Howard Brown Health has announced new board leadership for 2017-18 with Mario Treto Jr., legal counsel for the City of Evanston, elected chair of its board of directors.
Joining Treto are Executive Vice Chair Bethany Pagels-Minor of CARS.COM, Treasurer Mark Hawkins of Columbia University in New York City and Secretary N. Charles Thomas of Northwestern University.
Officers at-large include Emily Byrne-Driver of Elegant Custom Drapery, Becky Rowland of City of Milwaukee Health Department and Fawna Stockwell of Upswing Advocates.
Duke Alden, JD, of Aon Corporationwho previously chaired the board since 2012has assumed the role of immediate past chair.
Alden noted the significance of transferring leadership to Treto, 32, who is Howard Brown's first chair of Latinx decent and only the second person of color to assume the helm of the board.
The board of directors also recently elected Austin Baidas, former senior advisor in the U.S. Department of Transportation, as its newest member. A full list of Board members is at HOWARDBROWN.ORG/BOARD-MEMBERS/ .