Our Associate Board is composed of young Chicago-area professionals who are eager to contribute their time, energy, and resources to CAPE’s mission.  Members of the Associate Board plan, host, and attend a variety of CAPE events that raise awareness about our work in Chicago Public Schools.

Associate Board Members

Collin Henry, Co-Chair
Collin Henry, Co-Chair
Colin Henry is a licensed Illinois attorney at Kralovec Jambois & Schwartz. He first understood the critical impact of art during elementary school. Though not a modern-day Picasso, Colin appreciates the therapeutic effects and stimulating nature of art and seeks to bring it to every Chicago Public School.
Jaimie Steinher, Co-Chair
Jaimie Steinher, Co-Chair
Jaimie Steinher is a Brand and Marketing professional at Geometry Global, an international brand activation agency, and a big believer in the arts and education.
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Robert Bertog
Robert Bertog
Robert Bertog Jr. is a financial advisor associate at Lynch McPeek wealth management. He attended Indiana University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Policy Analysis. Robert is an avid Chicago sports fan and resides in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.
Meghan Douglas
Meghan Douglas
Megan Douglas is an Ohio native and Chicago transplant. She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Miami University and is an advertising professional at Geometry Global. With a background in performing arts and professional writing, Megan understands the importance of art in personal development, and is eager to support CAPE’s initiatives.
Kyle Henry
Kyle Henry
Kyle Henry is Co-Founder of www.Venturesome.co , and is passionate about improving communities through behavior-changing technologies. Kyle's earliest memory in the arts was winning a creative writing contest in elementary school. He strongly believes in the value of creative expression for students, especially during challenging times.
Casey Kenny
Casey Kenny
Casey Kenny is currently Principal at Reilly Partners, a retained executive search firm, where he executes senior-level search assignments for Fortune 500 clients. Casey graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. He is very passionate about the arts and improving students’ access to quality arts-based education.
Nikki Labaschin
Nikki Labaschin
Since graduating from Indiana University in 2013, Nikki Labaschin has worked at Allstate Corporation. Currently serving as a Leadership Consultant, Nikki leads their Leadership and Intern Program. In addition to CAPE, Nikki enjoys volunteering her time leading groups of 50 participants on 'Birthright' trips to Israel, focusing on strengthening identity and communities.
Mary Lauder
Mary Lauder
Mary Lauder is a Commercial Banking Officer at MB Financial, where she has worked since graduation from Indiana University in 2013. In addition to CAPE, Mary enjoys volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago where she was a “Big” and is now on the Leadership Board. In her spare time, Mary enjoys working out and spending time with friends and family.
Christopher Marchesi
Christopher Marchesi
Christopher Marcheschi is currently specializing in digital media and corporate communications for the world’s leading pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies. He has been singing his entire life and was a member of Indiana University’s Straight No Chaser throughout college. He is excited to bring is passion for the arts, as well as his “voice” to CAPE.
Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy grew up in a family and educational environment that stressed the importance of creative expression and giving back. Active in the arts through college, Kevin is excited to help promote the CAPE cause and drive youthful creativity in the city that he loves.
Kelly Upp
Kelly Upp
Kelly, a native Chicagoan, first fell in love with art as a kid touring the Cows on Parade and has since valued the diversity, expression, empowerment and community that art evokes. The Rolling Stones and The White Stripes are essential listening. Kelly works at Yello, a recruiting software company, where she leverages her creativity & strategic thinking daily.
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Blase Viti III
Blase Viti III
Blase Viti is passionate about education and deeply believes in the profound impact art has on it. Being from Chicago, he has always strived to help make his city better, believing it all starts in the classroom. As a member of the Associate Board, Blase will continue to raise awareness of CAPE’s mission and the importance of art in the classroom.
James Yonan
James Yonan
Will Zeiler
Will Zeiler
Will Zeiler is a Consulting Associate in RSM US LLP’s Financial Advisory Services group and a current CPA Examination candidate. He attended the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, graduating with a degree in Finance & Accounting. He was raised in Wilmette, attended New Trier High School, and is a huge Blackhawks fan.
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