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Board of Directors

Deborah Baker, Esq

Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Appointed Commissioner

Tijuan Fleming

Clinical Supervisor,

Metropolitan Peace Initiative

Metropolitan Peace Academy

Auyana Orr

Ariel Investments

Director, Community Affairs

Ashley Cano, Esq

Seyfarth Shaw LLP


*Board Secretary

Steven Fus, Esq

United Airlines, General Counsel (retired)

Law Office of Steven Fus

*leave of absence starting May 2022

Chanda Rice, Esq

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Senior Counsel IT Operations

Alison Caverly, Esq


Commercial Counsel

Kristin Givens, Esq

State Farm


Melissa Root, Esq

Jenner & Block LLP


*Board Treasurer

Djenne Clayton, Esq

Barilla, Inc

Americas General Counsel

James Kelly, Esq


Legal Director - North America

*Board Vice-Chair

Paul Stephens, Esq

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP


* Board Chair

Averil Edwards, Esq

United Airlines

Managing Counsel

Christian Kemnitz, Esq

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP


Associate Board

Ali Schaller

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Associate Attorney

Andrew Hemmer

U.S. District Court

Judicial Law Clerk

Anne Harris


Senior Corporate Counsel

Charlotte Cottier

Crown Family Philanthropies

Communications Lead

* Board Co-Chair

Chloe Madvig

Obama Foundation

Creative and Communication Analyst

Evan Hill 


Corporate Advisor

Jaime Simon

Sidley Austin LLP

Associate Attorney

Jessenia Rodriguez

The LARC Group

Managing Partner

Jessica Barnes

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Associate Attorney

Kate Watson Moss

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Associate Attorney

Lamar Brown


Community Strategist

Reed Chisenhall

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP

Associate Attorney

Sam Schoenburg

Goldman Ismail

Associate Attorney

* Board Co-Chair

Thomas Guillen

Hughes Law Offices


Caroline A. Wong

Sidley Austin LLP

Litigation Associate

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