The WINGS Program is Supported by Many of the 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
Market Manager and Director, Private Wealth Advisor 
BMO Wealth Management

Matthew Baumann | Immediate Past President
Managing Director
Crosstown Capital Partners

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

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
Community Leader

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

Ken Gorman | VP of Operations
Power Wellness Management

Jane B. Marcus | VP of Personnel
Jane Marcus Associates 

Kelly Miller | VP of Philanthropy 
Enterprise Account Executive

Terence Banich
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Janet Boyle
Family Law Solutions

Melissa Canning
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Katie De Runtz
Assistant Vice President, Marketing Operations
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Renee Ford
Principal, PwC

Maudell Gaines
Community Leader

John Glassgow
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

April Graves
Light Drawn Studios

Terri Greeno
Express Employment Professionals

Harmony Harrington
Park Ridge

Sandra Hirsh
Director Real Estate & Facilities
Exelon Corporation

Don Houchins
Community Leader

William T. Jackson, Jr.
Owner/Chief Operating Officer
Pivotal Talent Search

Niyaz Kamookagath
Founder, Managing Partner
Wavicle Data Solutions

Karen Klein
Community Leader

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

Jessica McCarihan
Sales & Marketing Manager – Impact House
Former ED & Board Chair – A New Direction

Wanda McKenny
Vice President of Human Resources
Sagent Pharmaceuticals

Shanna Nikolic
Community Leader

Tony Rivera
Managing Partner
Grupo Mariposa
President & CEO
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce

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

Bob Robinson
Community Leader

Trisha Rooney
Founder & CEO
R4 Services, LLC

Michael Sicher 
Founder, Managing Partner

Darla Swango
Entrepreneur and Owner of Swan Kaffee

Elizabeth Tenner
VP Creative

Jackie Tilton
Community and Philanthropic Leader

Yolande Wilson-Stubbs
Presence Holy Family Medical Center

Jill Zweigbaum
Senior Director of Human Resources
Hain Celestial
Adjunct Professor at New York University

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
President and Chief Financial Officer

Kent and Liz Dauten
President and Founder
Keystone Capital

Merri Dee – in memoriam
Retired news reporter

Craig & Janet Duchossois
Chief Executive Officer
The Duchossois Group

Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule
US Ambassador to Japan

Vince and Pat Foglia
Foglia Family Foundation

Ron and Christina Gidwitz
Former US Ambassador to Belgium

Douglas & Ann Grissom
Managing Director
Madison Dearborn Partner

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

Francia Harrington
Senior Advisor
Open Door Advisors Philanthropy LLC

Jack & Marty Higgins
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Higgins Development

John Krehbiel & Karen Gray-Krehbiel
Former Founder and CEO, Molex

Felicia Middlebrooks
Retired 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
Former President

Glenn & Jackie Tilton
Former Chief Executive Officer
United Airlines

Msgr. Kenneth Velo
Archdiocese of Chicago

David & Marilyn Vitale
Urban Partnership Bank

Norm Winer & Wendy Rice
Founder of Noteworthy Media Network

Northwest Suburban Leadership Council

Cheryl Baer
Vice President
Client Services at Experian Automotive

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

Ann Gillespie
IL State Senator
27th District

Diane Hill
Harper Community College

James Lennon
Law Offices of James K Lennon

Dolly McCarthy
STROLL Park Ridge; Be Local NW Chicagoland

William McLeod
Hoffman Estates

Kevin Morrison
Cook County Commissioner

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.

Stephanie Skopek
Stephanie Skopek DDS

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

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

Darcy Bretz
Director of Communications – Middleby

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
Member of the Illinois Labor Relations Board

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

Sheila King
Sheila King Marketing + Public Relations

Sarah DeRuntz Macchia
Senior Consultant

Sherri McElhaney
Human Resources Leader

Jennifer McGuffin
Chief Communications Officer
Romanucci & Blandin Law Office

Margaret McSweeney

Amy O’Keeffe
Director of Membership
The Committee of 200

Matthew O’Shea
Alderman, Committeeman – 19th Ward, City of Chicago

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

Silvana Tabares
Alderwoman – 23rd Ward, City of Chicago

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

Maria Cabrales
Associate Attorney
Meltzer Hellrung LLC

Amy Cloy
Category Manager          
Anheuser Busch InBev  

Allison Cuca
Product Director              
McDonald’s Corporation              

Katie De Runtz
Assistant Vice President, Marketing Operations
Wintrust Financial Corporation       

Arin Fife
Partner/ Family Law Attorney
Family Law Solutions, PC          

Heather Smith Grattan
Managing Partner
Smith Grattan Law LLC

Michael Hennig
Senior Consultant

Sarah Macchia 

Tiffani Mims
Assistant State’s Attorney
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

Dina Ninfo         
Personnel Counsel
CMS Office of Legal Services       

Tassie Sotiropoulos
Associate Attorney
Holland & Knight LLP                     

Yianna Sotiropoulos      

AND Leadership Council 

Susan Anderson

Tim Baffoe

Lizzy Benner

Michelle Brett

Kelly Burke

Monica Carey

Marybeth Carlson

Nicole Centracchio

IL Senator Bill Cunningham

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

Maureen Davis

Yvonne DelPrincipe

Paul Duggan

Patty Enright

Tim Enright

IL Rep. Mary Gill

Penny Golden

Steve Golden

Rebeca Huffman

Fran Hurley    

Sarah Hurley LCSW   

Cyndi Kenzinger

Sheila King

Jessica McCarihan

Jamenda McCoy

Nancy McMorran

Martha McNicholas

Kathleen McShane

Tracy Michicich

Colleen Mixan Mikaitis

Alderman Matt O’Shea – 19th Ward, City of Chicago

Michele Pettiford

Jan Rauen

Jim Rohan

Mary Pat Rohan

Rob Solano

Kelly Daum Stanley

Guy Wolgamott

North Shore Leadership Council

Ann Marie Allman

Katharine Altholz

Kristina Baker

Katherine Banich

Cory Berlas

Jacqueline Blackett

Julia Bonamarte

Katie Buckley

Margaret Chaffee

Amy Chudgar

Michelle Cullen

Jen Decker

Milena Djankovich

Nicole Elipas Doherty

Kim Frezados

Nicole Goven

April Graves

Sandra Greiner

Diane Hagen

Jacqueline Hairston

Megan Hargitt

Shelby Hasten

Christine Heh

Lindsey Hines

Hilary Hoye

Beth Kauffman

Megan Kieras

Katie King

Yelena Klairmont

Karen Klein

Lisa Lahey

Megan Lively

Robin Maher

Sarah Matteson 

Julie McCauley

Diana Moustoukas

Jessica Newell

Ashley O’Brien

Karen O’Brien

Lauren Pravetz

Shawna Radzik

Amanda Sasse

Tanya Scandariato

Nicole Schneider

Amelia Schroeder

Maria Shideler

Erinn Siegel

Sarah Sims

Elizabeth Smartt

Amber Souder

Beth Steel

Becky Sulecki

Kristin Tews

Bonnie Tripton

Becca Wadman

Stephanie Wheat

Mary Collins White

Claire Winnard

Renee Zipprich