Board of Directors

Noreen Abbasi

Marketing, Operations & Strategy Consultant

Noreen Abbasi is an entrepreneur and executive with an extensive business development background within highly competitive markets.



District Sales Leader

Kathryn is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the food & beverage industry. Skilled in detail oriented planning, communication, public speaking, and team work. 

Dr. Maureen Dunne

Autism Community Ventures


Dr. Maureen Dunne is an Education Technology Executive and autism advocate.  She is committed to improving lives through innovation/job creation and by spearheading STEM, mental health and autism related initiatives. 

Sellia Georges

Cupital and Artopolis


Sellia Georges, the Owner of the French-inspired cafe, Cupitol Coffee & Eatery (Evanston) and Artopolis (Chicago Greek Town), has been involved in the restaurant businesses of her family for years. Now she spends the majority of her time running her two unique cafes.

Robert Heller

Interaction Dynamics

Chief Psychologist

Dr. Robert Heller is the President and Chief Psychologist of Interaction Dynamics, responsible for practice development, overseeing consulting assignments, network development for strategic alliances and supervision of assessment staff.

Stella Kalfas

Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago (MHAGC)

President & CEO

Stella Kalfas, MHAGC Executive Board Member, was appointed as President and CEO in October, 2009. Stella is an advocate for individuals and families coping with mental illness.

Lauren Kovar

Thomson Reuters

Senior Director, Professional Services

Lauren Kovar is a CPA, CGMA and CITP and an expert in business operations, transformation, technology strategy and finance improvement. Lauren leads the Corporates Professional Services Operations Center of Excellence at Thomson Reuters, a $110M business that provides Tax, Legal and Risk technology services to Corporations. Lauren also advises Fortune 500 companies on leading practices for tax operations and technology. 

Charles Krugel

Charles Krugel Labor, Employment and HR Resource Counseling on Behalf of Business


Charles represents companies in all facets of labor & employment related litigation, negotiations, collective bargaining, regulatory issues, union relations, & alternative dispute/conflict resolution–arbitration, mediation & grievance.  

Dr. Jesse Maggitt

US Department of Education and Department of Defense

Presidential Management Fellow & Performance Management Analyst

Dr. Jesse Maggitt is an operations improvement expert, executive, business professor and military officer and is a global leader in operations analysis, change management processes and best practice replication (in industries such as asset banking, manufacturing, education and military).

Maria Martinez


Maria Martinez is a retired education professional.


Aequalis Health


Kevin Mehta works at the intersection of healthcare financing, technology, & social good.  Currently, as the CEO of Aequalis Health, a newly formed consultancy democratizing access to episodic insights and analytics. Previously, he was both the COO at Payformance Solutions Inc. and Director of the Center for Value in Healthcare at Altarum Institute responsible for leading the development of innovative solutions and asset-based product offerings.

Tom Rajaeieh


Financial Analyst

Tom Rajaeieh has been providing accounting and financial reporting advice and support on a wide range of transactions and events, including adherence to new and revised accounting standards.



VISCOFAN USA Operations, Chief Financial Officer

Alonso has navigated numerous environments to transform and redirect financial procedure and performance towards contributing to the bottom line.  His expertise includes conceiving, implementing and nurturing innovative strategies to revive structure and motivation of financial departments ensuring their ability to achieve their business objectives; profit growth, cost reduction and sustainable development.

Poonam Sharma

ResCare Workforce Services

Project Director

Poonam brings expertise in P&L Management, process improvement and optimization (Lean), operations management, business strategy & planning, budgeting, business development, team management and stakeholder management (including C-Suite and Funders) to MHAGC.  She has found solutions with sustainable long-term impact for complex problems faced by organizations in the healthcare industry.

Dr. Angela Tagaris

Concordia University

Professor of Education

Dr. Tagaris facilitates education classes for undergrad students, educational technology to graduate students and doctoral teacher leadership classes for PHD students.  In addition, she supervises student teachers and assists PH.D students with their dissertations. 

Steven Weinberg

Accuity, Inc.

Sales Manager

Steve Weinberg manages the sales initiatives at Accuity, a technology company that specializes in providing anti-money laundering and electronic payment solutions to financial institutions and corporates. Steve has over twenty-five years of leadership experience in the high-technology solutions business.

Steve Wolff

CFO Partner

Steve has spent more than 25 years as a CFO, adviser and multi-lingual (Russian and Spanish) executive. Industries include the healthcare, SaaS, construction, professional services, manufacturing, financial services and human services.  

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