Staff

Our Team

Christoph Aikens
Front of House Lead, Inspiration Kitchens
773-878-0981 x 16

LaTasha Barker
Senior Housing Retention Specialist
773-878-0981 x 227

Mulu Belete
Employment Specialist
773-878-0981 x 13

Nate Bonds
Part-Time Housing Case Manager
773-878-0981 x 236

Joy Bradford
Director of Housing Services
773-878-0981 x 240

Kayla Braverman
Case Manager
773-878-0981 x 230

Yohan Cho
Director of Finance
773-878-0981 x 220

Demetrious Cooper
Meals Specialist and Driver
773-878-0981 x 19

Mary Coy
Chief Development Officer
773-878-0981 x 204

Kimberly Davis
Chief Finance Officer
773-878-0981 x 201

Emily Dehr
Development Associate
773-878-0981 x 259

Caleb Dupree
Housing Retention Specialist
773-878-0981 x 229

Michael Farrell
Short-Term Housing Programs Manager
773-878-0981 x 237

Julio Gonzales
General Manager, Inspiration Kitchens
773-878-0981 x 15

Samara Hendersen
Head Chef, Inspiration Kitchens
773-878-0981 x 20

Colin Higgins
Development & Communications Manager
773-878-0981 x 221

Thomas Hodson
Kitchen Manager
773-878-0981 

Shajuanta Johnson
Senior Housing Retention Specialist
773-878-0981 x 234

Emma Kelley
Marketing and Events Coordinator
773-878-0981 x 222

Antwain Lee
Kitchen Manager
773-878-0981

Rodney Lewis
Operations Assistant
773-878-0981

Anthony Lewis
Staff Accountant 
773-878-0981 x 205

Beatrice Maldonado
Chef Instructor/Employment Specialist
773-878-0981 x 18

Renee Martin
Cafe Coordinator
773-878-0981

Jason Mattox
Workforce Development/Jericho Scholar Case Manager
773-878-0981 x 11

Katie Merkys
Office Manager
773-878-0981 x 202

Guy Merola
IT & Facilities Manager
773-878-0981 x 246

Judah Merrell
Housing Case Manager
773-878-0981 x 232

Jacob Newbart
Housing Retention Specialist
773-878-0981 x 213

Nancy Phillips
Chief Program Officer
773-878-0981 x 225

Shannon Stewart
Chief Executive Officer & CEO
773-878-0981 x 224

Sarah Wagner
Workforce Development Manager
773-878-0981 x 223

Zu Weinger
Avodah Intern
773-878-0981 x 223

Rebecca Williams 
Program Assistant
773-878-0981 x 257

Jillian Wilner
IDHS Project Manager
773-878-0981 x 208

Anna Wilson
Meals and Resource Specialist
773-878-0981 x 210

Hallie Witmer
Associate Director of Development
773-878-0981 x 231

Scott Witkopf
Lead Chef Instructor
773-878-0981 x 25

Success Stories

Our Foodservice Training Program empowers members of our community with the tools they need to succeed in the foodservice industry and prepares them for a sustainable career path.

One of our program graduates, Chef Anthony Scardino came to Inspiration Corporation almost 10 years ago to start working towards a career in the foodservice industry. After completing his training, Tony went on to work at popular Chicago restaurants, and eventually launched his own business, Professor Pizza! 

Read Anthony’s Story

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