Angelique Power

President & Board Member

As President of the Field Foundation, Angelique Power oversees the charitable distribution of $2.5 million annually from assets nearing $60 million. For over seventy-five years the Field Foundation has focused on Chicago’s most vexing issues while supporting its astonishingly creative and entrepreneurial spirit. Field is known as a strategic supporter of innovative programs and organizations, with a primary emphasis on reaching marginalized communities and populations.

Hilesh Patel

Leadership Investment Program Officer

As the Leadership Investment Program Officer, Hilesh Patel is dedicated to working with Chicago’s aspiring leaders and their organizations. Hilesh was previously the Deputy Director of Hyde Park Art Center, overseeing Public Programs, Marketing & Communication, Finance and Operations and Strategic Planning. At Hyde Park Art Center, Hilesh worked to integrate racial equity work, civic engagement, and leadership development into the core mission and daily practice of the organization. Hilesh has more than 15 years’ experience in Chicago communities, previously managing CPS and community partnerships at CAPE (Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education) and working as a high school teacher. A former Field Leader awardee, Hilesh graduated from University of Chicago’s Civic Leadership Academy in June 2018, a program that brought together leaders from across the public and private sectors to develop and foster models of leadership and to collectively investigate solutions to the complex challenges Chicago faces.

Mark Murray

Vice President, Programs and Administration

As Vice President Mark Murray manages the foundation’s support for community, civic, and cultural organizations. Mark has worked on issues ranging from establishing community schools to programs that support violence prevention. He manages a team of grant makers that are dedicated to working with and in Chicago communities to tackle some of the city’s most pressing needs.

Michelle Goldberg

Executive Assistant and Office + Grants Manager

As the Executive Assistant and Office + Grants Manager, Michelle Goldberg wears many different hats to make sure our operations are running smoothly. She most recently worked in the marketing department at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where she was dedicated to the goal of attracting a greater audience into the museum to enjoy and engage with art, design, and culture. She earned an M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory & Criticism from the School of the Art Institute and earned a B.A. in History of Art from the University of Michigan.

Angelica Chavez

Justice Program Officer

As the Justice Program Officer, Angelica Chavez works with organizations who address root causes of inequity and problems at a systemic and policy level. Angelica was born and raised in the East Side neighborhood of Chicago, where she attended Chicago Public Schools and later graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in journalism. She has spent her career organizing across community groups and within nonprofits with a focus on education and health initiatives. Prior to joining The Field Foundation, she worked as a community engagement organizer for Advance Illinois, an education policy organization, where she partnered with multiple constituencies across the state advancing high-quality education practices for all students. She attributes her experiences and opportunities to her parents who immigrated from Mexico and El Salvador and instilled deep-rooted values centered in social justice and civic engagement.

Jo Ann Ross

Receptionist and IT Assistant

As Receptionist and Clerical/IT Assistant, Jo Ann supports all Field staff and visiting grantees, board, and partners. She was born and raised in Chicago.

Tempestt Hazel

Arts Program Officer

As the Arts Program Officer, Tempestt Hazel works with organizations who support creative spaces inside chronically divested communities to spark cultural identity, creative expression and cultural connections. Tempestt is a curator, writer, arts administrator, and founder of Sixty Inches From Center, a Chicago-based arts publication. Over the years she has developed projects, produced programs, and created professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations through positions with Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Chicago Artists Coalition, the Chicago Park District, and Arts + Public Life at the University of Chicago. While in these positions she worked on citywide and artist-service projects such as Chicago Artists Resource, Creative Chicago Expo (now Lake FX CreativeCon), Chicago Artists Month, and Chicago Public Media’s Off-Air Series. Her exhibitions and research have been produced with the South Side Community Art Center, Terrain Exhibitions, Contemporary Arts Council, Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC), and University of Chicago, with upcoming projects at the Smart Museum of Art.

Field Fellows

Jasmine H. Benjamin

Field Fellow in Justice

Jasmine H. Benjamin is a doctoral candidate studying American Politics at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation uses Angela Onwuachi-Willig's (2016) theory of ``trauma of the routine`` to examine how events of police misconduct in Chicago impact Black political attitudes towards local government. As the Field Foundation Justice Fellow, she will evaluate grants, conduct site visits, and make recommendations for funding in the Justice portfolio. Jasmine was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a UChicago Urban Doctoral Fellow and also part of the University of Pennsylvania Predissertation Fellowship for the Summer Institute on Inequality. As an undergraduate, she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and participated in the Leadership Alliance. During her time as a graduate student, Jasmine has worked to improve programming and resources available for graduate students of color at her university. For three years she served as a Higher Education Intern for Diversity and Inclusion at UChicagoGRAD and was part of the leadership of the Diversity Advisory Board at UChicagoGRAD. During her time as a higher education intern, she was one of the founders and lead organizers of the Transcending Boundaries Research Symposium held at the University of Chicago in 2016 and 2017. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Politics and Justice Studies from Claflin University in 2013.

