Anthony Lewis

Staff Accountant
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Antwain Lee

Kitchen Manager
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Beatrice Maldonado

Chef Trainer and Employment Specialist
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Caleb Dupree

Housing Retention Specialist
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Colin Higgins

Development and Communications Manager
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Demetrius Cooper

Meals Specialist and Driver

Emily Dehr

Development Associate
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Emma Kelley 

Marketing and Events Coordinator
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Guy Merola

IT & Facilities Manager
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Hallie Witmer

Associate Director of Development
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Jake Newbart

Housing Retention Specialist
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Jillian Wilner

IDHS Project Manager
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Joy Bradford

Director of Housing Services
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Judah Merrell

Housing Case Manager
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Julio Gonzalez

General Manager
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Katie Merkys

Office Manager
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Kayla Braverman

Avodah Resource Specialist
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Kimberly Davis

Chief Financial Officer
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Jason Mattox

Workforce Development Case Manager & Jericho Fund Coordinator                                    312-682-1846

LaTasha Barker

Housing Retention Specialist
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Mary Coy

Chief Development Officer
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Mike Farrell

Short-Term Housing Programs Manager
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Mulu Belete

Employment Specialist
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Nancy Phillips

Chief Program Officer
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Rebecca Williams

Program Assistant
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Samara Hightower

Head Chef
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Scott Wittkopf

Chef Trainer
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Sarah Wagner

Workforce Development Manager
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Shajuanta Johnson

Housing Retention Specialist
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Shannon Stewart

Executive Director & CEO
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Yohan Cho

Director of Finance
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Donald Berner
Kathleen Moore
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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

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