Advisory Board Members - Chicago

  • President
    Dan Green

    Executive Director
    FIRST Illinois Robotics

    Biography on the way

  • Secretary
    Roberto Jasso

    HSA McKinley Park

    Roberto Jasso
    I began attending Chicago Math and Science Academy as an eighth grader in 2004. Throughout my time at CMSA, I developed a love for learning and helping students to become well rounded individuals. This passion was instilled in me from the teachers I had at CMSA. I graduated CMSA in 2009 and went on to attend Illinois State University. I graduated ISU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences/History. The very next week I started working as a paraprofessional back at my alma mater, CMSA. The next school year I received a position at Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park as an eighth and ninth grade Social Studies and History teacher. I am now on my second year at HSA and couldn’t enjoy it more. My future plans are to begin obtaining my master’s degree in Educational Administration. From there, I would like to become an administrator at a Concept School.

  • Treasurer
    Robert L. Taylor

    VP/Branch Sales Manager
    Republic Bank of Chicago

    Robert L. Taylor
    Experienced Branch Sales Manager and President of the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Commercial Lending, Banking, Branch Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Strong sales professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) focused in Marketing from University of Oklahoma. Currently VP/ Branch Sales Manager at Republic Bank.

  • Board Member
    Charles Franklin

    Franklin Law Group

    Charles Franklin has been working as an attorney in private practice in Illinois since 1980. For the last five years he has operated the Franklin Law Group, a general business law and litigation firm  in Northfield, Illinois. Charles went to the University of Miami (Florida) for law school. For college, he attended the United States Air Force Academy and graduated from the University of Michigan. Charles was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but grew up overseas, living with his family in Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.

    Franklin Law Group
    181 Waukegan Road, Suite 205
    Northfield, Illinois 60093
    Phone:  (847) 716-2380
    Fax:    (847) 716-2390

  • Board Member
    Paul Levine

    PJL Financial Group

    Paul Levine
    Managing Member of DeCarl, Levine & Friedman, LLC.
    President of PJL Financial Group


    Born in Chicago, 1948
    Attended Austin HS (Grad 1966), Chicago
    BS Eastern Illinois University
    Served in US Navy Reserve 1969 - 1975 (Active duty...1970-72 Staff, SanDiego, CA)
    1973-1974: Athletic Director at Robt R McCormick  Boys Club
    1974-76 Prudential Life Insurance Agent
    1976-1985: Partner in Insurance Agency. Swan-Levine, ltd
    1986- Present....Founded DeCarl Levine & Friedman LLC, Insurance Brokerage Business
    1991-Present....Founded PJL Financial Group, ltd.....Financial advisory and Planning
    Married: Janet.....2 children ( Jordan & Elissa); 2 Grandchildren...Tessa Lynn & Jayden Noah, respectively.
    Enjoy Classic Car Hobby (own 3 Classics vehicles); Golf; Working out, enjoying friends and family activity.
    Served on several boards over the years....currently on Lincolnwood Economic Development Commission.
    Was HS and Small College Football Official for 25yrs; HS Football Coach (unpaid) at Clemente, Prosser, Maine East, Niles North.

  • Board Member
    Michelle Wintrich

    Intervention Specialist
    HSA McKinley Park

    Michelle Wintrich
    Intervention Specialist 3-6
    Case Manager K-11
    Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park

  • Board Member
    Dr. Edgardo Vargas

    Pro-Holistic Chiropractic & Acupuncture

    Edgardo Vargas
    Dr. Edgardo Vargas is originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish. After finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Vargas moved to Chicago to study chiropractic at National University of Health Sciences. He graduated from NUHS in 2006 and began working at a pain management clinic that provided extensive experience treating all types of injuries and acute and chronic pain. Dr. Vargas, a board-certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, is passionate about helping people achieve better health through nutrition. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his three sons, playing basketball, and coaching soccer.