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Board of Directors

Brett Anderson
Board Member and Finance Committee
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Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager

Cozad A sset Management


Brett Anderson is a financial advisor and portfolio manager at Cozad Asset Management, where he helps individuals and businesses with financial planning, investing, tax preparation, and more. He is an alumnus of the University of Illinois as well as Lincoln Christian University Seminary, where he completed a Master of Divinity program. In addition to his financial advisory practice, Brett enjoys serving local churches through a variety of volunteer ministry opportunities and serves on the finance committee for several non-profit organizations, including DREAAM.

Joe Bradley
Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee

Clinical Assistant Professor | Bioengineering
Teaching Assistant Professor | Carle Illinois Medical School
Lecturer at Gies College of Business | University of Illinois

Joe teaches courses in engineering and business at the University of Illinois. His research focuses on product development-how information is used and managed within complex-product development systems. He builds quantitative and qualitative models to study these systems. He is a co-founder of Sun Buckets, Inc, a global company that develops, builds, and commercializes thermal energy storage technologies.    

Margareth Etienne
Board Member

Professor of Law and Nancy Snowden Research Scholar | University of Illinois

Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs | University of Illinois


Margareth teaches Children and the Law and Education Law and publishes widely. A s a mother of two, her interests in education at all levels are both personal and professional. She has directed a tutoring program for middle school students, been a high school teacher, served on several school boards, and was a Trustee on the College Board.

Alfred Green
Chair of Human Resources Committee
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US Navy Veteran | Navy Achievement Medal - Desert Shield/Desert Storm 

Product Owner at Ford Motor Company | Consumer Driven Six Sigma Black Belt 

Alfred Green is an accomplished Senior Engineer, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Advisor, and Thought Leader with more than 30 years of success across the military, manufacturing, automotive, computer software, and the information services and technology industries. Alfred holds a leadership position as the Product Owner in Software Feature Management for Ford Motor Company where he is responsible for cultivating user community and increasing Vehicle Software Electrical Management (VSEM) adoption to deliver the promise of Ford Mobility efforts. Prior to his current role as, Product Owner at Ford Motor Company, Alfred led as the Exterior Ornamentation Quality Vehicle Function Group Leader for Ford Motor Company. Alfred also served Eight years in the US Navy and is a veteran honorably discharged. For his exceptional leadership, he received the Navy Achievement Medal - Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He has also patented the following products: LIDAR Windscreen Vibration Control System for Detecting Windshield Wiper Noise and Related Methods, and Humidity Estimation device. In his spare time, Alfred is an avid martial arts practitioner, achieving a 4th Dan black belt in the World Traditional Tang Soo Do Federation. The Brooklyn, New York native is a husband and father of two children.

Deloris Henry
Vice President and Chair of Governance Committee

Retired Assistant Superintendent
Champaign Unit 4 School District

Deloris P. Henry is a former Assistant Superintendent of schools.  She has devoted her life to equity in education, social justice, and community advocacy work. Dr. Henry has served on the Board of several community organizations, such as the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club (President), Girl Scouts Council, the Champaign County Mental Health Board (President for two terms), and is a member of the Champaign Rotary Club.

Robert Kirby
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Retired Physician and Medical Educator

Robert Kirby is a retired Carle physician and University of Illinois College of Medicine educator. He served as Clinical Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Since retirement, he has been engaged as a volunteer working with the immigrant community.

Matt Matthews
President and Chair of Development Committee

Senior Pastor | First Presbyterian Church, Champaign

A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA)


Matt has served as pastor of First Presbyterian since 2018. Matt works with an energetic congregation to make First Presbyterian a sanctuary for all people to gather to worship, study, dream, work for justice, sing, and build friendships that will heal the world. Matt and Rachel have two grown sons and one in college. He has served churches in South Carolina, Virginia, and Arkansas, and has written Mercy Creek, a novel, and the memoir One Thousand Miles: Following My Fathers WWII Footsteps.

Demario Turner
Board Member
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist | Carle Health

Demario Turner assists Carle's Human Resources and Volunteer Services with all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as on-boarding contingent labor that includes students in their clinical, observational, and internship roles, contractors, and temporary workers. He is native to the Champaign-Urbana area and has a strong passion for both civic engagement and the growth and development in the human resources profession. Mr. Turner also served on the Champaign County Racial Justice Task Force and is a United Way Emerging Community Leader.

Azark David Cobbs
Board Member
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Azark Cobbs was born and raised in Champaign, and is currently a resident of Garden Hills. He is retired from a career at DHL Airway Inc. and Chicago Manufacturing Institute. He has served the community as a member of the Unit 4 Education Equity Excellence Committee, Prairie Rivers Network, Promise Healthcare, North First Street Business Club, and 5th and Hill Neighborhood Rights Group.

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