Board of Directors

Traci Braun, Esq

Exelon Corporation

Vice President & Associate General Counsel

Laurie Cooper


Vice President, Health Solutions

Christian Kemnitz, Esq

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP


Sharon Calhoun, Esq

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Negelberg LLP


Steven Fus, Esq

United Airlines, General Counsel (retired)

Law Office of Steven Fus

* Past Board Chair

Auyana Orr

Ariel Investments

Director, Community Affairs

Ashley Cano, Esq

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Senior Associate

Joanna Horsnail, Esq

Mayer Brown LLP


* Current Board Chair

Chanda Rice, Esq

Hyatt Corporation

Senior Counsel IT Operations

Djenne Clayton, Esq

National Express

Senior VP-Deputy General Counsel

Candice Jones, Esq

Public Welfare Foundation

President & CEO 

Melissa Root, Esq

Jenner & Block LLP


Bryce Cooper, Esq

Winston & Strawn LLP


James Kelly, Esq

Allstate Investments

Senior Associate Counsel

Paul Stephens, Esq

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP


Young Professionals Board

Elizabeth Abramson

DLA Piper

Associate Attorney


Deborah Baker

Administrative Law Judge


Lamar Brown

Center for Conflict Resolution

Certified Mediator


Alison Caverly

Jones Day

Associate Attorney

* Board Co-Chair

Jocelyn Chancellor

Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation

Corporate Counsel


Patrick Cordova

Northern District of Illinois

Judicial Law Clerk


Averil Edwards

United Airlines

Managing Counsel

Denise Fesdjian

Ulmer & Berne LLP

Associate Attorney

Thomas Guillen

Phillips Law Office


Cara Hanson




Anne Harris

Jones Day

Associate Attorney


Sonje Hawkins

Sidley Austin

Conflicts Staff Attorney


Chris Kaz

TransPerfect Legal Solutions


Emily Kesler

Seyfarth Shaw

Associate Attorney

Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley

Cook Country State’s Attorney’s Office

Policy Advisor- Juvenile Justice

Young Moon*

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP

Associate Attorney

* Board Co-Chair

Kate Watson Moss

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Associate Attorney

Shannon Murphy

Winston & Strawn LLP


Bekah Newman

Ropes & Gray LLP

Associate Attorney

Rachel Pate

The Chicago Community Trust

Impact Coordinator


Karim S. Pirani

Sidley Austin LLP

Associate Attorney


Jessenia Rodriguez

The LARC Group

Managing Partner

Ali Schaller

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Associate Attorney


Sam Schoenburg

Goldman Ismail

Associate Attorney

Jaime Simon

Winston & Strawn

Associate Attorney

Ewa Wieslaw

Allstate Insurance Company

Senior Associate Counsel

Caroline A. Wong

Sidley Austin LLP

Associate Attorney

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