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Jeff Becker
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Senior Manager Learning & Development, Q-Centrix

Board President

Jeff Becker has served on the board of directors at Alternatives since 2015. Jeff brings expertise in learning and organizational development where he is most passionate about fostering learning cultures, developing leaders and high performing teams. Currently in his role with Q-Centrix, a quality data management solutions provider to healthcare organizations, he is designing programs to grow talent from their first day on the job through their career with the company. Jeff received his PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology.

Jennifer Farina

Morning Show Host, 104.3

Jennifer Farina (also known as Jen BT on the air) is a morning show radio personality who is part of the Ed Lover Morning show on 104.3 JAMS from 6 am - 10 am every weekday morning in Chicago. Jen is from the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where she received a BS in News-Editorial Journalism.
Erin Killingsworth-Walker

Leadership Development, Relativity

Erin Killingsworth-Walker is passionate about enhancing the lives of others and strengthening the social fabric of society.  Erin is a talent development leader and has focused her career on crafting experiences that propel careers.   Erin truly has a heart for public service and is engaged in an array of organizations focused on eradicating the social ills that impact communities.

Ron Nguyen

Finance Lead, Cushman and Wakefield

10+ years in corporate finance in Manufacturing, Publishing, Consumer Packaged Foods, and Commercial Real Estate industries. Passionate practitioner of Latin dances including Salsa/Mambo and Bachata. Lifelong "midwesterner" growing up in St. Louis and most recently residing in Chicago.

Samantha Thaver

Marketing Manager, Arvo

Currently a Marketing Manager for Safe Patient Handling at Arjo, a global medical device company. Thaver focuses on growing the portfolio using market insights, competitive strategy, and innovative solutions. She received her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2018.

Katie Eng

Vice President of Growth & Innovation, PACO Collective

Board Vice President

Katie Eng has nearly 15 years of experience developing consumer-centric brand, digital and communications strategies. She is currently the VP of Growth and Innovation, at PACO Collective, an independently owned cross-cultural marketing agency. Katie received her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2018.

Inder Kaur

Technology Consulting

Inder Kaur is a Management Consultant with a Boutique Consulting company SEI, Chicago. Ms. Kaur received her MBA from Kellogg School of Business in 2018. Ms. Kaur lives in Chicago-land with her husband and son, and loves travelling, photography and cooking.
Veronica Milton

Consultant

Baron Rush

Manager of Tech and Operations, ChiArts

Tom Ziegenfuss

Tom Ziegenfuss has worked his entire career of 38 years in the energy industry.  In 2004, Tom joined EN Engineering, LLC, and is currently Vice-Chairman. Additionally he served on the Board of Directors for GPRS, LLC in Ohio from 2018 to 2020 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Thayer Power and Communications, LLC in Ohio.

Tim Harris

Retired Attorney

Board Treasurer

Tim Harris has served on Alternatives’ Finance Committee since 2007, and currently serves on its Board of Directors and as its Treasurer.  TIm is a retired attorney and has lived with his wife and daughter in Chicago’s Uptown community since 1998.

Payal Keshvani

Attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Payal focuses her practice on general corporate and transactional matters. She earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and her B.S., cum laude, from New York University. Payal speaks Gujarātī, an Indo-Aryan language. Payal also serves on the junior board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Jennifer Farina

Morning Show Host, 104.3

Jennifer Farina (also known as Jen BT on the air) is a morning show radio personality who is part of the Ed Lover Morning show on 104.3 JAMS from 6 am - 10 am every weekday morning in Chicago. Jen is from the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where she received a BS in News-Editorial Journalism.

Juliette Stancil

Corporate Counsel, Rhythm Technologies, Inc.

Juliette Stancil has served as a member of the Alternatives Board since 2017.    Juliette is an Illinois licensed attorney and has served as a compliance officer and in-house counsel for Chicago-area health companies.  She currently serves as Senior Privacy Counsel at Intuit.

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