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  • Esperanza Community Services

  • Board of Directors

    Our board of directors is a diverse group of professionals and community leaders who volunteer their time to  provide strategic leadership, ensuring the long-term continued success of Esperanza Community Services.  

    Michael S. Roberts, Roberts McGivney Zagotta, Board Chair






    Franco Pacini, Zagone Studios/ Imagining This, Vice Chair






    Camille Cribaro Mello, CNA, Secretary






    Aixa Alfonso, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago






    Jim Elniski, School of the Art Institute of Chicago






    Howard Goodfriend

    Howard Goodfriend, Raymond James






    Rehanna Grady

    Rehanna Grady-Bryant, AUI






    Heidi Holladay, Educator






    Steve Juras, Artist






    Kristen Lindgren

    Kristen Lindgren, Sage Hospitality






    Close up chef jacket photo

    Aaron McKay, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel






    Suzanne Ritzler, Attorney






    Rebecca Smith

    Rebecca Smith, Roberts McGivney Zagotta






    Paul Strabbing, Paul Strabbing Photography






    Mary von Mandel, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group






    Nel Wittmann

    Nel Wittmann, Zagone Studios /Imagining This






    Joy Decker, Executive Director






    We are currently seeking professionals to join our board of directors.  We are looking for those with expertise in areas such as accounting, event coordination, facilities management, fundraising, law, marketing, public relations, real estate, school administration, and strategic planning. No qualification, however, is more important than a commitment to individuals with developmental disabilities.

    For more information, please contact Joy Decker, Executive Director, at 312.243.6097, x 114.