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Erikson Institute Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees represents a cross section of Chicago’s civic, corporate, professional, and philanthropic communities.

The board’s constant stewardship and fundraising support enables us to maintain our reputation as a premier institution of higher education and an organization that works to ensure that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.

Erikson Trustees help steer the organization towards a sustainable future. The Trustees in concert with the Executive Leadership Team adopt legal governance and financial management policies, as well as ensure Erikson has adequate resources to advance its mission.

Executive Officers

Eric Adelstein, Chair & Secretary
Partner, AL Media
Susan Stone, Vice Chair
General Counsel, CNA
Lewis Ingall, Treasurer
Senior Managing Director, Heitman

Life Trustees

Virginia Bobins

Michelle Collins

Toby Herr

Bruce E. Huey

Sara Crown Star

Scott Steffens

Patty Walsh

Susan Wislow

Sheri B. Zuckerman

Members of the Board

  • Catherine M. Adduci
    President of the Board, Village of River Forest
  • Barbara T. Bowman
    Professor, Erikson Institute
  • José Cerda III
    Chief of Staff, IFF
  • Richard A. Chesley
    DLA Piper, Global Co-Chair Restructuring and Co-Office Managing Partner
  • Frank Gettridge
    President and CEO, National Public Education Support Fund
  • Ikram Goldman
    President, ikram
  • Sabrina Gracias
    Founder, Ortus Foundation
  • Lori Laser
    Community Builder and Social Justice Advocate
  • Mitchell J. Lederer
    Partner, Brand Capital, L.L.C.
  • Carol D. Lee
    Professor Emerita, Northwestern University
  • Peggy Lim
    Civic Leader
  • A. Kyle Mack, MD
    Attending Physician, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Judith K. McCaskey
    Civic Leader
  • Diane Goldstick Meagher
    Civic Leader
  • Charles R. Middleton
    President and Professor Emeritus, Roosevelt University
  • Kate Neisser
    Civic Leader
  • Marjorie S. Poulos
    Director of Internal Audit, Paylocity Corporation
  • Kathy Richland Pick
    Owner, Kathy Richland Photography
  • Cari B. Sacks
    Civic Leader
  • Joy Segal
    Civic Leader
  • Elenne Song
    Corporate Attorney
  • Jenni Sorenson
    Community Resource Director, Lincoln Park Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Deana Spencer
    Director of Early Learning and Policy, Holy Family Ministries
  • Sandra Perez Sterling
    Civic Leader
  • Susan Stone
    General Counsel, CNA
  • Eve M. Tyree
    Civic Leader
  • Dianne Wasieleski
    Partner, Grant Thornton