Our People

Leadership Team

Kirstin Chernawsky

Kirstin Chernawsky

Executive Director

Cristina De La Rosa

Senior Director of Programs

Melissa Flores

Senior Director of Strategy & Operations

Leslie Okamura

Leslie Okamura

Senior Director of Finance

Cheryl Philip

Senior Director of Development & Communications

Susan Winterson

Senior Director of Human Resources

Megan Davis

Director of Legal Services

Ann Grecek

Director of Early Childhood Education

Paul Kasper

Director of Facilities

Mario Martinez

Director of Information Technology

America Perez-Garcia

Director of Finance

Rosa Sanchez Totochenko

Proyecto Cuídate Director

Soo-Lyon Yon, Ph.D

Director of Community Resources & Education

Board of Directors

Nicolas Guzman

President

Faegre Drinker, LLP

Craig Castelli

Vice President

Caber Hill Advisors

Heather Mejia

Treasurer

Allstate

Carlos Ramirez

Secretary

Illinois Department of Transportation

Jose Paz

Associate Board President

Monroe Capital LLC

Executive Committee Members-at-Large

Dan Hartnett

Commscope, Inc. (Retired)

Patricia Perez

Kirkland & Ellis

Gail Taggart

L3 Hospitality Group

Committee Chairs

FranceDelgado

Resource Development

Teamsters Local 705

Kahlil Hogan

Operations

VistaNational

Stephanie Kanter

Programs

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Chris Terzich

Government & Oversight

CIBC Bank USA

Beth Benjamin

CIBC Bank USA (Retired)

Elizabeth Binkley

PwC

Lory Carbajal Van Ness

The Coca-Cola Company

Lavine Douglas

Motorola Solutions

Ashley Galston

K&L Gates LLP

Amanda Gomez

ComEd

Risa Josias

BMO Financial Group

Librada Killian

JP Morgan Chase & Co

Lou Leonardi

Wintrust

Monique Mervin

The University of Chicago Law School

Nadine O'Malley

HOME

Oswaldo Ortega

Gensler

Sandy Pundmann

Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Asael Reyes

Youth Representative

Maria Rocha

Program Representative, YOU

Sarah Rios

Program Representative, Childcare, School Age

Honorary Life Trustees

Charles W. Armstrong*

Phyllis Armstrong*

Elmera Brooks

Elizabeth S. Bryan

May R. Burns*

Ann S. Carton

R. Gerald Fox

Robert A. Gielow*

Elizabeth S. Graham*

John R. Hall

Mark A. Jolicoeur

John D. Leslie

Marie Leslie

James J. McClure, Jr.*

Lynn McClure*

Victor "Sy" Nelson

Jack O'Kieffe

Bertha H. Pepe

Donald E. Quinn

Lois Quinn

Rev. Paul Rutgers*

Rose Ann Savino

Marjorie G. Schuham

John Van Pelt

Harry Vincent*

Nancy Vincent

Carol Wiley

Robert Wiley*

Richard Wiley

Kathy Wiley

*deceased member