team, board, and advisors
We are a passionate, innovative, and collaborative team focused on celebrating and promoting mentoring across Illinois.
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
Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Managing Partner, 1961 Advisors
Managing Principal, Delaware Street Capital
Managing Partner, Diversity Practice, DHR International
Social Responsibility Program Director, National Basketball Association
Senior Vice President, Client Service Director, Energy BBDO
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
Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake
Executive Leadership, Civic Engagement and Strategic Partnerships at Fifth Third Bank
Executive Director, Little City Foundation
Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Northern Trust