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
Michael Davidson

Michael Davidson

Senior Program Officer, Sustainable Development
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
Mike Tomas

Mike Tomas

Executive Director


Homan Square
Foundation

Represented by:
Kevin Sutton

Kevin Sutton

Executive Director, Foundation


Latinos
Progresando

Represented by:
Luis Gutierrez

Luis Gutierrez

Executive Director, Latinos Progresando
Lucy Gomez-Feliciano

Lucy Gomez-Feliciano

Health Outreach Director
Juan Carlos Linares

Juan Carlos Linares

Executive Director
Kendra Freeman

Kendra Freeman

Manager


Sunshine
Enterprises

Represented by:
Ethan Daly

Ethan Daly

Managing Director of Communications and Development

 

ThoughtWorks

Represented by:
Elise Zelechowski

Elise Zelechowski

Global Head Office of Change and Social Initiatives


UChicago
Arts+Public Life

Represented by:
Lori Berko, Esq.

Lori Berko, Esq.

Deputy Director, Place Lab
Ghian Foreman

Ghian Foreman

Executive Director, Greater Southwest Development Corporation

 

IFF

Represented by:
Victoria (Vickie) Battle

Victoria (Vickie) Battle

Executive Director, Chicago Region

Funders

Lead funding for Elevated Chicago is provided by the Strong Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge or 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. Additional funding support is provided by the Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The California Endowment. Local funders include The Chicago Community Trust and Enterprise Community Partners.

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