WINGS is able to provide a safe haven to vulnerable families fleeing domestic violence thanks to the many dedicated leaders who generously give their time, talent, and treasure to our mission. We are grateful for the hard work and commitment of our Board and Councils.

Board of Directors

  • Rebecca Darr, President/CEO
  • Rita Canning, Co-Chair
  • Ellaine Sambo-Reyther, Co-Chair
  • Matthew Baumann, Immediate Past President
  • Nate Solomon, Secretary
  • Bill Shannon, Treasurer
  • Sunitha Chamarti, VP Strategy
  • Dr. Algean Garner, VP Program
  • Ken Gorman, VP Operations
  • Debby Jackson, VP Board Development
  • John Sciaccotta, Of Counsel
  • Elizabeth Tenner, VP Philanthropy
  • Mary Toomey, VP of Personnel
  • Victoria Watkins, VP Advocacy
  • Terence Banich
  • Renee Ford
  • April Graves
  • Karen Gray-Krehbiel
  • Terri Greeno
  • Ann Grissom
  • Sandra Hirsch
  • Don Houchins
  • Jane Marcus
  • The Honorable Kristal Rivers
  • Trish Rooney
  • Amy Rule
  • Lisa Sodeika
  • Darla Swango
  • Jackie Tilton
  • Debra Vander Weit
  • Yolande Wilson-Stubbs

Honorary Leadership Council

  • Greg and Anna Brown
  • John and Rita Canning
  • Michael and Elizabeth Cole
  • Kent and Liz Dauten
  • Merri Dee
  • Craig and Janet Duchossois
  • Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule
  • Michael and Jacky Ferro
  • Vince and Pat Foglia
  • Ron and Christina Gidwitz
  • Doug and Ann Grissom
  • Francia Harrington
  • Michael Harrington and Anne Pramaggiore
  • David Herro and Jay Franke
  • Jack and Marty Higgins
  • John Krehbiel and Karen Gray-Krehbiel
  • Felicia Middlebrooks
  • Richard and Peggy Notebaert
  • Jim and Ellen O’Connor
  • Larry and Corky Richman
  • Glenn and Jackie Tilton
  • Monsignor Ken Velo
  • David and Marilyn Vitale
  • Paul and Corinne Wood

Metro Leadership Council

  • Laura Ferris Anderson
  • Matt Baumann
  • Darcy Bretz
  • Rita Canning
  • Christina Currie
  • James P. Duff
  • Edward Goesel
  • Marty Higgins
  • Margot Holland
  • Fran Hurley, IL State Rep
  • Jannine Joyce
  • Marty Joyce
  • Sheila King
  • Sarah DeRuntz Macchia
  • Sherri McElhaney
  • Jennifer McGuffin
  • Meghan McRae
  • Margaret McSweeney
  • Chrissie Mena
  • Amy O’Keeffe
  • Cathy Osborn
  • Matthew O’Shea, Alderman
  • Doug Pattison
  • The Honorable Paul Pavlus
  • Jennifer Pope
  • Ellaine Sambo-Reyther
  • Bonnie Smith
  • Allison Szafranski
  • Kristin Tews
  • Marilyn Vitale
  • Devanee Washington
  • Jane Zaug

Suburban Leadership Council

  • Suzie Bassi, Former State Rep
  • Matt Baumann
  • Dee Beaubien
  • Melvin Boldt
  • Anna Brown
  • Eileen Brown
  • Melissa Canning
  • Rita Canning
  • Cristina Castro, IL State Senator
  • Mayor Rodney Craig
  • Fred Crespo, IL State Rep
  • Jill Doerner
  • Kim Duchossois
  • Sondra Fletcher
  • Vinnie Foglia
  • Diane Hill
  • Dick Hoffman
  • Mayor Bill McLeod
  • Tom Morrison, IL State Rep
  • Laura Murphy, IL State Senator
  • Michelle Mussman, IL State Rep
  • Ken Nelson
  • Wendy Revak
  • Nancy Robb
  • Tom Rooney, Former State Senator
  • John Ropski
  • Ellaine A. Sambo-Reyther
  • Michael Sicher
  • Jerry Smoller
  • Nina Stephenson
  • Laurie Stone
  • Marcy Traxler
  • Karen Trzaska
  • Mollie Waller
  • Meeta Yadava
  • Douglas Zwiener

Metro Associate Council

  • Katie Berens
  • Allison Cuca
  • Katie De Runtz
  • Arin Fife
  • Cass Gunderson
  • Carrie Harrington
  • Michael Hennig
  • Elizabeth Kalinowski
  • Sarah Macchia
  • Conor Malone
  • Dina Ninfo
  • Tassie Sotiropoulos
  • Yianna Sotiropoulos

A shout out to the WINGS Metro Associate Council for organizing two virtual workout classes to raise funds for WINGS.