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Youth Guidance’s Working on Womanhood (WOW) Advisory Council is composed of individuals who are committed to helping young women in Chicago’s schools. Each council member has a strong desire be actively involved in solving the issues these youth face. Each devotes time, talent and expertise to the current and future work of the program.

A very special thank you to all WOW Advisory Council members for their tireless support!

Ann Lennon, Youth Guidance Board of Directors, Managing Director Accenture, Chair of WOW Advisory Council

Cassidy Alpern, Director, FTI Consulting Strategic Communications

Sue Benton, Butler Rubin Salterelli & Boyd LLP

Erin Broderick, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Katie Cangemi, Program Officer, Community Health Initiatives at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Michael Crowley, Youth Guidance Board of Directors Chairman, Co-Founder & CEO, Michael & Michael

Amy Dowdell, Director of Accounting Projects and Research, RR Donnelly

Rachel Dvorken, Executive Vice President/General Counsel, Sinai Health System

Rachel Graham, Program Director, Lefkofsky Family Foundation

Alexandra Heestand, Director, Heestand Family Foundation

Julie Knudson, SVP, Human Resources, GGP

Lynn Jackson, Community Leader

Qiara Johnson, Accounting Manager, Mutual Trust Financial Group

Mary Margaret “Mimi” Moore, Labor and Employment Attorney, Bryan Cave

Yvon Milano, PMO Portfolio Director & Chief of Staff for Global Operations Business Solutions, Kellog Company

Reverend Jihan Murray-Smith, Deacon, St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church

Jen Parkinson, Science Teacher, Winnetka Public Schools

Kelly Paxson, Vice President, New Business Sales and Marketing, Nickelodeon Group

Carrie Parr, Community Leader

Diane Reilly, Co-Chair, Youth Guidance Gala 2015

Dr. Angelique Sallas, Ph.D., Youth Guidance Board of Directors, Clinical Psychologist

Greg Simoncini, Youth Guidance Board of Directors, Principal, Simoncini Strategies

Tristan Slemmons, Corporate Citizenship Leader, Deloitte

Jessica Sohl, General Counsel/CCO, HC Technologies

Kemi Solade, SVP/Director, Commercial Bank, Diversified Industries, BMO Harris Bank

Sadie Stockdale, Portfolio Director, A Better Chicago

Dr. Rachel Goodman Sturges, PsyD

Rocio Telinski, President & CEO, Rocio Telinski & Associates, LLC

Betsy Wille, Senior Director, IT Risk & Information Security at TIAA-CREF

Dana Williamson, Associate, Sidney Austin LLP

Tracey Wik, VP Development Solutions, The Chally Group Worldwide