Board of Directors

The University of Illinois Foundation Board of Directors is the governing body of our organization. The Board is responsible for identifying and supporting our mission and selecting our chief executive.

The Board consists of a regular membership of 19 to 24 elected directors. Once elected, a Board member serves as a regular director for a term of three years.

Officers of the Board


Richard C. Osborne MBA ’73
Senior Managing Director, Madison Industries

Immediate Past Chair

Anthony G. DiTommaso ’74, MS ’76
Managing Partner, Ecvall, LLC


James H. Moore, Jr.

Secretary & Legal Counsel

Jennifer F. Cerasa

Treasurer & COO/CFO

Christine C. Devocelle MBA ’13

Chief Investment Officer

Travis Shore

Assistant Treasurers

Kelly L. Bennett '04, MAS '05
Michelle S. Bolger MBA ’14

Assistant Secretary

Jacquline N. Schweighart ’03, EdM ’09

Governing Directors

Shakeeb Alam ’97
Co-Founder & President, East Bridge Capital Management

Mark D. Coe ’84
Managing Member & Chief Investment Officer, Intrinsic Edge Capital Management, LLC

Alan D. Feldman ’74, MBA ’76
(Retired) Chairman, President & CEO, Midas, Inc.

Laura L. Fraley ’77, MS ’79
Principal, Greenway Family Office, LLC

William D. Forsyth ’86
President and Founder, Frontier Partners

Alejandra Garza ’88
Founder and Principal, AGG Consulting 

Beth Georgia Gies ’89 
President, Gies Foundation

Karen M. Golz ’76 
(Retired) Global Vice Chair, Ernst & Young Global Limited

Cynthia M. Helle ’85
Director, The Josselyn Center and Providence Englewood Charter School Foundation

Julie A. Kellner ’86
(Retired) Executive Director, The Lincoln Academy of Illinois

Stuart L. Levenick ’76
(Retired) Group President, Caterpillar, Inc.

Jean M. Manning ’72, MBA ’78, JD ’83
Emeritus Chief Counsel for Employment, United States Senate

A. Helen McGrath ’77, MS ’78
(Retired) Vice President, AT&T Inc.

Saul J. Morse ’69, JD ’72
Attorney, Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP

Deborah A. Paul, PhD MS ’79
(Retired) Biochemist/Director, Business Development & Licensing, Abbott Laboratories

Mary Ellen Penicook ’81, JD ’87
(Retired) Corporate Attorney & Assistant Secretary, Federal Signal Corporation

Kay M. Schwichtenberg MBA ’84
(Retired) President & CEO, Central Life Sciences

Khawar M. Siddique ’94, MD ’98
CEO, DOCS Health & DOCS Surgical Hospital

Paul T. Tucker ’70, MS ’71, PhD ’75
(Retired) Corporate Vice President, Computer Sciences Corporation

Ex-officio Directors

Donald J. Edwards ’88
Chair, University of Illinois Board of Trustees
Chief Executive Officer, Flexpoint Ford, LLC

Timothy L. Killeen
President, University of Illinois System

Paul Ellinger
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller, University of Illinois System

James H. Moore, Jr.
President/CEO, University of Illinois Foundation

Life Directors

James M. Benson ’68
Chairman, Benson Botsford, LLC

Gary K. Bielfeldt ’58, MS ’59
Managing Partner, Bielfeldt & Company, LLC 

Henry B. Blackwell II ’52
(Retired) Counsel, Baker & Daniels, LLP

Doris K. Christopher ’67
Founder & Chairman, The Pampered Chef, Ltd.

James R. DeBord ’69, MS ’71, MD ’74
(Retired) Professor of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Jane Phillips Donaldson ’65, MS ’67
Partner, Phillips Oppenheim

David J. Downey ’63, JD ’66
President, The Downey Group, Inc.

W. Robert Felker ’74
Partner, Gator Trading

Juanita F. Francis ’70
President, F2 Family Foundation

Louis A. Friedrich ’67
(Retired) Principal, Bernstein Global Wealth Management

John A. Georges ’51
(Retired) Chairman & CEO, International Paper Company

Phillip C. Goldstick ’53
(Retired) Chairman of the Board, G. Equity Investment Group, Ltd.

Mary Kay Haben ’77
(Retired) President, North America, William Wrigley Jr. Co.

G. Stephen Irwin MD ’77
(Retired) President & Chairman, The Center for Outpatient Medicine

Mannie L. Jackson ’60
(Former) Chairman, Harlem Globetrotters

Gail Veasman Kellogg ’65
(Retired) Partner, Hewitt Associates

Shahid R. Khan ’71
President, Flex-N-Gate Corporation

Robert Klaus ’57
President, Klaus Companies

Leon J. Loichle MA ’71
(Retired) Global Personnel Development Manager, Ford Motor Company

Gregory B. Lykins ’69
Vice Chairman, First Busey Corporation
Co-Founder and Partner, Armory Capital LLC

R. Eden Martin ’62
Of Counsel, Sidley Austin, LLP

William C. Merchantz ’79
(Retired) President & CEO, Lakeview Technology, Inc.

Steven L. Miller ’67
Chairman & President, SLM Discovery Ventures, Inc.

Roger L. Plummer ’64
President, Plummer & Associates Consulting

Gayl S. Pyatt ’64
(Retired) Attorney, Gayl Simonds Pyatt, Attorney at Law

Mark A. Pytosh ’86
President & CEO, CVR GP, LLC

Jane Hayes Rader ’54
(Retired) Commissioner, Illinois Human Rights Commission

José L. Santillan ’80
(Retired) Senior Securities Compliance Examiner, Industry Expert, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Edwin A. Scharlau II ’66, MS ’68, PhD ’74
(Retired) Vice Chairman, Busey Bank

Michael T. Tokarz ’71, MBA ’73
Chairman, The Tokarz Group, LLC

Carl L. Vacketta ’63, JD ’65
(Retired) Senior Counsel, DLA Piper, LLP (U.S.)