About Our CEO

Carolyn Ross joined All Chicago in July 2019.

Ms. Ross is a respected, proven leader with 35 years of experience working in the field of human services in Illinois. 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; Child welfare, and strategies to help build community capacity. Her career began with Youth Service Project, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois serving as an Outpatient Substance Abuse Counselor, Program Director, and Clinical Director during her tenure. She relocated to the Illinois Quad Cities Community  to work with the Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, where she served as an Outpatient Counselor, Program Manager, and Treatment Supervisor before her acceptance to serve as the Executive Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Rock Island, Illinois. She later returned to the Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, to serve as the Chief Executive Officer. 

In 2009, Ms. Ross joined TASC, Inc. in Chicago and served as the Vice President of Operations for the statewide organization. She has served as Chief of Staff and Senior Public Service Administrator for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Ms. Ross currently serves as President and CEO of All Chicago Making Homelessness History.  She is a graduate of DePaul University.

All Chicago Staff


Executive Team

Nicole Bahena

Vice President of Community Partnerships
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Steve Gaydos, CPA

Chief Financial and Operations Officer
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Beth Horwitz

Vice President of Strategy and Innovation
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Keri Lowder

Vice President of Development and Communications
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Lynette Barnes

Senior Program Manager
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Max Burns

HUD/CoC Program Coordinator
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Chequita Cobbins

Senior Program Associate
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Bridget Doveatt

Senior CoC Coordinator - Coordinated Entry
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Jennifer Fabbrini

Program Manager - Monitoring and Technical Assistance
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Melanie Felt

Rapid Re-housing Housing Locator
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Janiece Johnson

Senior Program Associate
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Karen Kowal

Director of CoC Programs
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Elizabeth Perez

Continuum of Care Senior Program Manager
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Margaret Smith

Program Manager
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Torelen Winbush

Training Coordinator
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Leturyurin Woods

Senior Program Coordinator
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Arun Challa

Database Information System Administrator
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Alexander Fuller

Systems Coordinator
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Salvador Munoz

System Implementation Manager
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Doug Nichols

Data and Evaluation Manager
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Paul Schmitz

Manager of Information Services
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Sharan Subramaniyan

Lead Statistical Data Analyst
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Development & Communications

Melissa Anson

Development and Communications Manager
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Ian Bialach

Development and Communications Associate
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Anne Marquez

Grants Manager
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Finance and Operations

Sonya Allen

Accounting Coordinator
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Cindy Brown

Executive Administrative Assistant
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Ashley Ganbold

Director of Finance
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Rose Hughes, MBA, MHRM, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Manager
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Yejide Muhammad

Accounts Payable Associate
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