CoC Board of Directors

The CoC Board of Directors is a group of key stakeholders (city officials, service providers, people with lived experience, and community partners) that meets every other month to discuss important issues that impact those experiencing homelessness and help to both vote on and strategize on solutions as quickly as possible. View upcoming meetings here and view materials and minutes from CoC Board and Committee meetings here.

Executive Committee

Chair

Commissioner Brandie Knazze
ESG Recipient | Chicago Department of Family & Support Services

Vice Chair

Colleen Mahoney
At Large | Chicago Department of Public Health

Treasurer

Michael Banghart
Service Providers Commission | Renaissance Social Services

Secretary

Jajuana Walker
Youth Action Board

Carmelo Barbaro
Inclusive Economy Lab | The UChicago Inclusive Economy Lab

Christy Prahl
Funders Together | Crown Family Philanthropies

Regina Freeman
At Large | Jesse Brown VA

Dorothy Yancy
Lived Experience Commission

Ken Burnett
Service Providers Commission | Christian Community Health Center

2023 Board

Aaron Eldridge
At Large | Cook County Health

Amanda Pyron
At Large | The Network

Carmelo Barbaro
At Large | The UChicago Inclusive Economy Lab

Colleen Mahoney
At Large | Chicago Department of Public Health

Comm. Marisa Novara
At Large | Chicago Department of Housing

Regina Freeman
At Large | Jesse Brown VA

Steve Brown
At Large | University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

Todd Fuller
At Large | IL Department of Human Services

Janay Hayes-Mohamed
Business Leader | Habitat Affordable Group

Mary Howard
CHA | Chicago Housing Authority

Carolyn Ross (Non-Voter)
Collaborative Applicate Rep. | All Chicago Making Homelessness History

Comm. Brandie Knazze
ESG | Chicago Department of Family & Support Services

Laila Beukema
Faith-Based | Lakeview Lutheran Church

Dorothy Yancy
Lived Experience Commission

Fred Friedman
Lived Experience Commission

Richard Rowe
Lived Experience Commission

Robert Cunningham
Lived Experience Commission

Jaye Stapleton
Mayor’s Rep. | Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services

Christy Prahl
Private Funders | Crown Family Philanthropies

Debbie Reznick
Private Funders | Polk Bros. Foundation

Ken Burnett
Service Provider | Christian Community Health Center

Michael Banghart
Service Provider | Renaissance Social Services

Rev. Sanja Stinson
Service Provider | Matthew House

Richard Ducatenzeiler
Service Provider | The Boulevard

Jajuana Walker
Youth Action Board


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