Board of Directors

Our esteemed board members' tireless support and boundless passion for Erie are foundational to our vision.

Patty PerezPatricia Gaytan Perez

Board President
Monterrey Security


John Van Pelt

Board Vice President
Program Committee Chair
The Northern Trust Company, Retired

Daniel J. Hartnett

Board Treasurer
Facilities Committee Chair

Commscope, Inc., Retired

Gail Taggart

Board Secretary
L3 Hospitality Group/LYFE Kitchen

Amber Aleman

Program Representative
Head Start Parent Policy Committee President

Gisela Attlan


Beth E. Benjamin


Craig A. Castelli

Caber Hill Advisors

Randy DeCoursey


Frances Delgado

Local 705

Steven D. Fox

Fundraising Committee Chair
Transportation and Logistics Advisors
First Presbyterian Church

Ashley Galston

K&L Gates

Paul Gassel

Governance Committee Chair
Wrightwood Wealth Management, LLC

Nicolas Guzmán

Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Bradley Hergott

Discover Financial Services

Kahlil Hogan


Stephanie Kanter

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Librada Z. Killian

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Lou Leonardi


Leo Martinez

Associate Board President

Monique Mervin

Office of the City Clerk,
City of Chicago

Sandy Pundmann

Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Carlos Ramirez

Illinois Department of Transportation

Asael Reyes

Youth Participant

Maria Rocha

Program Representative

Sarah Rios

Program Representative
School-Age Program

David Tolen-Xolot

Water Saver Faucet



  • Our Board

    Meet Patty

    Giving the Latino community a hand up.

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