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

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

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

Communications and Development VISTA
Hoda Fakhari
312-939-6074 x. 109


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

Stevenson Center Policy Fellow
Jerome Sader
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Outreach Manager
Gianna Baker
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Outreach Associate
Willie Heineke
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AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
Tiara Hyche
312-939-6074 x. 103

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
Steven Johnson

Staff Accountant
Kimberly McKenny
312-939-6074 x. 204


Wally King, Bethany Village Family Crisis Resource Center, Anna
Mary Lu Seidel, Preservation Chicago, Chicago

Niccole Clements, PNC, Springfield

Kurt Kuyawa, Citizens Bank NA, Chicago

Cheryll Boswell, Peoria
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, Envision Unlimited, Chicago
Darsonya Switzer, Dove Inc., Decatur
Mary Ellen Tamasy, Lake County Residential Development Corporation, Gurnee
Margaret Wooten, Chicago Urban League Development Corporation, Chicago