NTD Officers

Gautam Bhatia – Chair

Gautam ‘GB’ Bhatia has been involved with NTD since 2018 as a Precinct Committeeman.  GB has been involved in many community organizations most notably as Chair of the City of Aurora’s Indian American Community Outreach Advisory Board from 2015-2019.  GB has worked extensively with city employees, elected officials & partnered with many volunteer groups & businesses to plan community events focused on Youth Mental Health, Diversity Awareness, and Civic Engagement.  GB has experience in fundraising, team development, and leading/motivating volunteers.  GB has a BA in Computer Science, Math, and Physics and an MBA in MIS & Operations and works as a Cyber Security Sales Professional.  GB has been a resident of Aurora since 2008 with his wife, son & daughter.

In GB’s words: “I am an inclusive leader who believes in equity, fiscal responsibility/transparency and Community First.  Words I live by – Purpose, Dream, Believe and Achieve!”

Email: chair@napervilledemocrats.org

Constance Merritt – Vice Chair

Constance is a Naperville resident and a member of the Naperville Township Democrats since 2016.  She serves as the Vice Chair, Marketing Chair, and Precinct Committeeperson for Naperville #19. She was PC of the Year for 2017.

Constance has a BA in English Language and Literature from SUNY Albany and has studied design at the Academy of Design, Chicago.  She worked for MetLife as a manager in the Group Insurance Division.

Email: cmerritt@napervilledemocrats.org

Frank Talaga – Treasurer

Frank has been a member of NTD since 2020 and a precinct committeeperson since 2022.

Frank graduated with a degree in finance from the University of Illinois and then completed a law degree at DePaul University. He is a corporate attorney at Huron Consulting Group in Chicago.

 Email: ftalaga@napervilledemocrats.org

Ali Kazmi – Secretary

Ali has been involved with Naperville Township Democrats as Precinct Committeeperson since 2020. He serves as the NTD Secretary, and Precinct Committeeperson for Naperville #51.

Ali has a BS in Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration. He works as Vice President, Compliance in a large bank.


Amy Coffman-Phillips – Precinct Director

Amy Coffman-Phillips

Amy has been a member of the Naperville Township Democrats since 2016. She serves as the Precinct Director, recruiting and training new Precinct Committeepersons, and as Precinct Committeeperson for Naperville #4. She was PC of the Year in 2020.

Amy works as Youth Programs Manager for a local non-profit organization and is an active local community volunteer. She holds a Masters of Science in Biomimicry from Arizona State University, a Masters of Architecture and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She lives in Naperville with her husband, two kids, two dogs, and multiple chickens.

Email: aphillips@napervilledemocrats.org