Board of Directors

Board of Directors

John Bankhurst, Board Chair
SALO LLC

La’Shawn Hill, Vice Chair – Board Governance
BMO Harris Bank

Blake Overlock, Vice Chair – Resource Development
Loud Capital

Vinu Ramasamy, Vice Chair – Program Development
Siemens Building Technologies

Bill Pekin, Treasurer
Pekin Hardy Strauss Wealth Management

Kaitlin Roe, Secretary
The Kraft Heinz Company

Brandon Barela
KPMG LLP

Emily Blum
National Able Network

Susan M. Boin
Bank of America

Amie Ding
PwC 

Thomas E. Dixon
Deloitte Consulting, LLP 

Catherine Faber
Everactive

John Garnett
Conagra Brands

Lisa Hampton
Chicago Department of Family & Support Services

Travis Hughes
JP Morgan Asset Management

Kristen Nomura
Google

Elisabeth Payne
Yahoo

John Bernard Potter
Morgante Wilson Architects, LTD.

Susan Weiss
Strategic Consultant

April Williams
NORC at the University of Chicago

Ben Yepsen
Comcast

John T. Shapiro, General Counsel (non-voting)
Freeborn & Peters, LLP

Shannon K. Stewart, MSW        (non-voting)
Executive Director & CEO, Inspiration Corporation

Auxiliary Board

Sam Teper, Chair
Kaufman Jacobs

Chris Bartlett, Vice Chair
CA Ventures

Tom Hargett, Secretary
Google

Ilana Blumin 
84.51°

Andy Carpenter
Reputation

Carolyn Fairbanks
Planned Parenthood

Kelly Kulasik
Hulu

Derrick Luckie
MetCap Bank

Catherine Meeth
Wilmette Park District Early Childhood Center

Vanessa Mukhebi
ReFED

Tony Ohlhausen
NAMI Chicago

Margot Tuchler
Old Salt Insights

Emma Kelley, Staff Liasion
Inspiration Corporation

Success Stories

Our Foodservice Training Program empowers members of our community with the tools they need to succeed in the foodservice industry and prepares them for a sustainable career path.

One of our program graduates, Chef Anthony Scardino came to Inspiration Corporation almost 10 years ago to start working towards a career in the foodservice industry. After completing his training, Tony went on to work at popular Chicago restaurants, and eventually launched his own business, Professor Pizza! 

Read Anthony’s Story

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