Prashant Kolluri (Secretary) is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to that, he was an associate at the Chicago office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP where he specialized in complex commercial litigation and class actions. Before law school, Prashant taught high school math for two years through the New York City Teaching Fellows program. He holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, an MS in Mathematics Education from St. John’s University, and a JD from Washington University.
Susan Goldman received a BA from Barnard and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. Now in her work, Susan’s research interests are in learning and assessment in subject matter domains such as literacy, mathematics, history and science. She also is interested in roles for technologies in supporting assessment, instruction, and learning; digital literacy assessment; multiple source comprehension; technology supports for learning; educational change and teacher learning; and discourse analytic methodologies.
Leonidas Stellakis (Vice Chair) is a Principal an owner of ARCO/Murray, a full-service design/build general contractor. He has worked in the design and construction industry for 12 years and has helped ARCO/Murray expend and diversify their business. Lee and his wife Jordan are city of Chicago residents who enjoy keeping their three kids (Marie, Jack, and Frankie) out of trouble. Lee has been involved with a handful of initiatives to increase educational access including funding the Bike Ride for the Kids, Lego First, and Bottom Line. He earned a BA in Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MS in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.
Reggie Moore (Board Chair) is a strategic sales and marketing leader with more than 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. He recently served as the Senior Vice President of sales, marketing & innovation at Land O’Frost. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of strategies that support the company’s business goals and growth initiatives. He now works for Newell Brands. Reggie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from Morehouse College and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Strategy from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Prior to joining Chicago Collegiate, Reggie served on the board of directors for Grace Lutheran School and Leap Empowers.
David Wales (Treasurer) is a recently-retired executive, having spent 35 years in the financial services industry with GCM Grosvenor, a Chicago-based alternatives investment firm, and Bank of Montreal. David received his B.A. (Economics) from the University of British Columbia and holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (C.F.A.) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (C.A.I.A) designations.
Crystal Jones is a Founding Collegiate Parent. Crystal has three children attending Chicago Collegiate (Kennie A., Pride of 2022, Aiden T., Pride of 2025, Mariah J., Pride of 2021). Crystal was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago in the Roseland Community. Crystal is a Supervisor at PLS Financial and prior to PLS, Crystal worked as a Rail Operator for the CTA. She is very involved in her church where she serves on various Auxiliaries. Crystal goes by this quote every day: “The best way to get things done is to simply begin.”
Dr. Jordan Yakoby is a university professor of nursing, nurse practitioner, and executive. Dr. Yakoby is currently the director of undergraduate nursing and assistant professor at College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City. By background, Dr. Yakoby is an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) with post-graduate fellowship training in neurocritical care (Neuro ICU) and stroke neurology. When in the hospital, he manages patients with critical brain and spinal cord illness and injury, as well as those dependent on ventilators and life saving medications. He is active in research and scholarship, including a couple published articles within the past year in the literature related to Guillain-Barre Syndrome due to COVID-19 and other topics. His academic training includes master’s and doctoral degrees from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, State University of New York at New Paltz, and Georgia Southern University in Savannah, GA in the fields of nursing, business, and education. He is currently working on opening a health center serving faculty, staff, and students at College of Mount Saint Vincent where he would serve as Executive Director. Ultimately, he seeks to use this venture as an opportunity to open a federally qualified health center serving the underserved communities of the Bronx.
Mary E. Townsend-Baldwin is a Finance Officer for the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. In her role with the city, she is responsible for monitoring $400M in local, state, and federal grants. Prior to this, she worked 19 years for a non-profit mental/behavioral health organization in the accounting department where she started as a clerk and worked her way up to Assistant Comptroller. Mary received her bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University and her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management (DeVry). She is also a Collegiate community member.
Mr. David Masten Montero Rosen is the CEO, Chief Investment Officer (p.m.), and Board Chairman of the Graham & Dodd Fund LLC, a US equity fund, a hedge fund, fixed income & farmland fund in New York, managing assets for institutional pension fund sponsors and foundations. He is the former Managing Director of Bear Stearns and Head of Emerging Markets Research. He is the former Head of Emerging Markets and Co-Head of E.M. M&A at Kidder Peabody (a General Electric subsidiary). Mr. Montero Rosen received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics, his MBA in finance from the NYU Stern Graduate School of Business. He also holds the following Certificates: Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) from MIT, Negotiations from Harvard University’s JFK School, and CFA Institute in Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing from CFA Institute.
Dr. Terry Johnson is a former CPS educator and the Founder of the Xtra-Abilities Consulting Group. Full Bio coming soon.