In June, 2017, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods announced that Kevin Ogorzalek, Vice President and Director of Impact Partnerships at Bonsucro, has been elected as the new Board Chair. Nestled in the Lake County Forest Preserves Ryerson Woods, Brushwood Center offers nature-based programming in the arts, education, and wellness to children and adults across northeastern Illinois.
“Kevin is a knowledgeable leader whose experience in global environmental issues will help Brushwood Center really accelerate our impact,” said Catherine Game, Interim Executive Director. “We are thrilled that Kevin has accepted this leadership role.”
Kevin is a Chicago resident with more than ten years of experience in global environmental sustainability and social responsibility. As the current Vice President and Director of Impact Partnerships at Bonsucro, he is responsible for managing the development of partnerships to address key environmental and social issues.
“It is an honor to serve the community in Lake County and the Chicagoland. We are excited to pursue our new mission and vision that will help us create and strengthen bridges to numerous regional organizations and stakeholders,” stated Kevin. “The wonders of Ryerson Woods and our diverse program will continue to excite and promote a caring for nature to the benefit of the community.”
Kevin brings a lifelong passion of enjoying, preserving, and promoting nature to Brushwood Center.
Brushwood Center is grateful to outgoing chair, Eleanor Ranney-Mendoza, for her steadfast commitment and leadership to the organization. Eleanor is a musician and the great-granddaughter of Edward Ryerson, who originally built the Brushwood historic home.