Staff & Board



Lending Consultant
Chelsi Cicekoglu
Email Chelsi
ext. 207

TA and Special Initiatives Consultant
Sean Harden
Email Sean
ext. 106

Board of Directors

  • Chair
    Matthew R. Reilein, O’Brien Staley Partners
  • Vice Chair
    Erik L. Hall, GCM Grosvenor
  • Treasurer
    Charles S. Walls, ComEd (retired)
  • Secretary
    Mohammed M. Elahi, Cook County Department of Planning and Development
  • Assistant Secretary
    Patricia Y. McCreary, Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Assistant Secretary
    Ailisa Herrera, MB Financial Bank

  • Dorothy Abreu, PNC Bank
  • Jody Adler, Community Law Project
  • Robert G. Byron, Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC
  • Charles F. Daas, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Dr. Amara C. Enyia, ACE Municipal Partners, LLC
  • Thomas P. FitzGibbon, Jr., Evergreen Bankgroup
  • Kevin R. Goldsmith, Chase
  • Stephanie S. Green, Pro Creative Law, LLC
  • Edward J. Hoynes, Community Accounting Services, LLC
  • Andrew W. Hugger, Bank of America
  • Michael Kauffman, BMO Capital Markets
  • Raymond S. McGaugh, McGaugh Law Group, LLC
  • Eric S. Phillips, Village Bank & Trust (a Wintrust Community Bank)
  • Elias Rosario, Gary Comer Youth Center
  • Mark C. Spears, CIBC
  • Kathryn Tholin, Center for Neighborhood Technology (retired)
  • John L. Tuohy, Chapman and Cutler, LLP (retired)
  • Calvin L. Holmes, CCLF  (Non-Voting)

Front row: Ailisa Herrera (Assistant Secretary), Matthew Reilein (Chair), Kathryn Tholin, Calvin Holmes (President)

Middle row:  John Tuohy, Michael Kauffman, Robert Byron, Kevin Goldsmith, Thomas FitzGibbon, Jr., Patricia McCreary (Assistant Secretary), Stephanie Green

Back row: Raymond McGaugh,  Dr. Amara Enyia,  Eric Phillips, Erik Hall (Vice Chair), Charles Walls (Treasurer),  Mark Spears and Mohammed Elahi (Secretary)