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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

Northwestern University School of Law
Chicago, IL

Steven Eppler-Epstein, Vice-Chair

Non-profit Executive Coach
Middletown, CT

Amanda Sonneborn, Treasurer

Seyfarth Shaw LLPs
Chicago, IL

Vincent Robinson, Secretary

The 360 Group
San Francisco, CA

Joseph Antolin

Antolin & Associates Consulting LLC
Evanston, IL

William Burns

Washington, DC

Abe Chernin

Cornerstone Research
Chicago, IL

Jacob Contreras

Google
Chicago, IL

Graham Grady

Taft Law
Chicago, IL

Norah Jones

Quarles & Brady LLP
Chicago, IL

Sheila Berner Kennedy

Top Box Foods
Chicago, IL

Chastity Lord

Color of Change
New York, NY

Catherine Robb

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX

Lisa Marsh Ryerson

AARP Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Daniel I. Schlessinger

Jaszczuk P.C.
Chicago, IL

Eugene Schoon

Sidley Austin
Chicago, IL

Hon. Jill Schuker

JAS International
Washington, DC

Tim Silard

Rosenberg Foundation
San Francisco, CA

Raj Vohra

Google
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

Proskauer
New York, NY

The Honorable John D. Rockefeller IV

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

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

Wilco
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

Stuart Cohen

Annapolis, MD

Gregory Dallaire

Seattle, WA

Gill Deford

Cambridge, MA

Harriet Ellis

Chicago, IL

Sunny Fischer

Chicago, IL

Eduardo Garza

Chicago, IL

Elizabeth Gracie

Oak Park, IL

Divida Gude

Atlanta, GA

Barry Hager

Washington, DC

Mickey Kantor

Los Angeles, CA

Betty Musburger

Chicago, IL

Grace Newton

Chicago, IL

Janice Rodgers

Chicago, IL

Henry Rose

Evanston, IL

Jean Rudd

Beverly Shores, IN

Max Stein

Chicago, IL

John Thurmond

Chicago, IL

Steve Tomashefsky

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.

Thomas Reuland, Chair of the Board

Keating Law Offices
Chicago, IL

Piotr Korzynski, Board Liaison

Baker McKenzie
Chicago, IL

Jordan Kohl, Treasurer

Baker Tilly
Chicago, IL

Cedric Gordon, Events and Social Committee Chair

Chapman and Cutler LLP
Chicago, IL

Michael Chia, Membership Committee Co-Chair

Adams Street Partners LLC
Menolo Park, CA

David Saunders, Membership Committee Co-Chair

Jenner & Block LLP
Chicago, IL

Emily Gilman, Shriver Connections Committee Co-Chair

Goldberg Kohn
Chicago, IL

Jim Sojoodi, Shriver Connections Committee Co-Chair

Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago, IL

Deepa Arora

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Chicago, IL

Molly Carney

Wells Fargo
St Louis, MO

Jessica Cohen

Ogilvy
Washington, D.C.

Erin B. Fitzgerald

Quartet
New York, NY

Erica Gnilka

McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Chicago, IL

Justin Jacobs

Moss Adams LLP
Seattle, WA

Ben Jones

Illinois Department of Central Management Services
Chicago, IL

Jonathan W. Jones

U.S. Federal Government
Chicago, IL

Laura Kleinman

Robinson Curley & Clayton
Chicago, IL

Taylor N. Landesman

Lawson Screen & Digital Products, Inc.
St. Louis, MO

Kunal Malhotra

J.P. Morgan
Chicago, IL

Matthew J. Martin

Illinois Attorney General’s Office
Chicago, IL

Beth McDowell

Medical Home Network
Chicago, IL

Siobhan McKissic

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

Matthew Miller

Ice Miller
Chicago, IL

Sadina Montani

Vedder Price
Washington, D.C.

Kate Moore

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Matthew Murch

Deloitte
Chicago, IL

Emanuel Nunn

BET Networks
New York, NY

Keyonn Pope

Reed Smith
Chicago, IL

Karla E. Sanchez

Seyfarth Shaw LLPs
Chicago, IL

Ilan Shapiro Strygler, M.D.

AltaMed
Los Angeles, CA

Paul Varnado

Eon Climate & Renewables
Chicago, IL

Annie Wallis

Sidley Austin
Chicago, IL

Melissa Wells

Impact365
Chicago, IL

Lauren Worsek

Depaul University College of Law
Chicago, IL
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