Fiscal Year 2023 Board of Directors 

Payal Keshvani

Attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Board President

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Katie Eng

Director, Experience Strategy at PwC

Board Vice President

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 Jonathan Gortat

 Assistant Director at the University of Illinois-Chicago Office of Technology Management

Board Treasurer 

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Erin Killingsworth-Walker

Director, Learning and Development at OppFi


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 Penny Smith


President of PQ Business Services

Board Development Committee Chair

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Verónica Cortez

Associate Director of Policy, Erikson Institute

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Ron Nguyen

Finance Lead, Cushman and Wakefield

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Baron Rush

Manager of Desktop Services at Chicago Housing Authority


Tom Ziegenfuss

Vice-Chairman, EN Engineering

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Randall Doubet-King


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Rachel Pate

Manager of Civic Partnerships, Chicago United for Equity

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Grace Taylor

Principal Product Designer, The Washington Post

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Nicole Milano

MSW, LCSW- Senior Account Manager, Integrated Behavioral Health, Medical Home Network, Chicago 

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Olivia Santiago

MSW, LCSW, Clinical Psychotherapist

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Join our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Alternatives has term limits to ensure new perspectives and ideas are included. For this reason, we are always looking for dynamic and committed individuals interested in joining our Board.

Qualifications we are looking for…

  • Alignment with and understanding of Alternatives’ Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Understanding of Alternatives’ stance on advocacy issues and demonstrate a willingness to learn
  • Demonstrate self-awareness of your journey toward understanding and evaluating your own privilege
  • Willingness to engage with the organization outside of board meetings
  • Serve as an actively engaged member during a 3-year term
  • Regularly attend Board meetings 6 times per year
  • Engage via committee or task force 5-10 hours per month
  • Contribute to annual board member give/get: $2,500

For more information:

If you're interested in joining the board, please fill out the interest form and someone will be in touch with you.

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