Our Board

Recognizing Talent, Rewarding Excellence

Common Roots Initiative (CRI) is a nonprofit organization that gives financial support to educators and college-bound students. CRI assists deserving high school graduates in pursuit of higher-education degrees through scholarships and acknowledges hardworking teachers through classroom funding. CRI seeks to reward academic talent and excellence by providing needed monetary resources.

OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD

SOUMYA RAO, President ~ Proviso East H.S., Class of 1995. Graduate of UIUC (B.S. in Actuarial Sciences). Expertise in healthcare analytics.
SOUMYA RAO, President
KESHA GREEN, Vice President ~ Proviso East H.S., Class of 1995. Graduate of UIUC (B.S. News/Editorial Journalism, M.B.A. & M.S. News/Editorial Journalism). Expertise in web site management, communications, and marketing.
KESHA GREEN, Vice President
ANSHUMAN (SHAY) RAO, Treasurer ~ Proviso East H.S., Class of 1999. Graduate of Northwestern U. (B.S. Mechanical Engineering & Design Engineering). Expertise in consulting for computing and manufacturing industries.
ANSHUMAN (SHAY) RAO, Treasurer
JENNIFER CASSELL, Secretary ~ Proviso East H.S., Class of 1996. Graduate of U of I at Chicago (B.A. English) and DePaul U. College of Law (J.D.). Expertise in communications and legal issues.
JENNIFER CASSELL, Secretary
MIKE CAVELLO ~ Graduate of Lawrence University (B.A. Psychology) and Roosevelt University (M.A. Elementary Education). Expertise in elementary teaching and coaching (wrestling).
MIKE CAVELLO
JONATHAN BUS ~ Proviso East H.S., Class of 1995. Graduate of Triton College (A.S.). Expertise in information technology and project management.
JONATHAN BUS