About Our President and CEO

Carolyn K. Ross, President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Ross serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of All Chicago Making Homelessness History. She has years of experience working in the field of human services, homelessness prevention, behavioral health, child welfare, and criminal justice. She has developed and implemented programs including prevention and intervention services for youth and families; prevention and Substance Use Disorder treatment for youth and adults; criminal justice diversion programs; and strategies to help build community capacity. Her career began with Youth Service Project, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois.

She relocated to the Illinois Quad Cities Community to work with the Center for Alcohol & Drug Services in 1990 and then went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Rock Island, Illinois. She returned to the Center for Alcohol & Drug Services in 2001 to serve as the Chief Executive Officer. In 2009, Ms. Ross joined TASC, Inc. in Chicago, and then in 2014, joined the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.  Ms. Ross served as the President and CEO of Heartland Center for Behavioral Change prior to joining All Chicago in July of 2019. She is a graduate of DePaul University.