Board of Managers

Meet Our Board of Managers

Meet the dedicated leaders who bring their passion and enthusiasm to the operations, strategic planning, and oversight of the YMCA of Metro Chicago!


Steven P. Sorenson (Chairperson)

Executive Vice President Product Operations, Allstate Insurance Company

Caryn Rowe Africk (Vice Chairperson)

President, Merit Advisors, LLC

Lawrence G. Hund (Treasurer)

Stanley Nitzberg (Vice Chairperson)

Principal, Mid-America Real Estate Corporation

Bridget R. O'Neill (Recording Secretary)

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP


Ali Akbar

Vice President, Strategy and Analytics, W.W. Grainger, Inc.

David Albright

Global Head of Client Development Wealth Management, Northern Trust

Lisa Anastasia

Executive Producer, Media Direct Productions

Christine M. Brinkman

Assistant Corporate Controller, US Foods

Amy L. Carbone

Clarence Carson

Senior Vice President, DCS Global 

Bradley D. Chapin

Managing Director and Head of Global Corporate, BMO Capital Markets

Daniel L. Creamean

Partner, KPMG LLP

A. Steven Crown

General Partner, Henry Crown and Company

Elizabeth Cummings

Managing Director and Chief Information Officer, CIBC

Tom Day

CEO, Reyes Holdings Beer Division

James S. DiMatteo

Chairman & Trustee, Dodi Management Group A JSD LLC

Jeffrey W. Douthit

Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Ben Erwin

President and CEO, Encore

Sharon R. Fairley

Professor From Practice, University of Chicago Law School

Charles E. Frank

President, Z Frank, Inc.

Alicia Gonzalez

Executive Director, Cubs Charities

Tiffany Hamel Johnson

President & CEO, Chicago United

Emeka Igwilo

Chief Data Officer & Vice President of Operations Support, Southern Company Gas

Peter Kadens

Chairman, Kadens Family Foundation

Joseph P. Karczewski

Managing Director, Andersen Tax LLC

Bishop Robert Lombardo, CFR

Director, Mission of Our Lady of the Angel

Patrick Martin

Managing Director, Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Dorri C. McWhorter

President & CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Thomas C. Miers

President, Naperville Bank & Trust

Vaishak Mittur

Manager, Global Assurance, CME Group

Sheila M. Nelson

President, SMN Consulting

Nikki Newsome

Chief Culture Officer, Meta Chicago

Gregory A. Nickele

Meredith O'Connor

International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Jane R. Patterson

S. James Perlow


Kathy Roeser

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Ralston Simmons

Chief Information Security Officer, William Blair & Company

Mason Smoot

Senior Vice President and Chief Restaurant Officer, McDonald's USA

Judith Toland

Vice President, Head of Scaled Solutions, Global Business Marketing, Meta

Chris Trick

Partner, Pritzker Private Capital

Mark D. Wilcox