Tanniqua-Kay Buchanan

Field Fellow in Art

Tanniqua-Kay Buchanan is a Jamaican-American, born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She is committed to developing, strengthening and bridging cultural gaps through dance, creativity with spatial planning; dance and design. As the Field Foundation Art Fellow, she will conduct site visits and evaluate grants from community-based art organizations and make recommendations for funding in the Art portfolio. Tanniqua-Kay received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dance and a minor in Community Planning with a design background from Kansas State University. Her thesis, The Black Dancing Body explored through color theory- social experiment was presented at the National Dance Education Organization conference (2015) in Phoenix, Arizona. Tanniqua-Kay has been a guest artist at the Kansas State Ebony Theater Arts Festival and The Presence of Chasms (2017). She is a second-year graduate student in the Master of Urban Planning and Policy program at University of Illinois at Chicago concentrating in Spatial Planning. She is interested in social movements and their spatial impacts on concentrated urban spaces, the silent movement dialogue that dancers/movers have with both transitional and permanent spaces and the hybridity of dance and design. She approaches urban planning/design and sustainability through a spatial and community lens that focuses on knowing people and planning around their needs in the most natural and organic way and further exploring what sustainability looks like. She is enthusiastic about this experience in philanthropy and excited to fellowship with the arts organizations.

Urooj Shakeel

Field Fellow in Leadership Investment and Communications

Urooj Shakeel is a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Master of Arts in Arts Administration & Policy program. As the Field Foundation Communications and Leadership Investment Fellow, Urooj manages all Foundation social media accounts, ensuring an effective strategy for online visibility and communicating Foundation news to all stakeholders. She has worked as an Administrator in Home Healthcare Management since 2007 and was previously the Social Media Coordinator for the online clothing brand, Haute Hijab. Currently, Urooj is working on her thesis, which examines activating public space for educative functions on Chicago’s Devon street for preadolescents. She is designing a library exchange box in the shape of a miniature Pakistani truck that is painted in the traditional art form known as Truck Art. Urooj will be presenting her thesis project at the 2018 Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Symposium: Artists/Designers/Citizens in November. As a grant recipient from the MAAAP Enrichment Fund, Urooj traveled to the villages of Khairpur, Pakistan to take an in-depth look at the social impact of art and culture and its role in cultivating community regeneration. Based off her fieldwork and research, she created a strategic marketing plan for the NGO Indus Resource Center Khazana Craft Center to increase visibility and sustainability of village industries in the Pakistani market. As a leader, she serves on the SAIC Graduate Advisory Panel, working closely with the Graduate Dean’s Office to bring attention to graduate student interests through information sharing and problem solving. She earned her BS in Marketing and BA in Art History from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.


Gloria Castillo

Board Chair

Currently, Gloria Castillo is the Board Chair for the Field Foundation of Illinois. She is president and CEO of Chicago United, a corporate membership organization that advances multiracial leadership in business to achieve parity in economic opportunity for people of color.

Castillo is a pioneering advocate for workplace diversity with a passion for advancing inclusion, and social and economic justice through the lens of business strategy. Her experience and background have allowed her to effectively collaborate with Chicago United’s corporate members to enhance inclusive talent management practices and develop strategic and dynamic partnerships with minority owned business enterprises. Her work on behalf of underrepresented populations was recognized in 2017 with an honorary Doctorate in Social Justice from Roosevelt University.

Jamee Field Kane

Board Member

Jamee Field Kane is a philanthropist and community volunteer who sits on various boards throughout the city, including the Field Foundation of Illinois. Kane received a B.A. from Middlebury College with a joint major in Economic and Psychology. After completing school, Kane moved to New York where she would spend four years in the investment banking world. Kane returned to Chicago to complete her M.B.A. at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. After graduating she settled down in the city, where she does nonprofit consulting and writes for a local magazine.

Cathy J. Cohen

Board Member

Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science and former chair of the department. She has served as the Deputy Provost for Graduate Education and is the former Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago. Cohen is the author of two books: Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics (Oxford University Press 2010) and The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (University of Chicago Press 1999) and co-editor with Kathleen Jones and Joan Tronto of Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader (NYU, 1997). Her work has been published in numerous journals and edited volumes including the American Political Science Review, GLQ, NOMOS, and Social Text. Cohen is principal investigator of two major projects: The Black Youth Project and the Mobilization, Change and Political and Civic Engagement Project. Her general field of specialization is American politics, although her research interests include African-American politics, women and politics, lesbian and gay politics, and social movements.

