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 held at Open Books West Loop, located at 651 W. Lake.

2020 Applicant Info Sessions

  • For Tuesday, November 10th at 5:30pm, click here to register

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



Catie Emig - Chair Henry Crown and Company
Jillian Madden - Membership Chair Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Ashley Hofmann - Treasurer American Hospital Association
Kristi Falzon - External Relations Chair Gartner, Inc.
Elyse Strand - Vice Chair Reed Smith LLP
Bruno Amici Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
Sonya Bhan LinkedIn
Justin Camhi true[X]
Valerie Cauduro Kantar
Michelle Cernauske Starcom
Randy Crader DraftKings
Carole Deeter Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Emily Fox Johnson Asset Management
Jessica Kueck Focus
Kaitlin Larson Immaculate Conception - St. Joseph School
Annie Lyman CIBC
Ammar Mahesri Intouch Group
Elizabeth McGrath Baird & Warner Real Estate
Samantha Monroe Walgreens
Amanda Nyren Interior Define
Jude Odafe Horizon Therapeutics
Megan Olson RSM US LLP
Wendy Onofre Patzik, Frank & Somotny Ltd.
Kara Peterson Esmeralda Santiago Elementary School
Chloe Pooler YMCA Metro Chicago
Irene Post ACERO Charter School Network
Aleja Ross Accenture
Priya Sadarangani Bank of America
Megan Sanders Leo Burnett
Maggie Schultz Bostrom
Lance Strait Google
Neena Vasavan Deloitte
Jessica Vickerman McMaster-Carr
Megan Willebrand Beam Suntory

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