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 on a quarterly basis. Please attend one of our quarterly info sessions to learn more. Sessions are held at Open Books West Loop, located at 651 W. Lake.

November 5th 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]



Michelle Prestidge - Chair Deloitte
Miranda Freeman - Vice Chair Morneau Shepell
Kaitlin Larson - Secretary Immaculate Conception – St. Joseph School
Ashley Hofmann - Treasurer American Hospital Association
Sonya Bhan LinkedIn
Julie Brown Mars, Inc.
Valerie Cauduro Kantar
Michelle Cernauske Starcom
Rae Cheney Ex Libris
Christine Derck Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Kristi Falzon Linkedin
Rica Fils Empyre Strikes Back LLC
Emily Fox Johnson Institutional Management
Abigail Gavrila Bureau van Dijk
Annie Lyman CIBC
Jillian Madden Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Tyrone Martinez - Black Collaborative for Academic, Social, Emotional Learning
Elizabeth McGrath Baird & Warner Real Estate
Jessica Mondics Prophet
Veronica Nevarez Esperanza Healthcare
Amanda Nyren Interior Define
Jude Odafe Horizon Therapeutics
Rohun Pai Huron Consulting Group
Kara Peterson Esmeralda Santiago Elementary School
Chloe Pooler KPMG
Catherine Reidy Henry Crown and Company
Maggie Schultz Bostrom
Neena Vasavan Deloitte

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