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

Mike Ban, Vice Chair
Chicago Literacy Alliance

Michael Dean, Treasurer

Stacy Ratner, Secretary
Open Books


Jaime Powers Freeman
BMO Harris Bank

Katherine Kim
Spark IP Law

Brenda Palm
Working in the Schools (WITS)

Michael Suchsland
Joplin Consulting