Our People

Leadership Team

Kirstin Chernawsky

Executive Director

Melissa Flores

Senior Director of Programs & Quality Assurance

Leslie Okamura

Senior Director of Finance

Cheryl Philip

Senior Director of Development & Communications

Alvin Schexnider

Senior Director of Operations

Cristina De La Rosa

Director of Community Resources & Education

Joshua Fulcher

Director of Expanded Learning Programs for Children & Youth

Ann Grecek

Director of Child Care

Paul Kasper

Director of Facilities

Jane Lombardi

Director of Immigration, Health, and Leadership

Board of Directors

Patricia Perez

President

Kirkland & Ellis

Nicolas Guzman

Vice President

Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Dan Hartnett

Treasurer

Commscope, Inc. (Retired)

Gail Taggart

Secretary

L3 Hospitality Group

Gisela Attlan

Engel & Volkers Chicago

Beth Benjamin

CIBC Bank USA (Retired)

Lori Carbajal Van Ness

Constellation Brands

Craig Castelli

Caber Hill Advisors

FranceDelgado

Teamsters Local 705

Lavine Douglas

Motorola Solutions

Ashley Galston

K&L Gates LLP

Paul Gassel

Wrightwood Wealth Management, LLC

Steven Fox

Transportation and Logistics Advisors

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

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