The Night Ministry's Board of Directors is unpaid and has full responsibility
and oversight of the agency. The Board meets on a quarterly basis, and is made
up of representatives from corporations, local businesses, universities, congregations,
and community residents who work through standing committees to ensure that The
Night Ministry is financially stable and living out our mission.
Board of Directors
Alicia Pond, Board Chair | Elected in 2008 | Chair, Executive Committee
Alicia is retired administrative director at Uniform Law Commissioners. She earned a BA from New York University. Her previous board memberships include Friends of the Parks, ACLU Illinois, SOS Children’s Villages, Redmoon Theater, Chicago Academy of Sciences, and Achievement Rewards for College Scientists. In addition, she volunteers with Flying Doctors of America and has volunteered as International Election Observer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Court Appointed Special Advocate, Chicago Greeter, and with Habitat for Humanity. Alicia and her husband, Peter, have two adult sons.
Mark Warren, Board Vice-Chair | Elected in 2016 | Board Governance Committee
Mark is Senior Associate and Culture Director at Point B Management Consulting. He earned a BA degree from the University of Virginia, and currently he also serves on the Community Advisory Board at The Future Founders Foundation. Mark lives in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.
Kiantae Bowles, Board Secretary| Elected in 2012 | Executive Committee; Finance Committee
Kiantae is Manager of Informational Technology Procurement with BMO Financial Group. He earned a BBA degree from Saint Xavier University and a MBA from the University of Phoenix. Previously he has served on the board of Storycatchers Theater.
James King, Board Treasurer | Elected in 2015 | Executive Committee; Chair, Finance Committee; Performance Measurement Committee
Jim is Vice President and Environmental Risk Manager for the Real Estate Valuation Group at Fifth Third Bank, specializing in environmental due diligence and environmental risk underwriting for commercial real estate secured loans and commercial foreclosures. He earned a BA from Saint Lawrence University and a Masters in Public Policy & Administration from Northwestern University. Previously he served as member and Treasurer of the Friends of the Chicago River Board of Directors, and also member and Vice-President of the American Theater Company Board of Directors. Jim and his wife, Ozana, are parents of two preschool-aged sons.
Gordon Addington | Elected in 2002 | TNM Asset Management Organization
Gordon is retired from a national career in sales and marketing for firms including Berkey Photo, Phototron, and Walgreens. He attended the University of Houston and is a United States Army Veteran. Currently he also serves as board member for the Antique Advertising Association of America and as board member and Treasurer of the Plaza on Dewitt Condo Association. Gordon and his wife, Paula, are parents of two and grandparents of six.
Barbara Baran | Elected in 2009 | Chair, TNM Asset Management Organization; Development Committee
Barbara specialized in land use and zoning law and litigation for private and public sector clients during her forty-year legal career, most recently as in-house counsel of Integrys Energy Group. She earned a both a BS and a JD degree from the University of Illinois. She has previously served as President of Women Law Students and The Wilmette Forum. Barbara and her husband, John, have two adult sons.
David Berger | Elected in 2012 | Executive Commitee; Chair, Development Committee; Finance Committee
Dave is Senior Trader in the Chicago offices of Group One Trading, specializing in the options market. He holds a BA degree from Duke University. Currently he also serves on the Associate Board of CJE Seniorlife and volunteers with Urban Initiative. Previously he was a founding member of the Young Professionals of Chicago and served as inaugural chair of its Board of Directors, as well as a member of The ARK’s Young Leaders Committee. Dave and his wife, Nicole, are parents of two preschool-aged children.
The Reverend Shawna Bowman | Elected in 2013 | Board Governance Committe; Development Committee
Shawna is Pastor and Head of Staff at Friendship Presbyterian Church in Norwood Park. She holds a BA degree from Iowa Wesleyan College and a MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary. Also an artist, she collaborates with faith communities, non-profits, and other entities to create visual art as a way of telling stories and cultivating community. Previously she has served as board member for Planned Parenthood of Iowa. Shawna and her partner, Jennifer Martin, live in Roscoe Village and are parents of three teenaged sons.
