About AFC

Associate Board

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) Associate Board includes young professionals and emerging leaders who are passionate leaders in the fight for HIV/AIDS services and prevention in the Chicago metropolitan area. Members of the Associate Board act as ambassadors for AFC by fundraising, supporting AFC initiatives and engaging with the community to make a difference.

To learn more about our mission, member roles, leadership structure and membership process – please refer to our Charter for FY 2018.

If you are interested in joining the Associate Board, please fill out this interest form. For more information, please contact associateboard@aidschicago.org.


Tony Guerrero, co-chair, Northwestern University
Brooke Morris, co-chair, American Library Association

Alden Woodhull, secretary, Res Publica Group
David Neef, treasurer, Clutch Group
Johnny Ford, public relations/social media, John G. Shedd Aquarium
Nicole Holmes, public relations/social media, Center on Halsted

Meghan Beach, National Sporting Goods Association
Manjima Bose, FUND Consulting
Keith Bukowski, C.I.T.Y. Club Gymnastics
Ramona Burress, Walgreens
Ronnie Chatterjee, DayNine Consulting
AJ Estacion, Allstate
Grant Ladniak, Roosevelt University
Le'Mikas Lavender, Heartland Alliance
Meghan Monaghan, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Anthony Pendleton, Chipotle
Jemina Shikany, American Red Cross
Michael K. Vega, MS, CAE, Association Forum

Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunities to connect with AFC staff, Board members, and other supporters, as well as community experts in HIV programming and advocacy.
  • Opportunities to attend exclusive AFC events and get first pick at volunteer opportunities.
  • Opportunities to develop skills in leadership, event planning, fundraising and outreach.
  • Recognition on AFC's website and in AFC's Annual Report.
  • Most importantly, the chance to make a difference in the fight against HIV in Chicago and beyond.

Membership Commitments

  • Regularly attend full Associate Board meetings every month (in person or by phone)
  • Participate in and actively raise funds for AFC events, including AIDS Run & Walk Chicago and World of Chocolate
  • Actively participate on at least one committee
  • Pay $75 in annual dues
  • Represent AFC in the community through volunteerism and outreach

See what they have been up to since 2016.

Events and Meetings

Associate Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month.

The Associate Board holds multiple social, educational and philanthropic events throughout year to build awareness of HIV/AIDS and to increase engagement with young professionals and students in the Chicago community.

2016 IMPACTS shows their various partner organizations and ways the Associate Board practices AFC’s mission.