BOARD OF DIRECTORS - OFFICERS

TRACY RAOUL

Chairperson

        Treasurer, Ebony Ladies Golf League           Tournament Director, Chicago Women’s Golf Club

ARTHUR BURTON

Vice Chairman

St. Mark Golf Club

CIJI HENDERSON

Treasurer

President, Chicago Women’s Golf Club

CASSANDRA CURRY

Secretary

Ebony Ladies Golf League

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BONNIE DeSHONG

Host of”Bonnie’s Eye On” – 95.1 FM Chicago
Bonnie’s Eye on Entertainment – chicagonow.com
Contributing Journalist – Gary Crusader Newspaper Bonnie’s Eye to Sky, Inc.

CRAIG BOWEN

Chicago Parks Golf Alliance

DIANE MEADES

                 Jackson Park League Coordinator               The Fairway Network

DOROTHY CHE-MENJU

                                                    Representative                                                       Midwest Golf Association

EDWARD BOURELLY

                                              Vice President of Marketing                                             Planet Fitness

ERIKA SHAVERS

                      Assistant Program Director                                              Volunteer Coordinator                           The First Tee of Greater Chicago

KENNETH JOHNSON

                             Representative                               Chicago Tee Birds

PATRICIA HARPER

                          Representative                          Women’s Jackson Park Golf Club

ADVISORY BOARD

          ANDRE STEPHENS, SR.

  • Founder and Executive Director for the St. Francis County Community Development Corporation – a non-profit agency established in 1999 that promotes the revitalization of low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in St. Francis County, Arkansas
  • Planning Consultant to the East Arkansas Enterprise Community 
  • Board Member for the Southern Rural Development Initiative 
  • Commissioner for the Mid- South Commission on Race and Social Equity  
  • Board Member for the National Congress for Community Economic Development 
  • Member of the Arkansas Coalition for Poverty Elimination 
  • Member of the Arkansas Coalition of Housing and Neighborhood Growth for Empowerment (ACHANGE) 
  • Chair of the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Advisory Council (Dallas branch), assisting banks in Arkansas and other states provide credit and other services to fund housing, small business, and economic and community development loans
  • Founder and President of the Walter and Nettie George Speedy Foundation

  CHICAGO PARKS GOLF ALLIANCE

Our mission is to promote affordable and accessible public golf with expanded youth programs, while restoring the historic recreational assets the 100+ year old courses at South Shore and Jackson Park provide to the entire community.

 https://chicagoparksgolfalliance.org/

         DR. MICHAEL COOPER

  • APGA Tour Director of Tournament Operations
  •  Adjunct Faculty member at Springfield College, Tampa Bay campus.  
  • Over 30 years in the golf industry, including Director of Diversity for the World Golf Foundation, and Southeast Regional Director with The First Tee.  
  • Member of the Golf 2020 Advisory Board and Diversity Task Force
  • Board of Directors for the National Black Golf Hall of Fame, and Women of Color Golf. 

         PEGGY RHODES-WHITE

  • Founder and President, Ted Rhodes Foundation 
  • Daughter of Golf Pioneer, Ted Rhodes
  • Inductee, African American Golfers Hall of Fame
  • Distinguished Toastmaster Awardee 2015
  • Toastmasters International – Youth Leadership Program, Chair
  • Principal, Sydwaize Productions, a multi-media production company selling promotional items
  • Inductee, African American Golfers Hall of Fame

       TERRI STEPHENS

  • Owner/Stylist for over 25 years
  • Professional consultant 15 years
  • Business Administration, B.A., High Honors
  • Life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Sigma Omega Chapter
  • Mother of four college graduates
  • Golfer

       TIFFANY WHITE

  • Granddaughter of Golf Pioneer, Ted Rhodes
  • Managing Director, Ted Rhodes Foundation
  • Founder and CEO of TNW Consulting – career development coaching and training
  • Adjunct Professor, DePaul University
  • Career Advisor, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Nu Omega Chapter 
  • President of the Christ Universal Temple Board of Directors
  • Member of the DePaul University Employer Advisory Board