Members of the Board of Directors

October 2016


Personal Contact Information Professional Affiliation
Board Chair

Eileen Holzhauer



Phillip Murray Language Academy



Vice Chair for Fundraising

Anne Renna




Community Representative



Ken Williams


Cook County

Financial Research Analyst


Katherine Ozment

Freelance Writer



Stephen Benson

Partner – Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP

Immediate Past President

Bethany Pickens


Musical Artist Educator – Teacher, Kenwood Academy – Jazz Musician

Gregory Smolarek


Retired Business Executive- Founding Partner, ULTA Beauty

Brian Bock


Athletic Director -Intramural, Recreational, & Club Sports-University of Chicago


Julie Spielberger  

Research Fellow – Chapin Hall Center for Children


Nickol Hackett Executive Director – Cook County Pension Fund

Emlyn Eisenach


Historian & Author


Rick Norton


Principal, Economic Development Advocates


Chiaka Okoroh


Business Intelligence Analyst -Chicago Transit Authority


Valerie Henry


Assistant Global Controller-Cushman&Wakefield