Board Members

Saprina L. Jones, MBA PRESIDENT/CEO

Saprina has dedicated 14 years to working in the financial industry in roles as Banking Center Manager and former Vice President of Midwest Training and Development at Charter One Bank. She graduated from Bloom High School, received her Bachelors from Illinois State University and her MBA in Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is a member of the National Black MBA society and SHRM. With a passion for helping others, Saprina volunteers for several not for profit organizations in the south Suburbs.

Jeffery Daniel

Jeffrey Daniel earned his BA in Sociology from St. Xavier University. Jeffrey has been in the non-for-profit field for almost 25 years serving in multiple roles in youth development with organizations such as Jones Memorial Community Center, YMCA of Metro Chicago, and Volunteers of America. Jeffrey currently serves as the Site Director for the Wendell E. Green Boys & Girls Club of Chicago which provides many positive life changing activities to empower youth. One of Jeffrey’s recent accomplishments is coaching the 7th & 8th grade boys basketball team to their first Chicago Public Schools city-wide championship in March of 2018 which also attributes to his passion for mentoring and investing in children. Jeffrey is the father of four and a loving husband to his wife, Nikita.

Stevon Grant, CCP, LP

Stevon Grant has been a Senior Clinical Perfusionist at Illinois Perfusion, Inc., since 2009. His responsibilities are to set-up, operate and manage inventory for CPB, VAD, VAVR, and IABP equipment. Stevon was also Chief Clinical Perfusionist at Cardiac Surgery Associates, and President and Clinical Perfusionist of PR Perfusion, Inc. He is a graduate or South Shore High
School, University of Chicago Respiratory Therapy Training Program and Mississippi School of Perfusion Technology.

Kim Hills

Kim Hills is a graduate of Bloom Township High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from the School of Business and Industry at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and was a member of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Kim specializes in marketing, events and promotions.  Past experiences and clients include: Chicago White Sox, Ltd., Miami’s HEAT, Ltd., Chicago’s very own, Dwyane Wade and Shaun Livingston, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem to name a few. Kim currently serves as the Senior Manager, Marketing + Communications at the Miami Downtown Development Authority. Kim is a Chicago Heights native and an avid fitness enthusiast. She can always be found volunteering her time at local outreach events.

Sean Tenner

A native of Naperville, IL and a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Sean Tenner has nearly 20 years of political campaign management, issue advocacy and non-profit/foundation consulting experience. He has worked for some of the most prominent elected officials and organizations in Illinois and Washington, DC – including President Barack Obama (US Senate Primary and General Elections, 2004 and Presidential Campaign, 2008), Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, the Illinois House of Representatives Democratic Majority, Washington, DC City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Evanston (IL) Mayor Steve Hagerty and Aurora (IL) Mayor Tom Weisner.