Board of Directors

Thurston Bailey
Legal Counsel, Optiver US, LLC

Frank Baiocchi*
Senior Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation

Marc Beem,*

Partner, Miller Shakman & Beem

Jennie Berkson
Former Journalist and Librarian

Michael Brody
Partner, Winston & Strawn

Will Burns
Alderman, 4th Ward

Grace Chan
Director of Administration at Chinese American Service League

Barbara Flynn Currie
State Representative, 25th District

Heidi Dalenberg*
Partner, Schiff Hardin, LLP

Roxana Espoz
Events Manager

Rebecca Gilman
Playwright; Associate Professor, Northwestern University, School of Communication

Leonard Goodman
Criminal Defense Attorney, Leonard Goodman Law Office, LLC

David Goroff*
Partner, Foley & Lardner

Alais Griffin
Legal Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Luis Gutierrez
Founder and Executive Director, Latinos Progresando

Vinni M. Hall
Chair, Department of Special Education, Chicago State University

Harriet Hausman*
Former Chair of the Board, Power Parts Co.

James Holzhauer
Retired Attorney, Mayer Brown LLP

Aziz Huq
Attorney, Professor University of Chicago Law School

Clifford Kelley*
Talk Show Host, WVON

Diane Klotnia*
Partner, Miller Shakman & Beem

Colby Kingsbury
Attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels

Laura Kofoid*
CEO, Laudi Vidni, LLC

Ruth Krugly*
Of counsel, Schiff Hardin, LLP

Scott Lassar*
Partner, Sidley Austin, LLP

Betsy Lehman Levisay
Community Activist

Ada Lopez
Founder and President of Strategic Alliance International

Jill M. Metz*
Law office of Jill M. Metz & Associates

Kerry A. Miller*
Legal Counsel, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Monica Murphy
Social Worker and Non Profit Consultant

Robert Murphy, MD
Director of the Center for Global Health, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Carrie Newton
Senior Director, United Way Volunteer Center

Richard J. O’Brien*
Partner, Sidley & Austin

Roger Pascal*
Partner, Schiff Hardin, LLP

Monica Peek, MD, MPH
Physician, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Brian Richardson-Varona
Director of Public Affairs, Chicago Department of Public Health

Morton Rosen*
Former President, Polyfoam Packers Corporation

Lya Dym Rosenblum
Former Vice President for Academic Affairs, Columbia College

Robert Sash*
Partner, Deloitte LLP

Mary Stowell
Founding Partner, Stowell & Friedman, Ltd

Stelios Valavanis
Founder and President, onShore Networks

Shyni Varghese*
Attorney

Hilda Vega
Senior Program Associate, Partners for Change

Cindy Wilson
Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University

*Executive Committee

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