Lyle Logan

Board Member

Lyle Logan is the Managing Director of the Global Financial Institutions Group and also Chairman and CEO of The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation. From 2005 – 2009 he was the Managing Director, Institutional Sales and Client Servicing for Northern Trust Global Investments (the asset management arm of Northern Trust Corporation). As Managing Director, he oversaw the growth and development of the NTGI Institutional Sales and Client Servicing business unit. Previously he was Senior Vice President and Head of Chicago Private Banking within Personal Financial Services. Logan joined Northern Trust in April 2000 as a Senior Vice President in Personal Financial Services—Midwest. As part of the management team, he oversaw the business unit’s growth strategies and focused on the development and marketing of Northern Trust’s array of services to current and prospective clients. Logan has been closely involved in a wide range of marketing and product development activities throughout PFS and most recently oversaw the marketing area of the PFS business unit.

Stephanie Field Harris

Board Member

Stephanie Field Harris serves as a Trustee of the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Terra foundation for American Art and the Field Foundation of Illinois. She is a member of the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Founders’ Board of Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Nicholas Pearce

Board Member

Professor, Pastor and Executive Adviser, Dr. Nicholas Pearce serves as an award-winning clinical professor of management and organizations at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and as the founder and chief executive officer of The Vocati Group, a global executive advisory consultancy. A Chicago native and globally-recognized expert in the areas of values-driven leadership, collaboration, and change in organizations, Dr. Pearce has served as a trusted strategic adviser to leaders of corporations, social impact organizations, governments, and communities of faith on six continents. He is also an ordained minister, currently serving as Assistant Pastor of Chicago’s landmark Apostolic Church of God. Dr. Pearce is deeply committed to philanthropy & civic engagement, serving on the boards of the Chicago Children’s Museum, Access Community Health Network, the Chicago Community Trust’s African American Legacy Fund, and Seminary Co-Op Bookstores. He has been a Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago since 2015 and has also been named one of Chicago’s 40 Game Changers (under 40) by WVON/Ariel Investments, Kellogg’s MSMS Professor of the Year (2015), a Galbraith Scholar by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Public Voices Faculty Fellow by The OpEd Project. He and his award-winning work have been featured in global media outlets including The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Chicago Tribune, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, CNBC, Crain’s Chicago Business, Discovery Channel, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times and The Washington Post. Dr. Pearce holds the Ph.D. in Management & Organizations from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the S.B. in Chemical Engineering & Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a concentration in Religious Studies earned in conjunction with Harvard Divinity School.

Rita Fry

Board Member

Rita Fry is an accomplished lawyer and consultant who earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1979. Fry joined the Cook County Office of Public Defense in 1980 and served as an assistant public defender until 1986, when she would leave briefly to work for the Chicago Law Department. In 1988 Fry returned to the Public Defender’s Office where she would stay until 2003, when she would open RAF Consulting. RAF Consulting provides expertise in housing, criminal justice issues and government relations and incorporates strategic planning to address community needs and available resources for nonprofit organizations. Fry remains the president of RAF Consulting today.

Lisa Yun Lee

Board Member

Lisa Yun Lee is a cultural activist and the Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum. Lee is a vigorous champion of the arts and a supporter of free and civil discourse, recognizing their power to build and sustain a strong, just society. Lee has served as the Director of the UIC School of Art & Art History, where she is an Associate Professor of Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies. She was most recently the 2017 Co-Curator of Open Engagement, an arts conference based at the University of Illinois Chicago. As the previous Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Lee oversaw a renovation of the house, installed a new permanent exhibition, and reinvigorated public programming at one of the nation’s most important historic sites. Lee was the co-founder of The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, an organization dedicated to creating spaces for dialogue and dissent and for reinvigorating civil society. She writes broadly about arts, culture, diversity, and aesthetics and politics, and has written a book entitled Dialectics of the Body: Corporeality in the Philosophy of Theodor Adorno (Routledge, 2004), and also wrote the survey essay for the first comprehensive monograph of Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates (Phaidon, 2015). Lee serves on the boards of the American Alliance of Museums, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life and 3Arts.

Kym Hubbard

Board Member

Kym Hubbard was the Global Head of Investments for Ernst & Young, Global, and Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer of Ernst & Young,LLP prior to retiring in 2016. Hubbard was recently elected to the boards of PIMCO Funds and State Auto Financial Corporation. She has had significant board experience within Ernst & Young, Gloucester (Ernst & Young’s captive insurance company), and with numerous not-for-profit and civic organizations in the Chicagoland area. Hubbard has served on various board committees including audit, corporate governance, nominating, compensation, and finance/investment.

