ADVISORY COUNCILS

Meet the Youth Guidance Advisory Councils

Youth Guidance’s Advisory Councils are composed of individuals who are committed to serving as champions of Youth Guidance’s mission and vision. 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 Youth Guidance programming.

A.J. Hermann

Regional Policy Director, Accelerator for America

A.J. Hermann

Regional Policy Director, Accelerator for America

Aaron Garcia

Community Inclusion Manager at White Center Community Development Association; Highline School Board Member

Aaron Garcia

Community Inclusion Manager at White Center Community Development Association; Highline School Board Member

Alan Cohen

Founder and CEO, Child Poverty Action Lab

Alan Cohen

Founder and CEO, Child Poverty Action Lab

Allan Kiser

VP and Compliance Officer at Fidelity Investments

Allan Kiser

VP and Compliance Officer at Fidelity Investments

Andi Smith

Executive Director, Washington at Ballmer Group

Andi Smith

Executive Director, Washington at Ballmer Group

Andrew Spinelli

Director, Brunswick Group

Andrew Spinelli

Director, Brunswick Group

Andrew Weisberg

Director of Talent, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

Andrew Weisberg

Director of Talent, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

Angel McGee

Community Impact Leader

Angel McGee

Community Impact Leader

Immediate Past Board Chair

Ann Lennon

Managing Director at Accenture

Immediate Past Board Chair

Ann Lennon

Managing Director at Accenture

Armando Banchs

Director of Creative Voices at Big Thought

Armando Banchs

Director of Creative Voices at Big Thought

Arnaldo Rivera

Chief Administrative & Equity Officer, Navy Pier

Arnaldo Rivera

Chief Administrative & Equity Officer, Navy Pier

Beth Kuebler

VP Internal Audit at Ventas, Inc.

Beth Kuebler

VP Internal Audit at Ventas, Inc.

WOW Advisory Council Co-Chair

Beth Schmidt

Community Leader

WOW Advisory Council Co-Chair

Beth Schmidt

Community Leader

Betsy Wille

Director, The Cybersecurity Studio

Betsy Wille

Director, The Cybersecurity Studio

Bradley Beile

Chief Operating Officer at Metro Edge

Bradley Beile

Chief Operating Officer at Metro Edge

Brandon White

Spark the Journey, Executive Director

Brandon White

Spark the Journey, Executive Director

Brent Gledhill

President, William Blair

Brent Gledhill

President, William Blair

Burnell Holland

Gilded Knight Consulting, Founder & CEO

Burnell Holland

Gilded Knight Consulting, Founder & CEO

Catherine Hayden

Community Leader

Catherine Hayden

Community Leader

WOW Advisory Council Co-Chair

Chiara Rodgers

Senior Director, Research and Humanitarian Activities, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

WOW Advisory Council Co-Chair

Chiara Rodgers

Senior Director, Research and Humanitarian Activities, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Chris Steadley

Director of Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Chris Steadley

Director of Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Conan Harris

CEO/Founder at CJ Strategies LLC

Conan Harris

CEO/Founder at CJ Strategies LLC

Councilman Casey Thomas II

Council Member, Dallas City Council District 3

Councilman Casey Thomas II

Council Member, Dallas City Council District 3

Dana Williamson

Associate General Counsel - North America, Lincoln International

Dana Williamson

Associate General Counsel - North America, Lincoln International

Daniel Lewis

Partner, Technology & IP Transactions Practice Group, Kirkland & Ellis

Daniel Lewis

Partner, Technology & IP Transactions Practice Group, Kirkland & Ellis

Daon McLarin Johnson

Mentor MD DC, Regional Manager, DC Metro Market

Daon McLarin Johnson

Mentor MD DC, Regional Manager, DC Metro Market

Daphne Johnson

Chief Program Officer, Chicago Park District

Daphne Johnson

Chief Program Officer, Chicago Park District

David Helms

Managing Director at Waller Helms Advisors

David Helms

Managing Director at Waller Helms Advisors

David Reifman

President, Chicago Business Unit, Clayco

David Reifman

President, Chicago Business Unit, Clayco

Debbie Kaplan

Leadership Greater Washington, Chief Operating Officer & VP Programs, Retired

Debbie Kaplan

Leadership Greater Washington, Chief Operating Officer & VP Programs, Retired

Diane H. Reilly

Community Leader

Diane H. Reilly

Community Leader

Dinaz Mansuri

Executive Director at The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation

