About the Associate Board

Supporting people with disabilities
through awareness and fundraising

The Esperanza Associate Board is a powerful engagement tool to cultivate the next generation of leaders and supporters of Esperanza.


Learning Leadership

Joining the board gives young professionals a chance to hone their leadership abilities in a small group. 

Sharpening Skills

Through awareness, fundraising and volunteering, Associate Board members enhance their skillset.

Building Connections

The Esperanza Associate Board offers its members invaluable networking and leadership opportunities.

Make an Impact

While members are developing professional skills, they have a deep impact on the adults and children Esperanza serves. Members also gain a greater understanding of developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Our Members

Our team comes from diverse backgrounds and skillsets. 

Sadie Salazar


Sage Therapy Chicago 

Whitley Pleas

Events Chair

Essence Mediacom

Jessica Young-Eleazar


Bennett Day School

Urooj Amir


Maria Ortiz


Chicago Public Schools

Christina Alvertos

Ursa Major Skincare

Marina Abdou

Engagement Chair

Bank of America

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