Robert Carson, | Elected in 2009 | Executive Committee; Past Board Chair and Vice- Chair
Bob is partner in the Chicago law firm of Gould & Ratner LLP and focuses on business litigation and trials. He earned a BS degree from the University of Illinois and a JD from the Duke University School of Law. Currently he also serves as Trustee for the Village of Golf. He has previously served the Board of Directors for the Better Government Association as Treasurer and Executive Committee member. Bob and his wife, Maureen, have four adult children and one grand-child.
Brian Fergemann, | Elected in 2009 | Executive Committee; Chair, Board Governance Committee; Endowment Committee; Past Board Vice-Chair and Secretary
Brian is Senior Counsel, Marketing & IP at McDonald’s Corporation. He earned a BA degree from Michigan State University and a JD from the University of Virginia. Currently he also serves as legal counsel to the Board of Directors of the Chicago Advertising Federation. Brian and his wife, Kathy, live in Wicker Park with their two children in elementary school.
William Goldstein | Elected in 2006 | Chair, Endowment Committee; Development Committee; Past Board Chair
Bill is President of Chesley, Taft & Associates, LLC, a Chicago-based investment management firm. He holds a BS degree from Purdue University. He has served as President of the Bond Club of Chicago; board member of the Investment Adviser Association, PrivateBancorp, Inc. and Precision Twist Drill Company; and Chairman of the Governing Members, as well as Treasurer and Chairman of the Endowment and Investment Committee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked with the Grant Park Concert Society and the Evanston Community Foundation. Bill and his wife, Anne, are parents of two and grandparents of four.
Torrence Hinton | Elected in 2016 | Performance Measurement Committee
Torrence is Director of Operations and Maintenance for both Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Company. He earned a BS degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a MS degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and most recently a MBA degree from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He currently serves as a board member of Chicago Commons, and in 2014 was a recipient of The Chicago Defender’s “Men of Excellence” Award. Torrence and his wife, Kimberly, have two teenagers, a son and a daughterer.
Carol Hogan | Elected in 2016 | Development Committee
Carrie is partner at Jones Day law firm, focusing her practice on complex commercial litigation. She holds a BA from the University of Illinois and a JD from Loyola University of Chicago. She previously served as president of the Women’s Bar Foundation of Illinois and on the Women Rainmakers Board of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section. She has been recognized among Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation by the Chicago Tribune and one of “The Most Powerful and Influential Women in Illinois” by the National Diversity Council. Carrie and her partner, Aaron Hogan, live in Bucktown.
Ike Hong | Elected in 2011 | TNM Asset Management Organization; Development Committee
Ike is both partner in Golden Spike Development, a real estate development company, and ; president of Pacific Construction Services, a general contracting business on Chicago’s North Side. He earned a BS degree from Purdue University. Currently he also serves on the Foundation and Research Board and Planned Giving Advisory Council of NorthShore University Healthcare System, the Mosaic House Ministries Board, and the Trinity International Council of Presidential Advisors. Previously he served on the Asian Human Services Board, NorthShore University Healthcare System Corporate Board, Rush Northshore Hospital Board and the North Suburban Health Care Foundation Board. Ike has two teenaged children.
Suzanne Hoyes | Elected in 2016 | Board Governance Committee
Suzanne J. Hoyes is Vice President, Compliance for Capri Capital Partners, LLC, responsible for guiding internal processes to promote and ensure Capri’s compliance with laws, regulations, company policies and contracts. Previously she served as law clerk to the Honorable Analisa Torres in the Southern District of New York, and also worked in child welfare and juvenile justice at The Legal Aid Society in Bronx County, New York. Suzanne earned a BA in Sociology from Emory University, a MSW from Columbia University, and a JD from Rutgers School of Law- Newark.
Leo Kim | Elected in 2014 | Development Committee
Leo works in the healthcare policy office of Baxalta, a biopharmaceutical company that develops lifesaving therapies for hemophilia and cancer. He holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania and also a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He has served as caucus chair for the Arlington (VA) Young Democrats and as South Korea’s representative at the Nobel Prize Ceremony. Though he lives in Washington, D.C. with his girlfriend and a dog, Leo travels regularly to Chicago for work and Night Ministry board matters.
