Toby’s Fund Board of Directors, 2023

Toby’s Fund is guided by the Board (listed below) and is fiscally sponsored by McHenry County Citizens for Choice Education Fund. Learn more about us below. To see our Advisory Board, click here
Barbra Levin, President (she/her)

Barbra is a native of Marengo, Illinois. She started her career in Thailand as a Peace Corps volunteer and worked for Public and Community Health Centers, Refugee agencies, and non-profits for 40 years. She has a Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago, and an M.P.H. from Harvard University. She is Toby’s daughter and devoted to the cause of reproductive health equity.

Anna Gifford, Vice President

Anna is a Huntley, IL resident and devoted to the cause of reproductive health and women’s rights.  She established a chapter of the National Organization for Women in McHenry County. She holds Masters degrees in Telecommunications & Networking and Information Systems Management.Anna believes in, and acts as an ally to social justice groups in the area .

Robert Levin, Treasurer

Robert is a Marengo native and resident. He is Toby’s son and equally passionate about her devotion to reproductive health equity. Robert holds an MBA and ran Levin’s Shoes and Dry Goods for many years. He currently works with Farmer’s Markets and organic produce. Robert also serves as Treasurer of McHenry County Citizens for Choice.

Linda Balek, Secretary

Raised in a Chicago suburb, Linda Balek moved with her family to a farm outside Marengo. After a career as a film editor she changed direction and studied for a graduate degree in Environmental Science. She is currently the Farm Program Manager at the Land Conservancy of McHenry County. Linda lives in Harvard.

Carrie Estrada, Member at Large (she/her)

Carrie Estrada is the Executive Director of the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (NWCASA) which also operates the CARE Center in McHenry County. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience working in social services.

Trina Levin, Member at Large (she/her)

Trina is Toby’s daughter and a devoted advocate of Reproductive Health Equity. She was raised in Marengo. She spent her career as a Clinical Social Worker and Manager at various agencies throughout the country working with children and adults who experience mental illness

Daniel Looney, Member at Large

Daniel Looney is a tax attorney working in Marengo, Illinois. He worked for many years in firms in Chicago before devoting himself to Marengo and the surrounding area. He is likewise a staunch advocate of Reproductive freedom.

Deborah Wallner, Member at Large

Deborah (aka Debs) is originally from Massachusetts, but has lived in Marengo for over 35 years. She is a graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin and is currently a Dental Hygienist in practice in McHenry County. She is also a devoted advocate for reproductive freedom.