Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Theresa Dear, Chair

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, HR4non-profits Inc.

Theresa Dear, a former corporate HR executive is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of HR4non-profits Inc., a national human resources and training consulting firm. She also founded the Human Capital Strategy Group, a national management consulting firm and the Incubator Project, the philanthropic arm of HR4non-profits. In 2012, Dear created and became host of the “Let’s Get to Work Show,” which broadcasts Saturday mornings on WVON 1690 AM in Chicago. She is also a visible leader and member of the National Board of Directors in the NAACP, currently serving on the executive, personnel, labor, housing and religious affairs committees. In addition, Dear serves as an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church. A published author, Dear wrote “Inadequate, Unprepared But Ready (God-Centered Leadership Lessons)” and “Inconceivable Seasons: Lessons of Faith and Favor for Women.” She holds an MS in Industrial Relations and Human Resources and a BA in Organizational Communication from Loyola University, Chicago.

Dan Horsley, Vice Chair

Engagement Manager, L.E.K. Consulting’s Chicago office

Dan Horsley is currently an Engagement Manager in L.E.K. Consultings Chicago office. He attended California Polytechnic State University for his bachelor’s degree and after graduating in 2000, worked in Los Angeles for a marketing firm and as a Sales Account Manager for online movie ticket company He moved to Chicago in 2006 to earn his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Horsley has led an impressive career managing operations, business development and strategy deployment for large, international corporations but has always been very committed to the nonprofit community.

Mark Furlong, Treasurer

Retired, CEO and President BMO Harris Bank

Mark Furlong retired in 2015 as the CEO and President of BMO Harris Bank after working in financial institutions for 25 years. He started his career in public accounting, becoming a partner at Deloitte. Furlong is a member of the boards of directors for Kforce and Antares Capital. He is a member of the Chicago Board of Education, a trustee for the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, the Immediate Past Chair of Chicago United and a board member of World Business Chicago and Northwestern Memorial Healthcare.

Cristina Alfaro

Director, Global Inclusion & Community Engagement
McDonald’s Corporation

Cristina Alfaro is Director of Global Inclusion and Community Engagement at McDonald’s. She joined McDonald’s in 2006 to lead the communications programming reaching the national Hispanic consumer market, as well as new product launches, promotions and brand trust initiatives. Alfaro is a seasoned communications professional with an extensive public relations agency background that includes strategic planning, media relations, crisis management and stakeholder outreach for major consumer and hospitality brands. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Florida International University and an Associate of Arts from Miami Dade College. She is also a recipient of the McDonald’s President’s Award, the highest honor presented by the corporation to the top one percent of staff employees globally. Alfaro lives in Downers Grove, IL with her husband Marcelo.

Anthony Austin

VP, Human Resources, Portillo’s Hot Dogs

Anthony Austin is a Human Resource executive with extensive experience in transforming the HR value proposition through driving trust, innovation and business process improvements linked to business strategies to aid in the achievements of enterprise objectives. He is known for “best in class” organization building, change management, innovative leadership, organization alignment and dramatically upgrading talent at every level of the organization. He is currently working as VP, Human Resources for Portillo’s Hot Dogs in Chicago. Austin holds an undergraduate degree in business management and an MS in labor relations from the University of Oregon. He has two adopted children.

Ermit Finch

Contractor, Retired

For over 40 years, Ermit Finch devoted his talent and skills to running Heating & Air Conditioning businesses in Texas and Illinois, followed by commercial and residential construction and development primarily in Naperville, IL. He is the first One Hope United board member who is a former resident of Central Baptist Children’s Home (CBCH) in Lake Villa, IL, one of the founding organizations that evolved into One Hope United. He arrived at CBCH when he was 14 and lived there from 1948 to 1951. Finch joined the OHU board in 2006.

Christopher Hoffman

Assurance Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Christopher Hoffman of Chicago serves as assurance partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, serving clients in the greater Chicago market and across the Midwest. He has 23 years of experience in public accounting and serving clients in a variety of industries. Hoffman has served as audit partner on multi-location private companies, private equity portfolio companies, large universities, multi-hospital systems, etc. Hoffman earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa and holds a CPA license in six states. He also serves as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Professional Accounting Council for the University of Iowa and Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Cindy Lusignan

Senior Vice President, Marsh

Cindy Lusignan is a Senior Vice President for Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. Lusignan is the Wisconsin HealthCare Practice Leader and the National Senior Care Practice Leader. Her knowledge of the healthcare industry is a great asset to One Hope United. Lusignan and her partner, Nancy, live about a mile away from our Lake Villa, IL campus and regularly volunteer with their therapy dogs at the CARE Program.

David Millington

Senior Vice President, UBS Financial Services

David Millington works in the Private Wealth Management division for UBS Financial Services out of Barrington, IL. He has spent over 18 years in the financial industry working both as a trader and most recently as a Certified Financial Planner™. As one of three managing partners of the Klaas Group, David takes pride in acting as a general manager for his clients. He advises families, foundations and corporations on various financial affairs. His experience helps guide multigenerational families through various challenges such as wealth preservation, estate planning, pre-and post-sale business planning, investment and liability management, and creating efficient philanthropic strategies. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1999 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. David lives with his wife Lisa and two boys in Inverness, IL. Outside of enjoying time with his family, his passions include Chicago sports and working on lowering his double-digit handicap in golf.

