Board

Erryn Cobb

Erryn Cobb is the CEO of Fetch Integrated Marketing Communications (Fetch IMC) in Chicago and co-founder of homiey, an event and co-working space in Humboldt Park.

Remberto Del Real

Remberto Del Real is the Chief Marketing Officer of DeVry University.

Cheryl Desir

Cheryl Desir is the General Manager of the University of Chicago Gleacher Center and Regional Director of Wolfgang Puck Catering.

Katie Dowling

Katie Dowling is Vice President, Delivery & Execution at Options Clearing Corporation (OCC).

Alice DuBose

Alice DuBose is the Founder of Philanthropy RX, a fundraising consultant firm that she founded in 2006.  Philanthropy Rx works closely with key staff, volunteers and leaders to design and implement fundraising programs and campaigns

Thomas L. Holt

Thomas L. Holt is a partner at Perkins Coie with a focus on trademark, trade dress, copyright, false advertising, and patent law.

Lisa Yun Lee

Lisa Yun Lee (Secretary) is a cultural activist and Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum

Kimberly Manuel-Dickens

Kimberly Manuel-Dickens is the Vice President of Strategy at Wells Fargo and Owner of Firerise Entertainment.

Masum Momaya

Masum Momaya, EdD, is a Fellow at Open Society Foundations and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founder of a consulting practice "Curating Words, Strategies and Sights for Justice and Rights" and author of a forthcoming book on curating justice.

Rose Parisi

Rose Parisi (Vice Chair) is a consultant and arts advocate.

Jason Quiara

Jason Quiara is Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer at ConnectED.

Katy Simmons

 Katy Simmons is a Vice President and Senior Client Advisor in Northern Trust’s Global Family & Private Investment Office.

 

Mike Siurek

Mike Siurek is a Senior Vice President with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) in their Healthcare and Institutions group.

Kwesi Smith

Kwesi Smith is a Global Research Analyst covering large-cap Consumer stocks at William Blair.

Mel Smith

Mel Smith (Treasurer) is the owner and former president of Investment Concepts, Inc.

Cat Tager

Cat Tager (Chair) is Associate Director of Education at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Scott Wang

Scott Wang is a Director of Strategy & Partnerships at ShopRunner, a Chicago-based e-commerce startup focusing on strategic partnerships, new ventures, and special projects.

Acasia Wilson Feinberg

Acasia Wilson Feinberg is the Director of Growth and Development at The Danielson Group where she works to ensure all kids have access to great teaching.

Staff

Mesha Arant, Manager of Administration and Programs
Esther Grisham Grimm
, Executive Director
Sara Slawnik, Director of Programs