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

Joshua Fulcher

Director of Expanded Learning Programs for Children & Youth

Ann Grecek

Director of Child Care

Paul Kasper

Director of Facilities

Rosa Sanchez Totochenko

Proyecto Cuídate Director

Board of Directors

Nicolas Guzman

President

Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Craig Castelli

Vice President

Caber Hill Advisors

Dan Hartnett

Treasurer

Commscope, Inc. (Retired)

Gail Taggart

Secretary

L3 Hospitality Group

Beth Benjamin

CIBC Bank USA (Retired)

Lori Carbajal Van Ness

Constellation Brands

FranceDelgado

Teamsters Local 705

Lavine Douglas

Motorola Solutions

Steven Fox

Transportation and Logistics Advisors

Paul Gassel

Wrightwood Wealth Management, LLC

Ashley Galston

K&L Gates LLP

Kahlil Hogan

VistaNational

Stephanie Kanter

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Librada Killian

JP Morgan Chase & Co

Lou Leonardi

Wintrust

Heather Mejia

Allstate

Monique Mervin

The University of Chicago Law School

Oswaldo Ortega

Gensler

Patricia Perez

Kirkland & Ellis

Sandy Pundmann

Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Carlos Ramirez

Illinois Department of Transportation

Asael Reyes

Youth Representative

Sarah Rios

Program Representative, Childcare, School Age

Maria Rocha

Program Representative, YOU

Chris Terzich

CIBC Bank USA

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