Board of Directors

Board Leadership

The Rev. Jim Nixon 
Chair
Retired Priest, Episcopal Church
2019-Present
Pictured to the right

Alton Lynum
Vice Chair
Head of US Compensation, The Kraft Heinz Company
2021-Present

Jane Clifford
Treasurer
Independent Accounting Professional
2019-Present

Jennifer Schmidt
Secretary
Senior Manager, West Monroe
2019-Present

Members-at-large

Don Cortelyou
Vice President, Wintrust Bank Chicago
2019-Present

Blair Harvey
Chief Strategy Officer, Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago
2021-Present

William Massey
Principal, Massey Associates Architects
2022-Present

Kim Mendiola
Shipping & Receiving, Bloomingdale’s
2013-Present

Julian Morris
Chief Information Officer, The Horton Group
2022-Present

Nina Newhouser
Retired Marketing Professional
2017-Present

Neda Nozari
Attorney at Law & Mediator, Nozari Legal, LLC
2022-Present

Claire Rooney
Director of Donor Relations & Development Communications, Stanford University
2021-Present

Moronke Tyler
Sr. Brand Manager, Merrick Pet Care, Inc.
2021-Present