Copernicus Staff Directory

Copernicus Center building

Our highly qualified and knowledgeable staff have over 80 years’ combined experience in the Entertainment and Events industry. Live Concerts, theatrical performances, large scale festivals, corporate events, weddings, showcases and local markets, are just a few areas of our expertise. With the help of over 100 volunteers throughout the year, Copernicus team strives to maintain a quality of excellence no matter the size of the event. We are here to help you create an “EXPERIENCE” that your quest will not soon forget.




Kamila Sumelka Executive Director [email protected]
Justine BonDurant Theater Operations Manager – Theatre Rental [email protected]
Marta Przybylska Venue Rentals – Weddings, Private Parties, Meetings [email protected]
Marta Przybylska Building Manager [email protected]
Walter Trzos Chief Financial Officer [email protected]
Marleen Kasbee Website & Social Media [email protected]

Who to Contact

If you are unable to locate information on our website pertaining to a question you may have, please feel free to contact a member of our knowledgeable team. All inquiries will be answered in a timely manner or directed to the appropriate team member.

General operations, Taste of Polonia, and sponsorships, please contact Executive Director, Kamila Sumelka

Theater tours, and theater rental inquiries, please contact Theater Operations & Rental, Justine BonDurant

Corporate events, private parties, and room rentals, please contact Marta Przybylska

Building operations, maintenance, and facilities staff inquiries, please contact our Marta Przybylska

Financial and accounting inquiries, please contact Chief Financial Officer, Walter Trzos

Website, social media, and marketing inquiries, please contact Marleen Kasbee

Ticket & Box Office inquiriesplease call 773-205-0044 or email [email protected]

Board of Directors





President Mario Mikoda Schiller Park Chicago Society
Vice President Bogdan Bosak Park Ridge Chicago Metal Supply
Treasurer Zenon Kurdziel Riverside Ridgeland Associates Inc.
Secretary Robert Groszek Chicago Groszek Law Firm
Chairman of the Board Hubert Cioromski Park Ridge Troy Realty
Board Member Dr. Benny Ciszek Wood Dale Advocate Medical Group
Board Member Don Gutowski Norridge Past Chairman & President & Treasurer
Board Member Agata Paleczny Crest Hill Warsztaty Teatralne
Board Member Mary Anselmo Lincolnshire
Board Member Nicholas Cioromski Chicago Byrd – Cioromski PC
Board Member Charlie Kowalewski Chicago
Executive Director Kamila Sumelka Franklin Park Copernicus Center

Advisory Board

Honorary Board Members & Past Presidents

Ewa Cholewinska Don Gutowski
Wojciech Kalembasa Mitchell Kobelinski
Stephen Cioromski Bob Flor
Patricia Urbaniak Gregg Kobelinski
George Tolczyk Hubert Cioromski
Danuta Durkiewicz John Wojciechowski
Wesley Evans