Dinaz Mansuri

Executive Director at The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation

Impact Strategist

Donna Bushur

Health Forward Foundation

Impact Strategist

Donna Bushur

Health Forward Foundation

Dr. Angelique A. Sallas

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Angelique A. Sallas

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Anita Rao

Resident Physician, Northwestern University

Dr. Anita Rao

Resident Physician, Northwestern University

Ed Wittenstein

Partner, Worsek & Vihon LLP

Ed Wittenstein

Partner, Worsek & Vihon LLP

Edward G. Lance IV

Senior Counsel at Archer Daniels Midland Company

Edward G. Lance IV

Senior Counsel at Archer Daniels Midland Company

Edward Powell

Chief Equity & Strategy Officer at Boston Public Schools

Edward Powell

Chief Equity & Strategy Officer at Boston Public Schools

Elisabeth Siciliano

Vice President, Vice President, Governance, Strategy & Risk, The Obama Foundation

Elisabeth Siciliano

Vice President, Vice President, Governance, Strategy & Risk, The Obama Foundation

Emerson Foster

Head of Human Resources U.S Business Unit & Global Product Launch at Takeda

Emerson Foster

Head of Human Resources U.S Business Unit & Global Product Launch at Takeda

Erika Grim

Senior Vice President, Private Client Manager, U.S. Trust

Erika Grim

Senior Vice President, Private Client Manager, U.S. Trust

Gary J. Levin, CPA

Retired Partner, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services

Gary J. Levin, CPA

Retired Partner, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services

Co-Chair, External Affairs Committee

Gregory G. Simoncini

Principal, Simoncini Strategies

Co-Chair, External Affairs Committee

Gregory G. Simoncini

Principal, Simoncini Strategies

Hon. Bobbe Bridge

Board Director, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Founding President & CEO of the Center for Children & Youth Justice (Retired)

Hon. Bobbe Bridge

Board Director, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Founding President & CEO of the Center for Children & Youth Justice (Retired)

Hon. Leslie Harris

Retired Judge, Massachusetts Trial Courts

Hon. Leslie Harris

Retired Judge, Massachusetts Trial Courts

Hon. Toni Preckwinkle

Cook County Board President

Hon. Toni Preckwinkle

Cook County Board President

Jadine Chou

Chief Safety and Security Officer at Chicago Public Schools

Jadine Chou

Chief Safety and Security Officer at Chicago Public Schools

James Anderson

Chief Executive Officer at Waller Helms Advisors

James Anderson

Chief Executive Officer at Waller Helms Advisors

Jason M. Quintana

Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Jason M. Quintana

Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Jen Parkinson

Science Teacher at Winnetka Public School

Jen Parkinson

Science Teacher at Winnetka Public School

Jermaine Wilson, Ph.D.

Executive Director Student Services, Hickman Mills C-1 School District

Jermaine Wilson, Ph.D.

