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CGF Staff

Leslie Pappas

Executive Director

Tiffany Walker

Program Director

Bianca Thompson

Program Assistant & Office Manager

Artra Kennerly

Director of Donor Relations

Erika J. Jordan

Special Events and Brand Ambassador

Micaeh Johnson

Communications Lead

Antavis Spells

Director of Educational Program 9th and 10th

Linda Owens-Thompson

Director of Educational Program 11th and 12th

Terri Mariano

Director of Health & Wellness

Toya Dodd

Director of Parent Engagement

Deon Green

Intern

Jennyfer Rodriguez

Intern

Mentors

Porsha Battle

Dontorrie Chatman

Toya Dodd

Ebony Doyle

Onoriode Dugbo

Andi Earles

Latrice Gilmore

Sam Goshay

Vanessa de Guia

Stephen Jennings

Karla Kirkling

Brianna Laws

Antionette Murff

Joavon Myers

Skkylar Ofoedu

Linda Owens-Thompson

Stanley Pinkston

Keith Price

Shayla Smith

Antavis Spells

Whitney Taylor

Candice Usher

Leslie Villaverde

Dominique Whitlock

Sharon Wilson

Fine Art Instructors

Andre Daniels

Hip-Hop Spoken Word

Amaris Miranda

Visual Arts

Amanda Phillips

Drama

Carla Prather & Daryn Alexus

Music / Vocals

Monternez Rezell

Dance

Joshua Taylor

Photography

Onoriode “Nodel” Dugbo

Video Production

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mahalia A. Hines

Mahalia A. Hines

President and Co-Founder – Educator, former Principal, former Chicago Board of Education Member

Lonnie Rashid Lynn

Lonnie Rashid Lynn

Co-Founder

Marc B. Brooks

Marc B. Brooks

Secretary – CEO, Hyde Park Hospitality

Deborah Quazzo

Deborah Quazzo

Treasurer – Managing Partner, GSV Ventures and Co-Founder at ASU+GSV Summit

Cheryl Burton

Cheryl Burton

Anchor, ABC7 Chicago

Mark Furlong

Mark Furlong

Retired CEO and President, BMO Harris Bank

Francois Mobasser

Francois Mobasser

Partner, Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light LLP

Erik Moore

Erik Moore

Managing Director, Base Ventures

Dionne Morris

Dionne Morris

Executive Vice President of Stores, Trader Joe’s

Erika Patterson

Erika Patterson

Americas Corporate Responsibilty Leader, EY

Monique Rodriguez

Monique Rodriguez

Founder, Mielle Organics

Clarita Santos

Clarita Santos

Executive Director, Corporate and Civic Partnerships, Health Care Service Corporation

Jonavan Smith

Jonavan Smith

CFO, Resolution Agency