Host Committee

The Chicago Host committee is made up of over 100 members representing local community leaders, business owners, NGO directors and advocates of sustainability and social justice. They provide vision, direction, recommendations and assistance in all aspects of Green Festival.

Thank you to our incredible Chicago Host Committee whose dedication and hard work has helped craft a memorable event:

Olivia Aguilar
Gerri Alger
Jamal Ali
Joshua Alper
Mona Alshorah
Ashley Anderson
Christine Armand
Veronica Arreola
Sharon Authier
Jocelyn Azada
Nancy Balogh
Drew Barrett
Fran Barrett
David Aaron Bash
Ira Bell
Nanette Bell
Pamela Bergdall
Deeta Bernstein
Megan Bhatia
Kathleen Boyle
Tina Branyon-Ross
Joseph Brown
LaShawn Brown
Michelle F. Brown
Laura Bruzas
Paula Bui
William Burch
Marco Bustillos
Carole Caplan
George Caraballo
Matt Cardoni
Linda Clarke
Mimi Clayton
Sharon Cody
Natasha Conley
Robert Corr
Anna Costanza
Frank J. Costanza
Rachel Costanza
Chad Curry
Steve Cutter
Richard Dalka
Lauren Daniel
Naomi Davis
Rodney A. Dawkins
Ilene Deak
Dona Denson
Ana Garcia Doyle
Simon Doyle
Celia Doyle
Pairlee Dulin
Chris Eaves
Nore Eccleston
Charles Engel
Carly Evans
Leah Everwine
Revin Fellows
Michael Finney
Sharon Flaten
Matthew Fox
Dennis Frederick
Leslie Freeman Alice Furomoto-Dawson
Cecilia Gamba
Debbie Gehl
Jaye Gipson
Alix Gnoske
Gunilla Goulding
Allison Graham
Maurice D. Gray, Sr.
Erin Griffin
Holly Haddad
Mark Haeseler
Peggy Hall-Heineman
Derrick B. Harris
Kimberly Haynes
Eric Heineman
Amber Hendley
Audrey Henderson
Andres Hernandez
Laura Estrella Herrera Sexton
Kelsey Horton
Erlene Howard
Steven Hult
Amy Hussain
Ashfaq Hussain Peter Irie
Elsa Jacobson
Gina Jamison
Alexandra Jamroz
Matt Janes
Julia Johnson
PK Johnson
Talaya Renee Johnson
Arlene Jones
Dennis A. Jose
Lydia Kanthak
Meg Karydes
Aliess Kime
Bonita Kindle
Judy King
Sabryna-Joi King
Michael Kipley
Beth Kirshenberg
George Kollar
Alexandra Sioux Koopersmith
Richard Kosmacher
Kasia Koziol
Bryan Kraus
Jill Krysinski
Mary Krystinak
Ken Kuchar
Ed Kugler
Pete Kutcher
Jessica Kuter
Erin Lamparter
Jenn Lassa
Sheila Lee
Leah Lenardic
Shannon Lindsey
Sarah Lovinger
Christina Lufrano
Nicole Lynn
Martin Macias, Jr.
Lisa Marie Madrid
Stephen Majerczyk
Peggy Malecki
Maria Mareno
Allison
McClinton
Anthony McClinton
Richard McGinnis
Deanna McMillan
Elise Murphy
Alex McNulty
Dalila Mendez
Teresa Messman
Elizabeth-Lulu Miranda
Lori Mooney
Patricia Moore
Melanie Mudarth
Qae-Dah Muhammad
Rachel Neuman
Bradley Nihls
Julie Nold
Paige Nygaard
Christine Nyholm
Lynn Olson
Lester Palmiano
Henrietta Parker
Jacqueline Pasaoa
Mark Pawlicki
Melissa Petty
Carol Philips
Donielle Philpott
Michael Piskur
Linda Pitts
Rebecca Pollock
Diane Ponder
Xristina Rahn
Romy Ransom
Melissa Reesh
Lynn Reidl
Donna Rice
Sarah Rolfes
Bob Rosenstein
Lesley Roth
Tom Ruginis
John Sacelli
Licia Sahagun
Dennis Salazar
Jessica Sanchez
Barbara Sanders
Johnnie Savory
Rose Scott
Kim Seay
Kara Severson
Tiffany Sevilla
Amira Shari
Sean Sheridan
Steve Sherman
Christopher Donshale Simms
Queen Sister
Walter E. Slowik, Jr. Judy Smith
Moleska Smith
Mike Staffeldt
Carol Stark
Mike Steiff
Shaundra Stephansen-Martin
Jill Stites
Jillian Sunnygard
Linda Szarkowski
Mike Tancredi
James Alonzo Teague
Inez Teemer
Lisa Thomas
Kimberly Thompson
Doinita Mary Toranzo
KathyJo Townson
Cecilia Ungari
Robert Vagnieres, Jr.
Steve Vinezeano
Sheela Vishwanath
Peter Wagner
Jacqueline Walker
Elizabeth Wallish
Nan Warshaw
Yvonne Washington
Cheryl Watson
Yvonne White-Morey
Donald Wieland
Johanna Navari Welch
Dr. Wanona Wellspring, DN
Mark Williams
Darlene Williams
Emily Wilson
Helene Wineberg
Jennifer Wise
Wanda Wright
Brian Zeid
Jennifer Zevallos
Linda Zhou
Thank you to James Alonzo Teague whose work with the Green Festival--as well as in life--embodies his favorite quote: “to be and not to seem.”