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

Timothy Russell

Timothy
Russell
Strategic Alliance Advisor
Former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at CDK Global

Charles Lilly

Charles
Lilly
Activities & Events Co-Chair
Program Manager, Talent Acquisition at HUB Internationational Limited

Sharice Jessup

Sharice
Jessup
Activities & Events Co-Chair
Regional Director, Workforce Partnerships at Excelsior College

Tequilla Lopez

Tequilla
Lopez, CDR
Communications Co-Chair
Senior Diversity Talent Acquisition Manager at Best Buy

Michael Farris

Michael
Farris
Communications Co-Chair
Specialist, Strategic Priorities, Diversity & Inclusion at the YMCA of the USA

Gilbert Carson

Gilbert
Carson
Education Co-Chair
IT Contractor at LSC Communications

Marsha McDermott

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

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