Staff

Alexa Feela

Housing Retention Specialist
773-878-0981 x236

Ashley Pontarelli

Housing Retention Specialist
773-878-0981 x232

Antwain Lee

Kitchen Manager
773-878-0981 x21

Beatrice Maldonado

Chef Trainer and Employment Specialist
773-878-0981 x18

Caleb Dupree

Housing Retention Specialist
773-878-0981 x229

Colin Higgins

Development and Communications Manager
773-878-0981 x221

Damien Turner

Cafe Kitchen Manager
773-878-0981 x207

Demetrius Cooper

Meals Specialist and Driver

Emily Dehr

Housing Retention Specialist
773-878-0981 x238

Emma Kelley 

Marketing and Events Coordinator
773-878-0981 x222

Guy Merola

IT & Facilities Manager
773-878-0981 x246

Hallie Witmer

Associate Director of Development
773-878-0981 x231

Jake Newbart

Housing Retention Specialist
773-878-0981 x213

Jillian Wilner

IDHS Project Manager
773-878-0981 x208

Jodie Jarcho

Development Associate
773-878-0981 x259

Joy Bradford

Director of Housing Services
773-878-0981 x240

Julio Gonzalez

General Manager
773-878-0981 x15

Kayla Braverman

Avodah Resource Specialist
773-878-0981 x230

Kimberly Davis

Chief Financial Officer
773-878-0981 x201

Latasha Barker

Housing Retention Specialist
773-878-0981 x227

Lisa Brock

HR Generalist
773-878-0981 x245

Mike Farrell

Short-Term Housing Programs Manager
773-878-0981 x237

Nancy Phillips

Chief Program Officer
773-878-0981 x225

Raiki Adams

HUD Project Manager
773-878-0981 x243

Rebecca Williams

Program Assistant
773-878-0981 x237

Samantha Ruwe

Homeless Engagement Services Clinical Case Manager
773-878-0981 x245

Samara Hightower

Head Chef
773-878-0981 x20

Sarah Wagner

Jericho Fund Coordinator and Senior Case Manager
773-878-0981 x223

Scott Wittkopf

Chef Trainer
773-878-0981 x25

Shajuanta Johnson

Housing Retention Specialist
773-878-0981 x234

Shannon Stewart

Executive Director & CEO
773-878-0981 x224

Sheena Roque

Meals Program Coordinator
773-878-0981 x241

Stephanie Levine

Employment Navigator
773-878-0981 x226

Tesneem Elewa

Employment Specialist
773-878-0981 x13

Yohan Cho

Accounting Manager
773-878-0981 x220

Inspiration Cafe Staff

Anna Wilson
Ed Edwards
Jeffrey Faust
Kathleen Moore
Renee Martin
Rodney Lewis
Thomas Hodson

Success Stories

After a traumatic past and struggles with addiction led her through our doors, Madeline was eager to begin a new chapter in our Foodservice Training program.

Despite fears about her background, she discovered a welcoming environment that provided the opportunity to pursue her passion for culinary arts and nutrition education. She’s now stably employed and continues to encourage others through her compassion and dedication.

Read Madeline’s Story

Be a Catalyst for Change

Help feed, serve, or inspire those in need

Donate Now Become A Volunteer