Our advisory board is made up of professionals who volunteer their time to provide guidance and direction to Alternative Teaching. At Alternative Teaching, our goal is to improve the quality of each family's life and to prevent them from living in the misery created when a child has disruptive behaviors. Each board member brings their own unique skill set that supports this goal and helps us reach a wider audience.

Joshua Painter

Joshua Painter serves as Vice President of Product at Apollo Education Group, a leading provider of higher education and professional learning dedicated solely to the advancement of working adults.  He and his team are developing the next generation of professional education solutions focused on improving the productivity of employers and the skills of working adults. Prior to joining Apollo, Josh spent over a decade at Intel Corporation as a serial entrepreneur for new business initiatives in healthcare, education, and information security. Josh lived and worked abroad for over a decade in such diverse places as Bordeaux France, Oslo Norway and Dublin, Ireland.  He currently resides in Park Ridge, IL with his wife and four children. 


Susan Crawford

SusanSusan Crawford is a general pediatrician currently practicing in Park Ridge, IL.  Susan was on the teaching faculty at University of Chicago, Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Advocate Children’s Hospital for thirteen years prior to her recent move to private practice.  She is particularly interested in collaborating with Alternative Teaching Solutions to expand programs that reach underserved children and families.  In partnership with behavioral health providers, she is also developing a behavioral health curriculum for pediatricians-in-training and a continuing medical education program for pediatricians and family medicine providers.

Ross Levin

RossRoss Levin is President and co-founder of of 1st Equity Bank Northwest and Vice Chairman and co-founder of 1st Equity Bank. Ross holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B. S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Outside of the banking industry, Mr. Levin has experience in supervisory, management and consulting roles at Ameritech, The Chicago Group, and The Walt Disney Company. Ross lives with his wife, three children, three dogs and one rabbit in Deerfield, Illinois. When at home or work he can usually be found at a Crossfit “box.”


Margaret Annett

Margaret PictureMargaret Annett has more than 25 years of demonstrated success in audit management, long-term investment management, corporate finance and liquidity management.  Her experience includes the process, manufacturing and non-profit industries.  She is currently the Corporate Treasurer of the Art Institute of Chicago, a $250 million ($1.5 billion balance sheet) world-renown art museum and higher education art school.   Ms. Annett earned her B.S. Industrial Engineering with honors from the University of Iowa and her M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from The University of Chicago.  She is a CPA and is on the board of the Chicago Finance Exchange, an invitation-only organization of senior Chicago women in finance.  Ms. Annett is treasurer of the board of “The Josselyn Center,” a community mental health agency and treasurer of the board of "Art in the Center," a non-profit that supports public art.  She is on the advisory board of Forward Space, Chicago’s Steelcase distributor.  Ms. Annett resides in suburban Chicago with her husband and son.  She enjoys swimming and travel.