Board of Trustees 2017

COFI’s Board of Trustees is composed of activists, educators, and civic leaders, and includes three representatives of POWER-PAC, the citywide parent group.

*organizations listed for affiliation purposes only


Veronica Anderson, Chair
Communications Consultant, Pen Ultimate Group, formerly with Catalyst-Chicago

Paula Baron
Retired Teacher, Chicago Public Schools/Northeastern University

Lina Cramer
Family Support/Family Development Consultant, Wisdom Exchange

Diane Fager, Secretary
Retried Director of Policy and Program Development, Chicago Public Schools

Rosazlia Grillier

Jacky Grimshaw
Vice President of Policy, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Felipa Mena

Mark Payne
Executive Director, CeaseFire

Beth Richie
Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Criminology, Law and Justice, and Sociology, University of Illinois-Chicago