Board of Directors

The CBF is fortunate to have a diverse and talented group of attorneys and judges serving on its board. In a broad sense, the board’s responsibilities are to

  • set both short term and long term strategic goals and directions and policies for the CBF
  • raise funds and develop sufficient resources to carry out the CBF’s strategic goals and directions
  • build community awareness and support for the CBF’s mission, and
  • provide oversight of the CBF’s finances, grants and programs, and operations.


Terrence J. Dee
McDermott Will & Emery

1st Vice President
Carrie J. Di Santo
CME Group

2nd Vice President
Steven A. Weiss
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Veronica Gomez
Commonwealth Edison Company

Hon. Mary Anne Mason
Illinois Appellate Court



Cynthia Photos Abbott
Chicago Public Media

John J. Amberg
Northern Trust Company

Kathleen B. Barry
Winston & Strawn LLP

Gregory M. Boyle
Jenner & Block LLP

Maja C. Eaton
Sidley Austin LLP

Steven M. Elrod
Holland & Knight LLP

Steven S. Fus
United Airlines, Inc.

Asheesh Goel
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Andrea M. Gordon
Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP

Kimberly Halvorsen
Clifford Law Offices

Hon. Robert F. Harris
Circuit Court of Cook County

Ryan D. Harris
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Melissa B. Hirst
Jones Day

Cara M. Houck
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone P.L.C.

Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright
Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

Eamon P. Kelly
Sperling & Slater, P.C.

Sang-yul Lee
K&L Gates LLP

Thomas V. Linguanti
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Kathryn Liss
DePaul University College of Law

Michael A. LoVallo
Reed Smith LLP

David E. Mendelsohn
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Hon. Thomas Mulroy
Circuit Court of Cook County

Thomas V. Panoff
Mayer Brown LLP

Hon. Mary K. Rochford
Illinois Appellate Court

Stephanie A. Scharf
Scharf Banks Marmor LLC

Charles F. Smith
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Lisa Snow
Duff & Phelps, LLC

Gil M. Soffer
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Sarah E. Streicker
U.S. Department of Justice

Derrick M. Thompson, Jr.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Brenton W. Vincent
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Kelly Warner
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Greta Weathersby
WEC Business Services, LLC

Theodore I. Yi
Quarles & Brady LLP


Janice E. Rodgers
Quarles & Brady LLP