Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation Board of Directors
We are grateful for the volunteer service and dedication of our valued Board officers, who offer a wealth of experience from diverse backgrounds to help us move our mission forward.
Bruce J. Wojack
Senior Vice President and Wealth Strategist at The Northern Trust
Read MoreBruce J. Wojack is a senior vice president and wealth strategist at The Northern Trust with more than 30 years of experience serving the needs of high net worth individuals and families. Prior to joining The Northern, he was a trust specialist with Merrill Lynch and a client advisor at JP Morgan. In addition to the Foundation board, Wojack serves as a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council, and is a past president of the River Forest Tennis Club. He is also a member of the Oak Park Country Club. He lives in Oak Park with his wife Kim, a lifelong Oak Parker and the granddaughter of the founder of Nielsen’s Restaurant, and their two college-aged children.
Senior Counsel with the American Arbitration Association, Inc.
Read MoreKelly Turner is a senior counsel with the American Arbitration Association, Inc. (AAA) in its Chicago regional office. As a member of the AAA’s legal department, she handles litigation, subpoenas and contracts, and works with employees across the country and in Singapore. She was previously vice president in charge of the Chicago regional office, focusing on the AAA’s commercial division. Before joining the AAA, Turner spent more than 19 years at Locke Lord LLP, a full-service international law firm. In addition to the Foundation board, she is a member of the board of directors of the Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society. She lives in Oak Park.
Phil Hausken (secretary)
Attorney, recently retired from Huron Consulting Group
Read MoreA resident of Oak Park since 1987, Phil Hausken is an attorney recently retired from Huron Consulting Group. As chief compliance officer, he led the organization in such areas as corporate ethics, data security, and healthcare regulations. Hausken also held high-level leadership roles at Northern Trust Asset Management, Zurich Kemper Investments and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. He holds a JD from DePaul University College of Law, and also attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He and his wife have three children, all of whom attended Oak Park elementary schools and graduated from Fenwick High School. In addition to his service for the Foundation, Hausken is also a former board member and president of the Oak Park Education Foundation.
Kevin Robinson (treasurer)
2022 Fellow at Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative
Read MoreA longtime resident of Oak Park, Kevin Robinson is currently a 2022 Fellow at Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI), a program designed to help experienced leaders solve social issues through entrepreneurship by creating positive social impact. He is finalizing an ALI project goal of designing frameworks to address economic equity through financial literacy education in order to combat income/wealth inequality and disinvestment in underserved communities. He intends to convene financial education content providers with collective impact organizations and funders. Prior to attending ALI, Robinson most recently served as general counsel to an international financial services firm, and previously served in several public sector roles including as a prosecutor in the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition to Foundation, Robinson serves on several nonprofit boards that focus on regional and community support for underserved individuals/communities.
Case Hoogendoorn (counsel)
Volunteer General Counsel to the OP-RF Community Foundation
Read MoreCase Hoogendoorn serves as volunteer general counsel to the Foundation, and is recognized for his civic and charitable commitments across metro Chicago. As founding partner with Hoogendoorn & Talbot LLP, he assists clients in maximizing the tax benefits of philanthropic giving through charitable trusts, family foundations and other charitable vehicles. In addition to the Foundation, he is general counsel to the Barnabas Foundation, and serves on professional advisory boards with Chicago Community Trust and Lurie Children’s Hospital Foundation. He is a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council and is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel. He lives in Oak Park.
Read MoreIV Ashton, a resident of Oak Park, is committed to uniting technology and justice to serve vulnerable populations throughout the world. Ashton began his legal career internationally, overseeing the development of a database tracking human rights violations in Kosovo, as well as several online tools for various ministries of justice throughout the Balkans. In 1999 Ashton co-founded Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO), which provides legal training and support to pro bono attorneys and pro se litigants involved with the justice system. In 2001, Ashton founded LegalServer, a web-based case management platform used by hundreds of nonprofit agencies and public defenders. Most recently, Ashton created houston.ai, a web-based platform applying machine learning to streamline legal processes for agencies supporting individuals who cannot afford attorneys.
Global Head of Human Resources, Golin
Read MoreTiffiny Bolden brings nearly two decades of experience in human resources, corporate learning and development initiatives, and diversity, equity and inclusion programs with international and local organizations. As the global head of human resources for Golin, a global public relations agency, Bolden serves as a member of the executive board and has a professional focus on providing culturally relevant, employee-focused human resources strategy for one of the most prominent and respected PR agencies. In recent years, she has focused on supporting diverse employee populations and building effective and impactful teams as businesses have navigated the pandemic. Bolden has a broad background in human resources spanning leadership roles in both large corporations and local public service organizations. She’s led and developed teams as a senior human resources leader at a variety of companies such as Information Resources, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., Anixter, Navman Wireless and Illinois Public School District U-46. She lives in River Forest.
