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Board of Directors

Adem Aluka

Executive Director/Founder

Michael Smith

Department Chair, Prince George’s Community College

Jesse White

Former Secretary Of State of Illinois

 Honorary Member

Gianna Funkhouser

Owner and McDonald's operator

Larry Lewis

Aetna CVS  Government affairs

YBF Advisory Council

Kodjo Aluka, Aluksons Business Solutions 
Peter Fitzpatrick, Columbia College Chicago 
Suzi Glassman, Herrendorf Foundation 
Wade Gotwals, Lab Yoga 
Mickey Wozniak, Cine City studios 
John O'Donnell, Pro Bono Attorney
Michele Smith, Former Alderman
Leigh Weber, OT Cyber

Brian Wilneff, Alpha Metaverse Technology (CEO)
Emily Miller, Amazon 
 Choe, Classical Pianist and score music composer
Victoria Taylor, CPS Science curriculum designer

YBF’s governing board meets quarterly, handling financial oversight and governance items.
Our very active YBF advisory council offers input and support on YBF's programs and fundraising.
Board assignments have a 6-month term.

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