Our People

  • Alicia Pond, Board Chair | Elected in 2008 | Chair, Executive Committee

    Alicia Pond, Board Chair | Elected in 2008 | Chair, Executive Committee

    Alicia is retired administrative director at Uniform Law Commissioners. She earned a BA from New York University. Her previous board memberships include Friends of the Parks, ACLU Illinois, SOS Children’s Villages, Redmoon Theater, Chicago Academy of Sciences, and Achievement Rewards for College Scientists. In addition, she volunteers with Flying Doctors of America and has volunteered as International Election Observer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe; Court Appointed Special Advocate; Chicago Greeter; and with Habitat for Humanity. Alicia and her husband, Peter, have two adult sons.
    Mark Warren, Board Vice-Chair | Elected in 2016 | Executive Committee; Board Governance Committee

    Mark Warren, Board Vice-Chair | Elected in 2016 | Executive Committee; Board Governance Committee

    Mark is Senior Associate and Culture Director at Point B Management Consulting. He earned a BA degree from the University of Virginia, and currently he also serves on the Community Advisory Board at The Future Founders Foundation. Mark lives in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.
    Kiantae Bowles, Board Secretary | Elected 2012 | Executive Committee; Finance Committee

    Kiantae Bowles, Board Secretary | Elected 2012 | Executive Committee; Finance Committee

    Kiantae is Manager of Informational Technology Procurement with BMO Financial Group. He earned a BBA degree from Saint Xavier University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Previously he served on the board of Storycatchers Theater.
    James King, Board Treasurer | Elected in 2015 | Executive Committee; Chair, Finance Committee; Performance Measurement Committee

    James King, Board Treasurer | Elected in 2015 | Executive Committee; Chair, Finance Committee; Performance Measurement Committee

    Jim is Vice President and Environmental Risk Manager for the Real Estate Valuation Group at Fifth Third Bank, specializing in environmental due diligence and environmental risk underwriting for commercial real estate secured loans. He earned a BA from Saint Lawrence University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy & Administration from Northwestern University, and is currently back at Northwestern part-time, pursuing a Master’s degree in Data Science. Previously Jim served as member and Treasurer of the Friends of the Chicago River Board of Directors, President of Resurrection Lutheran Church, and Vice-President of the American Theater Company Board of Directors. He and his wife, Ozana, are parents of two young sons.
    Gordon Addington | Elected in 2002 | TNM Asset Management Organization

    Gordon Addington | Elected in 2002 | TNM Asset Management Organization

    Gordon is a retired executive from a national career in sales and marketing for firms including Berkey Photo, Phototron, and Walgreens. He attended the University of Houston and is a United States Army Veteran. Currently he also serves as board member for the Antique Advertising Association of America and as board member and Treasurer of the Plaza on Dewitt Condo Association. Gordon and his wife, Paula, are parents of two and grandparents of six.
    Dan Alter | Elected 2018 | Board Governance Committee; Endowment Committee

    Dan Alter | Elected 2018 | Board Governance Committee; Endowment Committee

    Dan is Executive Director at JP Morgan Private Bank. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his wife, Leslie, are parents of two young daughters.
    Barbara Baran | Elected in 2009 | Development Committee

    Barbara Baran | Elected in 2009 | Development Committee

    Barbara specialized in land use and zoning law and litigation for private and public sector clients during her forty-year legal career, most recently as in-house counsel of Integrys Energy Group. She earned a both a BS and a JD degree from the University of Illinois. She has previously served as President of Women Law Students and The Wilmette Forum. Barbara and her husband, John, have two adult sons.
    Dave Berger | Elected in 2012 | Executive Committee; Chair, Development Committee; Finance Committee

    Dave Berger | Elected in 2012 | Executive Committee; Chair, Development Committee; Finance Committee

    Dave is Senior Trader in the Chicago offices of Group One Trading, specializing in the options market. He holds a BA degree from Duke University. Currently he also serves on the Associate Board of CJE Seniorlife and volunteers with Urban Initiative. Previously he was a founding member of the Young Professionals of Chicago and served as inaugural chair of its Board of Directors, as well as a member of The ARK’s Young Leaders Committee. Dave and his wife, Nicole, are parents of two young children.
    Michael Borromeo | Elected in 2018 | Performance Measurement Committee; TNM Asset Management Organization

    Michael Borromeo | Elected in 2018 | Performance Measurement Committee; TNM Asset Management Organization

    Michael is Director of Cyber Services at KPMG LLP. He earned a BS degree in Operations Management from Northern Illinois University. Previously he served as member of the Finance Council for St. Tarcissus Parish on Chicago’s North Side. Michael and his wife, Michelle, are parents of three young sons.
    The Reverend Shawna Bowman | Elected in 2013 | Board Governance Committee; Development Committee

