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.
Franco Pacini, Zagone Studios, Vice Chair
Aixa Alfonso, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jim Elniski, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Howard Goodfriend, Raymond James
Rehanna Grady, AUI
Heidi Holladay, Educator
Steve Juras, Artist
Kristen Lindgren, Sage Hospitality
Aaron McKay, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Suzanne Ritzler, Attorney
Rebecca Smith, Roberts McGivney Zagotta
Mary von Mandel, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group
Nel Wittmann, Imagining This / Zagone Studios
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.