Douglas Schenkelberg
Executive Director

Thelma Morales
Administrative Director

Sherry Johnson
Office Manager/ Technology Coordinator


Michael Nameche
Director of Development

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

Claire Sloss
Associate Director of Development and Marketing

Community Organizing

Wayne Richard
Director of Organizing

Jim Picchetti
Associate Director of Organizing
State Network Coordinator

Keith Freeman
Community Organizer

Bisma Shoukat
Community Organizer

Chris Jelkes
Special Project Coordinator

Veronica Cullinan-Burnison
Speakers Bureau VISTA Organizer

Advocacy and Public Policy

Julie Dworkin
Director of Policy

Niya K. Kelly
State Legislative Director

Mary Tarullo
Associate Director of Policy and Strategy

Mercedes González
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

Lawrence Wagner
Senior Attorney

Diane O’Connell
Community Lawyer

Tanya Gassenheimer
Youth Future Health Attorney

Alyssa Phillips 
Equal Justice Works Fellow, sponsored by AbbVie and Kirkland Ellis LLP

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

Christy Joyce L. Savellano
Intake Specialist

Monica Mahan
Social Worker

Ali Simmons
Street Outreach Worker

Bridget Newsham
StreetLight Chicago Content Manager

Support Staff

Gloria Davis

Summer Interns

Natalie Behling
Development (University of Notre Dame)

Teresa Doubet King
Law Project, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellow (Chicago Kent College of Law)

Will Gomberg
Policy (Brown University)

Dana Nothnagel
Policy (Pitzer College)

Veronica Shaheen
Law Project (John Marshall Law School, Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Intern)