Operations

The Trust is a dedicated team of individuals who strive to make good happen every day. We are honored, challenged and inspired by the daily opportunities to help make change in our communities. We look forward to connecting with you.

Mural in Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
Photo: A Rahmann Statik mural in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

Operations

  • Andrea Sáenz

    Interim President & CEO

    Andrea Sáenz is the current Interim President & CEO for The Chicago Community Trust, a community foundation whose strategic focus is on closing the racial…

  • Brianne Coleman

    Executive Assistant

    Brianne Coleman is the Executive Assistant to Chief Operating Officer at The Chicago Community Trust. Coleman works across multiple functions at the Trust, assisting with…

Learning & Impact

  • Jennifer Axelrod

    Senior Director of Learning & Impact

    Jennifer Axelrod is the Senior Director of Learning and Impact at The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, she works across the organization and with…

  • Tony Herhold

    Data & Analytics Manager

  • Jessica Omana

    Impact Coordinator

    Jessica Omana is the impact coordinator for the Addressing Critical Needs strategy and Learning & Impact team at The Chicago Community Trust. In this role,…

  • Liza Youngling

    Data & Analytics Manager

Talent & Administration

  • Lisa Bluhm

    Learning & Talent Development Manager

    Lisa Bluhm leads the learning and talent development initiatives for The Chicago Community Trust. As a thought leader and talent strategist, Lisa offers a 20-year…

  • Barbara Langford

    Receptionist

    Barbara Langford is the receptionist for The Chicago Community Trust. She is often the first face that staff and guests to the Trust office see…

  • Briah Sanders

    Talent Associate

    Briah Sanders is the Talent Associate for The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, she assists and supports the Talent and Administration team in office…

  • Dop Troutman

    Talent Manager

    Dop Troutman is the Talent Manager at The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, he is responsible for the administration of various functional areas of…

  • Gwen Thomas

    Talent Generalist

    Gwen Thomas is a Talent Generalist at The Chicago Community Trust. In her role, she is responsible for managing benefits, employee engagement and the Trust’s…

  • Wendell Williams

    Senior Director of Talent & Administration

    Wendell Williams is the senior director for Talent & Administration at The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring this 105…

Innovation & Technology

  • Claire Chang

    Manager of Application Development

    Claire Chang is the manager of application and development for The Chicago Community Trust and has been with the Trust for 10 years. Having been…

  • Dave Goodman

    Director of Application & Integration

    Dave Goodman is the director of application and integration for The Chicago Community Trust. Dave heads up our Salesforce team and the integrations between it…

  • David Hungness

    Manager of Data

    David Hungness is manager of data and reporting for The Chicago Community Trust. Hungness is a member of the Innovation and Technology team, and assists…

  • Lisa Jericho

    Vice President of Innovation & Technology

    Lisa Jericho is vice president of Innovation & Technology at The Chicago Community Trust. She is responsible for leading the Technology team, focused on business…

  • Alvin Mercen

    Systems Analyst

    Alvin Mercen is a systems analyst for The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, he works within the Infrastructure and Security team to handle networking,…

  • Tom Pfluger

    Manager of Information Technology

    Tom Pfluger is manager of the IT project office for The Chicago Community Trust. He implements technology direction, keeps the systems running, coordinates system upgrades…

  • Mandie Sanders

    Salesforce Developer

  • Kris Velilla

    Director of Infrastructure & Security

    Kris Velilla is the director of infrastructure and security at The Chicago Community Trust. Born in Miami, Florida, he is a first generation American/Colombian, and…

  • Jean Westrick

    Director of IT Strategy & Communications

    Jean Westrick is director of IT strategy and communications at The Chicago Community Trust. She brings nearly two decades of philanthropic, nonprofit, and program management…

  • Michael Wilson

    Salesforce Analyst

    Michael Wilson is a Salesforce analyst in the Innovation & Technology department at The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, he provides Salesforce system support…