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.


Carrie J. Di Santo
CME Group

1st Vice President
Steven A. Weiss
Honigman LLP

2nd Vice President
Veronica Gomez
Commonwealth Edison Company

Steven S. Fus
United Airlines, Inc.

Hon. Mary Anne Mason
Illinois Appellate Court


Cynthia Photos Abbott
Chicago Public Media

Jonathan Amarilio
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

John J. Amberg
Northern Trust Company

Kathleen B. Barry
Winston & Strawn LLP

Gregory M. Boyle
Jenner & Block LLP

Marta Carreira-Slabe

Terrence J. Dee
McDermott Will & Emery

Maja C. Eaton
Sidley Austin LLP

Steven M. Elrod
Holland & Knight LLP

Christopher J. Esbrook
Esbrook Law LLC

Asheesh Goel
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Andrea M. Gordon
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Kimberly Halvorsen
Oasis Financial

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

Sang-yul Lee
K&L Gates LLP

Elizabeth P. Lewis
McDermott Will & Emery

Thomas V. Linguanti
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Kathryn Liss
DePaul University College of Law

Michael A. LoVallo
Reed Smith LLP

Amy B. Manning
McGuireWoods LLP

Ian H. Morrison
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Thomas V. Panoff
Mayer Brown LLP

Hon. Mary K. Rochford
Illinois Appellate Court

Jesse H. Ruiz
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Lisa Snow
Duff & Phelps, LLC

Gil M. Soffer
Katten Muchin Rosenmann LLP

Sarah E. Streicker
U.S. Department of Justice

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

Brent W. Vincent
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Kelly Warner
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Greta G. Weathersby
WEC Energy Group, Inc.


Norah Jones
Quarles & Brady LLP