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Board of Directors

Executive Director
LaVonte Stewart (LStewart@LostBoyzInc.org)

LaVonté Stewart Sr. was born on Chicago’s South Side at Jackson Park Hospital. He graduated in the top 5% from Our Lady of Peace Elementary School, Hirsch Metropolitan High school, and Chicago State University, all on Chicago’s South Side. Mr. Stewart Sr. earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 2004, and then worked on his Master’s degree until illness struck his family in 2006. Mr. Stewart started working closely with troubled youth through baseball, and formed Lost Boyz Baseball League, which eventually became known simply as Lost Boyz Inc. Recently, LaVonté began working on his Masters in Public Policy at DePaul University while working in the office for a well-known State Senator. He currently resides on the south side with his fiancée and 3 children.

Treasurer – Jataun Martin (JMartin@LostBoyzInc.org)

A graduate of the University of Illinois-Urbana, with a BS in Finance, Jataun has 25 years of treasury management experience in federal and municipal government, insurance, and financial services, most recently leading the cash operations unit of a Chicago-based alternative investment fund.  She is currently working as an independent treasury consultant, providing cash management service reviews and operational solutions for small to middle market organizations.  A lifelong south sider, she currently resides in Hyde Park with her husband David.

Secretary – Jocelyn Vana (JVana@LostBoyzInc.org)

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Jocelyn now resides in the western suburbs with her husband Chris. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Undergraduate Business School in 2009, Jocelyn went on to work in the Corporate Development and Finance industries. Currently, she works as a Financial Analyst at a nonprofit firm located in the Loop. In addition to her role as the Secretary for Lost Boyz Inc., Jocelyn also participates in the overall development of the organization, overseeing the organization’s finances, fundraising efforts, and volunteer recruitment. 

General Board MemberJordan Hadelman

As founding chairman, Jordan’s vision for excellence has been integral to the growth of Witt/Kieffer, one of the nation’s leading executive search firms, and the single largest serving healthcare, education and not-for-profit organizations. Committed to Witt/Kieffer’s ongoing mission, Jordan’s leadership has maintained the firm’s focus on serving organizations that improve quality of life. Witt/Kieffer clients include leading hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, managed care and insurance companies, physician group practices, colleges and universities, and community service and cultural organizations.

Named in The New Career Makers as one of America’s top executive recruiters, Jordan includes among his clients some of the nation’s most respected leaders in health care. His pivotal role in an executive search includes advising CEOs, governing boards, search committees and executive and medical leaders on strategy, organizational assessment, leadership transition and succession planning.

Jordan’s insight into the leadership demands of healthcare organizations stems from over two decades of experience as an executive search consultant. He formerly served as a hospital executive and is currently a board member at a metropolitan Chicago academic medical center. Earlier in his career, he served as a U.S. Navy lieutenant.

Jordan attended George Washington University for both undergraduate where he received a B.S. in Business Administration and for graduate school where he received his M.H.A. In 2006, he received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from George Washington Universityfor his demonstrated accomplishments in health care. He and his wife, Debra, have two sons.

General Board Member – Rob Williams (RWilliams@LostBoyzInc.org)

A graduate of Hampton University in 1996, Rob went on to work for the Chicago Police Department. There, he continues to fight violence on the streets of the city as an officer. When not patrolling the neighborhoods of the city, Rob tends to the buildings he owns and its residents. He currently resides on the south side of the city.