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ASPIRA of Illinois – Leadership Through Education

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Board of Directors

Who We Are » Board of Directors

Antonia Pantoja’s Legacy

The Directors for the Board of ASPIRA have experience in nonprofit organizations, business, and education. Each Director volunteers their time and is dedicated to advancing the mission of ASPIRA and preserving its legacy.

David S. Rodriguez, Chair
Rodriguez Law Group

Gustavo Vidal, Treasurer
Vidal & Associates

Tanya Jaramilla, Director
Urban Gateways

Luis Martínez, Director
City Colleges of Chicago

Anne Panomitros, Director
Richard J. Daley College

Francesca Guzman, Student Director
College Student

Fernando E. Grillo, Ex-Officio
ASPIRA of Illinois

For further information, please contact our Board Secretary Maggie Garcia at margarcia@aspirail.org

Meeting Calendar

All meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
It is advised to confirm the meeting date and time at 773-252-0970

Location: ASPIRA Business and Finance High School
2989 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor Media Center

Board of Director Meeting Dates

2021-2022 Regular Board Meetings
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
(Dates subject to change)

2020-2021 Regular Board Meetings
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

January 10
March 15
April 3
May 29

February 21
May 16
July 23
September 27

Public Comment Guidelines

ASPIRA is committed to fostering community engagement and to hear from members of the community. To further this commitment we welcome public comment at each Board of Directors meeting.

Please follow the public comment guidelines outlined below (A detailed policy is at the bottom in a PDF format)

  • A person seeking to address the Board will make their request at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the meeting.
  • Requests received less than 24 hours in advance will be referred to the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.
  • Requests can be made via email at margarcia@aspirail.org or by calling (773) 252-0970

To make a request, the following information is required by email or telephone:

  1. The date of the meeting the requestor would like to speak.
  2. The name of the person requesting to make public comment.
  3. Indicate if the person making the request to speak is a parent, student, employee, or member of the community.
  4. The telephone number of the person making the request to make a public comment.
  5. A clear description of the issue the person will present to the Board of Directors
  6. Does the person need a interpreter (indicate the language)
  7. If applicable: Presentations must be submitted with the request (for example, copies of hand-outs)

Public Comment Policy.pdf