Our Leadership Councils

The energy, knowledge, and commitment of our Leadership Councils are major reasons for the ongoing success of Cradles to Crayons®. Meet some of the people who make us what we are. Their inspired efforts are invaluable to our daily operations, and to reaching our vision for the future.

Chicago Family Advisory Council

  • Lisa Belcher, Family Advisory Council Chair, Glencoe
  • Pam Davis, Highland Park
  • Heath & Rakhi Fuller, Bucktown
  • Ilene Goldman, Ravenswood Manor
  • Donna Greenberg, Highland Park
  • Jacqueline Hairston, Lakeview
  • Stacy Jakobe, Evanston
  • Amy Kaplan, Riverwoods
  • Doug & Stacey Meyer, Deerfield
  • Carrie McNally, Lincoln Park
  • Debbie & Matt Michaelson, Bucktown
  • Nguyen Ngyuen & Tan Vu, Bucktown
  • Catherine & Mike Rosenberg, Lakeview
  • Josh Shipley, Lincoln Park
  • Mara Smith, Northbrook
  • Shawn Strack, Lincoln Park

Chicago Corporate Advisory Council

  • Amy Hughes, Corporate Advisory Council Chair, Bank of America, US Trust
  • Darrah Bixler, Heitman
  • Julie Coffman, Bain & Company
  • Pam Dufour, Allstate 
  • Shana Hayes, Academy for Urban School Leadership
  • Lori Healey, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
  • Megan Herrmanns, Salesforce
  • Jim Hirshorn, Ares Management
  • Neill Jakobe, Ropes & Gray
  • Mohit Kalra, Google
  • Michelle Kilkenney, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Douglas Kush, Egon Zehnder
  • David Whitaker, Choose Chicago

Take Action

Get involved as a volunteer at Cradles to Crayons. Whether you help out in The Giving Factory or participate in other ways, you’ll become part of the spirit and energy that enables us to serve so many.

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