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Child's Play Touring Theatre is committed to developing and maintaining a dynamic and committed Board of Directors.  We always consider new applicants for board membership.  If you are interested in applying to our board, please contact us for further information regarding requirements and responsibilities.

If you are interested in increasing awareness and raising funds for Child’s Play in the Chicagoland area please consider joining our associate board.

June Podagrosi, Co-Founder and Executive Director
(773) 235-8911,

A Board Candidate will:

  1. Enthusiastically endorse the mission of Child's Play and promote the organization as their first cause.
  2. Attend and participate in regular Board and committee meetings and supporting Board decisions, accepting responsibility for their effective implementation and oversight.
  3. Bring leadership skills and express a willingness to assume a leadership role in Child's Play activities. Candidates should have the qualifications to be a viable candidate for President within two years of joining the Board.
  4. Commit to the financial health of CPTT through careful planning, budgeting and fundraising.
  5. Attend CPTT performances, workshops, annual galas, and special events.
  6. Support fundraising initiatives by calling on individuals, corporations, foundations, etc. for financial support.
  7. Actively recruit new Board candidates.
  8. Make a personal financial contribution annually and a commitment to raise additional contributions through donations and other fundraising efforts.
  9. Contribute business/professional expertise to support strategic objectives and operations.
  10. Refrain from any personal or professional activity that may be deemed a conflict of interest with CPTT's mission, function, operations, or financial security.
  11. Provide a minimum of 5 hours of service per month to include attendance at meetings, serving on committees, and other contributions.
  12. Serve on the Board for a minimum of 3 years.

Board of Directors

Title: Name: Company:
President Diana Mendoza Mendoza and Associates, LLC
Vice President June Podagrosi Child's Play Touring Theatre
Secretary Jason Mundy Jameson Commercial Real Estate
  Toni Berrios Illinois State Representative, 39th District
  Kevin Gates Microsoft, Inc.
  Alan Irgang LCSW
  Chris Parker Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
  Douglas Stevenson All Creation, Inc.
  Dan Tinley JP Morgan Chase
  Christine Usmen Kraft

Advisory Board Members:

Richard Allen
Troy Botello
Suzy Campbell
Anna Davlantes
Tina de Varon
Dick Devine
Manuel Flores
Sondra Healy
Gail Kalver
Jonathon Katz
Peter Lerangis
Terry Poulos
Jerry Roper
Alan Ruck
Steve Scott
Carol Brown
Myrna Petlicki
Jim Coates
Jeff Richmond
Bill Strong