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 Hall, GCM Grosvenor
  • Treasurer
    Charles S. Walls, ComEd
  • 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, The Law Project
  • Robert G. Byron, Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC
  • Charles F. Daas, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Thomas P. FitzGibbon, Jr., TAC II, LLC
  • Kevin R. Goldsmith, Chase
  • Edward J. Hoynes, Community Accounting Services
  • Andrew W. Hugger, US Bank
  • Michael Kauffman, BMO Capital Markets
  • Raymond S. McGaugh, McGaugh Law Group LLC
  • Eric S. Phillips, Village Bank & Trust (a Wintrust Community Bank)
  • Elias Rosario, Ounce of Prevention Fund
  • Mark C. Spears, The PrivateBank
  • Kathryn Tholin, Center for Neighborhood Technology (retired)
  • John L. Tuohy, Chapman and Cutler LLP (retired)
  • Calvin Holmes, CCLF  (Non-Voting)

Front row: Kathryn Tholin, Calvin L. Holmes, Matthew Reilein (Chair), Jody Adler

Back row: Erik Hall, Michael Kauffman, John L. Tuohy, Mohammed Elahi, Dorothy Abreu, Robert Byron, Andrew Hugger, Ailisa Herrera, Eric Phillips, Kevin Goldsmith, Mark Spears