OUR STAFF

Under the stewardship of our directors, CIS of Chicago is known as a high-performing affiliate of Communities In Schools’ national network. Directors lead our programming, partnership, and development teams, managing our best resources to meet and exceed CIS standards.

The outcomes of their leadership is evident. In the summer of 2016, CIS of Chicago was selected for Communities In Schools’ Growth and Impact Initiative, enabling the organization to expand service to more schools and more students.

OFFICERS

Jane Mentzinger

Chief Executive Officer

Judith Allen

Chief Operating Officer

Bartholomew St. John

Chief Innovation and Communications Officer

Marianne Woodward

Chief Resource Officer

PROGRAM STAFF

We work with schools in two ways — by connecting schools to schoolwide and group-focused programs and by placing master’s level staff members in schools to provide specialized support to students. The services we connect to schools are provided by a robust network of local organizations we call community partners, including our corporate mentorship programs with Capital One.

Zoe Cooper Andorka

School Partnership Specialist

Sucada Bell

Senior School Partnership Specialist

Justen Boyd

Student Supports Manager

Allison Brown

Field Supervisor

LaDonna Curry

Student Supports Manager

L’Kenya Dalcour

Student Supports Manager

Kaila Davis

School Partnership Specialist

Crystle Dino

Student Supports Manager

Stephanie Estrada

Senior Student Supports Manager

Jenellie Exclusa

Student Supports Manager

Paul Fagen

Field Supervisor

Jo Ann Flores-Deter

School Partnership Specialist

Stacey Fredericks

Student Supports Manager

Rasnick Fullard

Student Supports Manager

Kyla Gilmore

Field Supervisor

Sydney Hammuck

Student Supports Manager

Daniel Hasak

Student Supports Manager

Emma Heidorn

Student Supports Manager

Juanita Herrera

Student Supports Manager

Diamond Howard

Student Supports Manager

Anthony Hunter

Student Supports Manager

Asha Jenkins

Student Supports Manager

Jessica Juarez

Senior Student Supports Manager

Robin Koelsch

Director of Partnerships

Adam Lindemulder

College and Career Partnership Specialist

Adenia Linker

Field Supervisor

Monimia Macbeth

Senior Student Supports Manager

Emma MacLean

Arts Partnership Specialist

Megan McCormick

Student Supports Manager

Beth Neiman

Student Supports Manager

Shipra Panicker

Field Supervisor

Lo Patrick

Field Supervisor

Jeanine Pittman

Student Supports Manager

Olga Preciado

Student Supports Manager

Melissa Richardson

Student Supports Manager

Aisha Robinson

Director of Integrated Student Supports

Karen Roddie

Senior Community Partnership Specialist, Behavioral and Mental Health

Melisa Rodriguez

Student Supports Manager

Jessica Salgado

Student Supports Manager

Varney Selli

Student Supports Manager

Keenen Stevenson

Student Supports Manager

Kenneth Stratton

Student Supports Manager

Maria Torres

Student Supports Manager

Chavara Turner

Student Supports Manager

Kara Victorsen

STEMpathy Initiative Manager

Simone Woods

Student Supports Manager

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

This team is composed of the communications, development, and human resources staff dedicated to supporting the program team and directors. The team is responsible for office and fiscal management, fundraising (including corporate and individual giving), and communications (including the website, annual report, and social media).

David Cotugno

Senior Gifts Officer

Anna del Castillo

Development Manager

Zindy Marquez

Development Associate

Andrew Masters

Bookkeeper

Maria Miranda

Associate Director of Development

Katie Rankin

Communications Specialist

Arsen Sarkisian

Data Administrator

Laura Somberg

Development Assistant

JOIN OUR TEAM

CIS of Chicago works to ensure that every public school student in Chicago graduates high school prepared to succeed.