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

Maureen Degen | VP Strategic Initiatives
(Retired) Managing Director
Aon Client Services

Sandra Hirsh | VP Board Development
Director HR Operations

Lisa Sodeika | VP Philanthropy
SVP External Relations and Regulatory Affairs
DeVry Education Group

Mary Anderson, Secretary | Treasurer
Portfolio Manager
Kovitz Investment Group, LLC

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

Terence Banich | Attorney/Member
Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

Suzie Bassi
(Retired) IL State Representative, 54th District

Eileen Brown
Director Strategic Marketing and Innovation
Daily Herald

Dr. Algean Garner
Clinical Psychologist (Private Practice)

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

Jennifer Hoolehan Kyung
Former Senior Vice President
Zurich North America

Phyllis Molenda
Retired Business Analyst
Dean Foods

Leslie Ramirez
ATSV-Business Process Consultant
Allstate Insurance Company

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

Darla Swango
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Debra Vander Weit
Savard & Associates Commercial Real Estate

Emlen Whipple
General Manager
Stein Mart

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

Kent & Liz Dauten
President  & Founder
Keystone Capital

Merri Dee
Retired News Reporter

Dominic & Carol DiFrisco
Public Relations Manager
Edelman Public Relations

Craig & Janet Duchossois
Chief Executive Officer
The Duchossois Group

Rahm Emanuel
City of Chicago

Michael & Jaqueline Ferro
Chairman & Founder
Merrick Ventures

Vince & Pat Foglia
President and Founder
Sage Products

Ron & Christina Gidwitz
Former President
Helene Curtis Industries

Doug & Ann Grissom
Managing Director
Madison Dearborn Partners

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

Jack & Marty Higgins
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Higgins Development

John Krehbiel and Karen Gray Krehbiel
Founder & Co-Chairman

Richard & Martha Melman
Lettuce Entertain You

Richard & Peggy Notebaert
Former Chief Executive Officer

James & Ellen O’Connor
Former Chief Executive Officer

Anne Pramaggiore & Michael Harrington
Chief Executive Officer

Larry & Corky Richman
The Private Bank

Glenn & Jackie Tilton
Former Chief Executive Officer
United Airlines

Monsignor Kenneth Velo
Archdiocese of Chicago

David & Marilyn Vitale
Urban Partnership Bank

Corinne & Paul Wood
Former Lieutenant Governor
State of Illinois