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Boards and Councils

Governing Board

The Governing Board ensures that the organization's strategic priorities advance its mission and oversees and supports its fiscal integrity.

Debbie Chizewer, Chair

Chicago, IL

Steven Eppler-Epstein, Vice-Chair

Middletown, CT

Vincent Robinson, Secretary

The 360 Group
San Francisco, CA

C. Steven Tomashefsky, Treasurer

Stein, Ray & Harris LLP
Chicago, IL

Joseph Antolin

Antolin & Associates Consulting LLC
Evanston, IL

Jacob Contreras

Chicago, IL

Gregory R. Dallaire

Attorney at Law
Seattle, WA

Graham Grady

Taft Law
Chicago, IL

Hon. Divida Gude

Law Offices of Divida Gude
Atlanta, GA

Norah Jones

Quarles & Brady LLP
Chicago, IL

Sheila Berner Kennedy

Top Box Foods
Chicago, IL

Chastity Lord

Achievement First
New York, NY

Catherine Robb

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX

Brenda Russell

PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance
Chicago, IL

Daniel I. Schlessinger

Jaszczuk P.C.
Chicago, IL

Eugene Schoon

Sidley Austin
Chicago, IL

Jill Schuker

Washington, DC

Tim Silard

Rosenberg Foundation
San Francisco, CA

Jim Sojoodi

Chicago Transit Authority

Amanda Sonneborn

Seyfarth Shaw LLPs
Chicago, IL

Senior Advisors

The Senior Advisors provide expert counsel on the organization's anti-poverty initiatives. 

Jamie R. Price III

New York, NY

Leadership Council

Members of the Leadership Council serve as nationally renowned ambassadors for the organization. 

Gregory B. Craig

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Washington, DC

Donald Dell

Lagardère Unlimited
Washington, DC

Antonia Hernandez

California Community Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

The Hon. Mickey Kantor

Mayer Brown
Los Angeles, CA

Bill D. Moyers

Moyers & Company
New York, NY

Bettina Plevan

New York, NY

The Honorable John D. Rockefeller IV

U.S. Senate: 99th-113th (1985-2015)

Robert Shriver III

Santa Monica, CA

Maria Shriver

Los Angeles, CA

Timothy Shriver

The Special Olympics
Washington, DC

Mark Shriver

Washington, DC

Anthony Shriver

Miami, FL

Jeff Tweedy

Chicago, IL

Emeritus Council

Emeritus Council members previously served on the Governing Board and now serve in an honorary role as catalysts for the Shriver Center's anti-poverty work.

Janice Blanchard

Washington, DC

Ivan Bodensteiner

Valparaiso, IN

William D. Burns

Chicago, IL

Stuart Cohen

Annapolis, MD

Gill Deford

Cambridge, MA

Harriet Ellis

Chicago, IL

Eduardo Garza

Chicago, IL

Elizabeth Gracie

Oak Park, IL

Barry Hager

Washington, DC

Mickey Kantor

Los Angeles, CA

Grace Newton

Chicago, IL

Henry Rose

Evanston, IL

Max Stein

Chicago, IL

John Thurmond

Chicago, IL

John Tuhey

Oak Park, IL

James Weill

Washington, DC

Luis Wilmot

San Antonio, TX

Professionals' Council

The Professionals' Council is comprised of professionals who are passionate about social justice. The Council supports the Shriver Center's fundraising efforts and works to cultivate new justice leaders.

Piotr Korzynski, Chair of the Board

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Janine N. Fletcher, Vice Chair of the Board

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Siobhan McKissic, Secretary

University of Illinois

Cedric Gordon, Treasurer

Chapman and Cutler LLP

Justin Jacobs, Co-Chair Social Committee

Moss Adams LLP

Jim Sojoodi, Co-Chair Shriver Connections

Chicago Transit Authority

Kate Moore, Co-Chair Social Committee

University of Chicago

Karla E. Sanchez, Chair Events Committee

Seyfarth Shaw LLPs

Lindsey Whitlock, Co-Chair Membership Committee

Crown Family Philanthropies

Deepa Arora

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Molly Carney

Perkins Coie

Michael Chia

Adams Street Partners LLC

Jessica Cohen


Erin B. Fitzgerald


Emily Gilman

Goldberg Kohn

Ben Jones

State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services

Jonathan W. Jones

U.S. Federal Government

Laura Kleinman

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Taylor N. Landesman

Lawson Screen & Digital Products, Inc.

Kunal Malhotra

Sidley Austin, LLP

Sarah Manning

Cook County Public Defender's Office

Beth McDowell

Medical Home Network

Sadina Montani

Vedder Price

Matthew J. Martin

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jillian M. Gonzalez

El Valor Corporation

Emanuel Nunn

BET Networks

Susan Parker

Midwest Physicians Administrative Services

Keyonn Pope

Reed Smith

Thomas Reuland

Laurie and Brennan LLP

David Saunders

Jenner & Block LLP

Ilan Shapiro Strygler, M.D.

Family Health Center SW Florida

Lauren Swift

Allstate Insurance Company

Alexa Tetzlaff

Tetzlaff Law Offices, LLC
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