2019 Board of Directors candidates

Five existing board members (Emily Stone, Emily Ransom, Allen Schild, Julia Brown, and Adam Kingsley) are staying on to serve for another year!

Here are the candidates (in alphabetical order) for Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association's 2019 board election. Get to know them — then vote for up to 4 to serve at our annual meeting at Carbon Arc.


Caitlyn (Katy) Campbell

Untitled design.png

Product Training Specialist

Why are you qualified?

I have a strong background in hospitality and customer service. I work well in difficult situations and with a wide variety of people. I have experience in planning meetings and events and am skilled at compiling research, preparing proposals, editing, etc. (thanks to my history degrees).

Why Heart of Lincoln Square?

Since moving to Chicago two years ago, I have been looking for ways to get more involved in my community. I love my neighborhood and see this as a great opportunity to put my skills/experience to work, help make a difference, and bring about positive change.

John Ratzenberger.png

John Ratzenberger*

Director of Advancement,
Gateway to Learning

Why are you qualified?

As a small nonprofit, I get to wear many hats within the organization from marketing to administration to shoveling snow.

My strengths tend to lie in strategic planning, community engagement, and public relations. I have years of experience in event planning, social media, and marketing as well.

Why Heart of Lincoln Square?

One of the key components of the mission to Gateway to Learning is "active inclusion" in the community. I wish to represent Gateway to Learning and all 90+ adults with disabilities we support and their families in our community's association. As an organization, we strive to provide opportunities for our participants to be involved in their surrounding community — and Lincoln Square in our community.

We aren't trying to sell anything. We just want to be more involved in all the great things our community has to offer while also making sure that the community knows who we are. With our presence in community groups like this, we provide opportunities for those outside of our "Gateway family" to ask questions and get involved.

We firmly believe that inclusion of all persons regardless of ability in a community strengthens the bond of all citizens.

* Business board member candidate


Ashley Woodthorp


Why are you qualified?

I’ve got straightforward general professional knowledge. I’m a natural leader in many aspects of my life, and I have a do-it-yourself kind of mentality when things need to get done.

Why Heart of Lincoln Square?

This community has always had a feeling of home to me, and I would like to help it in any way I can.


Paige Worthy*

Marketing professional,
small business owner

Why are you qualified?

As co-founder and board president of Heart of Lincoln Square, I've been instrumental in building this organization from the ground up. 2018 was a foundational year, and this year we’ll continue to shape the organization into something our members see as a necessity to the neighborhood.

I love this Lincoln Square — I’ve lived here for nearly 12 years — and have more than a decade of marketing experience to continue building this organization with the help of a strong board.

Why Heart of Lincoln Square?

Lincoln Square is an amazing place to live, and I want to ensure that it remains unique, welcoming, and affordable to a diverse population. Let's build a neighborhood full of residents from all walks of life who love where they live, and dynamic businesses that boost the local economy.

* Current board member up for re-election