BOARD MEMBERS

Max McComb, President

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Max and his family moved to Mahomet in 1991.  He grew up in southwestern Michigan and is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais IL.

Max was appointed to the Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education to fill an unexpired term in 2007 and was re-elected to the Board of Education in 2009, 2013, 2017, and 2021.  He has served on the Finance Committee, was elected Board Vice-President and then Board President in 2015.  He has attended various IASB workshops and has earned the IASB Leadershop Award.  Mr. McComb has also successfully completed Professional Development Leadership Training.

Max is a local Realtor® with RE/MAX® Realty Associates.  He serves on the Board of Directors and is Immediate Past President of the Champaign County Association of Realtors® and is active in leadership with the Illinois Association of Realtors®.  He enjoys music and high school/college athletics.  Max has been very active with the M-S Athletic Booster Club.  He is involved at New Day Community Church in Champaign and has been a member of their Board of Directors since 1992.

Max has been married to his wife, Ellen, for over 35 years.  Ellen is an RN/specialist at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal IL.  The McCombs have one son, Jon who lives in St. Peter’s Mo. Jon and his wife Nicole are both teachers, as was Max’s mother. 

Email Max at mmccomb@ms.k12.il.us.

Dr. Jeremy Henrichs, Vice President

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Dr. Henrichs was appointed to the Board in 2018 to fill an unexpired term. He was re-elected in 2019 and is serving a four-year term which expires in 2023.  He represents the townships other than Mahomet in the District. Dr. Henrichs has completed the Open Meetings Act Training and Professional Development Leadership Training.

Jeremy is a Sports Medicine Doctor with Carle.  He holds a BS from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana.  He completed his Residency in Family Medicine at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina and a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

Jeremy serves on our school district's facilities committee.  He has served as President of the Board for Mahomet-Seymour Youth Football.  He is very active in missions work.  Jeremy serves on the medical team for the University of Illinois Athletic Department.

His wife, Christine, is a Family Practice Physician with Carle in Mahomet.  The Henrichs have 4 children.  Annie, 16, is a Junior at Mahomet-Seymour High School.  Sam, 12, is in 7th Grade at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High. Josef, 4, is just busy all the time!

Email Jeremy at jhenrichs@ms.k12.il.us.

Ken Keefe, Secretary

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Ken was elected to the Board in 2019.  He is serving a four-year term which expires in 2023.  He represents Townships other than Mahomet Township. 

Ken has BS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Master of Computer Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a senior software engineer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he works at the Information Trust Institute in the College of Engineering. Ken primarily develops scientific software for modeling and studying the security and reliability of national critical infrastructure, such as the power grid. He has many peer-reviewed scientific publications and regularly presents his work at esteemed international conferences in cybersecurity and complex-system evaluation.

Ken is very active with the Mahomet-Seymour Parent Teacher Organization. Ken is also the Vice-Chair of the Illinois Statewide Foster Care Advisory Council where he represents foster families from the Illinois DCFS central region and serves as co-chair of the policy and legislative committee. He and his wife have been licensed Illinois DCFS foster parents for eight years and have provided a home to nine children in that time. Ken's hobbies include travel, music, technology tinkering, and small-scale farming.

Ken's wife, Jennifer, is the elementary music teacher in the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district. They have two children in the Mahomet-Seymour School District and a pre-school-aged child. 

Email Ken at kkeefe@ms.k12.il.us.

Meghan Hennesy

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Meghan was elected to the Board in 2019 and is serving a four-year term which expires in 2023.  She represents Mahomet Township. Originally from Colorado, Meghan Hennesy moved to Mahomet with her husband, Michael, and two boys, Brogan and Kelton, seven years ago. 

Meghan has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Denver. Before she made the decision to stay home with her boys, she worked for over a decade in process efficiency, design and implementation. 

She has served in the Mahomet Community in many different capacities; as the Treasurer and President of the K-5 PTO, an active volunteer in classrooms, and she is the Current Chairman of the Board of the Sangamon Valley Public Water District. 

Meghan is excited to be a member of the Mahomet-Seymour School Board and looks forward to increasing transparency, focusing on communication and working hard for the kids, teachers, parents and taxpayers of our community. 

Email Meghan at mhennesy@ms.k12.il.us.

Justin Lamb

Justin Lamb

Justin was elected to the Board in 2021 and is serving a four-year term which expires in 2025. He represents the townships other than Mahomet in the District.  Justin was born and raised in Mansfield, IL and has been a part of the Mahomet-Seymour community since 1992 when he began working at the IGA while in high school. He quickly fell in love with the community and developed many strong relationships. 

Justin is a landscape contractor who has his degree in Business Management. He, along with his business partner, started Sunset Landscaping and Sunset Christmas Tree Farm in 2003. He also loves to help out on the family farm during harvest time.

Justin has served as Vice President on the Mahomet-Seymour Baseball Club board. He enjoys coaching his kids’ various sports within the Mahomet Parks and Rec program. He has worked alongside MSHS students in the FFA program to assist them with various projects including landscape design, planting trees, constructing planter beds, etc. He attends Grace Church of Mahomet and has served on the facilities team there. In his free time he enjoys attending sporting events and vacationing with his friends and family.

Justin is very grateful for his amazing wife, Alisa, who is a lifelong resident of Mahomet. They have 3 children in the Mahomet-Seymour School District. 

Email Justin at jlamb@ms.k12.il.us.

Sunny McMurry

Sunny McMurry

Sunny was elected to the Board in 2021 and is serving a four year term which expires in 2025. She represents Mahomet Township and has completed the Open Meetings Act Training.

After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 with a B.S. in Elementary Education, Sunny joined the Mahomet-Seymour School District as a first grade teacher at Sangamon Elementary School. She later earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Language and Literacy as well as Advanced Certification in Educational Organization and Leadership, all from the University of Illinois. She is now working toward National Board Certification.

Sunny has spent a lifetime in education, having worked with students from kindergarten through graduate level in college. She has taught in public schools as well as at the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Sunny currently serves as an Instructional Coach and Interventionist in Champaign Unit 4.

Sunny is passionate about public education and the value public education brings to our society and our community. She is invested in developing the potential of girls and women through her commitment to Girl Scouts of Central Illinois through her youngest daughter’s troop and her role as Past President of The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. She has volunteered with programs in the M-S Schools, such as Hands Around the World and DAWG Walk, as well as served as a classroom volunteer and room parent.

She and her husband Jim have three children, all currently enrolled in the Mahomet-Seymour Schools.

Email Sunny at smcmurry@ms.k12.il.us.

Dr. Colleen Schultz

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Colleen was elected to the board in 2019.  She is serving a four-year term which expires in 2023.  She represents Mahomet Township.  Colleen has successfully completed Professional Development Leadership Training, Performance Evaluation Reform Act Training for School Board Members, Open Meetings Act training as well as Freedom of Information Act Training.

Colleen is an economist having earned her PhD in economics from the University of Illinois.  In addition, Colleen has been a professional educator for over 25 years.  At the University of Illinois, she teaches economics and statistics and served for over a decade as the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  While Colleen thoroughly enjoys her career as a professor, her most important job is being a mom.

Colleen has been happily married to her husband, Mark, for over 15 years and they have two children attending Mahomet-Seymour Schools.

Email Colleen at cschultz@ms.k12.il.us.