    The Reverend Shawna Bowman | Elected in 2013 | Board Governance Committee; Development Committee

    Shawna is Pastor and Head of Staff at Friendship Presbyterian Church in Norwood Park. She holds a BA degree from Iowa Wesleyan College and a MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary. Also an artist, she collaborates with faith communities, non-profits, and other entities to create visual art as a way of telling stories and cultivating community. Previously she served as board member for Planned Parenthood of Iowa.
    William Goldstein | Elected in 2006 | Chair, Endowment Committee; Development Committee; Past Board Chair

    William Goldstein | Elected in 2006 | Chair, Endowment Committee; Development Committee; Past Board Chair

    Bill is President of Chesley, Taft & Associates, LLC, a Chicago-based investment management firm. He holds a BS degree from Purdue University. He has served as President of the Bond Club of Chicago; board member of the Investment Adviser Association, Private Bancorp, Inc. and Precision Twist Drill Company; and Chairman of the Governing Members, as well as Treasurer and Chairman of the Endowment and Investment Committee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked with the Grant Park Concert Society and the Evanston Community Foundation. Bill and his wife, Anne, are parents of two and grandparents of four.
    Carol Hogan | Elected in 2016 | Development Committee

    Carol Hogan | Elected in 2016 | Development Committee

    Carrie is partner at Jones Day law firm, focusing her practice on complex commercial litigation. She holds a BA from the University of Illinois and a JD from Loyola University of Chicago. She previously served as president of the Women’s Bar Foundation of Illinois and on the Women Rainmakers Board of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section. She has been recognized among Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation by the Chicago Tribune and one of “The Most Powerful and Influential Women in Illinois” by the National Diversity Council. Carrie and her partner, Aaron Hogan, live in Bucktown.
    Suzanne Hoyes | Elected in 2016 | Chair, Board Governance Committee; Executive Committee

    Suzanne Hoyes | Elected in 2016 | Chair, Board Governance Committee; Executive Committee

    Suzanne J. Hoyes is Chief Compliance Officer for Capri Capital Partners, LLC, responsible for guiding internal processes to promote and ensure Capri’s compliance with laws, regulations, company policies, and contracts. Previously she worked in child welfare and juvenile justice at The Legal Aid Society in Bronx County, New York. Suzanne earned a BA in Sociology from Emory University, an MSW from Columbia University, and a JD from Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
    Norman Jeddeloh | Elected in 2017 | Board Governance Committee; TNM Asset Management Organization

    Norman Jeddeloh | Elected in 2017 | Board Governance Committee; TNM Asset Management Organization

    Norm is an attorney with Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr, now spending most of his time consulting for non-profit organizations through the Executive Service Corps and other entities. He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from Northwestern University. He is a fellow of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago and serves there on its Advancement Committee. His previous board experience includes serving as President of Lincoln Park Community Services. Norm and his husband, Mario Lopez, proudly serve as host parents to AFS exchange students.
    Terrence McMahon  |  Elected in 2016 | TNM Asset Management Organization; Performance Measurement Committee

    Terrence McMahon | Elected in 2016 | TNM Asset Management Organization; Performance Measurement Committee

    Terry owns and manages MD Investment, a portfolio of Chicagoland commercial and multi-family properties, and previously owned and operated a wholesale and retail medical supply business. With a BA from DePaul University, he serves as a Peruvian American Medical Society Missionary and volunteers with the Center on Halsted and Vital Bridges, in addition to remaining an active member of Rotary International. He lives in Lakeview.
    Don J. Mizerk  |  Elected in 2016  | Development Committee

    Don J. Mizerk | Elected in 2016 | Development Committee

    Don is a Partner at Husch Blackwell, LLP. He holds a BS from Illinois Wesleyan University, currently serving on its Chicago Leadership Council, and a JD from Vanderbilt University. Previously he served as an Assistant State’s Attorney and as Chief Assistant to Cook County State’s Attorney Jack O’Malley. He also served on the Annual Fund Campaign Board of Catherine Cook School and on the Board of Directors of Near North Montessori School. Don and his partner, Andrew Thorrens, and their two daughters reside in Bucktown.
    Dave Ortman | Elected in 2018 | Finance Committee

    Dave Ortman | Elected in 2018 | Finance Committee

    Dave is Director of Income Solutions for Charles Schwab, responsible for designing and implementing income-oriented financial plans and investment strategies. He earned a BA in Communications from DePauw University. He regularly volunteers with and contributes to the Great Chicago Food Depository, and for many years has led Schwab’s “Volunteer Week” efforts. Dave and his partner, Hilary, reside in Ukrainian Village.
    Dana Sodikoff Ringer | Elected in 2018 | Development Committee

