Associate Board

The Open Books Associate Board is an energetic group of exciting people who hail from a wide spectrum of occupations and are joined together by a love of literacy. We’re always looking for young professionals from all fields who want to share their time, talents, and connections for the cause! Associate Board Members spread the word about Open Books to their networks, help plan and execute fantastic fundraising events, are willing to make a 2-year commitment, and are comfortable with a $1,000 individual fundraising goal. If these sound like things you can do, we’d love to meet you!

The Open Books Associate Board brings on new members two times per year: January and July. Please attend one of our info sessions to learn more. Sessions are usually held at Open Books West Loop, located at 651 W. Lake, or virtually via Zoom.

Upcoming Applicant Info Sessions

  • 2023 Info Sessions will be announced soon


If you have any questions or to RSVP for an info session, please contact our Associate Board Recruitment Committee: [email protected]

Carole Deeter - Chair Thompson Hine, LLP
Elyse Strand Oberhouse - Vice Chair Reed Smith LLP
Justin Camhi - Membership Chair true[x]
Megan Olson - Treasurer RSM US LLP
Chloe Pooler - External Relations Chair YMCA Metro Chicago
Priya Sadarangani - Secretary Bank of America
Celeste Aguzino 617MediaGroup
Elijah Ampo Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Marissa Arrez State of Illinois Senate
Nancy Coletto Aon
Randy Crader DraftKings
Briana Eames State of Illinois/Human & Social Services
Mary Farnham Toyota Motor North America
Mario Formica SupplyKick
William Holland Wintrust
Courtney Hummel Wolters Kluwer
Jennifer Kucholtz Intellectual Property Law
Ryan Marcus Ropes & Gray LLP
Jude Odafe Horizon Therapeutics
Wendy Onofre Patzik, Frank & Somotny Ltd.
Maya Portillo McCormick Foundation
Megan Sanders Leo Burnett
Audrey Sova The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Jessie Spangler Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago
Amita Sweeney Capital One
Sarah Urben Namaste Charter School
Nicholas van Almelo Atwell-Group
Jessica Vickerman McMaster-Carr
Megan Willebrand Beam Suntory
Marilyn Zubak Deloitte Consulting

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)’s Associate Board Of The Year 2014