Our Board of Directors

With the leadership of our Board of Directors, Umoja continues to grow while remaining focused on students.

John Heiberger, President

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Ken Schmetterer, Vice President

DLA Piper 
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Sharon Lindstrom, Treasurer

Protiviti Consulting
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Nicole O. Beechum, Secretary

UChicago Consortium on School Research

Lindsay Chim

Boston Consulting Group
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Angela Cobb

FirstGen Partners LLC

Caryn curry

Mental Health America of Illinois (MHAI)

michael graham

Zekelman Industries 

Steven Fortier

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shannon HAjverov

Google, Inc.

Dr. Melvin Hargrett

Chicago Police Department

Jimmy Harvard

Wells Fargo/ Umoja Alum
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MedImmune, LLC

Evan Newton

Frontier Partners
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Chirag Shah

W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Maria teal