Board of Directors

Executive Director
Sharon Legenza
312-939-6074 x. 203

Director of Capacity Building
David Young
312-939-6074 x. 202

Capacity Building Specialist
Bibian Cristino
312-939-6074 x. 108

Capacity Building Specialist
Wanda Collins
312-939-6074 x. 112

Capacity Building Specialist
Jennifer Pallas
312-939-6074 x. 201

Capacity Building Associate
Brandon Grigsby
312-939-6074 x. 111

Bookkeeper & Grants Compliance Assistant
Kimberly McKenny
312-939-6074 x. 204

Policy Director
Bob Palmer
312-939-6074 x. 206

Stevenson Center Policy Fellow
Jerome Sader
312-939-6074 x. 208

Outreach Manager
Gianna Baker
312-939-6074 x. 110

Outreach Associate
Willie Heineke
312-939-6074 x. 107

AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders
312-939-6074 x. 103 or 106

Communications Manager
Kristin Ginger
312-939-6074 x. 200

Marketing & Communications Consultant
Timm Krueger
312-939-6074 x. 205

Communications and Resources VISTA
Marissa Diekhoff
312-939-6074 x. 109

Wally King, Bethany Village Family Crisis Resource Center, Anna
Mary Lu Seidel, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chicago

Niccole Clements, PNC, Springfield

Kurt Kuyawa, Citizens Bank NA, Chicago

Cheryll Boswell
Bob Campbell, Zion Development Corporation, Rockford
Sheila Dodd, Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, Champaign
Kelli Harsch, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C., Chicago
Joyce Hothan, Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center, Glen Ellyn
Jackie Newman, Springfield Housing Authority, Springfield
David Noble, Midland States Bank, Effingham
Aurie Pennick, Chicago
Paul Selden, Neumann Family Services, Chicago
Darsonya Switzer, Dove Inc., Decatur
Mary Ellen Tamasy, Lake County Residential Development Corporation, Gurnee
Margaret Wooten, Chicago Urban League Development Corporation, Chicago