Chicago, IL — June 19, 2019 — All Chicago Making Homelessness History today announced, following a national search led by executive firm Kittleman, Carolyn K. Ross has been selected to serve as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of All Chicago, effective July 15.
“We are extremely pleased to have Carolyn Ross joining All Chicago as the new President and CEO,” said Peter Vilim, Chairman of the Board of Directors at All Chicago. “She is a results-driven community leader, strategic planner, and progressive thinker with significant experience in human services. We are confident she will continue to move our mission forward.”
Ross has extensive nonprofit executive leadership experience. She served as the Chief Deputy Director for Child Welfare and Family Services with the State of Illinois. More recently she served as the President and CEO at Heartland Center for Behavioral Change in Kansas City, MO, where she directs the overall coordination, organization planning, supervision and direction of all programs and staff. From 2009 to 2014, Ross was the Vice President of Operations for Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC), Inc. in Chicago, where she provided overall strategic direction and leadership for all operational, quality, and compliance activities throughout Illinois.
“All Chicago is a recognized leader in preventing and ending homelessness through emergency financial assistance, community partnerships, data analytics, and trainings,” said Carolyn Ross, the incoming All Chicago President and CEO. “I am humbled to be a part this growing organization and to bring our community together to address this complex issue.”
Ross will succeed Dr. Nonie Brennan, who served as the CEO since All Chicago’s inception in 2011, and who was the CEO of the Emergency Fund from 2003 until its merger with All Chicago in 2011. She is retiring on June 30, 2019.
About All Chicago All Chicago Making Homelessness History’s mission is to unite our community and resources to provide solutions that ensure and sustain the stability of home. All Chicago prevents and ends homelessness through four signature approaches: Emergency financial assistance, community partnerships, data analytics, and training/research. By bringing our partners together and using data to inform decisions, we are creating an effective system in Chicago, so that all of our neighbors have a place to call home.