Apollo’s Fire Chicago Board of Directors

Katrina Pipasts

Founding President

Katrina Pipasts
National Director of Planned Giving, NORTHERN TRUST

Vice President and Director of Community Connections

Elisa Ross, M.D.
Retired physician, Cleveland Clinic and Chicago Public Schools

Shay Olson


Shay Olson
Retired bank operations, consulting and non-profit management specialist; former General Manager of Apollo’s Fire; former member of Apollo’s Singers

Blondean Davis

Blondean Davis, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Matteson School District 162; CEO, Southland College Prep High School

Maria Lans
Retired municipal finance specialist; former Board member, National Symphony, Washington Concert Opera, and Arena Theater, among others

Stephen Lans
Retired attorney; former Board member, Baltimore Symphony and the Institute of Current World Affairs, among others

Doug Miller
Sales Executive; President, Saylze VP, LLC (sales consultant)

Florence Nelson
Retired professional musician, President of Chicago Flute Club, former International Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Musicians
Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross, M.D.
Physician, Rush University Medical Center
James Sheinin

James C. Sheinin, M.D.
Retired physician, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Jeffrey Strauss
Retired attorney, Mayer Brown LLP; freelance baritone concert soloist
Charles A. Bittenbender

Chuck Bittenbender
President of the Board, Apollo’s Fire – Cleveland

Phillip Rowland-Seymour

Phillip Rowland-Seymour
Chair, Committee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Apollo’s Fire Board
Director, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Judy Bundra, Ph.D., ex officio
Managing Director, Apollo’s Fire Chicago
Jeannette Sorrell

Jeannette Sorrell, ex officio
Artistic Director

“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.” –CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK)

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