Scott Moeller

VP, Quality and Regulatory, GI Supply

Scott Moeller is the VP of Quality and Regulatory for GI Supply. He has demonstrated expertise in quality transformations for start-up, turnaround, accelerated growth and realignment in the medical device industry. Moeller earned an MBA in industrial management from the University of Dallas, where he graduated first in his class, as well as a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University. Moeller is a Six Sigma Green Belt, a Certified Reliability Engineer, Regulatory Affairs Certified, a Certified Quality Manager and a Licensed Professional Engineer. He lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two children, who were adopted.

Kim Montgomery

Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Kim Montgomery is the North America Client Team Director at The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm. Previously, she worked at Moody’s Investors Service in high yield corporate finance in New York. Montgomery earned a MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Montgomery resides in Chicago with her husband, Hans, and three children.

Michael Neuberger

Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking Group

Michael Neuberger is a Managing Director and Head of the Healthcare Investment Banking Group, as well as is also a member of the Management Committee. Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets, Neuberger spent 5 years at Jefferies & Company where he was a Managing Director responsible for the Medical Technology Practice and most recently Head of the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group. Previous to Jefferies, he spent the prior decade as a Managing Director and senior member of the Healthcare Group at SG Cowen and Smith Barney. Neuberger’s extensive transaction and industry experience encompasses public and private companies in all segments of the Healthcare industry. He spent the early years of his Investment banking career as a Generalist at Kidder, Peabody and in the M&A Department at Lehman Brothers. Neuberger received an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Boston College.

Sandra Osteen

Vice President, Marketing and Customer Relations, CorrectRx Pharmacy Services Inc.; CEO, Critical Connections Consulting

Sandra Osteen has been actively engaged as a business development professional for over 35 years, facilitating the growth and development of numerous nonprofit, private and publicly traded businesses and government entities. In 2007, Osteen founded Critical Connections Consulting, a vendor focused marketing and business development firm specializing in the local, state and federal corrections industry. Osteen earned a Bachelor of Science in education from Indiana University of PA and a Master of Arts and Education Specialist from University of Florida. She joined the OHU Board of Directors in 2006.

Brett Renton

Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP

Brett Renton is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. He represents individuals, companies, corporations, banks and government entities in business litigation, landlord-tenant litigation, government law and construction law. He currently serves as the president of the Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and is a member of the Orange County Bar Association’s executive council. Renton received undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Advertising from the University of Florida and his law degree from Florida State University. He currently lives in Orlando with his wife Elizabeth and their daughter Marisa.

Emily R. Selbe

Marketing, Communications and Strategic Planning Consultant

Emily R. Selbe is a consultant for various Fortune 500 corporations and not-for-profit institutions in marketing, communications and strategic planning. Previously, she served as assistant vice president with Kemper Securities, where she was responsible for creating a municipal bond advisory service for high-net-worth investors. Selbe holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Swarthmore College. She was a returning board member in 2009, previously serving from 2002 to 2005.

Kate Shaffer

Risk Management Officer

Kate Shaffer is a risk management officer for Yargus Manufacturing, Inc. Shaffer has a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. She joined the One Hope United Board of Directors in April 2013.

Toni Sandor Smith

Retired Partner, Spencer Stuart

Toni Sandor Smith is a retired partner with Spencer Stuart. She has an extensive background in the recruitment of executive leadership for nonprofit institutions. She is also an active civic participant and is affiliated with multiple boards, including the Associated Colleges of Illinois, the Abraham Low Institute and the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Smith is a member of The Chicago Network and an active volunteer with the Oriental Institute/University of Chicago and the Executive Service Corps of Chicago. Her desire to join an organization serving disadvantaged youth and families brought her to One Hope United’s Board of Directors in 2000, where she hopes to lend her expertise in organizational change.

Janelle Thompson

Principal, Daniel S. Wentworth Elementary School

Janelle Thompson is currently the Principal of Daniel S. Wentworth Elementary School, a Chicago Public School located in the Englewood community, on the south side of Chicago. In 2005, Janelle decided to leave the Washington, DC area and move back to Chicago, where she changed careers and entered into the education profession. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University, and a master’s degree in elementary education from Northwestern University. As a principal, Janelle is committed to ensuring that every child in her school receives a rigorous, high-quality education.

RJ Young

Retired Chairman- Allstate Canada

RJ had a 35-year career with Allstate, beginning in 1971 when he graduated from college with a B.S. in Mathematics. Over time he became a Fellow in the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, while serving as Allstate’s lead actuary in their property and casualty business unit. Over the years RJ was an Assistant Vice President in Sales, a Regional Vice President, Vice President of Pricing, Marketing Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, and the Distribution Officer overseeing Allstate’s sales agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada. He was Chairman of Allstate Canada, Allstate New Jersey, Allstate Florida and an Allstate Bank Director. RJ lives in Inverness with his wife, Judy. They have three sons and five grandchildren. He has many interests that keep him busy including reading, traveling, biking, grandkids, golf, etc., and he loves and enjoys almost all Chicago sports teams.

Scott Humphrey

President and CEO

Until his retirement in May 2015, Scott Humphrey was Senior Advisor/Vice Chairman at BMO Capital Markets. He joined BMO in 2007 as the head of U.S. Mergers & Acquisitions and, in early 2012, was asked to expand his responsibility to include the Industrial Investment Banking business. He served on the OHU Board for 10 years, most recently as Chair. Humphrey also serves on the board of HemoLife Medical, Inc., an early-stage medical device business. Previously, he served on the board of Ways to Work,  a nationwide community development financial institution (CDFI) focused on providing affordable financing options to the economically disadvantaged population. He is a Partner with Social Venture Partners Chicago, a partnership of philanthropically-minded individuals focused on building a scalable social enterprise community in Chicago. Humphrey has a bachelor’s of science in finance and economics from the University of Arizona.