Experimental Station Staff


Connie Spreen
Executive Director

Matthew Searle
Assistant Director

Rebecca Connie
BBW Program Manager

Corey Chatman
Link Up Illinois Manager

Wendy Zeldin
61st Street Farmers Market Manager

DJ Fish
BBW Youth Services Coordinator

J. Michael Eugenio
Communications Associate

Zaneta Clarke
Link Up Illinois Program Assistant

Charlie Rifenburg
BBW Customer Services Coordinator

Madeline Bourdenko
HR & Financial Manager

Keith Chatman
City EBT Team


Board of Directors


Connie Spreen, PhD
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Marty Friedman
Former Vice President and General Counsel, Dearborn Wholesale Grocer
Director, Renaissance Society

Emmitt House
Vice President
Energy sector lawyer, retired
Former Trustee, Carleton College
Former Director, WBEZ Former Director, Crown Youth Center
Fomer Director, Chicago Council on Urban Affairs

Mulubwa Munkanta
Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis, SRAM Corporation

Michelle Holland
Secretary & Leadership Team Chair
Marketing Communications consultant

Janis Kanter
Board Chair, Kanter Family Foundation
Former Board Chair, Hyde Park Art Center

Steve Wiesenthal
Architect, Principal, Studio Gang

Faheem Majeed
Artist, Instructor, School of the Art Institute
Former Executive Director, Southside Community Art Center

Dan Peterman
Co-Founder & Director
Artist, Associate Professor of Art (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Former Board President