Executive Director Student Services, Hickman Mills C-1 School District

John H. Schmidt

Senior Managing Director at Accenture

John H. Schmidt

Senior Managing Director at Accenture

Chair, Investment Sub-Committee

John R. Raitt

Retired Partner, President and CEO of Harris Associates LP

Chair, Investment Sub-Committee

John R. Raitt

Retired Partner, President and CEO of Harris Associates LP

Jorge Lopez

Senior Associate General Counsel, MacArthur Foundation

Jorge Lopez

Senior Associate General Counsel, MacArthur Foundation

Karen Bubrowski

Vice President - Director of Marketing, Hilco Global

Karen Bubrowski

Vice President - Director of Marketing, Hilco Global

Karen Van Ausdal

Director of Practice, CASEL

Karen Van Ausdal

Director of Practice, CASEL

Kevin Thomas

Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys, Chair

Kevin Thomas

Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys, Chair

Kim Van Horn

Chief Administrative Officer, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Kim Van Horn

Chief Administrative Officer, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Kimberly Flynn

Managing Director, Alternative Investments at XA Investments LLC

Kimberly Flynn

Managing Director, Alternative Investments at XA Investments LLC

Larry A. Green

Certified Career Transition Coach, Challenger, Gray, and Christmas

Larry A. Green

Certified Career Transition Coach, Challenger, Gray, and Christmas

Latoya Gayle

Co-Founder at March Like a Mother

Latoya Gayle

Co-Founder at March Like a Mother

Lynn Jackson

Community Leader

Lynn Jackson

Community Leader

Maria C. Green

Retired Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Ingersoll Rand plc

Maria C. Green

Retired Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Ingersoll Rand plc

Maria Hazan-Cohen

Community Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Maria Hazan-Cohen

Community Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

BAM Advisory Council Co-Chair

Mark D. Gerstein

Senior Advisor, PJT Partners

BAM Advisory Council Co-Chair

Mark D. Gerstein

Senior Advisor, PJT Partners

Maryn Margaret “Mimi” Moore

Labor and Employment Attorney, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Maryn Margaret “Mimi” Moore

Labor and Employment Attorney, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Co-Chair, Program Strategy Committee

Mashana Smith

Clinical Psychologist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

Co-Chair, Program Strategy Committee

Mashana Smith

Clinical Psychologist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

Matt Hamilton

Managing Director, Summit Partners

Matt Hamilton

Managing Director, Summit Partners

Melesa N. Johnson, Esq.

Deputy Chief of Staff/General Counsel, City of Kansas City Mayor’s Office

Melesa N. Johnson, Esq.

Deputy Chief of Staff/General Counsel, City of Kansas City Mayor’s Office

Melissa Luna

Senior Executive Director at GreenLight Fund

Melissa Luna

Senior Executive Director at GreenLight Fund

Youth Guidance Alumni Council

Mena Ruiz

Project Engineer, McShane Construction President

Youth Guidance Alumni Council

Mena Ruiz

Project Engineer, McShane Construction President

Michael Gold

Chief Operating Officer at Pine Tree

Michael Gold

Chief Operating Officer at Pine Tree

Michael T. Harris

President, Beverly Bank & Trust

Michael T. Harris

President, Beverly Bank & Trust

Michael P. Thomas

Head of Supplier Management and Business Diversity at Discover

Michael P. Thomas

Head of Supplier Management and Business Diversity at Discover

Mike Flores

Retired, Senior Vice President, McDonald’s

Mike Flores

Retired, Senior Vice President, McDonald’s

Mike Macankanja

Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase

Mike Macankanja

Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase

Monique“Mo” L . Harvey

Social Event Coordinator, Youth Guidance Alumni Council

Monique“Mo” L . Harvey

Social Event Coordinator, Youth Guidance Alumni Council

Nadia Harden

Director of Portfolio Impact & Community Building at New Commonwealth Fund

Nadia Harden

Director of Portfolio Impact & Community Building at New Commonwealth Fund

Nicholas O’Conner

Partner, Locke Lord

Nicholas O’Conner

Partner, Locke Lord

Nicole Yohalem

Director of Knowledge Management at Casey Family Programs

Nicole Yohalem

Director of Knowledge Management at Casey Family Programs

Paige Hoffman

District of Columbia Public Schools, Deputy Chief, School Improvement

Paige Hoffman

District of Columbia Public Schools, Deputy Chief, School Improvement

Patrick Schweska

Manager, AWS State & Local Public Policy, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Patrick Schweska

Manager, AWS State & Local Public Policy, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Porsche Seals

Executive Director, Caring for Kids Network

Porsche Seals

Executive Director, Caring for Kids Network

Rachel Dvorken

Chief Legal Officer, MDLIVE, Inc

Rachel Dvorken

Chief Legal Officer, MDLIVE, Inc

Rachel Goodman Sturges, PsyD

Rachel Goodman Sturges, PsyD

Rachel Graham

Director of Programs at Lefkofsky Family Foundation

Rachel Graham

Director of Programs at Lefkofsky Family Foundation

Rachel Tache

Fellow- Trauma Prevention & Public Safety at Child Poverty Action Lab

Rachel Tache

Fellow- Trauma Prevention & Public Safety at Child Poverty Action Lab

Rob Womsley

Partner, Water Street

Rob Womsley

Partner, Water Street

Rodney Smith, Ed.D.

Vice President for Access and Engagement, William Jewell College

Rodney Smith, Ed.D.

Vice President for Access and Engagement, William Jewell College

Sally Sharp Lehman

Principal at Sharp Lehman Consulting

Sally Sharp Lehman

Principal at Sharp Lehman Consulting

Sarah Haberberger

Founding Executive Director, GreenLight Kansas City at GreenLight Fund

Sarah Haberberger

Founding Executive Director, GreenLight Kansas City at GreenLight Fund

Saumil Mehta

General Counsel, Clearcover

Saumil Mehta

General Counsel, Clearcover

Scott Myers

Retired Executive Director World Sport Chicago

Scott Myers

Retired Executive Director World Sport Chicago

Stephen Cruise

Managing Director, Global Head of Industrials Client Advisory at Greenhill & Co., LLC

Stephen Cruise

Managing Director, Global Head of Industrials Client Advisory at Greenhill & Co., LLC

Stuart A. Taylor II

CEO, The Taylor Group

Stuart A. Taylor II

CEO, The Taylor Group

Sue Benton

Member, Benton Firm LLC

Sue Benton

Member, Benton Firm LLC

Susan Bondurant

Community Engagement Director, Chicago Friends School

Susan Bondurant

Community Engagement Director, Chicago Friends School

Tamar Bobys

Enterprise Account Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Tamar Bobys

Enterprise Account Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Tavares Brewington

VP & General Counsel at Keolis America Inc.

Tavares Brewington

VP & General Counsel at Keolis America Inc.

Telaekah Brooks

National Association of Black Accountants, Chief Implementation & Partnerships Officer

Telaekah Brooks

National Association of Black Accountants, Chief Implementation & Partnerships Officer

Co-chair & Board Director

Terrell Anderson

Executive Vice President of Strategy and Growth at Clinify

Co-chair & Board Director

Terrell Anderson

Executive Vice President of Strategy and Growth at Clinify

Torrence Hinton

President, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

Torrence Hinton

President, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

Tracey Wik

Co-Founder, Love Sunday Nights

Tracey Wik

Co-Founder, Love Sunday Nights

Tristan Slemmons

Corporate Citizenship Lead at Deloitte

Tristan Slemmons

Corporate Citizenship Lead at Deloitte

Turahn Dorsey

Former Chief of Education at City of Boston

Turahn Dorsey

Former Chief of Education at City of Boston

Vickie Wolverton

President, South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Vickie Wolverton

President, South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Zachary Fardon

Managing Partner, King & Spalding

Zachary Fardon

Managing Partner, King & Spalding

Zachary Judd

Partner, Corporate Department at Latham & Watkins LLP

Zachary Judd

Partner, Corporate Department at Latham & Watkins LLP

Zoe Stemm-Calderon

Director of Education at Raikes Foundation

Zoe Stemm-Calderon

Director of Education at Raikes Foundation

Colleen Desmond

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Colleen Desmond

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Melissa Clark

CFO of Primera Engineer

Melissa Clark

CFO of Primera Engineer

Karla Davis

Award-winning Global Marketing Executive Specializing In Strategic Marketing Leadership

Karla Davis

Award-winning Global Marketing Executive Specializing In Strategic Marketing Leadership

Dr. Mikaeli Gordon

Psychiatrist and Managing Partner, Aven Harbor, PLLC

Dr. Mikaeli Gordon

Psychiatrist and Managing Partner, Aven Harbor, PLLC

Toy Ann McCray

Regional Community Relations Manager for UPS Foundation

Toy Ann McCray

Regional Community Relations Manager for UPS Foundation

Phil Bierman

Retired Principal, Deloitte

Phil Bierman

Retired Principal, Deloitte

Gaynor Hall

News Reporter at WGN-TV

Gaynor Hall

News Reporter at WGN-TV

Amii Sibley Foster

SVP, Client & Business Management Executive, Bank of America Private Bank, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Amii Sibley Foster

SVP, Client & Business Management Executive, Bank of America Private Bank, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Christy Egun

Executive Director, Center for Community Health Improvement, Massachusetts General Hospital

Christy Egun

Executive Director, Center for Community Health Improvement, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jermaine M. Harris

Watch Operations Lieutenant, Chicago Police Department

Jermaine M. Harris

Watch Operations Lieutenant, Chicago Police Department

Julie Knudson

Chief People Officer Green Thumb Industries

Julie Knudson

Chief People Officer Green Thumb Industries

Domonique Bell

Director of Operations, Office of U.S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II

Domonique Bell

Director of Operations, Office of U.S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II

Todd Stiefler

Palantir, Business Development

Todd Stiefler

Palantir, Business Development

Allison Solomon

Allison Solomon

Samantha Stinson

Senior Manager of Government Affairs at Grubhub

Samantha Stinson

Senior Manager of Government Affairs at Grubhub

Amber Bennett

Associate Attorney, Mayer Brown

Amber Bennett

Associate Attorney, Mayer Brown

Jennifer E. Nichols

Executive Vice President, General Counsel at CRG, Chief Member

Jennifer E. Nichols

Executive Vice President, General Counsel at CRG, Chief Member

Bernadette Coppola

Technology & Intellectual Property Transactions Partner at Kirkland & Ellis

Bernadette Coppola

Technology & Intellectual Property Transactions Partner at Kirkland & Ellis

Pamela Schneider

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary ACCO Brands

Pamela Schneider

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary ACCO Brands

JaMaiia Bond

Sr. Dir. Office of Child Welfare and Attendance, Compton USD

JaMaiia Bond

Sr. Dir. Office of Child Welfare and Attendance, Compton USD

Veianca Millet

Magnet Coordinator, LAUSD, Westchester Enhanced Sciences Magnet HS

Veianca Millet

Magnet Coordinator, LAUSD, Westchester Enhanced Sciences Magnet HS

H. Carl Crawford

Fin Svcs Professional / Spokesman, New York Life Insurance / Patagonia

H. Carl Crawford

Fin Svcs Professional / Spokesman, New York Life Insurance / Patagonia

Stephaune Wallace

Assets Protection Outreach Coordinator, Target Corp.

Stephaune Wallace

Assets Protection Outreach Coordinator, Target Corp.

Yvonne MariaJimenez

Deputy Director, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles

Yvonne MariaJimenez

Deputy Director, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles

Kianna Scott

SVP, Learning & Development, ChargerHelp!

Kianna Scott

SVP, Learning & Development, ChargerHelp!

Lauren Wallace

Restorative Justice Advisor, LAUSD

Lauren Wallace

Restorative Justice Advisor, LAUSD

Mario Rodriguez

LCSW / Supervising Children's Social Worker, LA County DCFS

Mario Rodriguez

LCSW / Supervising Children's Social Worker, LA County DCFS

Assistant Superintendent, Center School District

Meagan Patterson

Assistant Superintendent, Center School District

Meagan Patterson