Douglas Schenkelberg
Executive Director

Thelma Morales
Administrative Director

Sherry Johnson
Office Manager/ IT Coordinator

Chris Jelkes
Special Project Coordinator

Gloria Davis
Administrative Support & Census 2020 Project Manager


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

Erin Sindewald
Development Manager

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

Ali Simmons
Community Organizer – Street Outreach

Claudia Cabrera
Special Projects Organizer – Speakers Bureau & Horizons

Brandon Marks
Fair Tax State Organizer – State Network

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
Research and Outreach Manager

Destiny Carter
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
Community Lawyer

Arturo Hernandez
Staff Attorney

Mary Frances Charlton
Youth Health Attorney

Alyssa Phillips 
Education Attorney

Christy Joyce L. Savellano, LSW
Intake Specialist 
Legal aid inquiries, call (800) 940-1119

Monica Mahan
Volunteer Social Worker


Claire Bufalino
Public Policy (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)

Mohena Kaur
The Law Project (Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Public Interest Law Intern, UIC John Marshall Law School)

David Mendieta
Public Policy (University of Chicago)

Jessica Proctor
The Law Project (PILI Fellow, Loyola University Chicago School of Law)

Samantha Saavedra
Administration/Human Resources (Dominican University, Brennan School of Business)