We’re excited to announce three new additions to Woodstock’s Board of Directors in 2024! Darren Easton, Rebekah Scheinfeld, and Robert Villarreal each bring extensive experience and skills that will be invaluable in furthering Woodstock’s mission to advance economic justice and racial equity within financial systems. Collectively, the three encompass decades of work in community development, government, finance, and non-profit management.
Rebekah Scheinfeld is the President & CEO of Civic Consulting Alliance, a Chicago non-profit that works with government, community, and corporate stakeholders to advance systems-level solutions to address economic and educational opportunity gaps, violence, and injustice in the region. Before this, Rebekah served as Commissioner for the City of Chicago Department of Transportation, Chief Planning Officer at the Chicago Transit Authority, and as an attorney at Mayer Brown. Rebekah is also the granddaughter of Sylvia and Aaron Scheinfeld, who founded Woodstock in 1973.
Robert Villarreal has 30 years of experience in community economic development and non-profit development. Recently having semi-retired from his role as Chief of External Affairs for Momentus Capital, he now serves as a Senior Advisor to the President & CEO of Momentus Capital. Villarreal also serves on the board or committee of numerous other organizations, including Opportunity Finance Network, Scale Link, and MoFi.
Darren Easton is the Director of Inclusive Segments at BMO US, where he and his team work to ensure the bank meets the unique needs of individuals from different socio-economic groups. Before joining BMO, Darren advised some of the world’s largest financial service institutions in his role as a Managing Director at the Financial Health Network. Darren has also served in the Wisconsin state government, including as the Director of Statewide Competitive Recovery Operations during the height of the Great Recession.