Board of Directors
Trish Tullman is the founder and Executive Director of Ignition Community Glass. She also is the Co-Owner and Senior Advisor of Ignite Glass Studios. Trish is a passionate multicultural educator with 20 years of non-profit leadership experience focused on intercultural capacity building and collaboration. She currently serves on Chicago Facing History’s Advisory Board and served in the role of board chair from 2013-2016. She has been active on a range of boards with educational and social justice missions, including School of the Art Institute, North Shore Country Day School, City Year Chicago and Global Youth Leadership Board. Trish has a Masters of Education with an emphasis on multicultural education from DePaul University.
Glen Tullman is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Livongo Health™. He is also a successful entrepreneur and co-founder and Managing Partner of 7wire Ventures, a Chicago-based investment firm focused on healthcare and education. Glen founded or co-founded a number of ventures including one of the country’s leading solar energy companies, SoCore Energy, (recently sold to Edison Ventures), a digital education company digedu, and holds investments in several ventures focus on mobile and cloud based health solutions. He is also co-owner of Ignite Glass Studios. A strong proponent of philanthropy, Glen serves as a Chancellor to the International Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Andrea Vaughn is the Director of Employer Engagement at Year Up. Year Up is an intensive one-year training and education program that serves young adults ages 18-24. Andrea’s commitment to working with young adults from underserved communities spans 20 years with hundreds of hours spent volunteering with Dress for Success and countless women’s shelters. She has a passion for helping unemployed/underemployed individuals find gainful employment. Andrea began her career on Wall Street as an Analyst for Chase Manhattan Bank, and she spent the next 25 years working in or providing services to the financial industry. Andrea served on the Board of North Shore Country Day School, where she chair its Diversity Committee.
Alphonse L. Gray
Alphonse L. Gray joined the Lukas-Cohen Group at Morgan Stanley in 2000 and is a financial planner in downtown Chicago. He has worked extensively with corporate professionals and retirees to help them create strategies to meet their income needs. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago with degrees in both Operations Management and Finance and Information Systems.
Amaris Miranda developed and is leading KIPP Ascend Academy’s first middle school art program. Miranda is a collaborative educator, with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate and sustain strong relationships within schools and the community. She serves as the Regional Arts Liaison/Visual Arts K-12 Educator for Chicago Public Schools. In her liaison role, she oversees the successful implementation of the CPS Arts Education Plan through coordination with administrators, teachers, parents, students, teaching artists, arts organizations, and community group with the overall goal to connect students to resources in the arts, and to inspire their school community toward high-quality engagement of the arts.
Lucinda Vriner has coached over 300 students in elementary, middle and high school grades as a University Supervisor for Student Teaching for the last ten years. She has served as a Chicago Public School classroom art instructor for 36 years, teaching art education at Franklin Fine Arts, North Park University and Art Institute of Chicago. Lucinda has been recognized for her outstanding work as an educator, earning the Distinguished Member Award by the Illinois Art Education Association and the Outstanding Educator Award by the Illinois Alliance for the Arts in conjunction with Kennedy Center. Additionally, she was nominated for the Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Lucinda graduated from Eastern Illinois University with an Elementary Education, Art Major and received a Masters of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola University.