Rotaract Club Board Officers & Directors
Michael Salamun, President
Michael joined the Rotaract Club of Chicago in late 2013 after graduating from DePaul University College of Law. Previously he has served as Social Chair and Fundraiser Chair, helping plan many of the club’s social gatherings as well as one of the club’s International Service Project fundraisers held at Revolution Brewing. Michael’s work in Rotaract also includes heavy activity with the local community, whether that involves cleaning up a local beach or assisting with one of his favorite organizations, Habitat for Humanity. Mike is also a self-proclaimed “health nut,” but he is equally happy to share his knowledge of health and fitness as he is to join company for a drink at the local bar.
Anastacia Davis Bersch, Vice President
Anastacia Davis Bersch is a scholar and administrator from Wisconsin. She earned a BFA in Drawing from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and a MAVCS from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ana Paulina Sanchez, Secretary
Mexican born, Ana studied International Relations in Mexico and Germany. She moved to the United States in 2014 to work at the Mexican Consulate and joined the Rotaract Club of Chicago in November 2017. An active member, she helped plan the last Rotaract fundraiser to benefit a charity based in her hometown. In addition, she loves learning languages and is fluent in Spanish, English, and currently studies German and Korean.
Mark D'Ambrosio, Treasurer
Mark is a native of the Chicago suburbs, but grew up in Louisiana, where he attended Louisiana State University, graduating with his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2016. While at the University, he became a member of the Rotaract Club of LSU and served as the President during the 2014-2015 year and developed a passion for local service projects focusing on education and community beautification. During his free time, he likes to travel and hike, study languages, and fly, having earned his Private Pilot’s License in 2014.
Nicky Amore, Local Service Project Director
Sophia Lukatya, International Service Project Director
Sophia Pearl Lukatya is an educator and lifelong learner. Her first interaction with Rotary was when she was 17 as an exchange student with Rotary International in Venezuela. Her experience in Venezuela was formational, from that point forward she focused her studies and career in education and intercultural understanding. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and World History and Literature from Lesley University in Boston, and her Master’s Degree in International Education and Bilingualism from Universidad Camilo José Cela in Madrid.
Dovile Svirupskaite, Social Director
Dovile joined the Rotaract Club of Chicago in April 2018 after graduating from Western Illinois University with her Bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement, Justice Administration and Political Science. She has been a member of Rotaract since 2014, previously serving as the President at Western Illinois University. In her free time, she likes to try new restaurants in the city, go to the beach, and travel.
Donner Kahl, Rotary Relations Director
Donner grew up in Reno, NV and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Statistics. He now works as a research analyst for an economic consulting firm, Global Economics Group. He was a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Los Angeles, Chile in 2010-11, attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Association, and was president of Reno High School’s Interact from 2012-2013. He is excited to be involved with Rotary again, this time as Rotary Relations Director.
Lauren Pugliese, Membership Director
Lauren grew up in the northern suburbs and returned to the Chicago area after graduating from The College of Wooster in 2017, where she earned her BA with a major in Sociology. In high school, Lauren was an Interactor and participated in RYLA, so becoming a Rotarator seemed like a natural fit. For Lauren, the best part about Rotaract is being around other young professionals who are motivated to make an impact on the community. In her free time, she enjoys running and doing yoga.
Geoffrey Ravoire, PR Director
Geoffrey is a French citizen and a recent Chicago transplant. Before joining the Rotaract Club of Chicago, Geoffrey was involved with Rotaract in Monaco, New York City, and finally Shanghai where he spent the previous 4 years. An avid traveler, Geoffrey is always excited to meet people from new states and countries, and to make travel recommendations to friends. As a marketing and PR professional with a Masters degree from a French Business School, Geoffrey is committed to bringing new opportunities and more awareness to the Club.