emily Guthrie


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