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 © 2014 Peaceable Cities: Evanston

 

Board of Directors



 

Audrey French, MD
Board Co-Chair

 

Audrey is a longtime Evanston resident, mother of two girls at Evanston Township High and an Infectious Disease physician at Stroger Cook County Hospital caring for women with HIV. In her work, she has seen the devastating interaction of violence, poverty and disease and hopes that Evanston can be a model for eliminating violence through justice and compassion.

Lohra Vogel
Board Member

 

Lohra has lived in Evanston-Skokie since 1989 and works at Emily Oaks Nature Center, Skokie Park District. She and her husband, Richard, have always been active in the schools and the community while raising their two sons. She is still involved within D65 as part of the Sharing Circle Project and at ETHS as a community consultant for Senior Studies.  Currently, she serves on the Board of the ETHS School Based Healthcare Center and The Childcare Center of Evanston. Through the Woman's Club of Evanston she is actively involved with the Dreams Delivered Event and the Deacon's Closet at the First Presbyterian Church. She comes to PCE as part of the collaboration of Peaceable Cities: Evanston and Restorative Justice Evanston where she has been involved since 2009. There is hope that by working together we can promote and support restorative justice in our community and provide a safe place for difficult community conversations.  

Arica R. Barton, LCPC
Board Member

 

Arica has been a resident of Evanston as well as an employee of the Evanston Police Department for over 10 years. She moved to Evanston for graduate school in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern University and never wanted to leave the great City. As a Family Counselor in the Youth Services Bureau of the Department, Arica believes that supporting families is the key to reducing violence in the community. She utilized Restorative Justice philosophy in her mediation work with families, and considers this unique kind of human interaction and open communication to be vital to community safety and overall peace.

 

 
Susan Rex
Board Member

 

Susan Rex has been a volunteer with the Evanston Police Department's restorative justice program for nonviolent youth offenders since 2009, as well as a circle facilitator with District 65's sharing circle program. She trains teachers and staff in circle techniques at Holy Family School in Chicago’s North Lawndale community, along with facilitating circles in Holy Family’s summer Speak Peace Camp for grade schoolers. Susan is also an advisor to the Peace Exchange, training young Chicago leaders who are committed to peace and nonviolence in their communities. A resident of Evanston for over 20 years, Susan is a partner in RMI Midwest, a land valuation company, whose clients include railroads, government entities, and American Indian tribes.
 

 
Geoff Harlow, CPA, MST, MBA
Board Member

 

Geoff and his wife Ginny have lived in Evanston for 30 years, and their three adult children attended the Evanston public schools.  He has been active in several community organizations over the years, having served on the boards of the Warren Cherry Preschool, First Night Evanston, the Evanston Youth Hockey Association, and the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.   A partner in the CPA firm Kessler Orlean Silver & Company, where he heads the tax department, Geoff has served as a board member of the Illinois CPA Society and has chaired several of its tax committees.  

Tiffany Rice
Board Member

 

Tiffany was born and raised in Evanston, IL and still resides in her native community. She presently works as an Outreach Specialist for Cook County Health and Hospital Systems where she provides healthcare coverage, education, advocacy, and resources for low-income individuals and families. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health and is driven by a multi-discipline approach to ensuring the health an safety of the public. She has served on numerous boards in the Evanston community, including the Dajae Coleman Foundation (DC3F) for which she is not only the founder but current President. As a mother and an advocate of youth, she embraces the ideology that young people are the catalysts for change and peace in all communities.

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Cherry
Board Member
 

Born into a rich tradition of Spiritual Leadership dating back five generations, Pastor Kenneth Eugene Cherry Sr. brings with him a passion for preaching God’s Word and a Love for the People of God.   Called to the ministry at the age of 12, he preached his first sermon at the Holy Trinity Church of Chicago under the tutelage of his Pastor and Father the late Reverend Charles W. Cherry Sr. in 1980. After being ordained in 1990 by The Southside Christian Fellowship District Association under the late Moderator Eugene Cherry, he was then called to pastor the New Christian Life Baptist Church of Chicago and in 1996 was called to pastor the Christ Temple Church of Evanston where he has served faithfully. Past 4th Vice President United Baptist State Convention of Illinois, Graduate of Evanston Citizen Police Academy, Member of Evanston Police Clergy Team, he counts it a honor to be on the board of Peaceable Cities.

 

 

 

Karli Butler
Board Member

 

Karli s a speaker and discussion-based lecturer on self-esteem, self- respect, forgiveness, and being a survivor of violence. She is a certified peer supporter of the University of Chicago Hospital’s Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR) program and a trained circle facilitator with Restorative Justice Evanston and the Evanston Police Department. In 2016, she received the 40 Under 40 Young Women Professionals Award. A long time resident of Evanston, Karli is the social service provider at Curt’s Café South.