Board of Directors

Safer Foundation is an Illinois 501 (c)(3) charitable organization.


Cecily Mistarz
EVP and U.S. Chief Risk Officer
BMO Financial Group

Vice Chairperson
Allen Kanter
Kanter & Morgan

Vice Chairperson
Ethan M. Erenberg
Retired Chairman & CEO,
W. Braun Company

Anthony J. Madonia
Anthony J. Madonia & Assoc. Ltd.

Arnold G. Siegel


Robert Carlson
Bronson & Bratton, Inc.

Andrea Davenport
BlueCross BlueShield of 

Phillip Jiménez
President & CEO 
West Cook YMCA

Robert H. Jordan

John Levin
Retired Assistant General Counsel,
GATX Corporation

Frank Nicholas

Nicholas Art Direction

Ronald C. Owens
Ronald C. Owens & Associates

Coy Pugh
Retired United Methodist Minister

Raymond S. Sims
CRA International

Kemi Solade

Bank of America

Alfonzo Surrett
King Jr., Inc.

Micah K. Swansey, PsyD
CEO, Consulting Professionals, Inc.

Alfonza Wysinger
Chicago Police Department

President Emeritus
B. Diane Williams

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