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

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

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

Rosazlia Grillier
Illinois Co-President, POWER-PAC Illinois

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

Ernesto Matias
Chief Education Officer, Illinois State Board of Education

Felipa Mena
Illinois Co-President, POWER-PAC Illinois

Liliana Olayo
Parent Leader, Padres Lideres Activos de Aurora and POWER-PAC IL

Henrietta Saunders
Certified Financial Advisor, Self-Employed