Meet the Team

Board Members


Stuart Baum

Board President
Larger Pond

Josh Spencer

Board Chair
Holland and Knight


Ann Behrens

Treasurer
Mueller Accounting


Brandt Kucharski

Annual Event Chair
GrubHub


Bill Burris

Board Member
InnerWorkings

Larry Kaufman

Board Member
Experis Finance


Brian Pomis

Board Member
Grant Thornton


Matt Robertson

Board Member
MB Financial Bank


Michael Stark

Board Member
Songfinch

Dean Svigos

Board Member
Fresh Farms


Steve Westerberg

Board Member
Nelson Westerberg


Felicia Winiecki

Board Member
Winiecki Wealth Mgmt.


Mike Winters

Board Member
ProSourced Solutions



 

Staff

Bridgette Ferraro

Executive Director

Bridgette graduated from Purdue University with her degree in Human Services. She has served in the non-profit sector or working with youth her entire career. She is married to her best friend and high school sweetheart, Nathan. They enjoy games, car rides with the top down, and wine.

Somer Benson

Director of Programs

Somer’s strong administrative background in healthcare merged with her skills in facilitation, youth advocacy, and childcare; married with being an actor and teaching artist, and all within non-profit sectors; makes this role a fusion of her innate desire to be in service of others with a heartfelt touch. And she looks like Princess Leia!

Associate Board


Laura Pone

Associate Board Chair/ Fundraising Co-Chair

Michael Burge

Treasurer / Fundraising Co-Chair


Morgan Olenski

Board Development Chair


Danielle Medine

Mission Chair


AlexaRae Antekeier

Board Member

Nikki Kassab

Board Member


Jennifer Mulligan

Board Member


Jessica Payne

Board Member


Eric Rehm

Board Member

Nikolas Svigos

Board Member


Alli Vajda

Board Member


 

New Trier Jr. Board

Jason

Co-Chair

Julia

Co-Chair

Emily

Program Coordinator/Secretary

Ben

Treasurer

Megan

Treasurer

Payton

Co-Project Manager

Sam

Co-Project Manager

Parker

Marketer

Alex

Marketer