Board of Directors

Amy Felton

Amy is a real estate attorney who focuses on residential and commercial real estate transactions. In addition to the SRC, Amy also serves on the Board of Directors of Hephzibah Children’s Association. Prior to her current board service, Amy served as a member of the School Board of District 97, a member of board of New Moms (formerly known as the Parenthesis Family Center), a member of the Presidents Leadership Council of the Field Museum of Natural History and as president of the Holmes Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.  Amy and her husband, Thad, are the parents of twin 24-year old sons and they reside in Oak Park, IL.   In addition to playing her favorite sport of tennis, Amy also enjoys platform tennis, biking, hiking and skiing.

Audrey Smith

Audrey Smith is a resident of the Hyde Park / Kenwood community in Chicago, and has lived in Chicago for more than 20 years. Ms. Smith was born and raised in Flint, Michigan and was introduced to tennis at an early age as part of a National Junior Tennis League summer tennis program. Ms. Smith went on to become a tennis scholarship recipient at Western Michigan University.

Ms. Smith is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and has more than 20 years of domestic and international experience in finance.

Bess Celio

Bess Celio is the current Chair of the Lumpkin Family Foundation, based in Mattoon, IL. She is also the Chair of Aspiramos Juntos, a donor-advised fund at the Lumpkin Foundation that supports the development of a healthy, sustainable, local food system and opportunities for environmental education for youth in the Chicago region. She was the founding Board Chair of Healthy Schools Campaign and Climate Cycle. Bess has a degree in Art History from DePauw University and Masters in Cultural Anthropology from UIC. She joined the Serve & Return Board of Directors in 2020.

Bess lives in Oak Park, IL with her husband, three daughters and 2 dogs. She enjoys hiking, biking, travel and playing lots of tennis!

Jim Hurt

Mr. Hurt is currently a Senior Advertising Communications Brand Manager at US Cellular Corporation. He has over 25 years of experience in the advertising and marketing field. An avid tennis player, Jim started when he was 8 and went on to become a ranked junior and also played at the high school and collegiate level. He joined the board of Serve and Return Chicago in 2021. Through tennis Jim was able to learn life lessons, experience new environments, and have life long friends he otherwise might not have had. Jim now hopes to help provide opportunities for kids in underserved communities to learn to play tennis and possibly have those same positive experiences he had as a kid learning to play on the south side of Chicago.

Kelly Good

Ms. Good is a former Director of Meetings for the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). After leaving IADC, Ms. Good remained professionally active by serving on fundraising committees and holding several board positions including PTC President, Co-President and Secretary in her local school district. Ms. Good joined Serve & Return Chicago in 2021 as she was actively looking to put her career and professional goals at the forefront. Serve & Return Chicago allows Ms. Good to share her passion for tennis and desire to positively impact others—especially those less fortunate, to learn, play and benefit from the game of tennis.

Nile Clark

Nile Clark, a former co-captain of the University of Miami men’s tennis team, has spent his life involved in the sport. Growing up in Philadelphia, he learned to play tennis on public courts and soon advanced in USTA juniors, excelling in tournaments across the country and earning a scholarship to the University of Miami (Fl.). While there, he rose to the country’s top 50 doubles rankings. Nile is currently a Senior Advertising Strategy Associate at Spark Foundry where he brings a mindset of inclusion to planning and implementing digital media campaigns. Prior to his work in media, Nile was a Marketing Assistant in the University of Miami Athletic Department where he developed and implemented marketing strategies for five of the school’s 16 athletic teams. Nile was inspired to join Serve & Return Chicago in 2021 to help provide children the same opportunities he was afforded through inner-city youth tennis programs.

Sandeep Sood

Sandeep Sood currently serves is a founding member of Nautilus Investments which develops, owns, and manages its commercial real estate assets in Chicago and beyond.  He practiced as an attorney in commercial real estate at a Chicago law firm prior to founding Nautilus Investments.

Sandeep’s commitment to SRC is rooted in his belief that tennis is a sport that everyone should have a chance to play regardless of their circumstances.  Growing up in a community that lacked tennis resources and under the tutelage of a selfless coach, he was afforded the opportunity to play Division I tennis at DePaul University.  He believes more kids should have this life-changing opportunity.

Sung Chung

Dr. Chung is currently a managing partner physician and surgeon at ENT Surgical Consultants. He has over 20 years of experience as a surgeon and in healthcare management. Dr. Chung joined the board of Serve & Return Chicago in 2019. He believes that tennis can provide opportunities for Chicago’s children in underserved communities to build friendships, create new experiences, and develop healthy lifestyles.

Jeanne M. Gallo

Jeanne has lived in Oak Park for 37 years where she raised her family and served on the Boards of the Hephzibah Children’s Association, the Infant Welfare Society as well as various Committees within her Church community. She has her own event-planning business, through which she manages all aspects of events for various Chicago-area nonprofits.

Jeanne picked up her tennis racquet when her youngest child started school and is excited to have the opportunity to combine her love of tennis and helping others. She hopes to increase the organization’s awareness throughout the Chicago area through friend and fundraising.

Jeanne and her husband John have four grown children and four grandchildren.

Serve & Return Chicago News
May 2024

You are invited to SRC’s Annual “Raise a Racquet” Event!

It’s time for SRC’s annual fundraising event!  Join us for a spectacular evening with friends at Midtown Athletic Club Chicago’s rooftop lounge- SIX. The night…

April 2024

Save the Date for SRC’s Annual “Raise a Racquet” Event!

It’s time for SRC’s annual fundraising event!  Join us for a spectacular evening with friends at Midtown Athletic Club Chicago’s rooftop lounge- SIX. The night…

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