Meals on Wheels Chicago

Meals on Wheels Chicago Elects Two New Board Members

February 9, 2021: Meals on Wheels Chicago (MOWC) is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the MOWC Board of Directors. Bobby Daw (The Bulow Group) and Jane Park (ComEd) have joined the leadership team committed to the financial stewardship of Chicago’s Meals on Wheels program.

“I am excited to welcome Bobby and Jane to our leadership team. They each bring valuable experience to our organization along with a strong desire to serve the community,” said Elise Geiger, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Chicago. “We are fortunate to have board members that are committed to strengthening our program to serve those in need during these unprecedented times. Their efforts help keep thousands of our homebound neighbors nourished and safe in their own homes.”

The Meals on Wheels Chicago Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers from a diverse set of fields including finance, law, medical, culinary arts, food and beverage, and public service. It is the Board’s responsibility to provide guidance in the operation of the organization and to raise awareness and funds for the Meals on Wheels Chicago program.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Bobby Daw, Commercial Insurance Producer at The Burlow Group, has a professional passion for helping people and their businesses. When he’s not working with clients Bobby hits the court as a NCAA Men’s Basketball referee. His previous experience in the food industry showed Bobby the great need for programs that address food insecurity. Born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, Bobby decided the best way to give back to his community and address food insecurity was to give his time and talent to Meals on Wheels Chicago.

“Now more than ever our community needs to come together to help those in need, and I look forward to using my experience in the food and insurance industries to help Meals on Wheels Chicago find more resources to help more people.”

Jane Park, SVP Customer Operations and Chief Customer Officer at Commonwealth Edison Company, leads and oversees a team of professionals who manage all aspects of ComEd’s customer-focused operations. Jane’s work has given her a unique insight into the different needs of Chicago’s diverse population. She also currently sits on the board for the Chicago Botanic Garden, and previously served on the board of Hanul Family Alliance, a Korean-American social services organization.

“I want to do everything that I can to help empower individuals who are struggling and in need. For many of our neighbors who are older and/or have disabilities, the need for outreach, care, and empathy is particularly great. I see Meals on Wheels Chicago as an organization that directly touches customers in need and tangibly improves their lives on a daily basis.”

The Meals on Wheels Chicago Board of Trustees

President: Amy McCarty, Monahan Law Group
Immediate Past President: Veeral Sheth MD, University Retina/University of Illinois at Chicago
Secretary: Elizabeth Bleakley, Bleakley Law LLC
Treasurer: John Gnospelius, J.P.Morgan Chase Bank
DFSS Representative: Nikki Proutsos, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services

Board at Large

Jordan Dalton, Cell-Safe Life Sciences
Bobby Daw, The Bulow Group
Larry Feller, Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered
Anthony Fiore, Open Kitchens
Suneet Lad, Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
Jennifer McConnell, AlixPartners
Cory Morris, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Shannon Murphy, Blue Dog Design
Jane Park, ComEd
Ben Topp, Midwest Care Management Services
Elizabeth Turnbaugh, Sazerac | My Charcuterie | Re/Max
James Vogdes IV, Hub International
Aleta Williams, Loquacious Culinary Events

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