The CNE Board of Directors is made up of community members and business leaders who are passionate about the impact of early childhood education and parent empowerment.  The Board supports CNE by defining its mission and strategies, approving policies and procedures, and overseeing governance and financial management. 

We are grateful for the Board's unique perspectives, which strengthen our agency and encourage organizational growth.


Jonny Basofin - Chair
Cloverleaf Real Estate

Jeff Froelich - Treasurer
CPA, Principal 
Miller Cooper & Co. Limited

Abbey Eusebio - Secretary 
Constituent Advocate
Office of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Ricardo Aceves
Director of English Language Learning
Niles Township District 219

Jennifer Coyne
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Transdev North America, Inc.

Barbara Davis
Community Volunteer/Early Education Specialist

Mary Ann (Ty) Harvey
Community Volunteer

Chantall Johnson
Community Volunteer
Managing Director, Evaluation MacArthur Foundation

Talaya Johnson
Senior Government Contract Buyer/Planner
Woodward, Inc.

Natalie Joy
Dimension Design

Taishiya Nix
Parent Representative
Ten Mile Transit Service

Meghan Rice
Kindergarten Teacher - District 65

Sarah Quinn
Assistant General Counsel
City of Chicago Board of Education




Shared decision making is a cornerstone of Head Start and Early Head Start. The Parent Policy Council is a formal structure of parents who participate in policy making and other decisions about your child's Head Start or Early 
ad Start programs.


Parent Members

Tonia Pearson - President 

Ely Lemus - Vice President

Flor Arroyave

Novlette Foreman

Raul Gonzalez

Kelsey Hamm

Taishiya Nix

Aurora Pelaez

Yasmeen Rizvi
Silvia Rodriguez

Juan Serrano

Azra Syeda

Noelle Zeiger

Community Members

Sandy Williams
Domestic Violence Residential & Community Services Director
YWCA Evanston/Northshore 

Mary Ann (Ty) Harvey
Board Member Representative