Board of Directors

Julius W. Few, MD
Medical Director, The Few Institute
Few Initiative Founder and President

I founded The Few Initiative for Children because I feel strongly about giving back to the community. As a foundation charity, this initiative also offers the whole community the opportunity to join in collectively and support the city’s youth to help them succeed today, tomorrow and always.

Alec Semersky
Manager and Co-founder of Aforé by Dr. Few

“The Few Initiative is rooted in opportunity and inspiration. Giving our ambassadors the opportunity to lead in their communities, and set an example that inspires others, helps not only the ambassadors but their communities as a whole.”

Emily Mariscal
Senior esthetician of the Few Institute for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

The Few Initiative shows us how much potential there is in our community when we actively provide the right path and mentorship. We’re excited to be able to inspire and encourage tomorrow’s leaders, today.”

Marita Stavrou
Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Design

As a native Chicagoan growing up on the west side, I am honored for a myriad of reasons to serve as a board member of TFI. I experienced first hand how mentorship, support, and education can transform a young child’s life. I now travel the world as Realestate Developer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist, and giving back, is a life long priority. I believe TFI will continue to impact many students in the same way early intervention changed my life.”

Founding Members of the Initiative

Julius Few Sr.

“The Few Initiative charity is the embodiment of how to accomplish significant positive results. I have had the pleasure to observe, as a direct result of The Few Initiative, confused and misdirected youth blossom into confident and self-directed achievers. I am proud of my son for establishing such a dynamic and beneficial organization.”

James Chandler, MD
Surgical Director of Neuro-Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

“I am honored to be able to play an active role in this organization, which solely exists to assist Chicago’s youth. The Few Initiative directly supports programs that offer our young people the tools for success, from mentoring to college readiness or job training experience, and importantly, self-worth and hope.”

David Greenwald, JD
Partner, Jenner & Block

“The Few Initiative is a thoughtfully inspired organization designed with the goal of helping to influence and prepare young people to be successful both in school and in life. I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Jody Michael
CEO + Founder of Jody Michael Associates

“I’m delighted to serve on the board of The Few Initiative, an organization whose mission aligns with my life’s purpose of facilitating transformation. It is a privilege to support the personal and professional growth among Chicago’s promising next generation of leaders.”

Melissa Ben-Yoseph
Principal, KELZ PR INC

“The Few Initiative delivers the opportunity to invest in tomorrow’s leaders today with a hands-on, collaborative approach. Programs are designed to cultivate pride in the community, a love of learning and a sense of self. These activities lead to skills that matter.”

Nandi Ballard
Business Development Executive at YJT Solutions

“I am excited to meet, work and learn from and enjoy our amazing Ambassadors.”

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