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


Brandi Ingram

Director of Agency Operations


Deandra Gallardo

Aftercare & Stability Case Manager


Greg O’Brien

Director of Finance & Administration


Joshua Bird-Martinez

Residential Case Manager


Lena Buford

Residential Case Manager


Mary Ann Livovich

Controller

Paviella Foster

Director of Outreach, Prevention, and Aftercare (OPA)


Robert Walker

CaSSA Manager


Allante Brooks

OPA Case Manager


Cara Ugolino

Residential Case Manager


Doug Mowery

Assistant Director of Residential Services


Jack Thornton

OPA Case Manager


Juaria Holly

Residential Overnight House Manager


Marvell Gable

Residential Overnight House Manager


Morgan Richardson

Residential Case Manager


Quinnmesha Yearby

Residential Community Support Specialist


Ryan Paroline

Manager of Data & Technology

Amani Porter

OPA Case Manager


Chazle’ Woodley

Employment Placement Manager


Ernisha McRaney

Housing & Community Engagement
Case Manager

Joe O’Connor

Director of Residential Services


KaLeigh Herron

Senior Accounting & HR Associate


Maurice Jelks

Custodian


Nena Washington

OPA Manager


Raven Whitehead

Next Gen Housing Manager


Sarah Brown

Manager of Private Philanthropy


 

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