The WINGS Program is Supported by Many
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

­Rebecca Darr | President/CEO

Rita Canning | Board Chair Emeritus
Vice President
Canning Foundation

Ellaine A. Sambo-Reyther | Chair
Vice-President – Director, Private Wealth Advisor  
BMO Wealth Management

Matthew Baumann | Immediate Past President
Managing Director
Crosstown Capital Partners

Nate Solomon | Secretary
VP – Head of Benefits

William Shannon | Treasurer
Director of Strategic Growth
Altair Advisers LLC

John Sciaccotta | Of Counsel
Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa

Victoria Watkins | VP of Advocacy
Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer
and Chief Investment Officer
Ariel Investments

Sunitha Chamarti | VP of Strategy
Chief Information Officer
Guardian Life

Dr. Algean Garner | VP of Program
Clinical Psychologist (Private Practice)

Ken Gorman | VP of Operations
Power Wellness Management

Debby Jackson | VP of Board Development
Co-Founder and President
Pivotal Talent Search Inc.

Jane B. Marcus | VP of Personnel
Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry

Kelly Henry | VP of Philanthropy 
Senior Account Executive

Terence Banich
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Janet Boyle
Family Law Solutions

Melissa Canning
Regional Sales Manager
Handgards, Inc.

Renee Ford
Principal, PwC

April Graves
Light Drawn Studios

Karen Gray-Krehbiel
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Terri Greeno
Express Employment Professionals

Harmony Harrington
VP, Government, Communications and Community Relations

Sandra Hirsh
Director Real Estate & Facilities
Exelon Corporation

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

Rebeca Huffman
Managing Director
Juneteenth Strategic Partners

Niyaz Kamookagath
Owner and Managing Partner
Wavicle Data Solutions

Dr. Mia Layne
Contemporary OB/GYN Chicago, PLLC
Owner and Medical Director

Carol Lundahl
VP and Assistant Treasurer, Treasury, Planning and Analysis

Frances Renk

Honorable Kristal Rivers
Circuit Judge, State of Illinois
Juvenile Justice Division

Trisha Rooney
Founder & CEO
R4 Services, LLC

Amy Rule
Community Leader

Michael Sicher 
Managing Partner

Darla Swango
Senior Manager in Digital Marketing
Cresco Labs

Elizabeth Tenner
VP Creative

Jackie Tilton
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Yolande Wilson-Stubbs
Presence Holy Family Medical Center

Honorary Leadership Council

Greg & Anna Brown
Chief Executive Officer
Motorola Solutions

John & Rita Canning
Co-Chairman of the Board
Madison Dearborn Partners

Michael & Elizabeth Cole
Chief Executive Officer
SevenSaoi Capital

Kent and Liz Dauten
President and Founder
Keystone Capital

Merri Dee
Retired news reporter

Craig & Janet Duchossois
Chief Executive Officer
The Duchossois Group

Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Former Mayor
City of Chicago

Michael & Jacqueline Ferro
Chairman and Founder
Merrick Ventures

Vince and Pat Foglia
Foglia Family Foundation

Ron and Christina Gidwitz
Former President
Helene Curtis Industries

Douglas & Ann Grissom
Managing Director
Madison Dearborn Partner

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

Jack & Marty Higgins
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Higgins Development

John Krehbiel & Karen Gray-Krehbiel

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

WINGS Leadership Council

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

Rita Canning
Vice President
Canning Foundation

Christina Castro
State Senator
22nd District

Rodney Craig
Hanover Park

Fred Crespo
IL State Representative
44th District

Henry Dominicis M.D.
Physician Director, Ambulatory Services
Northwest Community Healthcare

Kim Duchossois
Duchossois Family Foundation

Sondra Fletcher
Trust Officer
Cornerstone National Bank and Trust

Vinnie Foglia
Foglia Family Foundation

Diane Hill
Harper Community College

William McLeod
Hoffman Estates

Tom Morrison
Illinois State Representative
54th District

Laura Murphy
State Senator
28th District

Michelle Mussman
IL State Representative
56th District

Wendy Revak
Sports Agent

Nancy Robb
(Retired) Superintendent
High School District 211

Tom Rooney
West Leyden High School

John Ropski
Printing Arts Inc.

Gerald Smoller
Hardt, Stern & Kayne, P.C.

Lisa Sodeika
Community Leader

Nina Stephenson
Community Leader

Laurie Stone
(Retired) Founder
Schaumburg Business Association

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

Debra Vander Weit
Marcus & Millichap

Meeta Yadava
VP/Managing Director
BMO Private Bank

Douglas Zwiener
Mechanical Power

Metro Leadership Council

Kathie Beemer
Account Executive

Darcy Bretz
Director of Communications – Middleby

Christina Currie
Christina Currie Events

Jim Duff
Managing Director
BMO Harris Bank

Edward Goesel
Director – Vice President
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA

Marty Higgins
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Margot Holland
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Fran Hurley
State Representative/35th District

Jannine Joyce, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist/Clinical Assistant Professor      
Loyola University Medical Center

Marty Joyce
Chief of Staff – Office of the 19th Ward

Sheila King
Sheila King Marketing + Public Relations

Sarah DeRuntz Macchia
Senior Consultant

Sherri McElhaney
Human Resources Leader

Jennifer McGuffin
Vice President – Global Communications and Public Affairs
Adtalem Global Education

Meghan McRae
The Committee of 200 Foundation

Margaret McSweeney

Chrissie Mena
Founder and President
Living60010 Media, Inc.

Amy O’Keeffe
Director of Membership
The Committee of 200

Matthew O’Shea
Alderman, Committeeman – 19th Ward

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

Bonnie Smith
Founder, CEO   
Studio B Entertainment

Allison Szafranski
Director of Major Gifts
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Kristin Tews
Media Executive – Noteworthy Media Network

Devanee Washington
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Jane Zaug
Account Executive
98.7 WFMT/WTTW 11

Metro Associate Council

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