Board of Directors

The CUPPA Alumni Association Board of Directors is comprised of graduates from the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs degree programs. The board meets quarterly and holds annual elections at its May meeting. If you are interested in getting involved, please email UICCUPPAAA@gmail.com.

 The mission of the CUPPA Alumni Association is to strengthen and enhance the professional and academic experience for alumni, students and faculty. The CUPPA Alumni Association offers educational and career development to alumni, students and faculty; organizes events/activities for the informal sharing/exchange of information and to encourage professional relationships; and lends support and provides input to the development of the college’s curriculum.

The CUPPA Alumni Board of Directors is comprised of graduates from the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs degree programs.

PRESIDENTPeter Czubak, MPA ’02, Senior City Forester, City of Chicago-Department of Streets and Sanitation Bureau of Forestry

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENTNicole Sims, MPA ’02, Senior Manager, Crowe Howrath LLP

PRESIDENT ELECT:  Joshua Hahn, MUPP ’16, AIPAC Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin Area Director, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

TREASURERStephan Bitter, MPA’ 93, Program Analyst, TSA

SECRETARYDivyanga Ganesh, MUPP ‘17

WEBMASTERS:

Michael Sewall, MUPP ’17, Special Service Area Director, Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

Alvaro Villagran, MUPP ‘17

 

Directors At Large

Farah Ansari, MUPP ‘14, Senior Planning Analyst, Chicago Housing Authority

Alireza (Ali) Bahramirad, MUPP ’14, Associate Project Manager, Lightengale Group

Daniel Benzinovich, MUPP ’16, Urban Designer, Sargent Town Planning, Los Angeles, CA

Stephan Bitter, MPA’ 93, Program Analyst, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Andrew Castellucci, MPA ’10, Assistant Vice President, Credit Research at CW Henderson and Associates

Enrique Castillo, MUPP ’16, Assistant Planner, Chicago Metropolitain Agency for Planning (CMAP)

Qixin Chen, MPA ’17, Office Administrative Assistant, Department of Restorative Dentistry, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Peter Czubak, MPA ’02, Senior City Forester, City of Chicago, Department of Streets and Sanitation, Bureau of Forestry

Charles Eastwood, MPA ’17, Program Information Specialist, UIC College of Medicine

Divyanga Ganesh, MUPP ‘17

Joshua Hahn, MUPP ’16, AIPAC Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin Area Director, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

Qeshawnda Haynes, MPA ’17, Service Desk Analyst, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC)

David Kosturik, MUPP ’14, Urban Planner, Allen L. Kracower & Associates, Inc.

Peggy Laemle, MUPP ’01, Independent Writing and Editing Professional

Nicole Langart, MPA ’17, Director of Major Gifts, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Matthew Latuszek, MUPP ’08, Management & Program Analyst, Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services,  Refugee, Asylum, & International Operations (USCIS formerly FEMA)

Mary Lupa, MUPP ’02, Supervising Planner, Systems Analysis, WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff

Tony Manno, MUPP ’04, Senior Planner, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

Brandon Nolin, MUPP ’08, Senior Planner / Chairmain, Chicago Metropolitain Agency for Planning (CMAP) / APA Chicago Metro Section

Libby Pappas, MPA ’17, Associate Director, CCS Fundraising

Catrina Patton, MPA ’15, Product Manager, Unitive

Al Riley, MUPP ’78, Illinois House of Representatives, 38th District

Andrea G. Safakes, MUPP ’13, Development Manager, Chicago Housing Authority, Office of Development

Michael Sewall, MUPP ’17, Special Service Area Director, Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

Kelly Siegel, MUPP ’14, Budget Analyst, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington D.C.

Nicole Sims, MPA ’02, Senior Manager, Crowe Howrath LLP

Steve Sondheimer,  MUPP ’13, Individual Giving Officer, Center on Halsted

Peter Skosey, MUPP ’93, Executive Director, State Government Affairs, BNSF Railway

Jennessa (Berg) Tabba, MUPP ’10, Marketing Manager, The Sidwell Company

Alvaro Villagran, MUPP ‘17

Vitaliy Vladimirov, MUPP ’17, Program Manager, Uptown United

Jessica Young, MPA ’16, Development Manager, Corporate Partnerships, City Year Chicago