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The Associate Board, formerly known as Young Professionals Board (YPB), supports the overall mission and activities of The Night Ministry. Acting as ambassadors of the agency, Associate Board members engage the community through volunteering, fundraising, networking, and advocacy opportunities targeted towards young professionals.

We invite you to be a part of it. For more information, see our Description Sheet.

Why Join?

  • Develop your professional and leadership skills and your potential to join a board of directors in the future
  • Play an active role in engaging other young people in the vital work of The Night Ministry
  • Network with other passionate philanthropists and professionals in the Chicago area
  • Gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector
  • Have fun with other young professionals in Chicago!

How to Join:

To become an official member of the Associate Board, please fill out the attached Interest Form and see information regarding membership.

Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities:

2016 Leadership:

Ellen Rosenwinkel


Jasleen Jaswal Vines

Vice President

Celene Mielcarek


Zac Bleicher


Travis Schmitz Committee Chair, Events - Events & Marketing

Daniel Ecklund  

Gala Coordinator, Events Committee

Claire Keating

Committee Chair, Marketing - Events & Marketing

Jill Bolero

Committee Co-Chair, LGBTQ

Jonathan Mayo

Committee Co-Chair, LGBTQ

Stephanie Weddell

Committee Chair, Membership

Alyssa Fiala

Committee Co-Chair, Volunteering & Advocacy

Steve Lessaris

Committee Co-Chair, Volunteering & Advocacy



Click here to see the Associate Board By-Laws.

If you have questions about volunteer events or would like to sign up to volunteer with the Associate Board, please email

For more information about joining the Associate Board or attending a general board meeting, please contact 

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