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 Fandango.com. 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.
Director, Global Inclusion & Community Engagement
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.
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.
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.
Director of Quality Engineering, Baxter Healthcare
Scott Moeller of Lake Villa serves as the director of quality engineering for Baxter Healthcare. He has demonstrated success in achieving operational excellence in turnarounds, start-ups, restructuring, strategic planning, lean thinking and product launches. Previously, he served as vice president of operations for CeloNova BioSciences Inc. and director of quality assurance for Cardinal Health and RITA Medical Systems Inc. Moeller earned a Master of Business Administration 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michelle M. Stephenson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Executive Vice President Chief Operating Officer, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Michelle Stephenson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a 288 bed, free standing children’s hospital located in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Her areas of responsibility include oversite of all hospital operations including ambulatory and satellite services, and Almost Home Kids. Dr. Stephenson holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Rush University, a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Indiana University and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Evansville.
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.
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.