Neli Vazquez-Rowland, President of Board of Directors

Neli Vazquez-Rowland is President of Board of Directors. Co-founder and President of A Safe Haven Foundation, Neli’s goal is to influence a “change in the paradigm’ on how our nation addresses social issues of poverty, homelessness, and drug and alcohol addiction. Neli serves as a frequent expert speaker, keynote speaker and panelist for many government, academic and business forums.

Linda S. Mensch

Linda S. Mensch, Of Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP, is a member of the Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Practice and Intellectual Property Client Service Groups, as well as the Entertainment and Media Industry Team. She has practiced entertainment law in New York and Illinois since 1977.

Abe Thompson

Abe Thompson is CEO of Partnership Radio, a group of radio stations in Northwest Indiana. In 2003, Radio Ink ranked Thompson as one of the thirty most influential African Americans in radio.

Michael Favia

Michael Favia has 25+ years of experience as an Illinois lawyer.  His experience in Health Law is very extensive and diversified.  He has served as an Assisitant Attorney General and subsequently retained by the Governor of the State of Illinois at the Chief of Prosecution and Senior Technical Advisor to the Illinois State Professional Licensing Boards at the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. As the Chief of Prosecution,he directed the statewide enforcement of Illinois professional licensing statutes, including the Medical Practice Act.  He supervised 15 attorneys and support personnel in the statewide regulation of approximately 30 professions in which 150,000+ professionals were licensed.