Associate Board

Associate Board

  • Associate Board members Sabrina Mohammed-Pollock, Taylor Champion, Amanda Blumeyer, Ngandu Kasuku, Caren Evers, Fernando Mier and Mindy Kurlansky at Cinema Supper Club: The Untouchables (August, 2016). Photo: Dan Hannula

Founded in 1989, Cinema/Chicago’s Associate Board is a diverse group of enthusiastic young professionals dedicated to promoting the organization’s mission. The Associate Board assists in fundraising and volunteering to support the year-round Education Program, which brings film to thousands of Chicago Public School students every year.

To this end, the Associate Board hosts a number of events throughout the year, including monthly screenings, an Associate Board Night at the Chicago International Film Festival and special presentations like Cinema Supper Club.

Interested in joining us? Candidates must submit an interest form and attend an informational meeting. We also request a current resume. For more information about joining the Associate Board, please fill out the interest form here or email Associate Board Membership Chairperson Amanda Blumeyer.


Amanda Blumeyer
Membership Chairperson
Account Manager, Meyers & Partners
Favorite film: When Harry Met Sally

Taylor Champion
Portfolio Manager, U.S. Trust
Favorite film: The 400 Blows

Antonia (Toni) Coffelt 
Executive Assistant
Egon Zehnder
Favorite film: Inglourious Basterds

Kimberly Collins
Executive Assistant, The MacArthur Foundation
Favorite film: The Vengeance Trilogy

Matthew Daigler
Career Coach, National Able Network
Favorite film: The Salton Sea

Emily Drake
Marketing and Communications Professional, SmithBucklin
Favorite film: Titanic

Caren Evers
Sales Associate, MB Fianancial
Favorite film: The Big Lebowski

Jessica Fairbanks
Project Manager, BAMcinematek
Favorite film: Ex-Machina

Samantha George
Video Event Producer
Favorite film: P.K.

Blake Goble
Communications Associate, NORC at the University of Chicago
Favorite film: Ghostbusters

Judene Hylton
Director/Recruiter, Major, Lindsay & Africa
Favorite film: It’s a Wonderful Life

Matthew Ingersoll
Attorney, Quarles & Brady, LLP
Favorite film: The Royal Tennenbaums

Josh Kahn
Creative Producer, Chicago Bulls


Ngandu Kasuku
Case Processing Analyst, Office of Foreign Labor Certification
Favorite film: The Big Lebowski

Mindy Kurlansky
Attorney, Starwood Retail Partners, LLC
Favorite film: Gone With the Wind

Fernando Mier
UI/UX Principal, Bose
Favorite film: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Sarah Mobin
Account Executive, The Marketing Store
Favorite film: Saving Private Ryan

Sabrina Mohammed-Paddock
Brand Communications Consultant
Favorite film: The Shawshank Redemption

Patrick Rovito
Manager, Interactive Development
Favorite Film: Dazed and Confused

Erin Salins
New Business & Client Relations Manager, The Marketing Arm
Favorite Film: American Beauty

Jeanne Schneider
Associate Director, Mosaic Experiential
Favorite film: Hook

Hilary Ward
Stewardship Manager
YMCA of the USA
Favorite film: The Color Purple

Jason Weil
Senior Analyst, Franklin Monroe

Amber Wright
Theater Artist
Favorite film: The Godfather

Amy Zanlungo
Channel Development Manager, Hillshire Brands
Favorite film: True Romance