PPIL Board Officers


Rev. Randall Doubet-King, Chair
Rev. Randall Doubet-King is a retired minister with standing in the United Church of Christ. He is a member of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations and the Chicago Planning Council on Homelessness. Randall serves on the board of the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness.

Susan J. Musich, Vice-Chair
Susan J. Musich is a Senior Museum Educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She has also been a guest lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago, Terra Museum of American Art, and the University Club, and has worked as a freelance writer, grant writer and marketing consultant for a number of non-profit arts organizations. Susan received her B.A. in History from Williams College in Massachusetts, a Master of Science degree in Nutrition Communications from Boston University, and a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Babette P. Salus, J.D., Vice-Chair
Babette P. Salus, J.D. is an attorney with a private practice in Springfield. She represents clients in a variety of civil and criminal matters. Her general practice provides services to individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. Babette also serves on the PPIL Audit & Finance Committee. Babette was a member of the board for the former Springfield affiliate from 1998 to 2004, and served on various committees at the affiliate. She also served on the Merger Committee. Babette serves as a Board Member for the Springfield Chapter of Hadassah and has recently served on the Board of the Springfield Jewish Federation. She also serves as a Volunteer Attorney-Advocate for the Sojourn Shelter and Services. Babette has a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.S. in Engineering Science from Vanderbilt University. Babette was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the Washington metropolitan area.

Alison Lupel Chiaro, Secretary
Alison Chiaro has been active in the protection and education of children for seventeen years. After getting her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law she was a judicial clerk at the Cook County Juvenile Center, abuse and neglect division. From that position, Alison worked as an attorney for the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office representing abused and neglected children. During this time, she volunteered her time with the Partners in Education Tutoring Program, in Chicago, where for three years she tutored students from Cabrini Green. After leaving the practice of law to raise a family, Alison completed coursework at Loyola University to fulfill the requirements for a secondary education certification in history. While student teaching at Evanston Township High School she founded the school’s mock trial program. Mock trial is an after school club that teaches students, in a competitive setting, respect for the judicial system and how to put on a trial using modified rules of evidence. As a volunteer advisor and coach for the past thirteen years, Alison has donated hundreds of hours to her students. Alison also has worked for the history department of Evanston Township High School helping prepare students for the state’s required constitution test. In 2004, she became a licensed real estate broker working for North Shore Buyer Brokers, LLC. Alison has a dual B.A. degree in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences and the Law from University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Walter S. Carr, Treasurer
Walter S. Carr is Vice President and Secretary at Miami Corporation. Before that he was a partner at the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery where his practice focused on estate planning, charitable giving and private foundations. Walter has had a long association with Planned Parenthood. As a long-time board member at the former Chicago affiliate, he served as an officer and on a number of committees. Along with his mother, Peggy Carr, another long-time Planned Parenthood supporter and original board member of PP/CA, he served as Co-Chair for PP/CA’s Community Health Campaign. He received his B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

James E. Holtzman, Co-Treasurer
James (Jim) Holtzman has more than 28 years of entrepreneurial financial and operational experience in the software, outsourcing, manufacturing, procurement and telecommunications industries. Until recently, Jim was the Chief Financial Officer at Fieldglass, Inc., which was sold to Madison Dearborn Partners in 2010. Previously, Jim held senior management roles in the areas of finance, operations and marketing at a variety of successful early stage businesses including iPhotonics, Inc. in Maryland and MFS Communications and Cognitive Concepts, Inc. in the Chicago area. Prior to that, Jim served in various roles within the capital markets, banking and leveraged lending sectors. As a founding member of Household Commercial's leveraged lending unit in Chicago, Jim helped grow their portfolio of leveraged loans to more than $2 billion of outstanding assets. Jim holds a master's degree in business administration, with concentrations in finance and accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He holds a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Indiana University at Bloomington, as well as a secondary concentration in chemistry.

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