BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joseph Atkins, President of the Board

Associate Pastor and Co-Founder, Lawndale Community Church
Director, Hope House
Board member for 11 years

Dr. Bruce Bonecutter, Vice President of the Board
Retired Director, Isaac Ray Ins., Psychological Services, Juvenile Temporary Detention Center
Board member for 7 years

Tracie Worthy, Secretary of the Board
Vice President, I AM ABLE
Board member for 2 years

Mark Yates, Treasurer of the Board
Vice President, Safer Foundation
General Manager, Reconstruction Technology Partners
New Board member (March 2021)

Shawn Kasserman, Board Member  
Founding Partner, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
Board member for 3 years

James Brooks, Board Member  
Chief Ministry Officer, Lawndale Christian Health Center
Senior Pastor, Harmony Community Church
Board member for 7 years

Brent Michel, Board Member
Director of Marketing, TranzAct Technologies, Inc. 
New Board member (March 2021)

Marc Kadish, Board Member 
Pro Bono Advisor, Mayer Brown, LLP
Board member for 2 years

Wardell Tate, Board Member   
Building Engineer, Lawndale Community Church
Board member for 2 years

Charisse Dower, Board Member   
Federal Employee 
Board member for 2 years

Terry Truax, Board Member 
Partner, Jenner & Block
Board member for 1 year

ADVISORY BOARD

Rachel Lei
Associate General Counsel & CCO, GATX Corporation

Matthew S. Arthur 
Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Offices of Matthew S. Arthur

 

Brandy Boler-Daniels
Director of Human Resources, Lawndale Christian Health Center
 
Amy Campanelli
Public Defender, Circuit Court of Cook County

 

Tom Corning
Retired Project Executive, Walsh Construction

 

Jonathan Cummings
Executive Pastor, Calvary Memorial Church

 

Steven R. Decker 
Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Offices of Steven R. Decker

 

John R. De Leon
Private Criminal Defense Attorney, John De Leon & Associates 

 

Hector Escalera
Probation Officer, Cook County Juvenile Justice Division

 

Paladin Jordan
Private Investigator and Retired ISP, Paladin Jordan Detective Agency

Dr. Ezer Kang
Interim Director and Associate Professor of Psychology,
Howard University

 

Paula Ketcham
Partner, Labor and Employment Law, Schiff Hardin

 

Monica Mahan 
Clinical Social Worker and Former Assistant Clinical Professor, Northwestern Bluhm Legal Clinic

 

Nicole Milano
Program Director, Gateway Foundation

 

John Phillips
Retired CEO, Corporate Solutions Group at Jones Lang LaSalle

 

Elena Quintana, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Adler Institute on Public Safety & Social Justice

 

Daniel E. Radakovich 
Law Offices of Daniel E. Radakovich

 

Jeff Vandixhorn
President and Owner, College Park Athletic Center

 

John Ekholm
Architect, Principal, Bearing Point LLC

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL

Adoley Jordan

Director of Development, Legal Council for Health Justice

Chris Tinsley

Holistic Staff Attorney, Lawndale Christian Legal Center

Daniel Epstein

Founder and President, Perspective to the People

Jeff Moskowitz

Attorney, J. Moskowitz Law LLC

Jennifer Gill

Assistant Public Defender IV, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender

Molly Pim

Director of Operations, Between Friends

Monica Mahan

Clinical Social Worker and Former Assistant Clinical Professor, Northwestern Bluhm Legal Clinic

Monte Beaty

Associate Attorney, Slavin & Slavin, LLC

Nicholas Yannias

Assistant Public Defender, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender

Rebecca Kaiser Fournier

Partner, Figliulo & Silverman, PC

Madeleine Springer

J.D. Candidate 2023, Loyola University Chicago School of Law