Board Of Directors

Jaquie Algee

Director of External Relations
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Illinois

Rev. Dr. Philip Blackwell

Senior Minister
First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple

Rev. Barbara Bolsen

Vice President of Programs
The Night Ministry of Chicago

Nancy Brandt

Rev. Bonnie Condon

Vice President, Faith Outreach
Advocate Health Care

Rev. Jason Coulter

Ravenswood United Church of Christ

Kyle Cramer

Practice Leader of the Business Systems Analyst group
Capgemini North America

Rev. George W. Daniels

Senior Pastor
First Baptist Congregational Church of Chicago

M. Michelle Day, Esq., M.Div

President and CEO
In Order Enterprises, LLC

Pastor Julian DeShazier

Senior Minister
University Church

Dr. Sammie Dortch, Ed.D.

Chairperson of the Applied Science Department/ Professor of Social Work
Harold Washington College

Renée N. Duba, CFP

*Board Treasurer
Senior Advisor, Financial Planning and Advisory Services, William Blair and Company

Maricela Garcia

Gads Hill Center

Rev. Larry Greenfield

Executive Minister
American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago

Rev. CJ Hawking


Juanita Irizarry

Program Officer of Basic Human Needs
The Chicago Community Trust

Gregory Jordan

Jordan, Kowal, & Apostol, LLC

Alton Miller

Associate Dean of the School of Media Arts
Columbia College Chicago

Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales

Conference Minister
Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ

Dr. David Mussatt

* Board Secretary
Director of the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Richard Peterson

Health Care Attorney
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Rev. Vertie Powers

Associate Conference Minister
Chicago Metropolitan Association, Illinois Conference, United Church of Christ

Michelle Saddler

Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Human Services

Melvin Thompson

Director of Development
Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs

Jill Wood-Naatz