Corporate Board of Directors

The Board of Directors governs Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) in accordance with the CYC Mission and Bylaws. It is responsible for ensuring that CYC operates in accordance with applicable laws and ethical standards, and in the best interest of the public.


Thomas D. Vander Veen
Epsilon Economics
Board Chair

Eugene DeRamus
Board Vice Chair

Dan Feeney
Miller Shakman & Beem
Board Vice Chair

Eric Gorman
Board Secretary

Phil Doherty
Retired, Chicago Tribune
Board Treasurer

Kevin Cherep
President and CEO
Chicago Youth Centers


Richard G. Baer, Jr., Huntington National Bank
Gabor Balassa, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Jacob A. Beidler, Distillate Capital
Matty de Castro, Facebook
Charles G. Denison, Moelis & Company
Eugene DeRamus
Phil Doherty
Anne Doherty, ALC
John Dvorak, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Dixie Adams Erwin, Fujitsu America
Daniel M. Feeney, Miller Shakman & Beem LLP
Eric J. Gorman, KPMG LLP
Jeff Heh, GTCR
Nicole Donnelley Herweck
John B. Hillman, Fiduciary Financial Partners LLC
Craig Jeffrey, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
William J. Kelley, Jr., TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
Andrew Kletzing, Facebook
Kristin Krogstie, PwC
Gordon Lang, Jr., Retired, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Amelia Larson, Parent Policy Representative
Laurie E. Lawton, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois
Judy Macior, Experian
Devin Maddox, Rivers Casino
Catherine Main, University of Illinois at Chicago
John Malusa, Northern Trust Bank
Amy Weiss Narea
Lance Phillips, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Neal Sales-Griffin, CodeNow
Michelle Speller-Thurman, Abbott
Kathryn Swick, Google
Thomas D. Vander Veen, Epsilon Economics
Daniel M. Weber, Raymond James and Associates
Steven Weinstein, Altair Advisers LLC
Anna Wermuth, Cozen O'Connor
Edward A. Wiertel, Jr., National Material L.P.
Henry Wisniewski


The CYC Auxiliary Board, comprised of young professionals from Chicago’s business and philanthropic community, serves adjunct to the Board of Directors to advance the work and mission of CYC.


Audrey Baer, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Eileen Baer, Sacred Heart
David Barger, IBM
Chanelle Bell, Noble Network of Charter Schools
Abhinav Brahmamdam, Moelis & Company
Michael Field, Credit Suisse
Jared Hanchon, Jackson
Molly Hennessy, United Airlines
Josh Hodges, Aaron Wealth Advisors
Kevin Lichterman, American Landmark Properties
Larry Luna, KVF Company
Lindsey Mackey, Deloitte
KJ McConnell, GTCR
Paul Morgan
Abigail Morrison, BMO Harris Bank
Rachael Nass, Fooda
Chris Owoyemi, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Shreya Rao, Northern Trust
Tori Rudd
Allie Stratis, Braintree
Kelley Summers, Accenture
Mack Thurman, Chicago City Council
Latrice Tillis, BMO Harris Bank
Moses Williams, Public Allies Chicago

For more information about the CYC Auxiliary Board and how to get involved, contact Shannon Page at or 312.913.1700 ext. 451.