Avenues to Independence Board of Directors

Chair - Jolene M. Wise SEC

Vice Chair- Linda Buggy Community Advocate

Treasurer - Eric Johnson BMO Harris Bank

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

Allan Bartel Allegro Music (retired)

Jason ClarkAvenues to Independence

Matthew CoyneCoyne and Company Insurance

Molly Dietlin Community Advocate

Jeanne Doheny Park Ridge Public Schools (retired)

Susan Feldman Community Advocate

Clark GapenMorgan Stanley Smith Barney (retired)

Tom GarceaRG Construction

Patricia Grimes Glenview State Bank (retired)

Andrea Goodkin HUB International

Robert HealyUnocal (retired)

Jill Liska Sargent & Lundy

Sara Nelson McKitrickBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

Jim Meyer Attorney

Peg O'Herron Sears (retired)

Robert Okazaki President/ CEO Emeritus Avenues to Independence

Diana OlivoNouryan

Collin Sasser Rush Health

Fred Sasser Sasser Family Holdings Inc. (retired)

Steve WilsonWilson Dow Group


Avenues Foundation Board

Board Chair - Paul Carlisle, Wintrust Financial

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

Glen Amundsen, Attorney

 Lauren Barron, BMO Harris Bank

Amy Bergren, BMO Harris Bank

Jason Clark, President CEO Avenues to Independence

Clarence Herbst, Resinoid Engineering (retired)

Joseph Keenan, Attorney

Robert Okazaki, President CEO Emeritus Avenues to Independence

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 Carlisle, Wintrust Financial

Karen Clarke, PepsiCo Chicago (retired)

Laura Dribin, Peritius Consulting, Inc.

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

Ryan Jalowiecki, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Gina LoCacciato, Sasser Family Companies

Susan Matejka, HPS Chicago

Collin Sasser, Rush Health

Marina Schaddel, Nouryon

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, Sassetti

Bob Border, Coveris

Cheryl Border, Community Advocate

Marc J. Blumenthal, Attorney 

Ed Coyne, Coyne and Company

Jenny Pawlik, Community Advocate

John Sasser, Sasser Consulting, Inc.

Joel S. Shoolin DO, Advocate Medical Group

Barbara Spiewak, Community Advocate

Therese Villano, Villano Interiors

Tom Villano, Villano Interiors

Jim Whittington, Educator (retired)

Jamie Zimmerman, Community Advocate