Board of Directors

  • Howard Meyer, Chair 
    Executive Vice President, Zeller

  • Tommy Sternberg, Vice Chair 
    Global Healthcare Analyst, William Blair

  • James Atkinson, Treasurer 
    Retired CFO

  • Derrick Johnson, Secretary
    Senior Vice President, Zeller

  • Isaiah Brooms, Director
    Tutoring Chicago student alumnus

  • Alfred Brown, Director
    Retired CPS administrator and corporate executive

  • Chris Cassata, Director
    Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

  • Dr. Clifton Clarke, Director
    Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

  • Zack Fishman, Director
    Founder, Chess Education Partners

  • Trisha Hunt, Director
    Assistant Vice President of Business Operations Analytics and Finance, Federal Reserve Bank

  • Will Johnson, Director 
    Chief Executive Officer, Harris Poll

  • Mike King, Director
    SVP, Financial Markets and Funds Group, Wintrust Financial

  • Lauren Martinez, Director
    Performance Marketing Leader, Kimberly-Clark

  • Marc McCallister, Director
    Partner, Cavanagh Law Group

  • Megan Milich, Director
    Director of Finance – Accounts Receivable, Redwood Logistics

  • Kim Ruhana, Director 
    Local Philanthropist

  • Nicky Silva, Director
    Senior Manager, PwC

  • Shawn Weems, Director
    Vice President and Head of Global Digital Content, Merchandising, Localization and Assets at Hyatt Hotels Corporation

  • Katherine Welsh, Director
    Principal, Chicago Public Schools

  • Adam Wolocko, Director
    Director, Inspire11

  • Hawke Yoon, Director
    Attending Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Lurie Children’s Hospital; Feinberg School of Medicine

Tutoring Chicago is looking for leaders to fill positions on its Board of Directors, the elected group of volunteers who support the work of Tutoring Chicago and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. 

Advisors to Tutoring Chicago

Tutoring Chicago’s advisors serve as wise and experienced counsel to the leaders of the organization. 

These individuals contribute strategic advice, resources and connections that benefit our mission, impact, organizational strength and sustainability.
Our advisors are visionary bridge builders passionate about equitable education and Chicago’s youth.

  • Amy Boyle
    Director, Human Resources & Communications at CIBC Wealth Management, former member Tutoring Chicago Board Executive Committee 

  • Gail Babitt
    Chief Executive Officer, Cedar Electronics;
    former member Tutoring Chicago Board of Directors

  • Jill Christie
    President, Tuft & Associates, former Tutoring Chicago Executive Director and former member Tutoring Chicago Board Executive Committee 

  • Bruce Heyman
    Former US Ambassador to Canada; co-founder, Uncharted, LLC, Co Author: The Art of Diplomacy; former Tutoring Chicago Board Chair 1996-1999

  • Andy Konchan
    CTO, Calamos Investments; former Tutoring Chicago Board Chair 2011-2015

  • John Kruper
    Senior Vice President Global Learning & Development

  • Barbara Lorsbach
    Founder, Great Hearts Initiative;
    former member Tutoring Chicago Board of Directors

  • Micah Materre
    TV Anchor, WGN Television

  • Stacey Meyer
    School Board Member, former member Tutoring Chicago Board Executive Committee 

  • Dennis O’Malley
    Vice Chairman, Beverly Bank & Trust Company

  • Peggy Scanlan
    CEO and Founder, Dragonflyt LLC; 
    Tutoring Chicago Board Chair 2015-2019

  • Tom Staunton
    Partner, Miller Shakman & Beem; 
    Tutoring Chicago Board Chair 2007-2011

Community Ambassadors

  • Elizabeth Aguilar
    Assistant Director of the Spanish Basic Language Program, UIC

  • Shalita Ativie
    Faculty Member, CPS

  • LaJoyce Brown
    Parent of Tutoring Chicago Alumni

  • Duane Davis
    Executive Director, K12 Education Initiatives

  • Eric Davis
    Executive Director, The BASE Chicago

  • Ja’Net Defell
    Director, Community Desk Chicago

  • Ralph Felarca
    Application Development Manager, Accenture

  • Steve Filer
    Consultant, Slalom

  • Latasha Ford
    Social Media Manager & Associate Editor, Penske Media

  • Sofia Gomez-Doyle
    CPS,  Instructor

  • Alexandria Harris
    Learning and Development Specialist, Google Inc.

  • Charlie Howard
    Founder, Test Prep Chicago

  • Akeem Hunter
    Account Manager, Cisco

  • Tim Josupait
    Regional Sales Manager – Americas, WiseTech Global

  • Anna Lehner
    Director of Foundation Relations, Operation Warm

  • Marcella McCollum
    Consultant, Riveron

  • Argelia Martinez
    Managing Director, Hauswirth/Co

  • Benita Mills 
    Operations Manager, FedEx Express

  • Ebony Muhammad-Mitchell
    Owner, Barba Window Inc. 

  • Charles Neely
    Dean of Students, Beasley Academic Center

  • Charles Parker
    Dean of Students, Beasley Academic Center

  • Andrew Perez
    Copywriter, Chicago Public Schools

  • John Phillips
    Analytics Manager, TracyLocke

  • Dominique Price 
    Staff Attorney, Keller Lenkner

  • Christine Sanborn
    Director of Finance, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

  • Martha Smith
    Account Manager, TEKsystems

  • Eric Williams
    Founder & Creative Director, Silverroom

  • Carl Hurdlik
    CPS Dept. of Family & Community Engagement in Education, Chicago Public Schools

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