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.
Lance Friedman is an accomplished glass artist and instructor. He studied glass at Kansas City Art Institute and received his BFA in Glass from California College of Arts and Crafts. He opened Chicago’s first glass instruction studio, Shatter Glass Group, Inc. in 1987 and has owned and operated the studio for the last 25 years. He has an extensive list of work including a commissioned installation at Forest Park Orthodontics and permanent collections at both Tacoma Museum of Glass and Corning Museum of Glass. He has been featured in New Art Examiner, Glass Magazine, and New Glass.
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.
Paul Morgan is currently the Director of Programs and Innovation at the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, an organization that aims to provide funding for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to attend college preparatory high schools. In this position, he is able to use his experience as a former Daniel Murphy Scholar and his academic background in Education and Counseling to develop and direct programs focused on student engagement and success, college readiness, and character development. He has dedicated his career to working and volunteering with organizations that work to create opportunities for disadvantaged youth. He is also the Vice President of the Chicago Youth Center’s Fellowship House advisory board as well as a CYC Auxillary Board Member. Paul also serves as a member of University of Chicago’s Collegiate Scholars Program admissions committee.
Tracey Shafroth has spent her career working in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors. She has had a distinguished career in organizational capacity building and strategic planning. She currently directs giving programs at two family foundations and serves on several boards of regional and local environmental advocacy and conservation non-profits. Tracey’s philanthropic work has been supported and inspired by her educational experiences at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY and in Colorado College’s Urban Studies program. In 2011, North Shore Country Day School awarded Tracey the Foster Hannaford Recognition for her expansive and distinguished service to the school. Tracey is a Field Museum Fellow.
Michelle Terry holds a BS in Education/Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA from the University of Chicago; and a Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University. Throughout her career, Michelle has helped organizations focus on program and department development while assisting in the learning and execution of new product across departments. With a consumer-focused mindset, Michelle works with leadership teams to strategize around an organization’s goals and identify areas of growth.
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.