ECF Oversight Committee
Criss Paccione-Anderson, Epstein’s Director of Corporate Services, founded ECF and is the President of the charity. Criss has general oversight for all projects and fundraising efforts. She is instrumental to ECF’s success by establishing the strategic direction for projects and handles all administration for the organization.
Jim Jirsa, Epstein’s Executive Managing Director, has been involved with ECF since its inception. His position at ECF’s origin was assisting in establishing the protocols, accounting practices, and programs for ECF. For the past few years, his role has been as a volunteer and participant in numerous charity events.
Tom Smiles, Epstein’s Director of Engineering, has been involved with ECF since its inception. He has been an important part of the Program Committee since the charity’s beginning. He has volunteered for various projects including Rebuilding Together, Real Men Read, Summer Build Event and School Supply Drives.
Tim Gall, Chief Bridge Engineer, joined ECF in 2018 with a strong passion for volunteering and charitable efforts. Currently, he serves as a mentor for the ACE Mentor program, working with high school students interested in architecture and engineering. Tim has also been active with Chicago Cares, the Night Ministry and supports the After School Matters program in Chicago.
Jeff McQuiston, Architect, has volunteered for many previous events and is continuing to contribute to the ECF Oversight Committee. He has volunteered for Rebuilding Together, Back 2 School Illinois, and is a mentor for the ACE Mentor Program.
Christina Stoczynski, Engineer, quickly decided she wanted to be a member of ECF after volunteering for many of their projects. She is passionate about helping children and enjoys making a difference through hands-on service projects, including Rebuilding Together, Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon, and Feed My Starving Children.
Samantha Schneider, Architect, is very excited to bring new ideas and energy to the committee. Service is a strong value of hers, as she has been volunteering for many different organizations and events throughout her life, including being a mentor for the ACE Mentor Program at Epstein.
Alexus Davis, Architect, values service and has been heavily involved in volunteering for the past six years through I-NOMA (Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects) and through her sorority Delta Sigma Theta. This past year she served as a team leader for the ACE Mentor Program at Epstein and she’s looking forward to continuing that effort.