Announcing the 2019 Slate of Officers and Directors

The members of the 2018 AFP Chicago Committee on Directorship are pleased to present the proposed 2019 slate of Officers and Directors.  Terms of office are for one year and begin January 1, 2019.  The slate will be elected by the membership at AFP Chicago’s Annual Meeting on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Interested in Service on the AFP Chicago Board of Directors?

The AFP Chicago Committee on Directorship invites the development community to consider future service on the Board of Directors.  Strong leadership is a hallmark of AFP Chicago and we encourage highly motivated and committed members to consider volunteering for board service.  

Who are we looking for?
AFP Chicago seeks directors who are committed to the non-profit sector and to advancing philanthropy in the organizations and communities they represent.  Directors are committed to ethical practice, donor rights, and other tenets of AFP International.  AFP Chicago is strongly committed to embracing the diversity that makes up our greater Chicagoland community. We seek nominees who:

    • Have been active AFP members (Chicago or other chapters) during each of the past two years;
    • Have strong leadership and service orientation, interests and experiences;
    • Serve a cross-section of Chicago’s diverse communities; and
    • Represent diversity of professional focus, age, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and geography.

Board & Staff

The AFP Chicago Chapter Board of Directors is an all-volunteer board that is made up of 22 members. Their role is to ensure the policies and procedures established by the chapter are fulfilled. Please click here for more information on board service and AFP Chicago Pathways to Leadership. 

2018 Board of Directors

President: Melissa Berliner, Campbell & Company



President-Elect: Morgan Collier, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School



 Vice President - Continuous Learning: Alyson Hall CFRE, American Association of Endodontists Foundation 



Vice President – Member Engagement & Marketing: Katie Roth Mylenbusch, CFRE


Vice President – Resource: Kristienne Hanna, Swedish Covenant Hospital



Vice President – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access: 
Patricia Broughton, CFRE
, Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago & NW IN 

Secretary: Tony Martinez, Jr., Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation





Treasurer: Tula Gogolak, CFRE, Easterseals



Immediate Past President: John Huebler CFREIllinois Institute of Technology 



Laura Aikens, CCS Fundraising 





Nathan Armstrong, WTTW/WFMT

Teresa Battaglia
, Archdiocese of Chicago


Michael Boersma CFRE
, Advocate Charitable Foundation




 Sherre Jennings Cullen CFRE, Urban Gateways





Sarah Leahy Danahy, CFRELittle Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care

Melanie Dykstra
, Dominican University

Michelle Hidalgo, Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children



 Eric B. Johnson, CFRE, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)





Ann Kora, The Adler Planetarium

Channing Lenert, CFRE, Navy Pier



Gabriella Pehanich
, YMCA of the USA

Milton Rodriguez, CFRE, Chicago Scholars Foundation





Pamela V. Williams CAE, Executive Director
Gail Brooks CMP, Director of Meetings
Carletta Seay, Manager, Membership & Registration Services
Jacqueline Peiffer, Manager, Communications and Programs
Scott Freeman, Controller

 Q&A with 2018 AFP Chicago Chapter President Melissa Berliner

Melissa BerlinerMelissa Berliner is AFP Chicago's 2018 Chapter President and Vice President at Campbell & Company. We invited Melissa to share her insights with us, including how she entered the development profession, turning points in her career, and why she is looking forward to the year ahead for AFP Chicago. Read the story...

© 2013 Association of Fundraising Professionals Chicago Chapter
1717 North Naper Boulevard Suite 102 Naperville, IL 60563 | Phone: 630-416-1166  | Fax: 630-596-1042