Guiding Team

The Guiding Team is made up of community leaders, community-based organizations, government agencies and institutions, and digital equity subject matter experts who each bring a unique perspective on the digital divide.

Civic and Social Engagement Co-Chairs

Esteban Rodriguez
Esteban Rodriguez

Director of Community Schools and Youth, Northwest Center

Consuelo Martinez
Consuelo Martinez

Back of the Yards Parent Leader

Sasha Neri
Kate Lapinski

Librarian - Adult Learning and Economic Advancement, Chicago Public Library

Sasha Neri
Sasha Neri

Librarian - Tech, Content and Innovation, Chicago Public Library

Pat Steward
Pat Steward

Digital Inclusion Manager, Chicago Housing Authority

Alvyn Walker
Alvyn Walker

Worker-Owner, ChiCommons

Workforce Co-Chairs

Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells

VP of Workforce Development, Chicago Urban League

Marisa Lewis
Marisa Lewis

Chief Policy Officer and Board Liaison Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Jasmine Williams
Jasmine Williams

Senior Policy Analyst Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Dwayne Douglas
Dwayne Douglas

Chicago Area Broadband Initiative, QUILT Corporation

Health Co-Chairs

Rachel Herter
Rachel Herter

Chief Information Officer, Lawndale Christian Health

Karina Aguilar
Karina Aguilar

Belmont Craigin Parent Leader and Chicago Connected learner

Dr. Erica Taylor
Dr. Erica Taylor

Medical Director of Congregate Settings, Chicago Department of Public Health

Education Co-Chairs

Sabrina Jackson
Sabrina Jackson

Parent Programs Manager/Community Organizer, Teamwork Englewood

Dominique Smith
Dominique Smith

Garfield Park Community Leader and CPS Special Education Classroom Assistant

Berenice Pond
Berenice Pond

Senior Manager of Family and Community Engagement, Chicago Public Schools

Becky Raymond
Becky Raymond

 Executive Director, ScaleLIT

Katheryn Hayes
Katheryn Hayes

Associate Vice Chancellor of Strategic Communications and Operations, City Colleges of Chicago

Administrative Support Team

Devon Braunstein
Devon Braunstein

Digital Inclusion Policy Fellow, Mayor’s Office

Jill Gottfred-Sohoni
Jill Gottfred-Sohoni

Stakeholder Engagement, Circle Root Collaborative

Lauren Burdette
Lauren Burdette

Deputy Director for Policy and Equity, Mayor’s Office of Equity and Racial Justice

Elyda Healy
Elyda Healy

Interpreter