Douglas Schenkelberg
Executive Director

Jim Field
Associate Director and Director of Organizing

Thelma Morales
Administrative Director

Cheryl Lenisa
Finance Manager

Sherry Johnson
Office Manager/ Technical Support


Michael Nameche
Director of Development

Anne Bowhay
Director, Foundation Relations and Media
Media inquiries, call (773) 906-3403

Claire Sloss
Assistant Director, Donor Relations

Christy Joyce L. Savellano
Development Associate

Community Organizing

Hannah Willage
Associate Director of Organizing
Organizer, Speakers Bureau / Online Media

Wayne Richard
Associate Director of Organizing, Training Development
Organizer, Horizons writing outreach project

Rachel Leonor Ramirez
Senior Community Organizer
Reentry Project & Latino organizing

Jim Picchetti
Senior Community Organizer
Statewide Network

Keith Freeman
Community Organizer

Veronica Cullinan-Burnison
Speakers Bureau VISTA Organizer

Special Projects Coordinator
Position to be filled this summer

Advocacy and Public Policy

Julie Dworkin
Director of Policy

Mary Tarullo
Associate Director of Policy

Jonathan Holmes
Policy Specialist

The Law Project

Patricia Nix-Hodes
Director of the Law Project

Beth Cunningham Malik
Associate Director of the Law Project
Youth Futures Lead Attorney

Diane O’Connell
Staff Attorney

Youth Futures Health Attorney
Position to be filled this summer

Roberto Martinez
Intake Specialist
Legal aid inquiries, call (800) 940-1119

Monica Mahan
Social Worker

Ali Simmons
Street Outreach Worker

Bridget Newsham
Youth App Content Manager

Support Staff

Gloria Davis

Summer Interns

Anne Campanella
Development (University of Chicago)

Tania Gonzalez
Reentry Project (St. Augustine College)

Benjamin Robinson
Law, Baum Family Fund intern (John Marshall Law School)

Naman Siad
Law, Public Interest Law Initiative (University of Wisconsin Law School)