Board and Staff

Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time to lead and guide the organization. A professional staff is responsible for the day-to-day operations, managing programmatic initiatives, and providing legal and supportive services. A Young Professionals Board (YPB) was established to promote the mission of LCBH among member constituencies and the public.

Board of Directors

Claire Battle
ArcelorMittal USA

Louis DiSanto
Vice President
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

Geoffrey Cockrell
Vice President
McGuireWoods LLP

Richard Astle
Sidley Austin LLP

Timothy J. Heverin
Jones Day

Vito Giovingo
McDonald’s Corporation

Vincent Gnoffo
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

David Hoffman

Anthony G. Hopp
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

William Levy
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Todd Maynes
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jessica Panza
Jones Day

Ferlillia V. Roberson
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Christopher Tompkins
Jenner & Block

Taft West
Chicago Community Loan Fund

Young Professionals Board

Caitlin Ewing
Lowis & Gellen LLP

Dianna Bruno
Vice President

Megan M. Burke
CNA Surety

Michael Austin
Jones Day

Kyle M. Baltes
Jones Day

Maya Ganguly

Christian Hines
Haynes & Boone, LLP

Emily Keglevic

Joanna Long
Long Law Office

Katrice M. Matthews
Sable Law Group

Eileen Mulrenin

John Norkus
Chi City Legal

Daniel Parrish
Brinks Gilson & Lione

Stephanie Saladino

Jiesi Zhao
The University of Chicago


Mark Swartz
Executive Director

Frank Avellone
Senior Attorney & Policy Coordinator

Santiago Castrillon

Adrien Fernandez
Staff Attorney

Aileen Flanagan
Senior Attorney

Cynthia Fox
Operations Manager

Jude Gonzales
Supportive Services Director

Teresa Herrera

Gabrielle Kim
University of Illinois Fellow & Attorney

Dana Klasky
Development & Community Engagement VISTA

Randall Leurquin
Website & Data Manager

Nathan Nash
Liman Fellow & Attorney

Victoria Ogunsanya
Staff Attorney

Julie Pautsch
Pro Bono Coordinator & Staff Attorney

Jonathon Raffensperger
Staff Attorney

Sue Scholten
Intake Specialist

Kate Strickler
Staff Attorney