Douglas Schenkelberg
Executive Director

Thelma Morales
Administrative Director

Sherry Johnson
Associate Director of Administration and Technology

Gloria Davis
Administrative Assistant


Michael Nameche
Director of Development

Erin Sindewald
Senior Manager of Development

Chris Jelkes
Development Associate
Special Projects Coordinator


Media inquiries, call (773) 906-3419

Vanessa Álvarez
Director of Communications

Claire Sloss
Associate Director of Communications and Marketing

Community Organizing

Wayne Richard
Director of Organizing

Jim Picchetti
Associate Director of Organizing
State Network Coordinator

Nick Jefferson
Associate Director of Organizing, Strategic Campaigns

Keith Freeman
Senior Community Organizer – Lead Organizer, Bring Chicago Home

Alyssa Rodriguez
Community Organizer – School, Youth, and Latinx Communities

Bisma Shoukat
Community Organizer – Reentry

Claudia Cabrera
Special Projects Organizer – Speakers Bureau & Horizons

Alex Shapiro
Northern Illinois Community Organizer

Advocacy and Public Policy

Julie Dworkin
Director of Policy

Niya K. Kelly
Director of State Legislative Policy, Equity and Transformation

Mary Tarullo
Associate Director of Policy and Strategic Campaigns

Samuel Carlson
Manager of Research and Outreach

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
Community Lawyer

Arturo Hernandez
Staff Attorney

Alyssa Phillips 
Education Attorney

Thomas Edwards
Equal Justice Works Fellow

Ali Simmons
Outreach and Case Worker

Christy Joyce L. Savellano
Intake and Support Manager 
Legal aid inquiries, call (800) 940-1119


Sam Harton
Law, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Intern (JD Candidate, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law)

Scott Hulver
Policy (JD candidate, Loyola University School of Law)

Tyree Petty-Williams
Law, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Graduate Fellow (JD graduate, 2021, University of Chicago Law School)

Sana Sami
Policy (JD candidate, Loyola University School of Law)

Monique Torres
Law, Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Intern (JD candidate, UIC School of Law)

Ella Weaver
Communications (BA candidate, Northwestern University)