    Dana Sodikoff Ringer | Elected in 2018 | Development Committee

    Dana is Senior Director of Business Development at Kaizen Health. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University. Currently she is Vice President of the Cook County Health Foundation Associate Board. She has served as President and remains a board member of both the Chicago Municipal Analyst Society and Women in Public Finance. A longtime volunteer with the Chicago Cares “Read-with-Me” program, she also serves on the Bauler Park subcommittee of the Lincoln Central Association. Dana and her husband, Jacob, are parents of two young sons.
    Allan Ruter | Elected in 2014 | Executive Committee; Chair, Performance Measurement Committee

    Allan Ruter | Elected in 2014 | Executive Committee; Chair, Performance Measurement Committee

    Allan is an educator, writer, and editor who taught at The Glenbrook High Schools and also directed their Academy of International Studies. With a BSS degree from Cornell College, he also holds MAT and MA degrees from Northwestern University. He is founder and head coach at College Essay Clinic, LLC, and currently also serves as Trustee of the Glenview Public Library. Previously he has been Senior Development Associate for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, President of the Cornell College Alumni Association, Trustee of The Glenbrook High School Foundation, and Plan Commissioner for the Village of Glenview. Allan and his wife, Jill, are parents of two adult sons.
    Dennis Thorn | Elected in 2005 | Finance Committee; Past Board Treasurer

    Dennis Thorn | Elected in 2005 | Finance Committee; Past Board Treasurer

    Dennis manages his own law firm, Dennis W. Thorn & Associates, specializing in real estate and general business law. He holds a BA degree from Syracuse University and a JD from The John Marshall Law School. Previously he was active in the River North Area Neighborhood Association and served as community representative to the William B. Ogden Elementary School Local School Council and also as Deacon, Elder, and Trustee at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church.

    Dan Kish | Kellogg Board Fellow

    Rev. Thomas Behrens, Founding President & Former CEO | Director Emeriti

    Chester A. Gougis | Director Emeriti

    Robert H. Jordan, Jr. | Director Emeriti

    Richard Pigott | Director Emeriti

    Carl W. Warschausky | Director Emeriti

  • Benita Natalini, Co-President

    Chintan Mehta, Co-President

    Jonathan Mayo, Secretary

    Peter Hu, Treasurer

    R. Carr Harkrader, Community Partnerships Chair

    Ashley Jordan, Marketing Committee Chair

    Sheida Ahmadzadeh, Membership Committee Co-Chair

    Alyssa Nicole Cullinan, Membership Committee Co-Chair

    Catherine McDonald, Service Advocacy Chair



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  • Paul W. Hamann, President & CEO

    Paul provides oversight and fiscal management to all program and development activities. As President & CEO, Paul provides strategic leadership and vision for The Night Ministry, working closely with the Board of Directors.

    Barbara Bolsen, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement

    Barbara proactively develops community collaborations to support agency programs, particularly in the areas of housing, health care, and spiritual care, and builds community awareness of issues affecting the people The Night Ministry serves.

    Christy Prassas, Vice President of Development and External Relations

    Christy is responsible for the planning, oversight and direction of fund development, public relations and marketing to support the organization's programs and mission. She works with the Board of Directors and the President & CEO to coordinate these efforts.

    Erin Ryan, Senior Vice President

    Erin oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization. She works to develop a more integrative approach to The Night Ministry’s programming to more clearly define how different programs interact and how they can continue to complement one another. Erin is responsible for leadership and management of daily administrative and programmatic operations of The Night Ministry, including: Youth Programs, Outreach and Health Ministry, Human Resources, and Finance & Administration.
  • Tamra Armour, Human Resources Manager

    LaShaunda Battie, Manager, Youth Engagement Services

    Gail Bernoff, Manager, Volunteering, Community, and Congregational Relations

    Barbara Bolsen, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement

    Betsy Carlson, Director of Youth Programs

    Gregory Gross, Director of Mission Fulfillment

    Paul W. Hamann, President & CEO

    Felitha Jones-Patterson, Assistant Director, Early Intervention Services

    Allison McCann-Stevenson, Assistant Director, Long Term Residential Services

    Heather Nash, Senior Director, Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy

    Tedd Peso, Manager, Advocacy & Community Affairs

    Christy Prassas, Vice President of Development & External Relations

    Erin Ryan, Senior Vice President

    Colleen Sonnefeldt, Senior Director of Operations

    David Wywialowski, Director of Outreach & Health Ministry

4711 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 | Phone: 773-784-9000