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Chicago Lawn

Maria Flores, Parent Mentor Trainer at Talman Elementary School; Member of SWOP New American Initiative Campaign






Lynne MockPh.D., Adjunct Lecturer in African American Studies UIC Chicago; owner of Nsoroma Consulting, LLC





Jana Stringfellow-EstellB.S., Community Health Educator with Helping Her Live Breast Cancer Project; Founder of Marquette Park Community Garden





Gage Park

Maggie PeralesSWOP Community Organizer for New Americans Vote Campaign; Leader of Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform In Vicariate V; Leader of SWOP’s Parent Mentors Program






Ruben Escobar, Elder and Youth Pastor of La Capilla Del Bario/The Neighborhood Chapel







MariBeth Welch, Ph.D., Community Outreach and Sustainability Coordinator for The Miracle Center’s Partnership for Success; Co-Secretary of Humboldt Park Community Action Council





Humboldt Park

Isaiah Ross, B.A., M.A., Community Development Planner at West Humboldt Park Development Council; Member of WHP Safe Schools Network; WHP Block Club Network





Nita Hailey-Gamble, B.S., West Humboldt Park Neighborhood Housing Services; West HP Farmer’s Market Manager; President of Kell Park’s Advisory Council; Member of WHP Healthy Community Initiative




Lower West Side

Juana Ballesteros, B.S.N., R.N., M.P.H., Coordinator of Project to address diabetes at Alivio Medical Center







Joline Lozano, Member of Board of Directors of Centro Sin Fronteras; works with La Fuerza Juventud organizing the Dreamers to apply for Deferred Action





North Lawndale

Carla Campbell, Site Manager for the OB Clinic at Lawndale Christian Health Center








Melissa Chrusfield, B.S., Special Events Coordinator/Assistant to the CEO of Lawndale Christian Health Center






Rev. Bobby Smith, Health and Wellness Program at the New Progressive St. James Missionary Baptist Church






Blanche Suggs-Killingsworth, Chair of the Board of the North Lawndale Historical and Cultural Socety; Customer Service Specialist at the Neighborhood Housing Services; Member of the North Lawndale Greening Committee




Norwood Park

Mireya Vera, B.A., M.S. Director of Health Strategy and Language Access for Presence Health







South Lawndale

Elio Dearrudah, M.A., M.Sc., Ed.D. Works with Prologue, Inc. and Universidad Popular







Raul Garcia, B.A, Former Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago; Sinai Health System, Member Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition; Member, Chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium, Latino Alzheimer’s Alliance




West Englewood

Yolanda Gray, Community Member active in Chicago Lawn







Rev. Gay Chisum, R.N. Field Supervisor for Addressing Asthma in Englewood; Co-Pastor of Gifts from God Ministry; Youth Pastor; Co-Chair of the Church Board





West Town

Militza Pagan, B.A., Deputy Director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center; Board of Directors of the Division Street Business Development Association; Member, Yale Latino Alumni Association, National Lawyers Guild




Jose Luis Rodriguez, Director of the Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness; Board of Directors of Division St. Business Dev. Assoc.; Member, Youth Empowering Strategies; Teacher, Kauffman Institute

Community Advisory Committee Affiliations

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