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

Karen F. Grotberg
Mayer Brown

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

Frank M. Dickerson
Mayer Brown

Maya Ganguly

Mari Guttman

Christian Hines
Haynes & Boone, LLP

Emily Keglevic

Joanna Long
Long Law Office

Katrice M. Matthews
Sable Law Group

John Norkus
Chi City Legal

Daniel Parrish
Brinks Gilson & Lione

Jiesi Zhao
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools


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

Dana Klasky
Development & Community Engagement VISTA

Randall Leurquin
Website & Data Manager

Nathan Nash
Liman Fellow

Victoria Ogunsanya
Staff Attorney

Julie Pautsch
Pro Bono Coordinator & Staff Attorney

Jonathon Raffensperger
Staff Attorney

Sue Scholten
Intake Specialist

Kate Strickler
Staff Attorney