Our Boards of Directors

Equality Illinois and Equality Illinois Institute
 

Board Member, Equality Illinois
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute 
Becky Carroll
President and CEO, C-Strategies
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute
Jamie Citron

Director, Development Strategy, The Obama Foundation
Board Member & Treasurer, Equality Illinois and Equality Illinois Institute
Bismoy Dasgupta

Manager, Research Administration, Northwestern University
Chair, Equality Illinois
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute

Justin DeJong
Vice President, Communications, American Medical Association
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute
Board Member, Equality Illinois
Patrick DePoy

Associate, Bryan Cave Leighton Peisner
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute
Eileen Dordek
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Eileen J. Dordek, LCSW
Board Member, Equality Illinois
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute

Kelly Emery
Chief Operating Officer, HEARTLAND ALLIANCE for Human Needs & Human Rights
Board Member, Equality Illinois
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute
Cynthia Galvan
Doctor, Methodist Hospitals, Gary & Merrillville, Ind.
Board Member, Equality Illinois 
Grant Gochnauer
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Vodori Inc
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute
Kevin Hauswirth
Chief Executive Officer, Hauswirth/Co.
Board Member, Equality Illinois
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute
Cory M. Jobe

Vice President of Communications, Navy Pier
Vice Chair, Equality Illinois
Board member, Equality Illinois Institute
Board Secretary, EI and EII

(ex-officio, non-voting)
Brian C. Johnson

Chief Executive Officer, Equality Illinois
Board Member, Equality Illinois
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute
Stephanie Morimoto

Chief Executive Officer, Asutra 
Board Member, Equality Illinois
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute

Reyna Ortiz

TransSafe Coordinator, Chicago House and Social Service Agency & Health Educator, Division of Adolescent medicine, Stroger Hospital
Board Member, Equality Illinois
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute
Editha Paras
Chief Financial Officer,  The Vagabond Group, LLC
Board Member, Equality Illinois
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute
Channyn Lynne Parker
Manager of External Relations, Howard Brown Health Center
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute
Lynne Perryman
Project Manager, Regulatory Operations, JPMorgan Chase Bank
Board Member, Equality Illinois Institute
Jason Santos

Associate, Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
Vice Chair, Equality Illinois Institute
Board Member, Equality Illinois 
Hon. Sheila Simon

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law
Board Member, Equality Illinois 
Chair, Equality Illinois Institute
Butch Trusty

Founder and Principal, GreyBear Advisors
*All board members serve on both the Equality Illinois and Equality Illinois Institute Boards of Directors except those marked with the asterisk (*), who serve only on the Equality Illinois Institute Board.