Chapter Leaders

The Chapter Leaders direct the local diversity council and is composed of officers and committee chairpersons. All chapter leaders are staunch supporters of diversity and actively engaged in carrying out the mission of the Illinois Diversity Council.

Committees

Activities & Events
Communications
Education
Membership

Officer Positions

Cherie Coleman

Cherie
Coleman, BS, MSC, CDP
President
Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)
Program Manager at Anthem, Inc.

Crystal Odom

Crystal
Odom M.A., CWDP
Vice President
Assistant National Director at Easter Seals Inc.

Karina Sanchez

Karina
Sanchez
Secretary & Young Professionals Liaison
Diversity & Inclusion Associate at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Michael Farris

Michael
Farris
Strategic Alliance Advisor
Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at the YMCA of the USA

Charles Lilly

Charles
Lilly
Activities & Events Co-Chair
Senior Associate, HR Technology, KPMG, LLP

Sharice Jessup

Sharice
Jessup
Activities & Events Co-Chair
Director, Corporate Learning, Bisk

Marsha McDermott

Marsha
McDermott
Communications Co-Chair
Workplace Inclusion/EEO Compliance Manager at RR Donnelley

Nina Turnage

Nina
Turnage
Communications Co-Chair
Business Strategist, The Exeter Group

Leslie Drish

Leslie
Drish
Education Co-Chair
Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, Tyson Foods

Sabina Gebczyk

Sabina
Gebczyk
Education Co-Chair
Project Manager, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Chicago Housing Authority

Sophie Todd

Sophie
Todd
Membership Co-Chair
Residential Consultant at Dream Town Realty

Vincent Williams

Vincent
Williams
Membership Co-Chair
Director of Membership and Business Development at The Executives’ Club of Chicago

Mariella Palacios

Mariella
Palacios
Editorial Board Chair
Diversity & Sourcing Consultant at DePaul University