Board of Directors

  • Stetson Atwood, Board President

    Equity Partner, Donohue Brown Mathewson and Smyth LLC

    Stetson became a board member of Imagination Theater in 2010, after serving two years as Secretary of the HealthWorks Theatre Board of Directors. When HealthWorks was merged into Imagination Theater, Stetson came along to continue his efforts on behalf of the causes championed by both theaters. He works at a local litigation law firm focusing his practice on the defense of physicians and health care institutions. Stetson hails from the cranberry bogs of Massachusetts, received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and was graduated from the Creighton University School of Law cum laude.

    Andrew Bozzelli, Board Secretary

    Partner, Livingstone Partners

    Andrew joined the board of Imagination Theater in August 2014.  Andrew is a Managing Director at Livingstone, an international middle market investment bank where he advises both privately and publicly-held companies on mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and financial restructuring activities both domestically and cross-border across a number of sectors.  Previously, Andrew was a Tax Manager at KPMG LLP where he spent over five years advising private equity firms, corporations, and other entities on tax issues related to U.S. and international equity and debt investments. Andrew received his B.B.A in Finance and M.S. in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  He is also a CPA.  Andrew believes that the Imagination Theater provides innovative community outreach to meet the needs of diverse audiences while adhering to the principles of the creative arts.

    Cristina De Leon

    Health Consultant, The Segal Company

    Cristina joined the board of Imagination Theater in June 2013. Cristina is a Senior Health Benefits Analyst at Segal Consulting and possesses over ten years of experience in the retail pharmacy, pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), and health benefits consulting industries. She is a nationally certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). She is also a member of the North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland Association (NSP) and the Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPhA). Cristina draws inspiration and motivation from Imagination Theater’s mission to provide diverse audiences with original, dynamic, participatory theatrical programming that enhances well-being and creates a more civil, safe society. She holds a strong affinity for the arts and health advocacy and believes in stewardship of one’s community through service and education. Her past volunteer experiences include a community organization focused on quality of life for seniors, a sexual assault survivor advocacy group, as well as local health fairs in the Chicagoland area.

    Kevin Drucker, Board Treasurer

    Manager, Quantitative Analyses and Risk Management, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

    Kevin Drucker became a board member of Imagination Theater in 2017.  Currently, he is Manager, Quantitative Analysis and Risk Management in the Investment Office of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the nation’s largest independent grant-making organizations.  His responsibilities range across all of the Foundation’s investment strategies, with particular focus on portfolio design, attribution and risk budgeting, due-diligence, and operations.  Prior to joining the Foundation, he was Manager of Investment Analysis at the Chicago-based investment-consulting firm of Richards & Tierney.  Before this, he served as a tax consultant with expertise in the structure of multi-generation estate planning strategies, such as family limited partnerships and charitable trusts, at Arthur Andersen and at the Ayco Company (now a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs).  He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2004 and is a 1994 undergraduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and majored in both Economics and Finance.  He believes that Imagination Theater empowers young children with the tools they need so that they can inspire others and become great contributors to their community.

    Lee Feder

    Risk and Credit Manager

    Lee joined the board of Imagination Theatre in December 2017. He currently works as the Risk and Credit Manager for E.ON Climate and Renewables, a renewable energy developer, and has an extensive background in energy markets and risk analysis. He comes to IT through the Alumni Board Connect program at the University of Chicago, where he completed his M.B.A in 2015. He also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in International Studies, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Imagination Theater’s ability to connect with kids on critical but under-addressed topics with the magic of performance art is a rare and important education tool.

    Jennifer Grimmer

    Senior Accountant, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

    Jennifer joined the board of Imagination Theater in June 2013, after completing the Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s On BOARD training program. Jennifer received her B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, became a registered CPA in 2012 and is currently working as a Senior Accountant at the law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Jennifer was elected as Board Treasurer in 2013, and she will continue to serve as Treasurer for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  Additionally, Jennifer contributes to fundraising and benefit planning for the Development Committee and helps recruit new board members as Chair of the Governance Committee.

    Melanie Hellenga

    SVP Group Management Director

    Melanie is an experienced Senior Executive with over 18 + years of demonstrated history working in the marketing and advertising industry. As SVP Group Management Director of FCB Chicago, Melanie currently runs the fastest growing beer brand in America, Michelob ULTRA, as well as Blue Bunny, Chilly Cow and Gibson’s Restaurant Group. With both corporate and agency experience, she has been successful in building brands, bringing a new approach to marketing, driving sales, product innovation, strategy and creative development, people management as well as the ability to deliver in any environment regardless of industry, category or company.  In her spare time, she works on pro bono initiatives for the City of Chicago and is currently an active member for the Clarendon Hills chapter of Infant Welfare. 

    Bob Herling, Board Vice President

    President, Tri Lite Inc.

    Bob became a board member in 2015 after completing the Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s On BOARD training program for prospective non-profit board members.  With experience in Management, Marketing, Sales and Engineering at small privately held manufacturing companies to large multi-national corporations, Bob has broad knowledge in a variety of disciplines.  For the past twelve years, Bob has been the President of Tri Lite Inc., a privately held manufacturer of specialty lighting products for warehouse, transportation and entertainment applications.  Originally from Los Angeles, Bob has lived in the Chicago area for twenty plus years.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont CA and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.  He currently is a member of the Board of Governors for the Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association.  Bob is excited about applying his various skills and experience for the challenging tasks of expanding Imagination Theater’s successful programs for using small theater to inspire youth of all ages and instill in them a better understanding of respect, tolerance and cooperation.

    April Porter

    Mental Health Consultant, Children’s Memorial Hospital

    April joined the board of Imagination Theater in January 2012. April is a Mental Health Consultant with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Advocacy & Community-Linked Mental Health Services at Children’s Memorial Hospital. Prior to that, she spent seven years as a staff member and adjunct instructor at The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and has worked extensively with urban public school students, teachers and families. April received her MA from The University of Chicago and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She proudly served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Latin America from 1996-98 and she continues to dedicate her time to education and social justice issues here at home. April is inspired by Imagination Theater’s mission to create a more safe, civil and compassionate society, starting with our youth.