Current Board Members

  • President: John Gilmour, Hamilton the Musical
  • Vice-President: Mandy Jones, The Therapy Institute
  • Secretary: Beth Bullock, Athenaeum Theater
  • Treasurer: Maurizio “Mo” Sardisco, Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Jen Allman, PlayMakers Laboratory
  • David Borowski, Allscripts, Inc.
  • Imron Bhatti, U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development
  • Tom Cuevas, ABN AMRO
  • Erica Halverson, BOM Co-founder / University of Wisconsin
  • Eddie Johnson, Intrinsic Schools
  • Mary Fisher, Wintrust Bank
  • Joe Levering, Fast Radius
  • Kayla Pulley, PlayMakers Laboratory
  • Jillian Abbinanti, Urban Gateways
  • Liz Joynt Sandberg, DePaul University

If you are interested in learning about Board membership, please visit our “Get Involved” page.

Emeritus Board Members

Michelle Gansle, Mars Wrigley; Cara Clifford, Ounce of Prevention Fund; Kim Dunlap Nagy, Wintrust Financial; Aileen Wright Bacon, Ernst & Young; Talha Basit, Chicago Public Schools; Matt Blakely, Motorola Inc.; Jennifer Bowser, Allstate Insurance Company; Sara Braun, Kraft Foods; Karen Bundy, Mercer; Anne Cole, Community Investment Corporation; Erick Deshaun Dorris, Academy for Urban School Leadership; Katie Ellis, agencyEA; Caroline Grossman, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Angela Guido, Boston Consulting Group; Chloe Johnston, Neo-Futurists; Daniel Lange, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Molly McCarthy, Ogilvy & Mather; Maureen Mizwicki, Northwestern University School of Medicine; Paul Neary, Boeing; Heather O’Keefe, Paris Presents; Danielli Oliver, Self-Employed; Greg Peterson, Keystone Alliance; Jon Ryan Quinn, Rockefeller Philanthropy Partners; Nancy Rosenfeld, NYU Stern School of Business; Amy Szostak, Northern Trust; Heidi Thompson Saunders, Court Theatre

Leadership Council

  • Jose Barrera, Columbia Explorers Academy
  • Aileen Wright Bacon, Ernst & Young
  • Caroline Grossman, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Susan Noel, Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation
  • Christopher Piatt, Paper Machete
  • Lisa May Simpson, Forefront
  • Amy Szostak, Northern Trust
  • Heidi Thompson Saunders, Court Theatre

“[PlayMakers Laboratory] made me feel happy and proud by playing games and letting me know that writing stories is a fun thing to do.”

–Alondra V., Little Village Academy