Board of Directors
PCG board members support the mission of the organization through their experience, time, and resources.
Mr. Peter Baugher Partner, Schopf & Weiss LLC, business litigation. Founder and President of Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association. Director, Illinois Humanities Council. Lay leader, First Congregational Church of Wilmette.
Rev. Philip Blackwell, Senior Minister, First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple. Has led congregations in Wilmette and Rockford and served as Program Officer for the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Ms. Kim Borowicz, J.D. University of Washington, Staff Attorney Access Living – Civil Rights Team, Aging and Disability Resource Coordinator at Progress Center for Independent Living, Member Chicago Parks District Disability Advisory Committee, Mentor at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Mr. David Bueschel, Cofounder and President of Shepherd Bueschel & Provus, Inc., a senior level retained executive search firm. He has been a Director and became Vice Chair of the Association of Executive Search Consultants. Has served eighteen years as a trustee of the Chicago Theological Seminary and was Vice-Chair for twelve years. He has also served as a director and officer of the Community Renewal Society.
Ms. Sol A. Flores, Founding Executive Director, La Casa Norte, which provides advocacy and support services for homeless and at-risk families and youth. Formerly a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers before assuming leadership at La Casa Norte. Serves as Board Vice President for the Latino Policy Forum, and was honored with the Emerging Leaders Fellowship Award in 2010 by the Chicago Community Trust.
Rev. Dr. Franklin Gamwell, Professor of Religious Ethics, The Divinity School, The University of Chicago. Nationally prominent scholar and author. Ordained Presbyterian minister. Conceived and led the development of the Faith and Public Issues discussion series. Chairs PCG Policy Committee.
Rev. Larry L. Greenfield, Executive Minister, American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago, Editor of The Common Good News and Theologian in Residence, Protestants for the Common Good. Dr. Greenfield received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School, where he subsequently taught and served as dean of students. He also served as president of the Divinity School in Rochester, NY, and as vice president for research at the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith and Ethics in Chicago. He served pastorates and campus ministries in Chicago and Ann Arbor.
Mr. John Held, Founding partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, a Chicago Intellectual Property law firm. Lay leader, Glencoe Union Church. Voluntary attorney, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. Member, Board of Regents, Georgetown University.
Ms. Alice Hunt, President and Professor of Hebrew Bible, Chicago Theological Seminary, PhD Vanderbilt University,author “Missing Priests: the Zadokites in Tradition and History” member Board of Commissioners for the Association of Theological Schools.
Mr. C. Richard Johnson, Lawyer in private practice with emphasis on representation of development of affordable housing and of not-for profit entities. Cocounsel for plaintiffs in Shakman patronage case. Member and former president of the congregation, Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park.
Ms. Elizabeth Johnson, Experience in public relations, print and broadcast journalism. In television she has won five Emmys and produced WBBM’s Eye on Chicago. Currently Public Relations and Marketing Consultant for Shoreline Sightseeing.
Rev. Richard Mosley Jr. Pastor of Hemenway United Methodist Church, Evanston IL, Board Member of Interfaith Action of Evanston, United Voices of Children, Citizen’s Lighthouse Community Land Trust Evanston, Commissioner of Evanston Housing Commission, former teaching pastor at University of Chicago Divinity School and McCormick Theological Seminary.
Ms. Joan Neil, Member, Northfield Community Church. Former International Relations Chair for both Deerfield Area League and the League of Women Voters of Illinois. Has experience at state and local level interviewing and lobbying state and national legislators. Degree in Speech Correction from the University of Michigan; experience as an elementary education teacher and speech and language therapist.
Mr. Rudolph E. Nimocks, Director of Community Partnerships, University of Chicago, Deputy Superintendent of Chicago Police Department for Investigative Services , Chief of Police at the University of Chicago, Chair of the Woodlawn Public Safety Committee and of the Woodlawn Children’s Promise Community, Board Member of Southside YMCA, WPIC, Gary Comer Youth Center.
Mr. Richard Peterson, J. D. Washington University, Health Care Attorney at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, interested in LGBT inclusion issues, Trustee Chicago Theological Seminary, Chairman of the Board of Howard Brown Health Center.
Ms. Michelle Saddler, Secretary of Illinois Department of Human Services, Former Executive Director, Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund. Formerly Executive Vice President of Mid America Leadership Foundation. Former Board President, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
Mr. Richard Sawdey, Attorney. Partner, Hoogendoorn & Talbot LLP, Chicago with practice ranging from estate planning, business and corporate law, to not-for-profit organizations. Former Vice President of R.R. Donnelley & Sons. Volunteer at Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic. Member of Winnetka Presbyterian Church with past service as clerk of the session.
Ms. Edna J. Schade, Special Assistant for Women, State of Illinois, Member Lake County Board, Governors Commission on the Status of Women, Observer of Nicaragua’s second democratic National Election, Board Member of Illinois Leave of Women Voters, ERA Illinois, YWCA of Northeastern Illinois, Lake County Affordable Housing Commission, chair of Advocacy Subcommittee of the Mission Committee of Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Alexander Sharp, (ex-officio) Al is PCG’s founding Executive Director. He earned his Masters of Divinity Degree from the University of Chicago in 1996, and was ordained in the United Church of Christ in January 2007. Prior to this, Al served as the Vice President of Business and Finance, University of Chicago, 1982 to 1994 and was Commissioner of Welfare, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1975 to 1978. He holds a Master of Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He is a member of Hyde Park Union Church.
Rev. Steven Shoemaker, Retired Executive Director of University YMCA, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign. Formerly Pastor, McKinley Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Campus Ministry, U. of Ill.Nominee for Illinois Poet Laureate in 2003.
Mr. A. Robert Taylor, President, A. Robert Taylor Financial Advisory Services. Chairperson. Licensed CPA. Council Chairperson, First Congregational Church of Wilmette. Member, Life Link Charities Foundation Board 1994–1996.
Ms. Ingrid Wallace, Leadership and Diversity Training Consultant. President, Partner, Green Door Communications. Immediate Past President, League of Black Women. Master Trainer, Executive Coach for Enterprise Rent-A-Car from 1991–2006. Member, Hyde Park Union church.
Rev. Bennie E. Whiten, Jr., Former Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ from 1991 through 2000. Member of Board of Directors of Interfaith Worker Justice, and former Associate Director of the Community Renewal Society.
Mr. Steven Wilcox, Vice President of The Rockwood Company, former Vice President of Marsh & McLennan, Treasurer of Hemenway United Methodist Church, Evanston, Director of Jane Addams Center and of Victor C. Neumann Association, Instructor at Insurance School of Chicago.
Dr. Jay Wilcoxen, Director of Central Services at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 1982–95 and Associate Professor of Bible, University of Chicago Divinity School, 1961–82. Jay serves not only as CFO but also as lectionary guide for The Common Good News. He is a member of University Church, Hyde Park.
Mr. Wallace C. Winter, LLB University of Virginia Law School, Attorney at Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago,specializing in national origin discrimination, disability rights and special education, Vice-President of Strategic Learning Initiatives and of Liberty Prairie Conservancy, Co-convener of the Peace Committee of Lake Forest Friends, served in the Peace Corps in Brazil.
Mr. Eugene G. Wollaston Amoco Corporation Director of Research and Results Management Director, PhD Illinois Institute of Technology, Board Member of Family Institute of Chicago, CFOI and Northern IL Al-Anon Family Groups, member First Congregational Church of Naperville
“Truth is above harmony. Those who fear disorder more than injustice invariably produce more of both.”
—William Sloane Coffin, Jr.