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Our People

  • Kiantae A. Bowles, Board Chair | Elected 2012 | Chair, Executive Committee; Finance Committee

    Kiantae A. Bowles, Board Chair | Elected 2012 | Chair, Executive Committee; Finance Committee

    Kiantae is Director of Global Sourcing with BMO Financial Group. He earned a BBA degree from Saint Xavier University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Previously he served on the board of Storycatchers Theater.
    James R. King, Board Vice Chair | Elected in 2015 | Executive Committee; Finance Committee; Performance Measurement Committee

    James R. King, Board Vice Chair | Elected in 2015 | Executive Committee; 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. He earned a BA from Saint Lawrence University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy & Administration from Northwestern University, and is currently back at Northwestern part-time, pursuing a Master’s degree in Data Science. Previously Jim served as member and Treasurer of the Friends of the Chicago River Board of Directors, President of Resurrection Lutheran Church, and Vice-President of the American Theater Company Board of Directors. He and his wife, Ozana, are parents of two young sons.
    Lindsay Claytor, Treasurer | Elected 2021

    Lindsay Claytor, Treasurer | Elected 2021

    Lindsay currently serves as a Senior Vice President, Market Executive for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Business Bank where she manages a team of Relationship Managers who provide strategic financial advice to companies with annual revenues exceeding $10 million. Lindsay holds a BS degree in entomology with a minor in European history from the University of Florida, as well as an MS in finance from the University of South Florida and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in international relations from Harvard University. Lindsay lives with her husband, son, horses, and other animals on a farm in the Chicago area.
    Mini Datta, Board Secretary | Elected 2019 | Executive Committee; Performance Measurement Committee

    Mini Datta, Board Secretary | Elected 2019 | Executive Committee; Performance Measurement Committee

    Mini serves on the adjunct faculty of the University of Southern California School of Social Work and also is consultant to nonprofit organizations. She earned a BA degree from Northern Illinois University and an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis. Mini and her husband, Debu Chakravarti, are parents of two teenaged daughters.
    Dan Alter | Elected 2018 | Board Governance Committee; Endowment Committee

    Dan Alter | Elected 2018 | Board Governance Committee; Endowment Committee

    Dan is Executive Director at JP Morgan Private Bank. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his wife, Leslie, are parents of two young daughters.
    Gordon Addington | Elected in 2002 | TNM Asset Management Organization

    Gordon Addington | Elected in 2002 | TNM Asset Management Organization

    Gordon is a retired executive 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.
    Bennett Applegate, Jr.| Elected 2019 | Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Bennett Applegate, Jr.| Elected 2019 | Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Ben is an attorney at Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen whose legal practice focuses on the financing and development of affordable housing and other community development initiatives. He earned a BA degree from Boston College, a JD from Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Previously he served The Night Ministry as Kellogg Board Fellow, and currently he is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development. Ben and his wife, Jen, are happy dog owners.
    Barbara Baran | Elected in 2009 | Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Barbara Baran | Elected in 2009 | Philanthropic Engagement 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.
    Claudia L Beals, M.D. | Elected 2020

    Claudia L Beals, M.D. | Elected 2020

    Claudia is a board-certified emergency medicine physician. She received her M.D. degree from Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School and has practiced emergency medicine for more than 10 years at hospitals in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area. Claudia is the mother of two and lives on the Southside of Chicago.
    Dave Berger | Elected in 2012 | Executive Committee; Chair, Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Dave Berger | Elected in 2012 | Executive Committee; Chair, Philanthropic Engagement 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 young children.
    Michael V. Borromeo | Elected in 2018 | Executive Commitee; Chair, Performance Measurement Committee; TNM Asset Management Organization

    Michael V. Borromeo | Elected in 2018 | Executive Commitee; Chair, Performance Measurement Committee; TNM Asset Management Organization

    Michael is Vice President of Data Protection at Stericycle, Inc. He earned a BS degree in Operations Management from Northern Illinois University. Previously he served as member of the Finance Council for St. Tarcissus Parish on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Michael and his wife, Michelle, are parents of three sons.
    The Reverend Shawna Bowman | Elected in 2013 | Board Governance Committee

    The Reverend Shawna Bowman | Elected in 2013 | Board Governance Committee

    Shawna is Pastor and Head of Staff at Friendship Presbyterian Church in Norwood Park. They hold a BA degree from Iowa Wesleyan College and a MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary. Also an artist, they collaborate with faith communities, non-profits, and other entities to create visual art as a way of telling stories and cultivating community. Previously they served as board member for Planned Parenthood of Iowa.

