Curt’s Café Announces New Board Members

Curt’s Café is excited to announce the addition of 3 new members to their Board of Directors.

Nehama Morton

Nehama brings a wealth of Social Service experience to Curt’s Café.  She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University, Chicago., IL. and is also a practicing Child and Family Therapist.  Nehama has developed and facilitated women’s group therapy and life skills coaching.  In the past five years, she has received trauma training and has been helping young adult and adult clients explore and heal from trauma. Furthermore, Nehama has been supervising social work students and therapists in the field.

She was a Co-founder and Clinical Director at Our House – Evanston, a home for homeless youth in Evanston.  Nehama has been doing this work for young adults for over 35 years.

“Nehama was a program consultant and clinical therapist volunteer at Curt’s Café during my early years as a Curt’s mentor”, said Rick Marsh, Curt’s Café Board President.  “I remembered her broad experience and her willingness to support our students and their appreciation for her support.  We are very fortunate to have Nehama join our board and Curt’s team.”

Frank Clements

Frank is a dynamic Executive and leader who has utilized a formal education in economics and finance to drive fiscal discipline and growth in sales, marketing and finance across multiple Consumer Products Companies.  A team player and developer of talent.  Frank is a hands-on strategist with excellent project management and analytic skills.

Frank is President and Founder of B.R.R Properties which buys, renovates, and rents single family houses.  He has developed a team of contractors to renovate and update, and rent the properties to a diverse set of tenants.  Frank is looking to leverage talents in the non-profit housing arena.

What impressed Dana Pearl, the chair of our Nominating Committee was Frank’s volunteer work as a board member (Co-President) for Open Communities, as a staunch advocate for fair housing.  He recently served as a board member for the Harbour, a non-profit organization that provides housing and life skills to homeless young women.

“The Curt’s Café Board team could not be happier to have Frank join our team”, Rick Marsh, Board President.

Greg King

Greg joins the Curt’s Café Board as a former employee of Curt’s, a product of the Evanston community and a staunch advocate of uplifting youth. He started with Curt’s to update Life Skills, Graduate and Experiential Programs while working closely with social service workers to bring the very best to students.

Greg is a 2007 graduate of Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, majoring in sports management and marketing. He has enjoyed a number of sales jobs since graduation but his desire to advocate for young adults has been his calling.  Greg is currently employed by the City of Evanston’s Youth and Young Adults Division of the Recreation Dept.

“Greg is a contemporary of my son and I’ve had the opportunity of knowing him for the past 25 years as a mentor and coach.  We welcome Greg as a youthful member of our Board”, Rick Marsh, Board President.

Curt’s mission is to improve outcomes for young adults living in at risk situations through work and life skills training.

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