Founder, OVP Management Consulting Group
Read MoreAlejandro Bodipo-Memba is the founder of OVP Management Consulting Group, based in Oak Park. A former corporate leader and print journalist, he has decades of experience in strategic communications, continuous improvement process design work and leadership development training. He served as senior communications manager at Commonwealth Edison, an Exelon company, and held several roles at DTE Energy in Detroit, MI. In 2010, Bodipo-Memba represented the United States on an international communications consulting team helping the nation of Argentina in developing nuclear communications strategies. He was previously a staff reporter for the Detroit Free Press and Wall Street Journal.
Chairperson, Grants & Programs Committee
Read MoreDenise Laria Burns, PsyD serves as the chairperson for the Board’s Grants and Programs Committee, as well as the board liaison for the Communityworks Advisory Board. Her volunteer service also includes chairing the Mental Health Committee of River Forest, Old St. Pats Church, and Celestial Ministries in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. She also serves as a board member for Austin Career Education Center, where she had previously been employed as a school counselor for 12 years. A resident of River Forest, Burns received a doctorate of psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1998, as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1988.
Co-founder, Executive Director, One Earth Collective
Read MoreWith over 25 years of digital marketing and publishing experience, Ana Garcia Doyle is co-founder and executive director of One Earth Collective, an Oak Park-based environmental nonprofit that produces the One Earth Film Festival (the Midwest’s premiere environmental film festival) and other programs. In addition to the Foundation board, she serves on the board of Kinfolk CoLab. She is also a community leader, advocate, and public speaker in the area of environmental sustainability, who helped lead an award-winning zero waste initiative in District 97 schools, and was named a Crain's Chicago Business 2022 Notable Leader in Sustainability. Doyle and her husband Jim live in Oak Park in a renovated 100-year-old home that received a 2012 Green Award from the Village of Oak Park, and 2019 LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. In addition, the Doyles created a scholarship fund to financially assist residents of west Cook County interested in joining the Leadership Lab.
Douglas R. Dixon
Social and Environmental Justice Leader
Read MoreDoug Dixon considers himself a community agitant for social and environmental justice and engages with like-minded people bending the arc of history towards social justice, especially throughout the greater West Side. His corporate path included finance, IT and sales functions for IBM, GE, BP, and Kraft-Heinz before he launched a consulting practice out of River Forest in 1996. Along with his wife Collete and daughter, Dixon lived in River Forest until 2018 and currently resides in downtown Chicago. Dixon’s service to the Foundation includes chairing the audit committee, donor relations committee, Leadership Lab (formerly Community Leadership Program) and Future Philanthropists. He also currently sits on the board of the Three Pillars Initiative.
Global Head of Sustainability Research, Morningstar
Read MoreJon Hale, PhD, CFA, is global head of sustainability research for the Americas at Morningstar, where he developed Morningstar's sustainable investing framework, which provides a straightforward way for financial advisers to understand investor motivations for seeking sustainable investments and outlines the range of activities associated with this approach to investing. Hale holds a doctorate in political science from Indiana University with a specialty in public policy, and is a past Oak Park village trustee. He currently serves on the Village of Oak Park Plan Commission. In addition to his public service, he sat on the board of the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation and co-founded Forum Oak Park, a grass-roots citizen group that advocates for policies that serve the greater good of the community. He lives in Oak Park with his wife, Lynn Kamenitsa, and their two college-age children.
Lisa N. Johnson
Chief Financial Officer, healthcare startups
Read MoreLisa N. Johnson lives in northeast Oak Park. After 35 years with Wells Fargo, Johnson most recently served as chief financial officer for two startup healthcare firms. She also was chief operating officer of Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC), the architecture and design firm she and her husband Lamar cofounded in 2017. They are members of Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, where Lisa serves as a deacon. In addition to the Community Foundation, Johnson sits on the board of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and is an active member of the Chicago Network and the Economic Club of Chicago, and has previously served as a trustee of the Chicago Zoological Society. She is also a member of the Foundation’s Women Leaders in Philanthropy giving group.
Owner & President, Hensley Company
Read MoreSarah Jolie is the owner and president of Hensley Company, a 100-year-old mailing and fulfillment company founded by her grandfather in 1921. Now a certified woman-owned business, in 2021 Hensley was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Jolie has also served on the boards of the Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park United Way, Commercial Law League of America, and Chicago Postal Customer Council. She is the recipient of the 2021 Mail Professional Recognition Award given by the Chicago Postal Customer Council. A graduate of Oak Park public schools, she lived in Forest Park from 2003 to 2014 and now owns a two-flat in Oak Park with two other multi-generation residents.
President, Mastercare Building Services Inc.