The Chicago Literacy Alliance is guided by, and grateful for, our Board of Directors and Emeritus Council.

The Board of Directors is always seeking additional candidates to broaden our connections and advance our cause. 

Find out more.

Emeritus Council

 Kate McIlvain


Jenné Myers
Chicago Cares

Nicole O’Connell
Schuler Scholar Program


Board of Directors

Linas Grikis, Chair

Michael Dean, Vice Chair

Jaime Freeman, Treasurer
BMO Harris Bank

Selena Evans, Secretary

Todd Babbitz
McKinsey & Company

Joanna Bartold
Enova International

Michael Costa
StoneTurn Group

Bruce Dotten

Anu George
Morningstar, Inc.

Ravin Jesuthasan
Willis Towers Watson

Peggy Klingel
Allstate Insurance

Brenda Langstraat
Chicago Public Library Foundation

Izabela Poludniak
Sassetti LLC

Stacy Ratner
Chicago Literacy Alliance

Becky Smith
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Theo Whittier
West Monroe Partners