ECF Oversight Committee

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Criss paccione-anderson

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

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.

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tom smiles

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 Metro Chicago, Real Men Read, Summer Build Event and School Supply Drives. 

jake effinger

Jake Effinger, Structural Engineer, has been involved with ECF for the past three years since he started at Epstein.  Jake has been the Project Manager for ECF’s annual Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago project for the last two years.  He has also been a part of planning fundraising efforts and volunteered as a mentor for the ACE Mentor Program.


Tim Gall

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

Jeff McQuiston, Architect, one of the newest members of ECF, has volunteered to many previous events and is ready to now contribute to the ECF Oversight Committee. He has volunteered to Rebuilding Together, Back 2 School Illinois, and is a mentor for the ACE Mentor Program.



christina stoczynski

Christina Stoczynski, Engineer, is the newest member of ECF. She is excited to be a member after enjoying volunteering for many previous events, including Rebuilding Together, Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon, Back 2 School Illinois, and Feed My Starving Children.