Terrence McMahon | Elected in 2016 | TNM Asset Management Organization; Performance Measurement Committee
Terry owns and manages MD Investment, a portfolio of Chicagoland commercial and multi-family properties, and previously owned and operated a wholesale and retail medical supply business. With a BA from DePaul University, he serves as a Peruvian American Medical Society Missionary and volunteers with the Center on Halsted and Vital Bridges, in addition to remaining an active member of Rotary International. He lives in Lakeview.
Don J. Mizerk | Elected in 2016 | Development Committee
Don is Chicago Office Managing Partner of Husch Blackwell, LLP. He holds a BS from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he is a member of the Chicago Leadership Council, and a JD from Vanderbilt University. Currently he serves on the Annual Fund Campaign Board of Catherine Cook School. Previously he served as Chief Executive Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County, and on the Board of Directors for both the National District Attorneys Association and the American Prosecutors Research Institute. Don and his partner, Andrew Thorrens, reside in Bucktown and are parents of two daughters.
Max Nutkowitz | Elected in 2013 | Development Committee
Max is Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Securities Wealth Management. He earned a BS degree from Kettering University, and currently serves on its Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. He previously served as President of the Bond Club of Chicago. Max and his wife, Colleen, live in Ravenswood with their two young children.
Keisha Parker | Elected in 2011 | Finance Committee
Keisha is Chief of Staff for the Senior EVP & Chief Strategy Officer at Exelon. She holds a BA degree from Spelman College and a MA from Northwestern University, and has previously served as board member and fundraising chair for the Umoja Student Development Organization. Keisha and her husband, Kendal, are parents of two toddlers.
Ellen Romberg | Elected in 2013 | Performance Measurement Committee
Ellen has a background in human resources, recruiting, and executive coaching. She held top HR leadership roles with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the MacArthur Foundation. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance, then a MS degree from Loyola University of Chicago, and most recently a certificate in Coaching for Leadership and Change at Northwestern University. Ellen and her partner, Dennis Morris, also a musician, live in Evanston/Skokie.
Allan Ruter | Elected in 2014 | Executive Committee; Chair, Performance Measurement Committee
Allan is an educator, writer, and editor who taught English and history at The Glenbrook High Schools and also directed its Academy of International Studies. He holds a BSS degree from Cornell College and both a MAT and MA from Northwestern University. Currently he also serves as Trustee of the Glenview Public Library. Previously he has been Senior Development Associate for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, President of the Cornell College Alumni Association, Trustee of The Glenbrook High School Foundation, and Plan Commissioner for the Village of Glenview. Allan and his wife, Jill, are parents of two adult sons.
Sharbel Shamoon | Elected in 2011 | Development Committee
Sharbel is Vice President of Residential Lending at PERL Mortgage, Inc. He holds a BA degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and currently he also serves as board member for Imerman Angels. Previously he has worked with the Israel Idonije Foundation and Mount Sinai Community Institute, founded the American Streetball Classic, and mentored for the Chicago United Hoops Classic. Sharbel is uncle to two young nephews whom he regards as sons.
Sean Taylor | Elected in 2012 | Performance Measurement Committee
Sean is a principal in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice at Charles River Associates, a global consulting firm, where he provides economic and statistical analyses to law firms, corporations, and government clients. He earned an AB degree from Princeton University, a MSc from the London School of Economics, and a MBA from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He and his wife, Sian Sutcliffe, are parents to two preschool-aged children.
Dennis Thorn | Elected in 2005 | Finance Committee; Past Board Treasurer
Dennis manages his own law firm, Dennis W. Thorn & Associates, specializing in real estate and general business law. He holds a BA degree from Syracuse University and a JD from The John Marshall Law School. Previously he was active in the River North Area Neighborhood Association and served as community representative to the William B. Ogden Elementary School Local School Council and also as Deacon, Elder, and Trustee at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Mike Resman | 2016-2017 Kellogg Board Fellow
Mike is a currently earning his MBA degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota. Previously he worked for Deloitte Digital, the creative digital consultancy of Deloitte Consulting, and served as Vice President of Denver Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals. Mike is engaged to Angela and lives in Evanston.
Rev. Thomas Behrens, Founding President & Former CEO
Chester A. Gougis
Robert H. Jordan, Jr.
Carl W. Warschausky