Meet the Team

Lumity has a dynamic work environment where learning and growing is part of our culture. We live what we teach! Our staff and contractors work hard to make an impact toward our mission, and have fun along the way. Meet the team of staff and contractors:

Kara Kennedy
Executive Director
Kara Kennedy has dedicated her career to nonprofits, ranging from health care, voluntary health associations, and youth-based organization. Kara joined Lumity in August 2009. She previously worked at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, American Lung Association of Metro Chicago (known as Respiratory Health Association of Metro Chicago), Alzheimer’s Association, and two community-based hospitals. Kara is a highly versatile professional with expertise in fundraising, program development and management, strategic planning, and organizational development.
Julie Henderson
Grants Management, Administration & HR
After serving Lumity for 13 years, Julie retired in June 2017. Lumity is grateful for her commitment to the organizations mission and her leadership throughout her years. Julie is missed! She brought more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management and human resources to her role at Lumity.
Koz Kritzer
Operations Manager
Koz has over 25 years of experience in Accounting, HR and office administration. He oversees Lumity’s accounting,, and handles other administrative matters. Koz has a BBA in Accounting and a Juris Doctorate.
Andi Grabemeyer
Resource Development & Relationship Manager
Andi believes that helping individuals become self-sufficient is critical to ending poverty. She uses her extensive experience as a program designer, program manager and fundraiser to help implement Lumity’s four-year STEM pathway plan and to develop relationships with donors and key stakeholders. Andi leads the implementation of Real World Projects. She holds a BA and is currently completing her Masters of Public Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Management.
Pamela Johnson
STEM Program Director
Pam comes to Lumity from the litigation support industry where she spent 18 years as in operations management. Pam brings a passion for building relationships and her specialty is improving operational effectiveness and coaching teams to achieve their goals. Pam’s life purpose is supporting others to see their value in the world. Joining Lumity in March of 2017 as STEM Program Director, Pam is committed to bringing every student the best possible experience in learning the essential career and life readiness skills to thrive in today’s world.
Chuck Munro
Director, Career Readiness
Chuck Munro is responsible for developing and implementing Lumity’s career readiness curriculum in partnership with high schoolteachers. He is an experienced educator who facilitates high-level personal development training that leads to meaningful learning. Chuck has a Masters in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate in Instructional Leadership.
Nick Lamb
Program Facilitator
As an advocate for STEM careers and more than 9 years in education, Nick Lamb utilizes all of his skills in each class to demonstrate opportunities for students and their futures. He has a BA in Acting/Directing and is owner of the critically acclaimed Aleatoric Theatre Company.
Querube Della Cella
Relationship Manager
Querube joined Lumity in June 2017 and brings 15+ years of experience in the administration area. She most recently was an Executive Assistant/Communications to the owner and the CEO of Empresas Ecos, S.A. In 2006, she entered the nonprofit world by working for Plan International, an NGO that works to improve the living conditions of children in over 50 developing countries. Originally from Panama, Querube holds a Human Resources MBA and a BA in Humanities.