TASC taps five new board members; new board leadership

Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC), an Illinois leader in advancing community-based alternatives to incarceration for people with substance use and mental health needs, today announced the election of five new members to its Board of Directors, along with the election of its Board Officers for the coming year.

New Board Members:

  • Kimberly Brown, MBA, PMP: Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, who is a dedicated business professional with an entrepreneurial mindset and extensive background in healthcare.
  • Carleton Nolan : Technology Executive who previously served within the Public & Social Impact Practice Leadership at Slalom Consulting and also served as the City of Chicago’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the day to day operations of the City of Chicago’s IT organization.
  • Yaw Ofosu, MBA, CHP: Associate Vice President, Quality Operations at Health Care Service Corporation, with more than 30 years of health care experience.
  • Curtrice Scott: Director of Development, University Research Centers and Initiatives at Northwestern University, with more than 20 years of experience across multiple professional domains, including fundraising, law, sales, higher education, consulting, small business, and events management.
  • Omonigho Ufomata: Director, State Advocacy at the American Academy of Pediatrics, with 15 more than years of experience in various roles, including: a global health nonprofit, the U.S. House of Representatives, state and local government, and the private sector.

New Board Officers:

  • Chair: DeAnna I. Jones
  • Vice Chair: Joseph A. Zarlengo
  • Treasurer: Juan R. Thomas, J.D.
  • Secretary: Tracy Thompson

“We are thrilled to welcome these five outstanding individuals to our Board of Directors,” said DeAnna I. Jones, Chair of the TASC Board. “Their diverse expertise, dedication to social justice, and passion for helping communities will be invaluable assets as we continue to pursue our mission of promoting safety and well-being through evidence-based alternatives to incarceration.”

TASC President Joel K. Johnson also expressed his appreciation for the new board members and the leadership of the Board Officers.

“I am incredibly grateful for the commitment, dedication, and support of the TASC Board,” said Johnson. “Their support is essential to our ongoing success, and we are confident that with their guidance, TASC will continue to make a significant impact on the lives of individuals and communities across the Illinois.”

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