Board of Directors

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

Officers

Chairperson
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

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

Secretary
Arnold G. Siegel
Attorney-at-Law

Directors: 

Robert Carlson
Bronson & Bratton, Inc.

Andrea Davenport
BlueCross BlueShield of
Illinois

Phillip Jiménez
President & CEO
West Cook YMCA

Robert H. Jordan
WGN-TV

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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