Staff Members

Rico Bryant

Recruitment Manager

Arlene Chandler

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

Arely Dorsey

Events Associate
Arely Dorsey is a diligent, creative and passionate Milwaukee native who relocated to Chicago in fall of 2018.

Elizabeth Ferruelo

Director, Foundation Relations
Elizabeth is Director of Foundation Relations for i.c.stars, where she works to create opportunities through job training for underserved yo...
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
Kevin McFall serves as the Chief Operating Officer for i.c.stars.

Dr. Adrienne Smith

Program Manager
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
David Williams is an alumni and active Technology Manager at i.c.stars.

Finley Winters

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

A Measurable Impact

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