Board of Directors

Thurston Bailey*
General Counsel, Optiver US, LLC

Frank Baiocchi*
Senior Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation

Marc Beem,*
Partner, Miller Shakman & Beem LLP

Leah Bruno
Partner, Dentons US LLP

Will Burns
Director of Midwest Policy and Senior Advisor, Airbnb

Grace Chan*
Former Director of Development and Communications, Common Cause Illinois

Bernadette Chopra
Board member, Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Barbara Flynn Currie
State Representative, 25th District

Heidi Dalenberg*
Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Roxana Espoz
Events Manager

Ami Gandhi
Lead Attorney, Voting Rights Project, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

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

David Goroff
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Luis Gutierrez*
Founder and Executive Director, Latinos Progresando

Vinni M. Hall
CEO, Art of Learning

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

Colby Kingsbury
Attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Diane Klotnia*
Partner, Miller Shakman & Beem LLP

Laura Kofoid*
CEO, Laudi Vidni, LLC

Ruth Krugly*
Of Counsel, Schiff Hardin, LLP

Shermin Kruse
Partner, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum Perlman & Nagelberg LLC

Scott Lassar*
Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP

Betsy Lehman
Attorney and Community Activist

Ada Lopez
Founder and President, Strategic Alliance International

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

Kerry A. Miller*
Director of Professional Responsibility, Baker & McKenzie

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

Carrie Newton
Pro Bono Legal Consultant

Richard J. O’Brien*
Retired Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Brian Richardson-Varona
Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health

Morton Rosen*
Former President, Polyfoam Packers Corporation

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

Nancy Ross
Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Robert Sash*
Partner, Deloitte LLP

Anne Shaw
Principal, Shaw Legal Services, Ltd.

Mary Stowell
Founding Partner, Stowell & Friedman, Ltd

Howard Suskin
Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

Stelios Valavanis
Founder and President, onShore Security

Shyni R. Varghese*

Hilda Vega
Philanthropic Advisor and Social Change Consultant

Charles Watkins
Chief Administration & Finance Officer, Office of the Chicago City Clerk

Simón E. Weffer
Associate Professor of Sociology, Center for Latino & Latin American Studies, Northern Illinois University

Cindy Wilson
Clinical Professor, Northwestern University School of Law

*Executive Committee


Clifford Kelley
Talk Show Host, WVON