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 and Secretary

Michael Suchsland, Vice Chair
Joplin Consulting

Michael Dean, Treasurer


Meghan Anzelc
Spencer Stuart

Todd Babbitz
McKinsey & Company

Jaime Powers Freeman
BMO Harris Bank

Ravin Jesuthasan
Willis Towers Watson

Brenda Langstraat
Chicago Public Library Foundation

Stacy Ratner
Chicago Literacy Alliance