Axelson Center Advisory Board

David Bea

Bea & VandenBerk Attorneys at Law

Shannon Deamer
Managing Director, Chicago
Careers In Nonprofits

David Dwight
Covenant Ministries of Benevolence

Gianfranco Farruggia
Professor of Nonprofit Management
North Park University

Sandee Kastrul
President and Co-Founder
i.c. stars

James Lemonides
Managing Director
The Venture Hub NFP, Inc.
Lantern Advisory Services

Wesley Lindahl
Dean, School of Business and Nonprofit Management
North Park University

Malik Nevels
Executive Director
Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention

Tim O'Brien
Director of Finance Consulting Services

Peter Persuitti
Managing Director, Global Religious & Nonprofit Practice
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Jamie Phillippe
Vice President of Development and Donor Services
The Chicago Community Trust

Katie Pieper
Executive Co-Chair

YNPN Chicago

Ann Pinkney
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
Metropolitan Family Services

Mary Karen Reynolds
Center Associate
Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

Pier Rogers
Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

Nancy Ronquillo
President & CEO
Children's Home + Aid

Gretchen Slusser


Steve Strang

Spectrum Nonprofit Services

Brenda Swartz
President & CEO
Concordia Place

Carlos Trejo
Executive Co-Chair
YNPN Chicago

Eric Weinheimer
President & CEO

Crystal Williams
Assistant Director
Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

Amy Wishnick
Wishnick & Associates, LLC

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