Our Team 

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Executive Team

 

Jeri Linas

Chief Executive Officer

Dan’iel Kendricks

Senior Vice President of Programs

Stephanie Piccirilli

Senior Vice President of Mission
Engagement & Innovation

Program & Leadership Team

 
 

Alana Davis

OPA Case Manager


Cheryl Price

Director of Mission Engagement & Major Gifts


Deandra Gallardo

Aftercare & Stability Case Manager



Greg O’Brien

Director of Finance & Administration


Juaria Holly

Residential Overnight House Manager

Marvell Gable

Residential Overnight House Manager

Nena Washington

Manager of Community Programs



Quinnmesha Yearby

Residential Community Support Specialist



Ryan Paroline

Manager of Data & Technology



Shana McKinney

Employment Placement Manager



Amani Porter

OPA Case Manager


Christopher Auguste

Housing & Community Engagement Case Manager


Doug Mowery

Assistant Director of Residential Services



Jack Thornton

OPA Case Manager


Lena Buford

Residential Case Manager

Mary Ann Livovich

Controller


Paviella Foster

Director of Outreach, Prevention, and Aftercare (OPA)


Raven Whitehead

Next Gen Housing Manager



Sarah Brown

Manager of Private Philanthropy



Brandi Ingram

Director of Agency Operations


Christin Nix

Residential Case Manager



Ernisha McRaney

Housing & Community Engagement
Case Manager


Jerry Viou

Residential Case Manager


Maurice Jelks

Custodian


Morgan Richardson

Residential Case Manager


Pharoh Swain

Residential Case Manager



Robert Walker

CaSSA Manager



Sarah Joyce

Manager of Communications and Volunteers




 

Board of Directors 

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Ignite’s Board of Directors provides governance and oversight to the agency and helps to secure resources and increase awareness. Board members also lead various strategic initiatives identified each year.

 
 

Officers

Mary Lou Mulvihill-Skalkos

Chairperson
Partner, Mulbro Limited Partnership


Jane McCart

Treasurer & Secretary
Northern Trust Asset Management (Retired)

 

Directors

Stephen Braun

Partner
Hometown America

Alexander Calder

Trustee
Louis Calder Foundation


Mandeep Grewal

Vice President Domestic Line Stations
United Airlines


Richard Kuzmar

CFO
The Terry Group


Nicholas VanDerSchie

Head of Operational Excellence, Morningstar Investment Management

Bruce Pedigo

Chairperson Emeritus
Veratect Corporation
(Retired)

 

Patricia Brottman

MTV Networks
(Retired)


Toby Eveland

Vice Office Managing Partner,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr


Stephanie Hickman

Owner
Trice Construction


Thomas O’Reilly

Managing Director
Neuberger Berman


Lashana Jackson

Vice-Chairperson
VP, Global Head of Talent Management, Aon

 

Donald Busé

BMO Mezzanine Fund
(Retired)


Bruce Fox

Owner
Bruce Fox Design


Daniel Kirk

Corporate Affairs Manager
ComEd


Isaac Stanley

MetLife Americas
(Retired)

 

Associate Board 

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The Ignite Associate Board is a network of active Chicago-area young professionals dedicated to helping our youth build Futures with Promise.

Associate Board members regularly volunteer with our youth and also engage with Ignite through professional development, educational opportunities, and networking events.

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How Do I Join?

Email Staff Liaison Sarah Brown at sbrown@ignitepromise.org for more information!

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Officers

David Raymond

Co-Chairperson


Ryan O’Reilly

Co-Treasurer

Kerrie McDonald

Co-Chairperson


Lauren Adair Ball

Secretary




Devoy Dubuque

Anna Horwitz

Kathy Skalkos

Corniche Harrell

Members

Peter Aldrich

Wendy Garcia

Daniel Miller

Thaddeus Harrell

Doug Dornan

Co-Treasurer


Sarah Brown

Staff Liaison






Jennifer Eleazar

Samuel Korshak

Thomas Skalkos

Nico Caracciolo