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Board of Directors

FY 2016

Board Officers

Bernard S. Dyme (2004)

Board President

President & CEO

Perspectives, Ltd.


Avi Rathnakumar (2012)

Board Vice-President

Regional Director of Restaurants – Midwest/TX

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Chicago


Michael P. Bagley (2004)

Board Treasurer

Senior Vice President

American Chartered Bank, Mount Prospect


Richard Goldstein (2009)

Board Secretary

Director, Corporate Contract Administration

Merge Heathcare Incorporated

Jaquie Algee (2010)


VP, Director of External Relations

SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana, Chicago


Board Members

Angela E.L. Barnes (2014)

Assistant General Counsel

Velocitel, Inc., Northbrook


Walter Burnett, Jr. (2015)

Alderman, City of Chicago

27th Ward


Michael Bush (2016)


Wayran, Inc. – The Ewing Annex Hotel


Sharlita M. Davis (2010)

Assistant Vice President and Contract Officer

IP & Technology Law Group

JPMorgan Chase Bank


Brady Harden, Jr. (2011)

Director, Strategic Development

Grand Prairie Services, South Holland


Deborah Harrington (2004)

Founder & CEO

The Harrington Group


Abdullah Hassan (2016)

Director, Veterans Programs

The Inner Voice, Inc.


Patrick Hickey (2016)

Director, Private Client Services

Associated Bank


Vanessa Matthews Jackson (2011)

Administrative Assistant to the Dean

The John Marshall Law School


Marco E. Jacome (2013)

Chief Executive Officer

Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc.


Thomas K. Kenemore (2006)

Associate Professor, Masters Social Work Program

Chicago State University


Thomas F. Lysaught (2014)

Legal Operations Partner

Hickey Smith LLP


Peter Martinez (2011)

(Retired) Director, The Center for Urban School Leadership

University of Illinois at Chicago


Joseph Putnick (1998)

Attorney, private practice


Robert Riesman (2016)



Mary Fran Riley (2005)

Vice President, Development & Communications

Accion Chicago


Andrew Shapiro (2009)


Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP


Christopher Shearer (2013)

Associate General Counsel

Grant Thornton LLP


Jessica L. Staiger (2012)

Associate Attorney

Kirkland & Ellis LLP