The CAPE Board of Directors can be depended upon to share their many years of experience and knowledge to help to steer the organization to success. Although our Board members come from a wide variety of different professional backgrounds, they share the desire to bring the positive influences of arts education into more classrooms.

Board of Directors Officers

Orbit Energy Legal Consultants, PA Learn more about Josh at:

Joshua Nathan

Art Teacher, Decatur Classical School

Margaret Koreman
Vice President

Starbucks Coffee Company (retired)

Carol P. Eastin

William’s art and teaching is a collaborative discourse that critically re-examines public and private spaces with people to engage in radical imagination. He presents on community programming, arts integration, and social justice curricula. He is a visual art teacher at Telpochcalli Elementary and faculty at the School of Art and Art History at UIC. Learn more at

William Estrada 


Mayer Brown LLP

Richard Assmus

As an artist, educator, visual designer, and practicing multimedia artist, Phillip is curious about how we can better serve people who have limited resources. He's most interested in innovative design; developing creative environments for public use; utilizing green and solar tech; engaging expansive positive visual images; and the development of a broader more encompassing global and local understanding of our purpose in this world.

Phillip Cotton

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

L. Timothy Halleron

Kyle is a technological strategist who contributes to high-growth teams within the software industry. He's held various roles focusing on the intersection of consumer data, online video, and self-serve advertising technologies, and his newest role is as a Solutions Consultant for Adobe Sign.

Kyle Johnson

As Dean of Students for New Sullivan Performing Arts Academy, a school of over 500 students, Kevin develops strategies that deal with student issues, as they pertain to the learning process. He also develops partnerships with other agencies to better serve the needs of students and families.

Kevin McGowan

Executive Director and Founder of Gromentum Lab. Learn more about Amy at

Amy Stein Nathan

A Chicago based interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with digital media and installation to explore ideas about memory, time, and space. Niema has exhibited her videos and installations in various art venues across the United States and in England, and holds a Masters degree from Chelsea College of Art & Design, UK.

Niema Qureshi

Culminate: Strategy

Karrie Sullivan

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