    Bradley Caldwell | Elected in 2021

    Carol Hogan | Elected in 2016 | Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Carol Hogan | Elected in 2016 | Philanthropic Engagement 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.
    Erica Hubbard | Elected 2021

    Erica Hubbard | Elected 2021

    Erica is an arts and community advocate. She works in Civic Relations and Partnerships at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she serves as a "connector' to the diverse communities of the city. She currently serves on the boards of 3Arts and Harriet's Daughters. Erica received her BA in journalism from Howard University in Washington, DC, and lives in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
    Norman Jeddeloh | Elected in 2017 | Board Governance Committee; TNM Asset Management Organization

    Norman Jeddeloh | Elected in 2017 | Board Governance Committee; TNM Asset Management Organization

    Norm is an attorney with Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr, now spending most of his time consulting for non-profit organizations through the Executive Service Corps and other entities. He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from Northwestern University. He is a fellow of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago and serves there on its Advancement Committee. His previous board experience includes serving as President of Lincoln Park Community Services. Norm and his husband, Mario Lopez, proudly serve as host parents to AFS exchange students.
    Laura Mandel | Elected 2021 | Endowment Committee; Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Laura Mandel | Elected 2021 | Endowment Committee; Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Laura is a Senior Vice President and serves as the Chief Fiduciary Officer for The Northern Trust Company. Laura received her BA with honors from Loyola University of Chicago and attended both Georgetown Law Center where she was on the Dean’s List and Loyola School of Law where she received her JD. Laura serves on the American Bankers Association’s Wealth Management & Trust Conference Advisory Board, speaks and writes frequently on various fiduciary topics, and is admitted to the bar of the State of Illinois and to the bar of the United States Supreme Court.
    Terrence McMahon  |  Elected in 2016 | TNM Asset Management Organization; Performance Measurement Committee

    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  | Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Don J. Mizerk | Elected in 2016 | Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Don is a Partner at Husch Blackwell, LLP. He holds a BS from Illinois Wesleyan University, currently serving on its Chicago Leadership Council, and a JD from Vanderbilt University. Previously he served as an Assistant State’s Attorney and as Chief Assistant to Cook County State’s Attorney Jack O’Malley. He also served on the Annual Fund Campaign Board of Catherine Cook School and on the Board of Directors of Near North Montessori School. Don and his partner, Andrew Thorrens, and their two daughters reside in Bucktown.
    Dana Ringer | Elected in 2018 | Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Dana Ringer | Elected in 2018 | Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Dana is Senior Director of Business Development at Kaizen Health. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University. Currently she is Vice President of the Cook County Health Foundation Associate Board. She has served as President and remains a board member of both the Chicago Municipal Analyst Society and Women in Public Finance. A longtime volunteer with the Chicago Cares “Read-with-Me” program, she also serves on the Bauler Park subcommittee of the Lincoln Central Association. Dana and her husband, Jacob, are parents of two young sons.
    Kristen Rothenberg | Elected in 2020 | Philanthropic Engagement Committee; TNM Asset Management Organization

    Kristen Rothenberg | Elected in 2020 | Philanthropic Engagement Committee; TNM Asset Management Organization

    Kristen is a Regional Bank Product Manager at Toyota Financial Savings Bank, an FDIC insured Industrial Loan Corporation that is an affiliate of Toyota Financial Services. She earned a BA degree in Studio Art from St. Olaf College and an MBA in Marketing Management from DePaul University. She lives in the West Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago with her husband, Lee, and their cat, Kansas.
    Sonesh Shah | Elected in 2020 | Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Sonesh Shah | Elected in 2020 | Philanthropic Engagement Committee

    Sonesh is the Vice President of Marketing and the Head of Digital at the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, where he oversees Digital Transformation and Marketing for the US and Canada. He has also consulted for various non-profits, in the areas of governance, strategic planning, and data management. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Economics from Northwestern University and lives in Wilmette with his wife and two young boys.
    Dennis Thorn | Elected in 2005 | Finance Committee; Past Board Treasurer

    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.
    Ted Tomaras | Elected in 2019 | Finance Committee

