Our Board

Chicago Children’s Theatre would like to enthusiastically thank our amazing Board of Directors for all of their hard work, guidance, and support.


  • Jacqueline Russell
    Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Chicago Children’s Theatre
  • Todd Leland
    Co-Founder & Board Chair, Chicago Children’s Theatre
    Managing Director, Goldman Sachs International


  • Armando Chacon, President
    Principal & Managing Partner, Century 21 S.G.R. Inc.
  • David Saltiel, Vice-Chair
    Retired Partner, Golan Christie Taglia, LLP
  • Jack Lavin, Vice-Chair
    President, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Anne Ray, Secretary
    Senior Counsel, Bowhead Specialty
  • Ariel Knowles, Treasurer
    Civic Leader


  • Dori Bowling
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • David Chung
    Founder, The Snowball Project
  • Brian Crouch
    CEO, Tracademia
  • Tirath Desai
    Partner, PwC
  • David Gaito
    CFA, Head of Direct Lending
    Fidelity Management & Research Company
  • Meridith Kaminski
    Civic Leader
  • Sharone Levy
    Counsel, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Hon. Viviana Martinez
    Judge, State of Illinois
  • Mark Melendes
    Managing Director & Specialized Industries Head, CIBC Bank
  • Eric Neveux
    Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • George Vojta
    Researcher and Academic at University of Chicago
  • Curtis Wilgosh
    Director, PwC
  • Eric Winter
    Director, Digital Transformation and Strategy, AlixPartners

For questions or concerns related to Our Board, please contact our Director of Development, Matt Merrill, at mmerrill@chicagochildrenstheatre.org, or by calling (773) 227-0180 x319.