Elevated Chicago’s work is guided, implemented and evaluated by a Steering Committee.

Three working groups (WG) comprised of steering committee members and other key stakeholders are charged with designing and implementing strategies around Capital and Programs, Systems Change, and Knowledge Sharing. Inclusive Community Tables (CT) at our sites inform our strategies and determine our priorities in support of capital projects, programs, policies, narratives, data, and technical assistance. A council of senior leaders from across the city and region will help advance systemic change and work plan implementation.

Our Steering Committee

(as of January 2018)

Jacky Grimshaw

Jacky Grimshaw

Vice President of Government Affairs
Megan Cunningham

Megan Cunningham

Managing Deputy Commissioner
Rosa Y. Ortiz

Rosa Y. Ortiz

Senior Program Director


Esperanza
Health
Centers

Represented by:
Dan Fulwiler

Dan Fulwiler

CEO


Foundation For
Homan Square

Represented by:
Kevin Sutton

Kevin Sutton

Executive Director, Foundation
Mike Tomas

Mike Tomas

Executive Director

 

IFF

Represented by:
Victoria (Vickie) Lakes-Battle

Victoria (Vickie) Lakes-Battle

Executive Director, Chicago Region
Leslé Honoré

Leslé Honoré

Executive Director, KLEO Family Center


Latinos
Progresando

Represented by:
Luis Gutierrez

Luis Gutierrez

Executive Director, Latinos Progresando
Juan Carlos Linares

Juan Carlos Linares

Executive Director
Christian Diaz

Christian Diaz

Housing Organizer
Kendra Freeman

Kendra Freeman

Manager


Sunshine
Enterprises

Represented by:
Shandra Richardson

Shandra Richardson

Managing Director of Development & Communications
Michael Davidson

Michael Davidson

Senior Program Officer, Sustainable Development

 

ThoughtWorks

Represented by:
Elise Zelechowski

Elise Zelechowski

Global Head Office of Change and Social Initiatives
Lori Berko, Esq.

Lori Berko, Esq.

Deputy Director, Place Lab
Ghian Foreman

Ghian Foreman

Executive Director, Greater Southwest Development Corporation

Funders

Lead funding for Elevated Chicago is provided by the Strong Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC) — an initiative of Enterprise Community Partners, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Low Income Investment Fund, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, with funding support from the Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The California Endowment. Additional funding is provided by the Convergence Partnership, Enterprise Community Partners, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and The Chicago Community Trust.

Management Team

Roberto Requejo

Roberto Requejo

Program Director

Roberto Requejo

Program Director

Contact by email

Reach by phone at
312-616-8000 x249

Marly Schott

Marly Schott

Program Associate

Marly Schott

Program Associate

Contact by email

Reach by phone at
312-616-8000 x132

Elevated Chicago appreciates support from interns, researchers and consultants who currently support, or have recently supported, our work.

Leadership Council

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    The Chicago Community Trust - Represented by Dr. Helene Gayle, co-chair
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    Chicago Department of Transportation - Represented by Rebekah Scheinfeld
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    Chicago Metropolitan Planning Agency - Represented by Joe Szabo
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    Chicago Transportation Authority - Represented by Carol Morey
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    City Treasurer - Represented by Kurt Summers
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    ComEd - Represented by TBD
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    Cook County Land Bank Authority - Represented by Robert (Rob) Rose
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    Dept of Planning and Development, City of Chicago - Represented by David Reifman
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    Dept of Public Health, City of Chicago - Represented by Dr. Julie Morita, co-chair
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    Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel - Represented by Christopher Wheat
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    Rush University Medical Center - Represented by David Ansell