Meet Genesys Works Chicago

Our Staff

Kim Nicholas

Executive Director

Erika Stergos

Chief of Staff

Ominara M. Caldwell

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Kristyn Behrends

Associate Director, Internship and Alumni Services

Gabriel Lopez

Associate Director, Recruitment and Curriculum

Isabel Boratav

Associate Manager, Internship and Alumni Services

Emily Pete

Associate Manager, Recruitment and Curriculum

Mel Bremhorst

Events and Volunteer Coordinator

Sofia Blanco

Program Coordinator

Zoe Harris

Program Coordinator

Stephanie Mata

Program Coordinator

Roni Nashed

Development Coordinator

Christopher Pardave

Program Coordinator

Board of Directors

Tom Nolan

Managing Director, Accenture (retired)

Kenneth Shogren (Secretary)

Regional Director - Illinois Private Banking, CIBC

Ola Bolton

Midwest Region Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Accenture

Stephanie Caldwell

Senior Workday Financials Consultant, TopBloc

Paul Corning

Co-Founder and CEO, Aptitive Corporation

Josh Davidson

Principal, Prime TSR

Samir Desai

Vice President of Talent Management and Organizational Development, NorthShore University HealthSystem

David Drummond

Regional Sales Manager for Chicago, Cisco

Kelly Geary

Senior Director, DXC Technology

Jim Hart

President, Burwood Group, Inc.

Adam Hecktman

Microsoft Philanthropies, Microsoft

Darryl Henry

President, DTI

Philip Jacob

Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase

Thomas G. Knight


Alisa Kolodizner

Founder, Cordelia Capital

Odalys Lara

Fund Accountant, William Blair

Ryan Libel

Paul Maranville

Managing Partner, Lantern Partners

Karen Nicosia

Key Account Director, Hitachi Vantara

Mike Palumbo

Senior Vice President - Global Digital Solutions & Enterprise Systems, TransUnion

Jim Steinback

Former President and Owner, Magnecraft Electric

Emmanuel Williamson

Investment Banking Analyst, Mesirow Capital Markets and Investment Banking

Associates Board

Moji Akinde (Vice Chair)
Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer, Green Courte Partners
Lauren Cano-Granada
Business Intelligence Solution Analyst, Berkley Select
Aaron Deal
Associate for Diversity & Inclusion, CIBC
Luke Elder (Volunteer Chair)
Private Equity Associate, Wind Point Partners
Samantha Galainenia
Director - Client Services, Robert Half
Chris Kiriakou Senior Research Analyst, Aegon Asset Management
Meghan MacFadden (Chair)
Talent Acquisition Recruiter, M&M Home Remodeling Services
Mudessir Mohammed
AQL Technologies
T.O. Odutayo
Corporate Attorney, Locke Lord LLP
Molly Ryanmiller (Events Chair)
Business Analyst, Deloitte
Mike Stergos
Account Manager, Verizon

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