Advisory Board Members - Chicago

  • President
    Kenneth Hunter

    Chicago Principals and Administrators’ Association

    Kenneth L. Hunter
    Chicago Principals and Administrators' Association

    Kenneth L. Hunter recently has served as teacher and administrator for 40 years. The first 21 years were spent working in Chicago’s Catholic schools, the next 19 in Chicago Public schools. Ken is a PhD. Candidate at the University of Chicago where he has earned a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Certificate of Advanced Studies. Mr. Hunter is presently a vice-president in the Chicago Principals and Administrators’ Association. In addition, Ken has recently completed a CD of original music with his son, Patrick, who teaches at the HSA McKinley Park.

  • Secretary
    Roberto Jasso

    HSA McKinley Park

    Roberto Jasso
    I began attending Chicago Math and Science Academy as an eighth grader in 2004. Throughout my time at CMSA, I developed a love for learning and helping students to become well rounded individuals. This passion was instilled in me from the teachers I had at CMSA. I graduated CMSA in 2009 and went on to attend Illinois State University. I graduated ISU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences/History. The very next week I started working as a paraprofessional back at my alma mater, CMSA. The next school year I received a position at Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park as an eighth and ninth grade Social Studies and History teacher. I am now on my second year at HSA and couldn’t enjoy it more. My future plans are to begin obtaining my master’s degree in Educational Administration. From there, I would like to become an administrator at a Concept School.

  • Board Member
    Dan Green

    Executive Director
    FIRST Illinois Robotics

    Biography on the way

  • Board Member
    Paul Levine

    PJL Financial Group

    Paul Levine
    Managing Member of DeCarl, Levine & Friedman, LLC.
    President of PJL Financial Group


    Born in Chicago, 1948
    Attended Austin HS (Grad 1966), Chicago
    BS Eastern Illinois University
    Served in US Navy Reserve 1969 - 1975 (Active duty...1970-72 Staff, SanDiego, CA)
    1973-1974: Athletic Director at Robt R McCormick  Boys Club
    1974-76 Prudential Life Insurance Agent
    1976-1985: Partner in Insurance Agency. Swan-Levine, ltd
    1986- Present....Founded DeCarl Levine & Friedman LLC, Insurance Brokerage Business
    1991-Present....Founded PJL Financial Group, ltd.....Financial advisory and Planning
    Married: Janet.....2 children ( Jordan & Elissa); 2 Grandchildren...Tessa Lynn & Jayden Noah, respectively.
    Enjoy Classic Car Hobby (own 3 Classics vehicles); Golf; Working out, enjoying friends and family activity.
    Served on several boards over the years....currently on Lincolnwood Economic Development Commission.
    Was HS and Small College Football Official for 25yrs; HS Football Coach (unpaid) at Clemente, Prosser, Maine East, Niles North.

  • Board Member
    Roselyn Maldonado

    HSA South-West Chicago

    Roselyn Maldonado

  • Board Member
    Dr. Edgardo Vargas

    Pro-Holistic Chiropractic & Acupuncture

    Edgardo Vargas
    Dr. Edgardo Vargas is originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish. After finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Vargas moved to Chicago to study chiropractic at National University of Health Sciences. He graduated from NUHS in 2006 and began working at a pain management clinic that provided extensive experience treating all types of injuries and acute and chronic pain. Dr. Vargas, a board-certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, is passionate about helping people achieve better health through nutrition. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his three sons, playing basketball, and coaching soccer.

  • Board Member
    Robert L. Taylor

    VP/Branch Sales Manager
    Republic Bank of Chicago

    Robert L. Taylor