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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

Elenne Song, Chair
Corporate Attorney

Eric Adelstein, Vice Chair & Secretary
Partner, AL Media

Lewis S. Ingall, Treasurer
Senior Managing Director, Heitman

Life Trustees

Virginia Bobins

Michelle Collins

Toby Herr

Bruce Huey

Scott Steffens

Patty Walsh

Susan Wislow

Sheri B. Zuckerman

Members of the Board


  • Catherine M. Adduci
    President of the Board, Village of River Forest
  • Sheryl Bellick
    Private Educational Consultant
  • 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
  • Diane Goldstick Meagher
    President, Diane Meagher Events, Inc.
  • Sabrina Gracias
    Founder, Ortus Foundation
  • Ashley Hemphill Netzky
    Civic Leader
  • Lori Laser
    Community Builder and Social Justice Advocate
  • Mitchell J. Lederer
    Partner, Brand Capital, L.L.C.
  • Kyle Mack, MD
    Attending Physician, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Judith K. McCaskey
    Civic Leader
  • Charles R. Middleton
    Higher Education Professional
  • Kate Neisser
    Civic Leader
  • Sandra Perez Sterling
    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
  • Jenni Sorenson
    Community Resource Director, Lincoln Park Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Deana Spencer
    Director of Early Learning and Policy, Holy Family Ministries
  • Sara Crown Star
    Director, Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Susan Stone
    General Counsel, Marsh, Guy Carpenter
  • Eve M. Tyree
    Civic Leader
  • Dianne Wasieleski
    Audit-Senior Manager, Grant Thornton