Board of Directors

David Heiser

is a Police Officer with the Northbrook Police Department and a graduate of the Center for Public Safety at Northwestern University. He holds the title of National Tournament Director with the US Chess Federation and has organized over 300 chess tournaments / community events. Heiser also serves as a consultant to the Chicago Public Schools Academic Chess Program that several thousand students participate in after-school chess program.

Sheila Heiser

has extensive experience working in the non-profit sector and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from DePaul University.  She also serves as the organizations Executive Director and was the co-founder of Renaissance Knights along with her husband.

Dorian Jones

is a father of three, an IT Project Management professional who has over 20 years of managing large projects for the City of Chicago, O’Hare Airport, Chicago Police Department and Lucent Technologies. Currently, Jone is the Deputy Director, (CIO) Chief Information Officer for Illinois Department of Public Health. The Illinois Department of Public Health oversees a wide array of programs and services that protects the general populations’ health. Jones has taught at the Columbia College, Foundation of Computer Applications (FOCA) as an Adjunct Faculty member. As a former educator and College Administrator working with inner city youth is very important to him

Atonio P. Littleton

is an Associate General Counsel at City Colleges of Chicago, the largest community college system in Illinois, and one of the largest in the country. He has over 15 years of legal experience working in the private and public sectors, where he has practiced in the areas of litigation and contract law. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the John Marshall Law School and at Wilbur Wright College. He also devotes time to provide pro bono legal services for low income and disadvantaged individuals. He received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.