Board and Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Gary Arnold, Access Living
  • Claudia Banks, Safer Foundation
  • Thomas Bradley, Laner Muchin
  • Mandy Burrell Booth, Metropolitan Planning Council
  • Hanke Gratteau, Sheriff’s Justice Institute
  • James O’Shea, Author and Journalist
  • William Parker, Editor
  • Teresa Puente, Columbia College Chicago
  • Susy Schultz, Public Narrative
  • Jill Stewart, DePaul University
  • Alejo Torres, Federal Reserve Bank
  • Patrick Wilmot, True Value Company

Leadership Council

  • Johnathon Briggs, PCI
  • Michael Burke, Buffett Early Childhood
  • Emily Culbertson, Emily Culbertson Consulting
  • Valerie Denney, Valerie Denney Communications
  • Luisa Echevarria, Univision
  • Laurie Glenn, ThinkInc.
  • Cornelia Grumman, McCormick Foundation
  • Mark Hallett, Illinois Humanities
  • Marj Halperin, Marj Halperin Consulting
  • Jeff McCarter, Free Spirit Media
  • Mary Morten, Morten Group
  • Eva Penar, Chicago Community Trust
  • Sheila Solomon, Rivet Radio
  • Carol Summerfield, TeamWorks Media
  • Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times