    Ted Tomaras | Elected in 2019 | Finance Committee

    Ted is Global Head of Transformation in Capital Markets and Valuation at JLL, real estate investment management firm. He earned a BA degree from Michigan State University, where he has previously served as adjunct professor in hotel valuation and currently sits on the School of Hospitality Business Real Estate & Development Advisory Council. Ted and his husband, Luke, are happy owners of a bernedoodle.
    Mark Warren | Elected in 2016 | Past Board Vice Chair; Board Governance Committee

    Mark Warren | Elected in 2016 | Past Board Vice Chair; 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.
    Jarrod Welch | Elected in 2022

    Jarrod Welch | Elected in 2022

    Jarrod is an economist and a Principal at Charles River Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in the application of economics to law and regulatory matters. He has a PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and has lived in Chicago since 2013. He lives with his wife and two dogs in Lakeview. Jarrod is also a member of Sail Chicago, a volunteer-run, non-profit sailing club in Chicago that focuses on teaching and providing access to sailing in an equitable and inclusive environment, providing affordable sailing opportunities to the Chicago area community.

    Dennis Wong | 2021-22 Kellogg Board Fellow

    Rev. Thomas Behrens, Founding President & Former CEO | Director Emeriti

    Chester A. Gougis | Director Emeriti

    Robert H. Jordan, Jr. | Director Emeriti

    Richard Pigott | Director Emeriti

    Carl W. Warschausky | Director Emeriti

  • Duncan Reilly, President

    Hilary Hansen, Vice President

    Sumeeta Salvador, Secretary

    Peter Hu, Treasurer

    Amanda Ferguson, Community Partnerships Chair

    Ludan Wu, Membership Chair

    Ghazal Farooqui, Social Media Maven

    Emily Harwell, Night Lights Chair

    Open, Service Advocacy Chair



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  • Paul W. Hamann, President & CEO

    Paul W. Hamann, President & CEO

    Paul provides oversight and fiscal management to all program and development activities. As President & CEO, Paul provides strategic leadership and vision for The Night Ministry, working closely with the Board of Directors.
    Christy Prassas, Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement

    Christy Prassas, Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement

    Christy is responsible for the planning, oversight and direction of fund development, public relations and marketing to support the organization's programs and mission. She works with the Board of Directors and the President & CEO to coordinate these efforts.
    Traci Rivera, Chief of Staff

    Traci Rivera, Chief of Staff

    Traci acts as a liaison between the President & CEO and other constituencies, both internal and external. Traci oversees the management of the Board of Directors, provides administrative support and coordination to the Executive leadership team, and assists the President & CEO in the process of effective decision making. She systematizes the execution of strategic initiatives and inter-departmental specials projects.
    Erin Ryan, Senior Vice President

    Erin Ryan, Senior Vice President

    Erin leads the strategic development of The Night Ministry's programs, to ensure alignment with mission and continued opportunity for innovation and growth. She works to develop a more integrative approach to direct service programming to more clearly define how different programs interact and how they can continue to complement one another. Erin is also responsible for leading the development of strategic partnerships that support programs, as well as community engagement and advocacy efforts that allow The Night Ministry to increase its impact across the sector. She works closely with members of the Executive Team and Board of Directors to advance the agency's mission and strategic goals.
    Terri Sharpp, Vice President of Operations

    Terri Sharpp, Vice President of Operations

    Terri provides effective leadership and strategic operational vision to ensure that The Night Ministry’s administrative infrastructure can support growth and mission impact. She is responsible for leadership and management of back-office operations including Finance, Administration, Human Resources, Facilities and Information Technology. As a member of the Executive Team, Terri collaborates with Program leadership, Philanthropic leadership, and Learning and Impact efforts to advance an integrated approach to organizational operations and help to address current challenges, to take advantage of opportunities, and set the strategic vision for The Night Ministry
  • Betsy Carlson, Director of Youth Programs

    Melissa Graham, Senior Director, Individual Stewardship

    Paul W. Hamann, President & CEO

    Felitha Jones-Patterson, Assistant Director of Youth Programs

    Josh Marder, Senior Director of Operations

    Allison McCann-Stevenson, Assistant Director, Long Term Residential Services

    Faith Miller, Outreach Services Manager

    Damian Nelson, Director of Learning & Impact

    Tedd Peso, Director, Strategic Partnerships

    Christy Prassas, Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement

    Traci Rivera, Chief of Staff

    Erin Ryan, Senior Vice President

    Terri Sharpp, Vice President of Operations

    David Wywialowski, Director of Outreach & Health Ministry

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