Board of Directors

  • President, Jeanne Warsaw-Gazga, 20+ year Music Industry Executive, Chicago, IL
  • Executive Director, Lisa Giddens-White, PMP, Editorial Content Manager, Great Minds, Chicago, IL
  • Executive Director, Demetria Iazzeto, Urban Education Teacher (retired) Associated Colleges of the Midwest, and Chicago Public Schools
  • Secretary, Habso Mohamud, Award-Winning Writer, and Educator
  • Treasurer, Arjumund Orellana, Neonatal Nurse


Leonard Dominguez. Len was appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley as Chicago’s Deputy Mayor for Education and the Chief of Policy for Chicago’s public schools during 1991-2000 to advise him on all educational policy matters in the City of Chicago. He served as liaison to the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago City Colleges, Chicago Universities, the Foundation community, and the Business community, and developed and recommended policies to the Board of Education. Len was interim Principal for Benito Juarez Community Academy High School where he designed and implemented an intervention strategy to straighten out and turn around the troubled high school, improve the curriculum, and add new courses and programs. Currently, Len is President of Educare Associates that specializes in total school improvement processes including strategic planning, curriculum management, and teacher training. Len is a graduate of DePaul University and holds an M.Ed. from Loyola University.

Advisory Board

  • Johnny Hickman, Co-founder and lead guitarist for the band Cracker
  • Phillip Walton, Music Industry Executive, Recording Artist/Producer/Engineer/Songwriter
  • Jack Mongan, English & Film teacher at Chicago Public Schools, Lakeview High School, Chicago, IL
  • Kim Steffen,  Doctoral student, Faculty-Curriculum Instruction Harry S Truman College, Chicago, IL
  • Ruth Alicia Muhlberger,  CPS Teacher, 6th-8th grade Math, Belmont-Cragin Elementary, Chicago, IL
  • Rob McKay-Manager, THĒARĒgroup and Connect Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Craig J. Snider, Producer/Composer/Remixer, Mix Kitchen / Big Music Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Scot Stiglich, Jam Productions, New Business Development, and Sponsorships Manager, Chicago, IL 
  • Thomas Nye Swift Esq. Attorney at Law, Chicago, IL