Avenues to Independence Board of Directors

Chair - Linda Buggy Community Advocate

Vice Chair- Eric T. Johnson BMO Harris Bank

Treasurer - Dirk Ahlbeck Apple Growth Products

Secretary - Jacki Kimel L.I.C.A.(retired)

Allan Bartel Allegro Music (retired)

Jason M. ClarkAvenues to Independence

Matthew CoyneCoyne and Company Insurance

Molly Dietlin Community Advocate

Jeanne Doheny Park Ridge Public Schools (retired)

Susan Feldman Community Advocate

Tom GarceaRG Construction

Patricia M. Grimes Glenview State Bank (retired)

Andrea Goodkin HUB International

Jill Liska Sargent & Lundy

Sara Nelson McKitrickBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

James Meyer Attorney

Peg O'Herron Sears (retired)

Robert Okazaki President/ CEO Emeritus Avenues to Independence

Diana OlivoNouryan

Collin E. Sasser Rush Health

Fred Sasser Sasser Family Holdings Inc. (retired)

Jim StonebridgeOpenfinance

Steve WilsonWilson Dow Group

Jolene M. Wise- Immediate Past ChairSEC


Avenues Foundation Board

Board Chair - Paul C. Carlisle, Wintrust Financial

 Lauren Barron, BMO Harris Bank - Vice Chair

Joseph D. Keenan, III, Attorney- Secretary

Amy Bergren, BMO Harris Bank- Treasurer

 Glen Amundsen, Attorney

Jason M. Clark, President CEO Avenues to Independence

Fred Sasser, Sasser Family Holdings, Inc. Immediate Past Chair

Robert Washlow, Bay West Management LLC

Jolene M. Wise, SEC


Avenues Partnership Boards - More Info »

Chicago Partnership Board

Chair Amy Bergren, BMO Harris Bank

Immediate Past Chair, Diana Olivo, Nouryan

Chad Andrulonis, Fifth Third Bank

Joseph Bertoni, Morgan Stanley

Matthew Blohm, Salesforce

Suzana Bjelopetrovich, Spark Foundry

Paul  C. Carlisle, Wintrust Financial

Karen Clarke, PepsiCo Chicago (retired)

Eldon E. Ham, Eldon L. Ham, P.C.

Ryan Jalowiecki, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mike Jostes, the Holiday Heroes

Gina LoCacciato, Sasser Family Companies

Susan Matejka, HPS Chicago

Collin E. Sasser, Rush Health

Amanda Scott, TCF Bank

Brian Stewart, The Keystone Group

Julie Carlisle Streu, Wintrust Financial

Jolene M. Wise, SEC

Suburban Partnership Board

Chair, Cindy Walsh, Community Advocate

Immediate Past Chair, Susan Feldman, Community Advocate

Dirk Ahlbeck, Apple Growth Partners

Rick Cosgrove, Agency EA

Edward Coyne, Coyne and Company

Jenny Pawlik, Community Advocate

John Sasser, Sasser Consulting, Inc.

Robert Skoronski

Barbara Spiewak, Community Advocate

Therese Villano, Villano Interiors

Tom Villano, Villano Interiors

James Whittington, Educator (retired)

Jamie Zimmerman, Community Advocate