Staff Members

Rico Bryant

Recruitment Manager
i.c.stars

Arlene Chandler

Workforce Development Manager
i.c.stars
Arlene is excited to work with i.c stars connecting top talent with Chicago employers to address workforce needs.

Kirk Clark

Tech Fellow
i.c.stars
As a child I kept an interest in computers but at the young age it was for mostly video gaming.

Romke De Haan

Business Development Officer
i.c.stars
Romke E De Haan is an innovative and results-oriented technology leader and executive with over 20 years of experience managing digital expe...

Elizabeth Ferruelo

Director, Foundation Relations
i.c.stars
As Director of Foundation Relations, Elizabeth works to grow the resources to advance i.c.stars’ mission in Chicago and nationall...
Tandelaya received her B.A in Sociology and African American Studies from Eastern Illinois University.

Amanda Hogan

Director of Corporate Partnerships
i.c. stars
Amanda Hogan is excited to work with i.c.stars donors, mentors, sponsors, and employers as Development Manager.
Sandee Kastrul is president and co-founder of i.c.stars, an innovative nonprofit leadership and technology training program founded in 1999...
Tasha has over 20 years experience in recruitment and project management.

Kevin McFall

Chief Operating Officer
i.c.stars
Kevin McFall serves as the Chief Operating Officer for i.c.stars.

Dr. Adrienne Smith

Program Manager
i.c.stars
Dr. Adrienne Smith is the Program Manager at i.c. stars. Adrienne has over 10 years experience in training and development.

David Williams

Technology Manager
i.c.stars

Finley Winters

Research Coordinator
i.c.stars
I’m Finley Winters, I grew up in Chicago, Illinois.

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010