team, board, and advisors

We are a passionate, innovative, and collaborative team focused on celebrating and promoting mentoring across Illinois.


Anna-Claire Setterlin
Executive Director

Anna-Claire brings her vast nonprofit, advocacy, and development experience to advance the strategic priorities of MENTOR Illinois in partnership with the Board and key public and private sector partners.

  • Executive Director, Noah's Arc Foundation

  • Managing Director of External Affairs, Spark Program (MENTOR program partner)

Senior Manager, Corporate Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Major Donor Fundraising, Presidential Campaign

  • Assistant to the Finance Director, U.S. Senate


Board of Directors

MENTOR Illinois’s strength is in the commitment, expertise, and work of its board, staff members and volunteers. The MENTOR Illinois board of directors consists of outstanding leaders from the business, government, education, and religious sectors. These dedicated individuals are actively engaged in the strategic planning and implementation of MENTOR Illinois programs and policies and serve as the organization’s chief ambassadors for youth mentoring. Robin Melvin, former Senior Vice President of MENTOR National, and Justin Johnson, Senior Corporate Counsel of Rush University System for Health, are the current co-chairs of the MENTOR Illinois Board of Directors.


Justin Johnson, Co-Chair
Senior Corporate Counsel, Rush University System for Health

Elizabeth Landon, Secretary
Vice President, Human Resources, Lyric Opera of Chicago

Robin Melvin, Co-Chair
Former Senior Vice President, MENTOR

Phil Kovoor
Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Steve Schaumberger
Managing Partner, 1961 Advisors

Andrew Bluhm
Managing Principal, Delaware Street Capital

Dwain Celistan
Managing Partner, Diversity Practice, DHR International 

David Dietz
Social Responsibility Program Director, National Basketball Association

Liz Gruszkievicz
Senior Vice President, Client Service Director, Energy BBDO

Brian Harvey
Executive Director, Research and Analytics, BCBS Association


Council of Advisors

MENTOR Illinois thanks the following individuals who generously offer their time, talent, and resources to ensure our success. They also serve as enthusiastic ambassadors for youth mentoring in our communities. We are grateful for their service.


Laura Ferris Anderson
Managing Director, JPMorganChase

Ellen Nash Christman
President, Grateful Giving

David DuBois, Ph.D.
Professor, Community Health Sciences, UIC

Sunil Garg
Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake

Francia Harrington
Executive Leadership, Civic Engagement and Strategic Partnerships at Fifth Third Bank

Shawn Jeffers
Executive Director, Little City Foundation

Connie Lindsey
Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Northern Trust