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Associate Board

The Youth Guidance Associate Board supports the overall mission and activities of the agency by acting as ambassadors and volunteers while also advancing their personal, professional and leadership goals.

Members are active in their communities and represent many diverse backgrounds, interests and professions.

Tyler Vachio
Associate Board President

Tyler Vachio

Tyler Vachio joined the Youth Guidance Associate Board in 2017. He had previously served as the Vice President and Secretary of the Associate Board. Tyler has a great appreciation for the mission and vision of Youth Guidance, and the impact it has had on so many alumni. He is focused on ensuring the Associate Board continues to further that impact in the City of Chicago and beyond.

Associate Board Officers

Heather Lax

Heather Lax

Service Area Controller, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Priya Khimani

Priya Khimani

Management Consulting Analyst, Accenture LLP

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Associate Board

Christina Alabi

Assistant General Counsel - Vice President, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Colin McKenney

Corporate Trust Services – Account Manager, Wells Fargo

Erika Pojas

National Retail Account Executive, Sprint

Gabriel Judd

Attorney, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP

Kenneth Robinson

Operations and Marketing Specialist, Rush University Medical Center

Marlon Cummings

Assistant Professor of Education, Governors State University

Royce Strahan

Senior Writer - Engagement Communications, United

Sameca Howard

Director of People and Culture, One Million Degrees

Steven Walker

Assistant Appellate Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender

Yui Namiki

Public Relations & Community Affairs Lead, T-Mobile

Zach Sheck

Acquisitions Analyst, Equity LifeStyle Properties

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