Hedy Cohen, M Ed, is the founder and executive director of Bardwell Scholarships. Hedy established her trust in the power of the individual learner through 34 years of teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students. She brings the belief in the process of education as a conduit for change to Bardwell Scholarships. Roger Bardwell was Hedy’s mentor and husband.
Anthony Foster is a manager at Leo Burnett. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and earned an MBA. Movies and spending time with his three sons and wife are among his favorite activities. He mentors young adults and is an RBS scholar.
Riley Jones III is a Roger Bardwell Scholar alumnus who has worked in the public service field for over 30 years. He brings with him a vast knowledge of not for profits and the Criminal Justice System, where he collaborated with the Justice system as an Administrator to implement alternative sentencing programs. . He has a desire to assist with providing access and opportunity of life advancement through education for the non-traditional student population. Riley is employed as a Fire Marshall with the Office of Fire Investigation (OFI) for the Chicago Fire Department, where he conducts investigations of fires to determine the origin and cause of the fire. Riley is also an alumnus of Roosevelt and National Louis Universities.
Johnny Phan is an RBS alumnus and current treasurer of Bardwell Scholarships. Johnny remains highly involved with the organization, as he has personally seen the importance of its financial and social support to students while achieving their personal and professional goals. Outside of Bardwell Scholarships, Johnny is a real estate consultant at Dream Town Realty. Johnny is a proud graduate of HWC and UIC.
Alba Orizaba is a Roger Bardwell Scholarship alumnus and current board member. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and minor in Latino/a and Latin American Studies. She currently works for UFCW as a field auditor and helps the organization with special projects.
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