Hadley Welcomes New Board Chair, Trustees
The Hadley School for the Blind is pleased to announce that last month Winnetka resident Judy Castellini assumed the position of chair, Board of Trustees, and Kenilworth residents Kevin McGuire and Garrick Rice were confirmed as new Trustees.
A Hadley Woman’s Board member since 1996 and Trustee since 2006, Castellini also served as chair of the school’s Development and Communications Committee and as past president of the Woman’s Board. Last year, she was one of several co-chairs for Hadley’s gala benefit. In her new role, Castellini’s priority is to actively engage Hadley’s various constituencies -- Trustees, donors, volunteers and the surrounding community -- to strengthen Hadley’s reach and visibility.
“For 30 years, a family member has battled a serious visual impairment, facing countless eye procedures. During these recurring episodes, I developed a heightened awareness of the importance of personal independence for those experiencing vision loss and their families. So when I was asked by friends to get involved with Hadley, I knew this organization’s mission was something my husband and I wanted to support long-term.”
Castellini has been very active on a number of other boards as well. In 2006, she was elected as a Trustee of the Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest, and served as board chairman from 2008 to 2011. She has been a member of the Ravinia Festival Woman’s Board since 2006; a Trustee of the Board of Visitors, DePauw University (her alma mater), since 2007; and is a current member of the Woman's Board of The Art Institute of Chicago. She and her husband, Jerry, have four children.
New Trustee Kevin McGuire heads the Goldman Sachs Midwest Institutional Equities business and co-manages the Chicago office for the Securities Division. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 as an associate and was named managing director in 2004. McGuire earned a B.A. in Business and an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. An infantry squad leader with the United States Marine Corps, McGuire served two tours in the Middle East, including Operation Desert Storm and also worked with an anti-terrorist unit in Naples, Italy. He and his wife, Danielle, have four children.
“With a military background and observing the injuries associated with combat, I am proud to serve an organization that meets the needs of visually impaired veterans through education and inspiration,” says McGuire.
Trustee Garrick Rice is a managing director at Sterling Partners in Northbrook, Ill., where his investment expertise includes working with healthcare services industries and the education field. Before joining Sterling Partners in 2001, Rice was an associate with Bank of America, where he worked on leveraged finance deals. He also served as manager of Corporate Finance with Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp; as an investment banking associate with Robert W. Baird; and as director of Business Development for FOB Inc., a start-up enterprise software company. Rice earned his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management and B.B.A. with distinction from the University of Michigan Business School. He and his wife Jennifer have two children.
“Having grown up in a family of educators, I wanted to give my time and energy to an organization with education at its foundation and a proven tradition of improving people’s lives and creating opportunities,” says Rice. “Hadley was the perfect fit.”