Board Of Directors

Troy Ratliff

Chairman –Executive Vice President, Kellman Family Foundation

Tara Leweling

Treasurer – Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Corporate Thought Leadership,Allstate Insurance Co.

Barry Shkolnik

Secretary – Partner, Nixon Peabody

Jack Kellman

President, Kellman Family Foundation

Kyle Gillen

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Coco Kellman Gillen

Board member, KellmanFamily Foundation

Barbara Bates

Founder and Owner, Barbara Bates Designs 

Jeffery Beckham, Jr.

CEO, Chicago Scholars

Kurt Cargle

President, P.E.A.K. Enterprises Inc. 

Charles D. Edwards Jr.

Founder, Chairman of Executive Board & President,


Tamera Fair

CEO, Premier Child Care

Sabiena Foster

Regional Manager, Comm. & 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

Marseil Jackson

Community Activist, Entrepreneur 

Dave Jeff

Cultural Architect/Community Leader  

Nyela Malone

CEO & Clinical Director 

McGhee Osse

Co-CEO, Burrell Communications Group 

Shaun Redwell


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 

Lovetta Spencer

VP/Sr. Corp. Relationship Mangr./Healthcare, Higher Ed. & Non-For-Profit- US Bank

Early Walker

CEO, W&W Towing

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