Our Team 

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Executive Team

 

Jeri Linas

Chief Executive Officer


Greg O’Brien

Director of Finance & Administration

Dan’iel Kendricks

Senior Vice President of Programs

Stephanie Piccirilli

Senior Vice President of Mission
Engagement & Innovation

Program & Leadership Team

 
 

Alana Davis

Community Programs Case Manager


Cheryl Price

Director of Mission Engagement & Major Gifts


Deandra Gallardo

Aftercare & Stability Case Manager



Jack Thornton

Community Programs Case Manager

Ken Lee

Office Administrator



Mary Ann Livovich

Controller


Paviella Foster

Director of Community Programs



Raven Whitehead

Next Gen Housing Manager



Sarah Brown

Manager of Private Philanthropy



Terri Warnsley

Community Programs Case Manager

Amani Porter

Community Programs Case Manager


Christopher Auguste

Housing & Community Engagement Case Manager


Doug Mowery

Assistant Director of Residential Services



Joe O’Connor

Director of Residential Programs

Lena Buford

Residential Case Manager



Morgan Richardson

Residential Case Manager


Pharoh Swain

Residential Case Manager



Robert Walker

CaSSA Manager



Sarah Joyce

Manager of Communications and Volunteers


Yakima Diemer

Residential Case Manager

Brandi Ingram

Director of Agency Operations


Christin Nix

Residential Case Manager



Ernisha McRaney

Housing & Community Engagement
Case Manager


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




 

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

Isaac Stanley

Chairperson
MetLife Americas (Retired)


Nicholas VanDerSchie

Treasurer
Head of Operational Excellence, Morningstar Investment Management

 

Directors

Stephen Braun

Partner
Hometown America

Alexander Calder

Trustee
Louis Calder Foundation


Mandeep Grewal

Vice President Domestic Line Stations
United Airlines


Thomas O’Reilly

Managing Director
Neuberger Berman


Mary Lou Mulvihill-Skalkos

Chairperson Emeritus
Partner, Mulbro Limited Partnership


Jane McCart

Secretary
Northern Trust Asset Management (Retired)

 


Patricia Brottman

MTV Networks
(Retired)


Toby Eveland

Vice Office Managing Partner,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr


Stephanie Hickman

Owner
Trice Construction


Bruce Pedigo

Veratect Corporation
(Retired)


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


Joseph Washburn

Finance Vice President
Allstate

 

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


Lauren Adair Ball

Secretary

Kerrie McDonald

Co-Chairperson


Sarah Brown

Staff Liaison



Nico Caracciolo


Jennifer Eleazar


Anna Horwitz


Daniel Miller


Bruce Woods

Members

Peter Aldrich


Devoy Dubuque


Thaddeus Harrell


Samuel Korshak


Thomas Skalkos



Ryan O’Reilly

Treasurer






Doug Dornan


Wendy Garcia


Corniche Knights Harrell


Kathy Skalkos