Executive Director 

Sam Angelotta

As a teacher on the West Side, Sam Angelotta wanted to expose his students to a world outside of their neighborhoods. An Ohio native and former club lacrosse player at Indiana University, he first came up with the idea for OWLS in 2009, while he lived in Manchester, England and worked for the English Lacrosse Association. He started Outreach With Lacrosse & Schools (OWLS) in 2011, after he returned to the U.S., earned his Masters in Elementary Education and became a student teacher at St. Malachy School (Near West Side). He later became a full-time teacher and Athletic Director there, running OWLS programming after-school and on Saturdays. In 2016, Angelotta began working full time for OWLS in order to expand the organizational capacity of OWLS, and bridge the educational gaps for the students we serve.



Program Manager 

Caitlin Shukwit


“Coach Caitlin” oversees the OWLS Outreach and League programs, while working with the Executive Director supporting OWLS Academy operations. Her objectives include managing communications with volunteers, participant families, and community partners while collecting crucial impact data on student progress. Caitlin comes to us after working full time at an experiential event agency supporting client services and project management while learning the means of event production. She hails from the great state of Missouri where she attended MSU while majoring in dance and public relations. A seasoned competitor in performing arts and gymnastics, Caitlin ultimately joined OWLS because she truly believes in the power of sport.


Executive Board

Angelo Calvello | Co-Founder, Rosetta Analytics

Laura Milani | Founder, IN2 Products

Lon Chow | Chicago-based Venture Capitalist, Method Capital

Sean Conroy | Director in Business Development, Grosvenor Capital Management

Kevin Corrigan | Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, University of Notre Dame

Christopher Deutsch | Founder, Lofty Ventures

Andrew David | Retired, Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

Carol Krienik | Brand Advisor, Bluedog Design

Sam Angelotta | Founder & Executive Director, OWLS


Associate Board Chair

Ellis Krienik, Wind Point Partners


Associate Board Members

Hannah Alley, Spencer Stuart

Tracy Bonnacorsi, East Ave Lacrosse

Ryan Burns, Promus Capital

Hillary Darragh, West Monroe Partners

Katie Fegan, The Plexus Groupe

Austin Flippin, Netmining

Mitch Hagan, Robert W. Baird

Phillip Hong, Abbott Labs

Ed Hendry, Cenveo

Patrick Hurley, Pico Trading

Adam Jump, Wind Point Partners

Jordan Kirshner, Board of Trade

David Largey, AIG

Kyle Lewis, Grosvenor

Ian Murphy, CBRE

Liam O’Connor, Ivanhoe Cambridge US

Alex Panosian, McKinsey

Jack Parchman, Barclays

Patrick Rodgers, Learncore

John Sexton, West Monroe Partners

Caitlin Shukwit, Agency EA

Eli Steinberger, Price Waterhouse Cooper

Michael Strack, William Blair

Adam Strauss, Cresset Wealth

Ryan Wilson, LinkedIn


Liam O’Connor, Academy Program Manager

Carly Hannah, Girls Program Manager

Dionte Mandeldove, Program Site Manager (St. Malachy School)

Terese Hagerty, Program Site Manager (Chicago Jesuit Academy)

Jake Wilkoff, Program Site Manager (Pilsen)