Staff, Boards + Teaching Artists

 
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Operations + Program Staff

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Board of Directors

Directors
 

Lucy Ascoli
Consultant to Nonprofits

JoAnn Beck
Retired, Partner, Shepard, Schwartz & Harris LLP

Patricia Borowiec
HSBC

Michele Cardona
Northern Trust

Joseph B. Glossberg
Gofen and Glossberg, LLC

Brian Hahn
Neuberger Berman

Sharon Hidalgo
Elements Global Services

Adrianne C. Mazura
Quarles & Brady LLP

Ken Rolling
Community Learning Partnership

Vicki Woolner Samuels
Artist

Brad Sheftel
Valor Equity Partners

Christen Summers
Adtalem Global Education

James Harris
Cook County Bureau
of Economic Development

Officers
 

Jason Osborn, President  
Winston & Strawn LLP 

Sarvesh Soi, Vice President
Northern Trust

Stuart D. Hannay, Treasurer
Argonne National Laboratory

Kay Berkson, Secretary
Founder of Changing Worlds

Vicki Woolner Samuels, Immediate Past President
Artist

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Board

The Associate Board brings together emerging professionals to support Changing Worlds' mission of culturally inclusive youth arts and literacy programming. Through events and other activities, Associate Board members contribute time, resources, expertise, and guidance. This ensures board members attain outreach, fundraising, and community awareness goals, all while having a fun and enriching experience.

To apply for our Associate Board, please fill out our application.

Chair

James Harris
Cook County Bureau of Economic Development

Events Chair

Margarette Rodriguez
The University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration

Treasurer

Katie Johnson
LinkedIn

Secretary
Vacancy

Members

Pietro Binchi
United Airlines

Sarah Letson
Conagra Brands

Christen Summers
DeVry Education Group

Trace Martel
Captive Resources

Honorary Board Member
Lindsay Alvis Cochrane

Delnor Hospital

 

 

Program Team

With an average of over 28 years of experience, program team members are veteran educators, artist and literacy leaders with a successful track record of working in public school or community-based settings. This diverse team has worked in various capacities to mobilize the arts as a social change strategy and improve student learning through teacher and student development programs and curricula that places students - their lives, communities, histories, concerns - at the center of the educational experience.

Teaching Artists

Yaasha Abraham
Mary Alden
Luciano Antonio
Chris Brown
Charles Buckner
Stephanie Chavara
Kiana Cook
Jose Corcoles
Luis Crespo
Ishita Dharep
Valroy Dawkins
Luis De La Torre
Idris Elba    
William Eller
Veronica Giraldo
Daniel Hoinacki
Susanna Hostetter
Cynthium Johnson-Woodfolk
Julia Mellen               
Sadira Muhammad     
Maya Odim    
Jean Parisi    
Amaniyea Payne    
Michelle Penn    
Patricia Peixoto
Sonia Rodriguez
Mitsu Salmon
Assane Seck   
Arif Smith    
Diana Solis           
D'nick Stockman    
Jamie Thome
Erika Valenciana
Solo Warren            
Avery R. Young
Sonia Rodriguez
Cecil MacDonald

 

 

Literacy Specialists

Quraysh Ali-Lansana
Edie McLoud Armstrong
Bria Dolnick
Karen Doria
Cynthium Johnson-Woodfolk
Gale Liebman
Susanna (Sooz) Main
Molly Moynahan
Kristiana Rae-Colon
Avery R. Young

 
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"I work hard, communicate and cooperate with others."

 
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"Art allows me to be open-minded." 

 
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