Our Young Leaders Board

The Nourishing Hope Young Leaders Board (YLB) is a group of enthusiastic and talented young professionals who are committed to giving back to their community and helping people in need.

They use their creativity, leadership, innovation and professional skills to support Nourishing Hope’s work and mission. The YLB focuses its efforts in three main areas: (1) raising funds for Nourishing Hope; (2) volunteering our time and skills to support Nourishing Hope and its visitors and (3) developing our members into increasingly impactful contributors. Our largest event each year is the End Hunger Social, which is held each spring.

To learn more about the YLB or to become a member, please email YLB@nourishinghopechi.org, call (773) 525-1777 x 223, or visit the YLB on Facebook or LinkedIn. Check out the YLB’s most recent news and events here!

Lakeview Pantry's young leaders board

Jennifer Ma – Co-President

Brad Kastrup – Co-President

Shivani Palekar – VP of Engagement

Christine Villacorta – VP of Fundraising

Iris Krandel – VP of Marketing

Maddy Clem – VP of Membership

Adam Matsil
Alena Marovitz
Ashley Kirchner
Brad Kastrup
Chris Coleman
Christa Cohrs
Christine Villacorta

Frankie Granata
Johnathan Brannigan
Jon Ellis
Kendel Ringenberg
Kevin Hertel
Laura Miller
Lauren Gumbiner

Lauren Usleber
Lauren Wilson
Maddy Clem
Meredith Wald
Noureen Hashim
Rachel Simon
Erika Vigen
Paul Copeland

Nourishing Hope Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

With multiple food distribution programs that deliver the equivalent of 4 million meals each year, plus thousands of social service visits that empower healthy lives, Nourishing Hope strives to build a brighter future for all Chicagoans. Join us today!

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