A Board of Directors oversees North Lawndale College Prep. The men and women who comprise our Board bring a variety of expertise to the table as Chicago business leaders, experts in the field of education, NLCP graduates and members of the North Lawndale community. Their invaluable input truly makes an impact to NLCP.

deron“When I was introduced to NLCP, I was drawn to the school’s mission, its teachers and of course the students. I mentored a student and immediately wanted to do more. As a board member it is rewarding to encourage our students to pursue their dreams of completing college.“ – Render Dahiya, NLCP Board Chairman

2017-2018 NLCP Board Members


Render DahiyaChair
CEO, Arroweye Solutions
Rafiq Karimi, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer,
CD One Price Cleaners
Betsy Cadwallader
Senior Vice President, US Bank
Bruce Miller
CEO, Lawndale Christian Health Center
Al Bennett
Professor, Roosevelt University
Jim Minich
Managing Director, BMO Harris
Joe Berry
Joe Black Productions
Larry Morris
Sargent and Lundy
Rev. James Brooks
Chief Ministry Officer,
Lawndale Christian Health Center
Gary Stark
Managing Partner, Iron Range Capital
Robin Coffey
Assistant Deputy Director,
Neighborhood Housing Services
Robin Steans
Executive Director, Advance Illinois
Ikeisha Daniels
Teacher, Carter Woodson School
Carrie Stewart
Managing Director, Afton Partners
Chris Engelman 
Managing Director,
Cedar Hill Wealth Management
Rob Werner 
Senior Consultant,
Health Management Associates
Tom Flynn 
Lurie Children’s Hospital Fndn.

2017-2018 NLCP Board Meetings

2018-2019 NLCP Upcoming Board Meeting Dates

  • September 11, 2018
  • November 13, 2018
  • February 26, 2019
  • April 23, 2019
  • *June 11, 2019*

All meetings will be held at the NLCP Collins library. Food will be served at 5pm. The meeting will start promptly at 5:30pm.