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Board of Directors

FY 2015

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


Sharlita M. Davis (2010)

Assistant Vice President and Contract Officer

IP & Technology Law Group

JPMorgan Chase Bank


Brady Harden, Jr. (2011)

Housing Coordinator

Office of the Illinois Governor


Deborah Harrington (2004)

(Retired) President

Woods Fund of Chicago


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


Rashmi Ramaswamy (1998)

Architect & Principal

SHED Studio


Mary Fran Riley (2005)

Vice President, Development & Communications

Accion Chicago


Andrew Shapiro (2009)


Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP


Rev. Alexander E. Sharp (1980)

Executive Director

Clergy for a New Drug Policy


Christopher Shearer (2013)

Associate General Counsel

Grant Thornton LLP


Jessica L. Staiger (2012)

Associate Attorney

Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Christopher G. Ward (2014)


Foley & Lardner LLP