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Sean Tenner

Chairman of the Board

Sean Tenner has spent his career working for organizations and officials dedicated to social justice and public interest. Tenner served on President Obama’s campaign staff during both his U.S. Senate and Presidential campaigns...

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Kim Savage

Board Member

Kim Savage is a higher education advocate who has dedicated her career to facilitating success for college students by working for accessible, affordable educational opportunities. Savage served on the Illinois Student Assistance Commission from 2011-2019...

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Jeff Jacobson

Board Member

After beginning his career as a computer programmer, Jeff Jacobson has been an attorney in Illinois for the last thirty years. He enjoys being an involved member of his local community...

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Julia Beckman

Board Member

Julia Beckman is a job coach & activist and serves as the central committeeman for the 11th congressional district for the Democratic Party. She helps represent the district on a state party level...

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Sherman Neal

Vice Chairman of the Board

Sherman Neal is President and Owner of Hooks AV LLC, an Illinois commercial construction company specializing in concrete paving for commercial and government institutions. He participates in various philanthropic and volunteer activities including President of the College of DuPage Foundation...

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Lindsay Hugé

Board Member

Lindsay majored in history and literature, graduating from Tulane University in 1984. He earned his law degree from St. Louis University in 1988. Since then, Lindsay also earned MAs in literature and history from DePaul and Loyola-Chicago...

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Roger Iliff

Board Member

Roger Iliff is a retired family medicine doctor. He received his MD from UC San Francisco and worked as an assistant teen sports physician at UC Berkeley for thirty-five years...

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Saily Joshi

Advisory Board Chair

Saily Joshi is the co-founder of Eventcombo, an innovative ticketing platform for events. She has extensive experience with strategic marketing and business development...

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Darrell Echols

Board Member

Dr. Darrell Echols, honored as 2018 African-American Leader of the Year, has dedicated his life to serving the community as an educator and a force for good. Giving up a successful acting career (which included the likes of SNL and The Cosby Show) in favor of being a full-time teacher...

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Roger Chawla

Board Member

Roger Chawla has been a certified public accountant, with his own practice for twenty-five years. He takes care of people’s finances, tax strategies and task planning. He has gotten to know the community through his business and experience serving as a trusted advisor...

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Kathy Schnieder

Board Member

Kathy Schieder Iliff is a retired teacher. She has taught for over thirty-three years. As an avid gardener, Kathy has immersed herself in several gardening-related activities around Naperville...

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