Board & Advisors

For A Better Tomorrow – Board of Directors

  • Austin Wallace, Satio

  • Cheryl Hussain, Majestic Interior Design

  • Gopi Vudaru, State Farm Insurance

  • Hannah Mesouani, Illinois Wesleyan University

  • Jon DeRew, State Farm Insurance

  • Mark Killick, COUNTRY Financial

  • Phani Aytam, State Farm Insurance

  • Dr. Pennie Gray, Illinois Wesleyan University (Board Secretary)

  • Tejas Jani, State Farm Insurance

  • Terri Helregel, COUNTRY Financial (Board President Elect)

  • Tommy Navickas, Illinois State University

  • Venkateswara Rao Mandava, T-Mobile (Board Treasurer)

For A Better Tomorrow – Advisory Council

  • Becky Hines, YWCA

  • Dr. Bhanu Vakkalanka, Bloomington, IL

  • David Taylor, United Way of McLean County

  • Dev Mandhyan, State Farm Insurance

  • Diana Hauman, City of Bloomington

  • Feli Sebastian, Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women

  • Girish Taxali, State Farm Insurance

  • Hank Campbell, Illinois State University

  • Keith Gosch, TEK Systems

  • Mary Bynum, State Farm Insurance

  • Ruth Teubel, Heartland Business Services 
  • Sunil Oberoi, Northwestern Mutual

For A Better Tomorrow – Volunteers and Committees

To join an FBT committee, email us – contactus@forbettertomorrow.org

Kite Fest Steering Committee

  • Angelique Racki 
  • Anu Voore 
  • Austin Wallace 
  • Bruce Clark 
  • Callie Cummings 
  • Emily Vigneri
  • Hannah Mesouani 
  • Jessica Jackson
  • Jim Vorass
  • Katie Pratt
  • Mary & Hank Campbell
  • Stephanie Duquenne
  • Steve Grady (Event Co-Director)
  • Tejas Jani (Event Co-Director)
  • Terri Helregel

Finance Committee

  • Phani Aytam
  • John Kim

Giving Committee

  • Phani Aytam
  • Venkateswara Mandava 

Marketing and Communications Committee

  • Hannah Mesouani
  • Tejas Jani
  • Tommy Navickas (Chair)

Project Oversight Committee

  • Gopi Vudaru (Chair)
  • Goverdhan Galpalli
  • Shyam Sammidi

Project Recruitment Committee

  • Janet Hood
  • Pennie Gray (Chair)
  • Shafiq Porter

Technology Committee

  • Craig Luchtefeld
  • Saket Raizada
  • Gopi Vudaru

Youth Global Citizen (YGC) Citizen Committee

  • Jon DeRew
  • Mark Killick
  • Phani Aytam
  • Pennie Gray
  • Ravi Singhal
  • Raegan Rinchiuso
  • Steve Grady
  • Terri Helregel (Chair)

Why I See You (YICU) Steering Committee

  • Ajo George
  • Carolyn Hansen 
  • Cheryl Hussain
  • Cindi Johnson
  • Denise Geske
  • Jerin Thomas
  • Linda Healy
  • Michael Marmion 
  • Phani Aytam
  • Sankhya Amaravadi 
  • Saraswathi Amaravadi
  • Steve Grady