The Associate Board provides motivated, mission-driven professionals with opportunities to develop executive board-level skills in the areas of governance, strategy and fundraising, The Associate Board meets on a monthly basis to share ideas, develop camaraderie, and to create plans in support of JPA. Each February, the Associate Board hosts "All in for Kids Casino Night," an evening that lives up to the slogan "I Play for JPA!" This past February, the Associate Board generated more than $80,000 towards JPA programs and services for children suffering from abuse, neglect and violence.

The Associate Board has a voice on the Executive Board of Directors and works closely with the President & CEO and the Director of Events and Media on key marketing, membership and fundraising initiatives. Each Associate Board member serves on one or more committees allowing a wide range of expertise to help shape the future of JPA.

Andrew Selby

Vice President
Matt Zelensek

Assistant Secretary
Charlotte MacKinnon

Yara Zolotukhina

Assistant Treasurer
Nicole Bell

Casino Night Co-Chairs
Bill Buhr
Dion Dimiropolous
Kathy Pirogova

Membership Committee Chair
Dee Dee Selby

Marketing Committee Chair
Andra Mocanu

Rafael "RJ" Anglada

Kevin Blaha

Michael Cavers

Dan Derrig

Grace Donovan

Brett Geschke

Zac Hacias

Bo Holden

Jake Javitch

Spencer Kaehler

Anne Korenblit

Chris Liquin

Clare Marlin

Justine Mershman

Cordelia Meserow

Jon Mulder

Megan Osmond

Chris Pappas

Christa Specht

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the JPA Associate Board, please contact Katy Hinsdale at or (312) 698-6939 for more information.

If you're interested applying to become a member of the Associate Board, please contact us directly at

We would love to hear from you!

Juvenile Protective Association
1707 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Tel: 312.440.1203
Fax: 312.698.6931