Hubbard has over 30 years of financial services experience. She has worked in private partnerships, insurance, government, investment banking, capital markets, banking and auditing/public accounting.

Life Directors

Judith S. Block

Life Director

Judith S. Block (Judy) has spent over 45 years volunteering in the Chicago community. She has followed her passion for the human services, in particular, child welfare. She was a director of the United Way of Chicago for over 25 years and is a past director and board chairman of the Child Welfare League of America. She has been a director and past board chairman of Chicago Child Care Society, the oldest child welfare agency in Illinois. She has also been a Court Appointed Special Advocate in the Juvenile Court (CASA).

Block is a graduate with a BS from the School of Communication (was Speech), from Northwestern University and is a life trustee of the university. She is also a member of the Women’s Board of Northwestern and past board chairman.

Block completed a ten-year term on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Community Trust and was Vice Chairman of the board. She is now a director of The Field Foundation and past board chairman. Block was the first woman chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Field Museum. She is currently a life trustee.

Other involvements include being a member and past president of Know Your Chicago. She is a life director of the Chicago Foundation for Education, member of the Antiquarians of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Old Masters Society of the Art Institute.

George Ranney

Life Director

George A. Ranney has been a Field Foundation board member since 1978. He has also served on the boards of the MacArthur, Spencer, Arthur M. Brazier and Liberty Prairie Foundations, as well as the board of the University of Chicago, the Conservation Fund, the Metropolitan Planning Council, and the Center for Humans and Nature.

He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1962, and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1966, where he was Editor-in Chief of the Law Review. After working for the Chicago Legal Aid Bureau Ranney became Deputy Director of the Illinois Budget Bureau under Governor Richard Ogilvie, where he was responsible for legislation behind the Budget Bureau, the Illinois Income Tax and the Regional Transportation Authority.

Phillip Hummer

Life Director

Philip Hummer served as 2nd Lieutenant for the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Since 1955, Hummer has been with Wayne Hummer Investments in Chicago. The firm became a subsidiary of Wintrust Financial Corporation in 2002. Hummer’s civic activities include being board member and Chairman of the Field Foundation of Illinois, Chicago Historical Society, and the Chicago Crime Commission. Previously Hummer was a member of the board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and a member of the Commercial Club. He is married to Lynn Hummer, and has three daughters and five grandchildren.

Marshall Field V

Life Director

Marshall Field V was born on May 13, 1941, in Charlottesville, Virginia, attended St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. He then attended Harvard College, where he was a member of the Lampoon and had a summer internship in the editorial department of the Boston Globe. After graduating from Harvard in 1963 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, Field worked in New York City for the book publishing firm of Random House and later joined the circulation staff of the New York Herald-Tribune.

Upon the death of his father in 1965, Field entered the family business, Field Enterprises, Inc., in Chicago. In October, 1969, he was elected Publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News, both of which were owned by Field Enterprises. He was 28 years old, the youngest publisher of any major newspaper in the United States. He remained Publisher until 1980. In 1972, Field became Chairman of Field Enterprises, a post he held until the company was dissolved 12 years later. Field is also Chairman and President of The Old Mountain Company, Inc. which manages his private investments.

Oliver Nicklin

Life Director

Oliver Nicklin founded, and is president, of First Analysis. Prior to forming First Analysis, he worked at William Blair & Co. as chief operating officer, director of research, and an investment analyst. He also founded the First Analysis Institute of Integrative Studies, a not-for-profit educational institute, which co-sponsors interdisciplinary seminars and research with universities including Loyola University Chicago, Catholic Theological Union, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago.

In addition to serving on many corporate boards, Nicklin has served on the boards of the Field Foundation, the Regenstein Foundation, the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, the University of Chicago Divinity School’s Visiting Committee, and the Illinois Technology Fund. He earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Texas.

Commissioned Artist

Wisdom Baty

Wisdom Baty is an artist, parent, curator and educator, interested in reimagining physical space and historical accuracy for black women. Her drawings, paintings and classroom curricula encompass themes centering ancestral memory, autonomy, authorship and black motherhood. Baty curates spaces and organizes dialogue for mothers of color to share and strategize with her Ways We Make workshop series. She co-organized The Black Experience: Panel and MFA Showcase at SAIC Sullivan Galleries in 2015, and The Black Family Reunion 2017 with Threewalls and Reunion. Baty was a 2017 Marwen Teaching Artist Resident, a 2007 fellow at the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art and Music, participated in the Museum of Contemporary Art Teacher Institute and currently has work represented on the Field Foundations website. Baty is an Arts Administration and Policy, 2018 MA Candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

Wisdom Baty