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


Kate McIlvain

Jenné Myers
Chicago Cares

Nicole O’Connell
Schuler Scholar Program


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

Linas Grikis, Chair

Michael Suchsland, Vice Chair
Joplin Consulting

Michael Dean, Treasurer

Mike Ban, Secretary
Chicago Literacy Alliance


Meghan Anzelc
AXIS Insurance at AXIS Capital

Todd Babbitz
McKinsey & Company

Jaime Powers Freeman
BMO Harris Bank

Adrienne Kardosh
Garrett Brands

Katherine Kim
Spark IP Law

Brenda Langstraat
Working in the Schools (WITS)

Stacy Ratner
Open Books