Board Members

The Board members of St. Martin de Porres House of Hope were selected based on their areas of expertise, their education and, most importantly, because of their passion for helping homeless women suffering from addictions and their children achieve recovery, independence and self‐sufficiency.

The primary responsibility of the Board is to keep the organization on track regarding: strategic planning, policy (development, oversight and management), budgeting and fundraising.  We are proud and appreciative of our dedicated Board of Directors!

Marianne Bagnola (Board President)   Brother Tom Collins, CFC  
Manager Chemistry Teacher, Retired
BankFinancial     Brother Rice High School

 

Kenneth Stricken                 Wendy Olmsted
Vice President Professor Emerita
BankFinancial The University of Chicago
 
 
 
Peter Brown (Treasurer)                                                Geannie Harris (Secretary)
Chief Financial Officer                                                     Nutrition Advocate
The Avery Connley School                                              Illinois Action for Children

Finance Committee                                                        Fundraising Committee
 
Jessica Harris                                                                 Rusan McNeal
Associate Director of Advancement                                  Admissions Representative
Cara                                                                                  Everspring Partners

Fundraising Committee                                                  Program Committee
 
Sheryl Morris                                                                    Gabriel Piemonte
Program Director                                                                Community Resident
Woodlawn Community Resource Center                            Woodlawn

Program Committee                                                         Fundraising Committee Chair
 
Ryan Priester                                                                    Wendy Ringo, M.D., MPH
Associate Director for Community Programs                     Chief Operating Officer
The University of Chicago                                                  Near North Health Services Corporation

Fundraising Committee                                                    Fundraising Committee
 
Ollie Thomas                                                                      Kevin Waklatsi
Program Leader                                                                   Associate
Thresholds                                                                            Lathan & Watkins, LLP

Program Committee                                                            Fundraising Committee
 
Sister Therese O’Sullivan, IBVM                                      Mary Whalen
Executive Director Emerita                                                  Management Consultant
St. Martin de Porres House of Hope                                    MVW Associates
 
Advisory Board Members                                                 Honorary Board Members
Thomas Breen                                                                              Brendan Cullen
John Berg                                                                                     Marianne Lutz
Walter R. Nelson                                                                          Colleen MacLeod
                                                                                                     Father Tracy O’Sullivan
 

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