Meet our UtmostU Staff and Board

The UtmostU Staff and Board of Directors are made up of amazing people with a passion and expertise for guiding young adults toward every opportunity to succeed.

Meet The UtmostU Staff

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Amy Huang

Executive Director

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Lydia Lara

Post-Secondary Support Assoc.

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Jasmine Nelson

Sr. Manager of Post-Secondary Coaching

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Christine Witnik

Operations Consultant

Jada Laws

Outreach Intern

Rebecca Connie

Sr. Manager of Data Narration

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Jocelyn Hernandez

Sr. Manager of Partnerships

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Kimberly Hawkins

Director of Advancement

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Kiana Kali

Communications Associate

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David Bennett

Associate Executive Director

Meet The UtmostU Board of Directors

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Patricia Ford

Executive Director
Steans Family Foundation

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Patricia J. Redd

Retired Community Schools Initiative Leader, Chicago Public Schools

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Greg Mooney

Comer Science & Ed. Foundation

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Ronald Seymore

Advisory Managing Director
Enterprise Solutions, KPMG US

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Daniel Johnson

Digitial Specialist

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Mike Pincus

Retired Capital Markets and Commercial Banking Executive, BMO Financial Group

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Eric Weinheimer

Senior Vice President and
Philanthropic Strategist  Nonprofit Consulting Services
Bank of America

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Tosha Downey

Sr Program Officer, State and Local Government Relations
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Thackston Lundy

Vice President of Workforce Pathways at Accelerate U, a division at National Louis University

Lauren Akainyah

Vice President of the Diverse Markets Channel, ADP

Shannon Fuller

Shannon Fuller

Vice President of Talent at Health Care Services Corp.