Chicago Board of Directors

Lisa Souter

Lisa Souter - Chairman

Lisa joined Minds Matter in 1998 as a mentor and team leader in New York. She now serves as the Chairman of the Chicago chapter. Her strong belief in the mission of Minds Matter prompted her to co-found the Boston and Chicago chapters. Lisa received her BS/BA from Georgetown University and MBA from Harvard University.

Sean Moran

Sean Moran - Vice Chair

Sean joined the Chicago Minds Matter board in 2011.  He has been involved in education causes throughout his career and believes strongly in the power of education to open doors and transform lives. Outside of Minds Matter, he is currently a lead in the Commercial Transformation & Private Equity growth consulting practices at ZS. Sean has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Illinois. He grew up in the surrounding Chicago communities and now lives with his wife and two daughters in the western suburbs.

Bill Malczyk

Bill Malczyk - Treasurer

Bill Malczyk has been involved with the Chicago Chapter of Minds Matter as a board member since 2012. He believes strongly in the mission of Minds Matter and the difference it can make in the lives of mentees. He is a Managing Director in the restructuring practice at Ernst & Young where he advises clients on risk and strategy. Bill grew up and currently lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.

Rhonda Bell

Rhonda Bell

Rhonda has devoted her professional career to leading programs that close opportunity gaps for Chicago youth, often those who are the first in their family to enroll in college or who demonstrate significant financial need. She brings these fifteen years of college and career access leadership to Minds Matter. In her current position as Partnership Development Liaison for Chicago Public Schools, she works to connect high school students with experiential learning opportunities and internships. She is also a private Educational Consultant, former School Director for the Schuler Scholar Program, Upward Bound Director, and has spent eight years working for the College and Career Office at Chicago Public Schools. Ms. Bell holds a B.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studied early childhood education in graduate school, and is the proud mother of two children. She enjoys art, French culture, film, and cupcakes.

Thomas Seibert

Tom Siebert

Tom has served Minds Matter Chicago for nearly ten years in a variety of management and board roles.  He finds the passion and dedication of the 200 volunteers and the tangible success of the students to be highly inspirational and rewarding.  Tom works at Deloitte Consulting and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

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Calvin Hui

Calvin enjoys his involvement with Minds Matter because the organization positively impacts the lives of Chicago students.Calvin has served in various positions. Now on the board, Calvin graduated from Duke University with degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Economics. He is a Partner at Gator Trading, a proprietary trading firm, where he currently trades agricultural products.

Andrew Abahoonie

Andrew Abahoonie

Andrew joined the Minds Matter Chicago board in 2017, as part of the Kellogg School of Management’s Board Fellows program. He is currently earning his MBA at Kellogg with expected graduation in June 2018. Prior to Kellogg, he spent four years as an economic consultant at PwC. Andrew grew up in New Jersey and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where he received a BS in Economics and a minor in Mathematics.