Our Boards of Directors

Equality Illinois and Equality Illinois Institute

Chair, Equality Illinois Institute
Anthony D’Amato

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Illinois Institute of Technology
Chair, Equality Illinois
Grant Gochnauer

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Vodori Inc
Vice Chair and Secretary, Equality Illinois Institute
Patrick DePoy

Attorney, Franczek Radelet
Vice Chair and Secretary, Equality Illinois
Justin DeJong
Vice President, Internal and External Communications, American Medical Association
Treasurer, Equality Illinois Institute and Equality Illinois
Sava Ristanovic

Finance Business Partner Manager, Kemper Insurance
Board member
Cynthia Galvan

Attending physician in emergency medicine, Methodist Hospital, Gary, Ind.
Board member*
Kevin Hauswirth
Founder, Hauswirth & Co.
Board member
Kevin Jackson
Chief Marketing Officer, Porter Airlines Inc.
Board member (ex-officio, non-voting)
Brian C. Johnson

Chief Executive Officer, Equality Illinois
Board member
Reyna Ortiz

TransSafe Coordinator, Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Board member
Editha Paras
Chief Financial Officer,  The Vagabond Group, LLC
Board member*
Matt Pruyn
Financial Advisor, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Board member*
Jason Santos

Attorney, Hinshaw & Culbertson
Board member
Hon. Sheila Simon

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law
Board member
Butch Trusty

Managing Partner, Education Cities


*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.