Board of Directors

David Heiser

has nearly 30 years of combined expertise within law enforcement and nonprofit management, developing innovative programs that enrich the lives of Chicago’s youth, while engaging them towards positive community relations.

As President and Founder of the Renaissance Knights, he has successfully brought the multi-faceted benefits of chess to over 30,000 children within the Chicago Public School system.

He also serves as the Chess Advisor to the Chicago Public Schools’ Academic Chess programs.

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. 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