Associate Board

The Associate Board 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.

The Associate Board, since its inception in 2012, has committed more than $200,000 to The Night Ministry and its mission to provide housing, health care, and human connection to youth and adults experiencing poverty and homelessness in Chicago. In 2018, the Associate Board raised over $80,000.


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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!

We invite you to be a part of it.


For more information, please see our Description Sheet and By-Laws or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. To become an active member, fill out the Interest Form.

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The Associate Board of The Night Ministry for 2018

Executive Committee

  • Benita Natalini
  • Chintan Mehta
  • Jonathan Mayo
  • Peter Hu


  • R. Carr Harkrader
    Community Partnerships Chair
  • Ludan Wu
    Membership Chair
  • Alyssa Nicole Cullinan
    Night Lights Chair
  • Alexandra Lieberman
    Deputy Night Lights Chair
  • Catherine McDonald
    Service Advocacy Chair



Sakina Abu Boakye
Sheida Ahmadzadeh
Emmanuel Allen
Lucy Amaro
Matt Coseo
Mark Gajeton
Erik Gonzalez-Cibrian
Rachel Gray
Helen Grove
Beverly Halloran
Melissa Hemzacek
Ashley Jordan
Sam Ritchey
Philip Siragusa
Lauren Speigel
Krista L. Throntveit
Jorge Villegas
Sarah Zheng

Night Lights

Night Lights is the Associate Board’s Annual Gala, an evening of philanthropy and fun to benefit The Night Ministry. 

Mailing address: 4711 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 |
Phone: 773-784-9000 |
Temporary Administrative Office: 1020 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60660 (please do not send U.S. Postal Service mail to the temporary address)