Profiles of B-PAC Members
We are your neighbors. We came together by chance at a Village Board meeting when we learned the current library board was set to push through a new library building that would cost us more than 29 million dollars. We were further encouraged to run when the current board increased their tax levy on the residents of Morton Grove by more than 15% at the height of the recession.
We believe our current library is not in need of re-placement, but instead deserves the attention and good management that will successfully bring us into the future..
Paul Berg has been a resident of Morton Grove since 1976. His life is a testament to service. He graduated from Loyola University in 1971 and received his physical therapy education from Northwestern in 1972. He spent most of his career working with handicapped children.
Paul is a member of St. Martha’s where he currently serves on the Parish Council. He was previously on the school board for 6 years; coaching basketball there for a decade.
Paul was a member of the Morton Grove Baseball Association for 18 years and coached baseball for 17 years. He also served as Committee Chairman for 13 years for Boy Scout Troop 84. He is currently the deputy Grand Knight of the Fr. Stroot Council of the Knights of Columbus. Paul and his wife Judy, an RN, were recently married and have 9 grown children and 15 grandchildren between them.
Morton Grove History abounds with Catherine Peters. Great grand-daughter of one of the village’s founders, she has lived in Morton Grove her entire life. She got her first library card when she was only 5 years old, and has been a regular patron of the library ever since. She had a varied career, beginning as a Critical Care nurse. She has since been an investigative reporter for two Chicago television stations (for which she won a local Emmy Award), a writer and reporter. She is founder and President of Pam’s Robe, a company that makes gift robes for people suffering from cancer or other serious illnesses.
A life long lover of animals, she also breeds service dogs for people with seizures and other disabilities, and is an obedience judge for the American Kennel Club. Catherine can often be seen riding her horse (Fideles) in the Forest Preserve north of Dempster Street.
She has been married to her husband Gil for 35 years.
Born and raised on the south-side of Chicago, Mark moved to Morton Grove 23 years ago. Mark is active in the St. Martha Parish community and is President of the Parish Council, on the Finance Committee and runs the annual Fundraiser and Octoberfest. He and his wife are proud parents of two daughters at Golf Middle School and are active in the Golf District 67 PTA. They volunteer in many capacities at both Hynes and Golf.
Mark served on the finance and facilities committee of District 67 in 2009. He has a Bachelors degree from the University of Illinois in Marketing with advanced studies in Computer Science at De Paul.
Mark has worked as a merchandising executive at a large international product distributor. He advanced to several other companies, each time in-creasing their sales significantly. Mark founded his own business in sales, marketing and technology in 2008.
Dr. David Calimag
Service to people and community, is the hallmark of Dr. David Calimag’s life. A Neurologist, Dr. Calimag has not only maintained an active practice, but has also served as attending neurologist for the Cook County Health Bureau.
He is a very active member of St. Martha Parish, member of the Parish Council for 10 years and chairs the Human Concerns Commission. He was also President of the Fil-Am Association for 10 years.
He is married to Rosario who is also a medical doctor, and has three children. Son David is a Family Practice doctor and his daughters, Charmaine and Vanessa, are both professionals and members of St. Martha Parish.
Dr. Calimag often leads medical mission trips to the Philippines. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus.