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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

Bethanny Alexander, Realtor, Baird and Warner

Cassidy Alpern, Director, FTI Consulting Strategic Communications

Davida Barrett-McPhee, Community Leader

Ali Bauer, Vice President Business Development, Mary Cook Associates, Inc.

Sue Benton, Benton Firm LLC

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

Leslie Danford, Director, eCommerce, Beam Suntory

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

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

Lara Gatermann, Vice President, EuroCentra Inc.

Rachel Graham, Program Director, Lefkofsky Family Foundation

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

Alexandra Heestand, Director, Heestand Family Foundation

Lynn Jackson, Community Leader

Sadie Stockdale Jefferson, Director of Strategy, Chicago Public Schools

Qiara Johnson, Accounting Manager, Mutual Trust Financial Group

Julie Knudson, SVP, Human Resources, GGP

Dinaz Mansuri, Executive Director, The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation

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

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

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

Jen Parkinson, Science Teacher, Winnetka Public Schools

Carrie Parr, Community Leader

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

LaSandra Pierce, Senior Vice President, Region Executive, Bank of America

Diane Reilly, Co-Chair, Youth Guidance Gala 2018

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

Beth Schmidt, Community Leader

Liz Siciliano, Chief of Staff, The Obama Foundation

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

Tristan Slemmons, Corporate Citizenship Leader, Deloitte

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

Dr. Rachel Goodman Sturges, PsyD

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

Tracey Wik, VP Development Solutions, The Chally Group Worldwide

Betsy Wille, Managing Director, Cybersecurity Operations, TIAA-CREF

Dana Williamson, Associate, Sidley Austin LLP