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 provides oversight and accountability for all Chicago CoC responsibilities. The CoC Board 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.


Regina Freeman
At Large/Other Constituencies
Jesse Brown VA

Vice Chair

Richard Rowe
Lived Experience Commission


Richard Ducantezieler
Finance Committee Chair
The Boulevard


Christy Prahl
Board Affairs Committee Chair
Crown Family Philanthropies

Sherri Allen-Reeves
Service Provider
The Phoenix Foundation

Carmelo Barbaro
System Operations & Performance Committee Chair
UChicago Inclusive Economy Lab

Steve Brown
At Large/Other Constituencies
UIC Hospital & Health Sciences System

Comm. Brandi Knazze
ESG Recipient
Dept. of Family & Support Services

Symone Myvett
Youth Action Board

Kimberly Riquelme
Youth Action Board Support

Foluke Akanni
Advocacy Seat
Housing Action Illinois

Ken Burnett
Service Provider
Christian Community Health Center

Ebony Campbell
CHA Rep.
Chicago Housing Authority

Nancy Cao
Mayor’s Office Rep.
Dir. of Social Services Policy

Bishop Shirley Coleman
Spiritual Wholistic Ministries of Love & Faith

Howard Conant
Business Leader
Urban Innovations

Aaron Eldridge
At Large/Other Constituencies
Cook County Health

Otha Gaston
Lived Experience Commission

Daniel Hertz
At Large/Other Constituencies
Chicago Dept. of Housing

Kylon Hooks
At Large/Other Constituencies

Eugenia Olison
At Large/Other Constituencies
Rush University Medical Center

Amanda Pyron
At Large/Other Constituencies
The Network

Susan Reyna-Guerrero
Service Provider
Covenant House Chicago

Debbie Reznick
Private Funder
Polk Bros. Foundation

Carolyn K. Ross
Collaborative Applicant Rep.
All Chicago Making Homelessness History

Gwen Turner
Lived Experience Commission

Dorothy Yancy
Lived Experience Commission

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