Board Of Directors

Marseil Jackson

President –CEO, 

Community Activist, Consultant and Entreprenuer

Tamera Fair

Vice President – CEO, 

Premier Childcare Centers

Nyela Malone

Treasure – CEO & Clinical Director,

Lotus Healing

Barry Shkolnik

Secretary- Partner

NixonPeabody, LLP

Barbara Bates

Founder and Owner, Barbara Bates Designs

Jeffery Beckham, Jr.

CEO, Chicago Scholars

Kurt Cargle

CEO, P.E.A.K. Enterprises Inc.

Neighbohood Laundry Inc. Laundry Pro, LLC


Yates LLC Plaza

Vice President Co-Founder

Salam Community Wellness Center LLC

Charles D. Edwards Jr.

Founder, Chairman of Exe. Board & President,


Allison Perkins-Caldwell


Allison's Infant&Toddler Center N/S

East and Hyde Park Campuses

University Childcare

Little Feet Big Dreams Learning Academy

Edible Arrangements Calumet Park & Gurnee

Southern City Cuisine

Sabiena Foster

Regional Manager, Communications & Outreach

FedEx Express/Midwest

Andre Guichard

Co-Owner, Gallery Guichard/ Guichard Project LLC

Frances Guichard

Co-Owner, Gallery Guichard/Guichard Project LLC

LaShaun Jackson

Chairman & CEO, Circle Foundation

Dave Jeff

Cultural Architect/Community Leader

McGhee Osse

Co-CEO, Burrell Communications Group

Malik Aziz

Cybersecurity Specialist 

Melvin Rodriguez

COO, Mielle Organics

Monique Rodriguez

Founder & CEO, Mielle Organics

Toi Salter

CEO & Founder, Salter Financial Mangement

Myiti Sengstacke-Rice

President & CEO, Chicago Defender Charities, Robert Abott Sengstacke Foundation

Early Walker

CEO, W&W Towing, TV and Podcast Host

Paulette Hollingsworth

CEO, Real Estate Professional 

Troy Ratliff

Vice President, Joseph Kellman Family Foundation

Jack Kellman

President, Kellman Family Foundation

Kyle Gillen

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Coco Kellman Gillen

Board member, KellmanFamily Foundation

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