The Curt's Team

Susan Trieschmann

Executive Director

Connie Blade

Past Board President
Pediatrician, Town and Country Pediatrics

Patti Anderson

Board Member
V.P. Commercial Banking, Huntington Bank

Jeff Mackevich

Board Member
Specialist in financial strategies for retirement

Derrick Q Milligan

Board Member
National Sales Director, Heart Zones

Ashor Jajou

Social Worker

Rick Marsh

Board President

Nina Kavin

Advisory Board
Co-founder of Dear Evanston, which addresses equity, inclusion, and youth gun violence in Evanston through storytelling and bridge-building activities.

Dana Pearl

Board Member
Retired Human Resources Consultant specializing in EEO issues, including sexual harassment awareness and pregnancy, race, national origins, religious and other forms of discrimination.

Tami Manton

Board Member
Owner, Group Theater Tix

Bryant Jackson-Green

Board Member
Strategic Policy Advisor, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Elizabeth Tisdahl

Board Member
Past Mayor of Evanston

Kevin Kreuser

Advisory Board
Juvenile Probation Officer and former youth minister at St. Nicholas Parish, Evanston

Lori Dube

Advisory Board

Wilma Nachsin

Advisory Board

Lisa Nigro

Marketing Manager

Libby Lewis

Volunteer Coordinator

Amy Blanton

Accounting Manager

Amy Heppner

Café General Manager

Karli M. Butler

Director of Social Services

Karen Smith

VIP of Operations

David Griffin

Alternative Board Member

Elizabeth Van Nice

Administrative Support

Allie Payne

Board Member

Trudyann Smith


Robyn Bailey

Board Member

Sarah Ghantous Stein

Director of Development

Ashley Cooney

Pastry Chef

Paige Dyer

Chef, North Café

David Graham

Board Member

Joey Givargis

Kitchen Lead

John Thomas

Shift Lead Evanston

Justin Leato

General Manager, Highland Park Café

Luis Robles

Kitchen Assistant/Trainer

Marius Powell

Social Service Provider

Tanya Jenkins

Board Member

Rich Amend

Board Member