Our Board of Directors

With the leadership of our Board of Directors, Umoja continues to grow while remaining focused on students.

John Heiberger, President

The Private Bank
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Ken Schmetterer, Vice President

DLA Piper 
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Blake Sercye, Vice President

Jenner & Block LLP

Sharon Lindstrom, Treasurer

Protiviti Consulting

Nicole O. Beechum, Secretary

UChicago Consortium on School Research

Paula conrad

ComEd

Lindsay Chim

Boston Consulting Group
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Angela Cobb

FirstGen Partners LLC

Caryn curry

Mental Health America of Illinois (MHAI)

michael graham

Zekelman Industries 

Steven Fortier

KPMG
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shannon HAjverov

Google, Inc.

Dr. Melvin Hargrett

Chicago Police Department

Jimmy Harvard

The Private Bank/Umoja Alumnus

KWAME MENSAH

MedImmune, LLC

Evan Newton

Evanston Capital LLC
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Chirag Shah

W.W. Grainger, Inc.