Board of Trustees 2019-2020

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

*organizations listed for affiliation purposes only

Sarah Ogeto, Chair
Visiting Research Associate/Lead Trainer, University of Illinois at Chicago

Veronica Anderson, Chair Emeritus
Communications Consultant, Pen Ultimate Group

Paula Baron
Retired Teacher, Chicago Public Schools/Northeastern University

Lina Cramer
Family Support/Family Development Consultant, Wisdom Exchange

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

Rosazlia Grillier
Illinois Co-President Emeritus, POWER-PAC Illinois and Governing Council Leader, United Parent Leaders Action Network

Jacky Grimshaw
Vice President of Policy, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Nia Heard-Garris, MD
Pediatrician, Instructor and Researcher, Lurie Children’s Hospital/Northwestern University Medical School

Lettie Hicks
Parent Leader, Parents United for Change and POWER-PAC IL

Felipa Mena
Illinois Co-President Emeritus, POWER-PAC Illinois

Liliana Olayo
Illinois Co-President, POWER-PAC Illinois and Parent Leader, Padres Lideres Activos de Aurora

Henrietta Saunders
Certified Financial Advisor, Self-Employed