The WINGS Program is Supported by Many of
Chicago’s Most Influential Citizens and Philanthropists.

WINGS is able to provide a safe haven to vulnerable families fleeing domestic violence thanks to the many dedicated volunteers and leaders who donate their time and expertise to our mission. We are grateful for the hard work and commitment of our Board of Directors, our suburban and city Leadership Boards, and our Associates Board.

Board of Directors

Rita Canning | Chair
Vice President
Canning Foundation

Matthew Baumann | President
Managing Director
Crosstown Capital Partners

Sandra Hirsh | VP Board Development
Director Real Estate & Facilities
Exelon Corporation

Lisa Sodeika | VP of Advocacy
SVP Corporate Relations
Adtalem Global Education

Jennifer Kyung | VP of Strategy
Executive Director, Financial Services Advisory
Ernst & Young, LLP

Elizabeth Tenner | VP of Philanthropy
VP Creative

Ellaine A. Sambo-Reyther | Secretary
VP – Director of Trust & Estate Services
BMO Harris Private Bank

Nate Solomon | Treasurer
VP – Head of Benefits

James Lennon | Of Counsel
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of James K. Lennon, P.C.

Terence Banich
Fox Rothschild LLP

Sunitha Chamarti
Vice President & Global Head of Applications Delivery

Renee Ford
Managing Director

Dr. Algean Garner
Clinical Psychologist (Private Practice)

April Graves
Light Drawn Studios

Terri Greeno
Express Employment Professionals

Ann Grissom
Community Leader

Don Houchins
Director Women’s and Children’s Services
Northwest Community Hospital

Debby Jackson
Co-Founder and President
Pivotal Talent Search Inc.

John Sciaccotta
Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa

William Shannon
Market Head/Sustainability Leader
HSBC Private Banking

Darla Swango
Content Marketing Consultant
Brafton, Inc.

Debra Vander Weit
Marcus & Millichap

Yolande Wilson-Stubbs
Presence Holy Family Medical Center

Metro Honorary Leadership Board

Greg & Anna Brown
Chief Executive Officer
Motorola Solutions

John & Rita Canning
Chairman of the Board
Madison Dearborn Partners

Michael & Elizabeth Cole
Chief Executive Officer
SevenSaoi Capital

Ellen Costello
Retired Chief Executive Officer
BMO Harris Bank

Kent and Liz Dauten
President and Founder
Keystone Capital

Merri Dee
Retired news reporter

Dominic and Carol DiFrisco
Public Relations Manager
Edelman Public Relations

Craig & Janet Duchossois
Chief Executive Officer
The Duchossois Group

Mayor Rahm Emanuel
City of Chicago

Michael & Jacqueline Ferro
Chairman and Founder
Merrick Ventures

Vince and Pat Foglia
President and Founder
Sage Products

Ron and Christina Gidwitz
Former President
Helene Curtis Industries

Douglas & Ann Grissom
Managing Director
Madison Dearborn Partner

Michael Harrington and Anne Pramaggiore
Chief Executive Officer

David Herro & Jay Franke
Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Harris Associates

Jack & Marty Higgins
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Higgins Development

Rich & Martha Melman
Lettuce Entertain You

Felicia Middlebrooks
News Co-Anchor
WBBM Newsradio/CBS, Chicago

Richard & Peggy Notebaert
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

James & Ellen O’Connor
Former Chief Executive Officer

Larry & Corky Richman

Glenn & Jackie Tilton
Former Chief Executive Officer
United Airlines

Msgr. Kenneth Velo
Archdiocese of Chicago

David & Marilyn Vitale
Urban Partnership Bank

Paul and Corinne Wood
Former Lieutenant Governor
State of Illinois

WINGS Leadership Board

Suzie Bassi
(Retired) IL State Representative 
54th District

Matt Baumann
Managing Director
Crosstown Capital Partners

Dee Beaubien
Community Leader

Melvin Boldt
Retired Business Owner

Anna Brown
Community Leader

Eileen Brown
Director Strategic Marketing and Innovation
Daily Herald

Melissa Canning
Regional Sales Manager

Rita Canning
Vice President
Canning Foundation

Kelley Clancy
Amita Health

Rodney Craig
Hanover Park

Fred Crespo
IL State Representative
44th District

Jill Doerner
VP Sales & Member Services
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Kim Duchossois
Duchossois Family Foundation

Vinnie Foglia
Foglia Family Foundation

Ken Gorman
Senior Vice President
Power Construction, Inc.

Diane Hill
Harper Community College

Richard Hoffman
Atomatic Mechanical Services, Inc.

James Lennon
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of James K. Lennon

William McLeod
Hoffman Estates

Margaret McSweeney

Michelle Mussman
IL State Representative
56th District

Kenneth Nelson
Former Mayor
Rolling Meadows

Wendy Revak
Sports Agent

Nancy Robb
(Retired) Superintendent
High School District 211

Tom Rooney
IL. State Senator

John Ropski
Printing Arts Inc.

Gerald Smoller
Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

Nina Stephenson
Community Leader

Laurie Stone
(Retired) Founder
Schaumburg Business Association

Karen Trzaska
Business Development, External and Government Affairs
Stanley Machining & Tool Corporation

Mollie Waller
Community Leader

Metro Leadership Council

Christina Currie
Christina Currie Events

Jim Duff
Managing Director
BMO Harris Bank

Laura Ferris Anderson
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan

Edward Goesel
Director – Vice President
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA

Karen Gray-Krehbiel
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Marty Higgins
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Sheila King
Sheila King Marketing + Public Relations

Sarah DeRuntz Macchia
Senior Consultant

Julie McCormack
Firm Manager
Davis Friedman

Sherri McElhaney
Human Resources Leader

Meghan McRae
The Committee of 200 Foundation

Martha Melman
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

Chrissie Mena
Founder and President
Living60010 Media, Inc.

Amy O’Keeffe
Director of Membership
The Committee of 200

Cathy Osborn
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Doug Pattison 
Executive VP, CFO
Silver Chalice Ventures

Paul Pavlus
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County

Jennifer Pope
The Red Balloon

Meg Satherlie 
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Bill Shannon  
Private Banking, Market Head

Allison Szafranski
Director of Major Gifts
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Jackie Tilton 
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Kim White 
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Jane Zaug
Account Executive
98.7 WFMT/WTTW 11

Metro Associate Board

Hemingway Benton 
Sales Development Representative

Annette Buonavolanto
Catering Manager
Navy Pier Catering by Chicago Signature Services

Allison Cuca
‎Sr. Product Manager at McDonald’s Global Digital
McDonald’s Corporation

Katie De Runtz  
Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Arin Fife 
Senior Associate
Boyle Feinberg, P.C. 

Betsy Gregg 
‎Communications Coordinator
Lagunitas Brewing Company

Cass Gunderson ‎
ParkerGale Capital

Ricky Gutierrez  ‎
Regional Consultant
Goldman Sachs

Carrie Harrington
Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

Michael Hennig ‎
Managing Director
Traditum Group LLC

Jamie Karoff
‎Operations Consultant
SAP Fieldglass

Lauren Lang
Stax, Inc.

Sarah Macchia 
Senior Consultant
The Gallup Organization

Dina Ninfo 
Angelini & Ori, LLC

Tassie Sotiropoulos 
Holland & Knight LLP

Liz Yarger  
Assistant Vice President
HUB International Midwest Limited