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Board of Directors

  • Tommy Sternberg, Chair 
    Global Healthcare Analyst, William Blair

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

  • James Atkinson, Treasurer 
    Retired CFO

  • Kim Ruhana, Secretary
    Local Philanthropist

  • Chris Cassata, Director
    Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

  • Ari Glass, Director
    Head of Real Estate, Mansueto Offices Inc.

  • Derrick Johnson, Director
    Senior Vice President, Zeller

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

  • Susan Lindquist, Director
    Principal, Summer Day Consulting LLC

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

  • Marc McCallister, Director
    Partner, Cavanagh Law Group

  • Howard Meyer, Director
    Executive Vice President, Zeller

  • Lauren Pate, Director
    Director, Global People Operations, FourKites

  • Jadey Ryndak, Director
    Founder, Vocation

  • Nicky Silva, Director
    Senior Manager, PwC

  • Jake Scheinbart, Director
    Software Engineer, Optiver

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

  • Adam Wolocko, Director
    Director, Inspire11

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
    Principal, Director of Human Resources at Victory Park Capital Advisors

  • Alfred Brown
    Retired CPS administrator and corporate executive

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

  • Isaiah Brooms
    Tutoring Chicago student alumnus

  • 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

  • Will Johnson 
    Chief Executive Officer, Harris Poll

  • 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

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

  • Katherine Welsh
    Principal, Mitchell Elementary School; 
    former member Tutoring Chicago Board of Directors

  • Hawke Yoon
    Lurie Childrens’ Hospital; Feinberg School of Medicine Attending surgeon; Assistant Professor; former member Tutoring Chicago Board of Directors

Community Ambassadors

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

  • Shalita Ativie
    Faculty Member, CPS

  • Duane Davis
    Executive Director, K12 Education Initiatives

  • Eric Davis
    Executive Director, The BASE Chicago

  • Alexandria Harris
    Learning and Development Specialist, Google Inc.

  • Tim Josupait
    Regional Sales Manager – Americas, WiseTech Global

  • Anna Lehner
    Director of Foundation Relations, Operation Warm

  • Marcella McCollum
    Consultant, Riveron

  • Benita Mills 
    Operations Manager, FedEx Express

  • Ebony Muhammad-Mitchell
    Owner, Barba Window Inc. 

  • John Phillips
    Analytics Manager, TracyLocke

  • Martha Smith
    Account Manager, TEKsystems