The management team of Children’s Place Association brings together their diverse backgrounds to help fulfill our mission.
Founding Board of Directors
In the late 1980s a small group of concerned Chicagoans responded to the HIV/AIDS health crisis and its impact on children by creating a new organization. Its original program, a 10-bed Children’s Residential Center with 24-hour nursing care, opened in 1991 – one of the first of its kind in the nation.
Thank you to the Founding Board of Directors.
Robert T. Bale | Henrietta Bertelsman | Joseph Hickey Jack Lee (in memoriam) | Elizabeth LeTourneau-Lee | Langdon D. Neal | Amy Puccinelli | Jack Strand | Ram Yogev, MD
Board of Directors
Children’s Place Association Board of Directors is made up of community and business leaders. Their diverse backgrounds bring unique perspectives and leadership to the organization.
Michael Silverman, Chair Chief Legal Officer and Specialized Operations SmithBucklin
Bob Ryan, Vice Chair Chief Financial Officer/Co-Owner Goldfish Swim School
Christopher Murphy, Treasurer, CPA Partner RSM US
Bethany Neckvatal, Secretary Senior Vice President Mesirow Financial Currency Management Group
Brenda B. Asare President & CEO The Alford Group
Robert T. Bale Community Volunteer/ Founding Board Member
Josephine Calderon Vice President & Senior Trust Officer – Trust & Wealth Management Devon Bank
John J. Durso Attorney at Law
Richard D. Joutras
Chairman of the Board (Retired)
SG360 a Segerdahl Company
Harold A. Kessler, MD
Global Medical Director
Raymond J. Mulligan
Vice President (Retired)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Kathleen Ryan Sellew*
Managing Director (Retired)
Marsh USA Inc.
Edward F. Otto*
Ted Otto Group, LLC
Leadership Advisory Council
Robert T. Bale* Community Volunteer
Langdon D. Neal* Principal and Owner Neal & Leroy, LLC
Richard S. Price Chairman Mesirow Financial
Mrs. John R. Walter Community Volunteer & Co-Founder of The Auxiliary of Children’s Place Association
* Indicates past Board Chair