Darrell is the GM of Chill in Downtown Chicago. He brings programming and curriculum development experience from his former position as program manager at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Darrell graduated from Kalamazoo College with a BA in Music and holds a Masters in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute of Consciousness Studies. His inspiration comes from the realization that in all philosophy, science, religions, and psychology, there is some element of meditation or contemplation to stimulate change and growth.
Mike has a BA in Political Science and a Minor in Agricultural Economics from the University of California at Davis, and received the Phi Beta Kappa award — graduating with Highest Honors.
Since 2004, he has served as Principal and CFO of Mosaic Construction managing the back office and software for construction projects. Michael is also an active member of his community, serving on the Board of Trustees for Keshet, Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, Rochelle Zell Jewish High School and the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled as well as serving on the Children’s Memorial Hospital Fundraising Board; As Board Chair for Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute and on the Olive Tree Network’s board.
Suzanne Akhras Sahloul is the founder and Executive Director of the Syrian Community Network, a community-based refugee support network focused on supporting Syrian refugees in their resettlement into the US. She holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University. Suzanne is currently pursuing a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management. Additionally, Suzanne has also served as PTA President and as a board member at her children's school, the Universal School. Suzanne lives in Chicago with her husband and together they have three children.
Marshall Hatch, Jr. is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the MAAFA Redemption Project, a Chicago-based workforce, social & spiritual-development initiative for African American men ages 18-26. Hatch Jr. hails from the west side of Chicago.
He holds Master's degrees in Divinity and Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. Upon graduation in 2014, Marshall joined his father, Pastor Marshall Hatch, Sr., in full-time ministry at New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, the largest congregation in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.