Meet the Board

Board of Directors

 

Jeff Hofgard, (Vice Chair)hofgard_jeff_bio_pic_400x540 is vice president of International Operations and Policy for Boeing Government Operations. International Operations is responsible for leading efforts on Boeing’s international sales campaigns, programs and issues with the U.S. government, foreign embassies, and international business and trade groups. The organization is also responsible for coordinating Boeing’s efforts on export policy, foreign military sales, visa policy, and technology transfer issues.Prior to joining Boeing in 2000, Hofgard served as a senior advisor on space issues in the White House as assistant director for aeronautics and space in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. He worked on a variety of key issues, including negotiation of Russia’s formal partnership in the International Space Station; development of U.S. policy on the use of excess ballistic missles; formulation of U.S. policy on use of the Global Position System; and development of the 1996 National Space Policy.  Before his tenure in the White House, Hofgard served as deputy and acting chief of the International Program Policy Branch at NASA headquarters with responsibility for U.S.-Russian space cooperation and NASA’s activity in the United States. Hofgard serves on the boards of the Korea Society, the U.S.-New Zealand Business Council, and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He was recently appointed to the President’s export Council Subcommittee for Export Administration. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He is married, has three children and lives in Great Falls, VA.

Hayley HeadshotRobert Hayley, (Vice Chair) serves as College of DuPage’s Budget Manager. He holds a B.S. in Accountancy from Calvin College and earned his certified public accountant license through the State of Michigan. Robert has a passion for cycling. Following his father’s example, he commutes to work whenever he can, fully aware of the joy cycling can bring. He has participated in Pedal4Life’s HeroInMe Ride 2017 and 2018, leading the Team Redemption Riders to the top fundraising spot for two consecutive years. Robert holds those struggling with an addiction close to his heart. After nearly losing his brother to an opioid addiction, he understands the importance of community and rallying behind those affected by addiction. He also knows recovery is possible and is committed to helping people succeed.

drt1-2Dr. Donald Teater MD, (Vice Chair) is a family physician who has lived and worked in western North Carolina for more than 28 years. In 2004 he started a clinic in his solo family practice to treat those addicted to opioids in his community. From 2013 to mid-2016, he worked as the Medical Advisor at the National Safety Council addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose. Dr. Teater was lead facilitator for the expert panel discussion during the development of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016. Since then, Dr. Teater has worked for Teater Health Solutions concentrating on educating prescribers and others on the science of opioids and how that should influence treatment and policy decisions. He continues to work one day a week treating those addicted to pain medications and providing primary care to those with severe mental illness in western North Carolina.

Kevin photo6Kevin Feldman (Vice Chair),is the owner of FundAbilityRules. He works with organizations in the planning, start-up or revitalization of nonprofit advancement programs. His work includes directing donor development and marketing initiatives during crisis and transitional situations. This includes identifying major gift prospects, cultivating prospect relationships, and closing major gifts, building sustainability by creating multiple revenue streams, becoming less dependent on grants, and maximizing the use of multiple marketing communications channels to build positive awareness. He had also served as Development Director of the South Suburban Humane Society.

 

 

 

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Dorota Dorochowicz, (Vice Chair) is the Assistant Manager of the Belden-Stratford, a luxury apartment rental facility in Chicago owned by Prudential and managed by The Laramar Group, a real estate investment company. Dorota brings a strong background in implementing best practices for managing budgets. She is a passionate outdoor enthusiast and avid cyclist. She has appeared in substantial Pedal America online print and video content and volunteered at bicycling events that support a number of charitable causes.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 9.36.00 PM.pngSergeant Kenneth Richardson (Vice Chair) was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. He enlisted with the military at 17 and served on active duty for both the Navy and Army his entire military career. In the Navy Kenneth proudly served on the USS Harry S Truman CVN 75 aircraft carrier and followed up his tenure in the US Army at Fort Hood Texas with the illustrious First Calvary Division. Kenneth was medically retired after sustaining injuries during his last overseas tour with 1st Cav. He continues giving back to the country by assisting fellow veterans returning home from war and dealing with issues from injuries such as amputation, PTSD and substance abuse.

Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 10.09.21 PMBrian Tait, (Treasurer) Brian Tait is a Finance Manager at West Monroe Partners in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Masters in Accounting and holds an active CPA License. Before moving to Chicago, Brian worked at local bike shops for years beginning his enthusiasm for the sport and community.

 

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