Board of Directors

  • President: Jennifer Bowser, Allstate Insurance Company
  • Vice-President: Kim Dunlap-Nagy, First Insurance Funding
  • Secretary: Beth Bullock, Athenaeum Theater
  • Treasurer: Jon Quinn, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Anne Cole, NHS Chicago
  • Michelle Gansle, Wrigley
  • Victoria Golden, Barrel of Monkeys
  • Erica Halverson, BOM Co-founder / University of Wisconsin
  • Jason Keller, Economic Development
  • Chad Kenward, Chicago Tribune
  • Mike Maddaloni, American Dental Association
  • Daniel Rumney, Jellyvision

Emeritus Board

Talha Basit, Chicago Public Schools; Matt Blakely, Motorola Inc.; Sara Braun, Kraft Foods; Karen Bundy, Mercer; Erick Deshaun Dorris, Academy for Urban School Leadership; Katie Ellis, agencyEA; Caroline Grossman, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Angela Guido, Boston Consulting Group; Chloe Johnston, Neo-Futurists; Daniel Lange, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Molly McCarthy, Ogilvy & Mather; Maureen Mizwicki, Northwestern University School of Medicine; Paul Neary, Boeing; Heather O’Keefe, Paris Presents; Danielli Oliver, Self-Employed; Greg Peterson, Keystone Alliance; Nancy Rosenfeld, NYU Stern School of Business; Amy Szostak, Northern Trust; Heidi Thompson Saunders, Court Theatre

Leadership Council

  • Jose Barrera, Columbia Explorers Academy
  • Katie Ellis
  • Susan Noel, Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation
  • Christopher Nugent
  • Christopher Piatt, Paper Machete
  • Lisa May Simpson, Donors Forum
  • Amy Szostak, Northern Trust
  • Heidi Thompson Saunders, Court Theatre and Barrel of Monkeys Co-Founder

“I loved acting even though I am shy. Barrel of Monkeys realy helped me learn how not to be shy but fun and createive.”

–Kaela W., Avondale Elementary