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

Geoffrey Cockrell
Vice President
McGuireWoods LLP

Jessica Panza
Vice President
Jones Day

Taft West
Chicago Community Loan Fund

Richard Astle
Sidley Austin LLP

Louis DiSanto
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

Vito Giovingo
McDonald’s Corporation

David Hoffman

Anthony G. Hopp
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Ferlillia V. Roberson
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Christopher Tompkins
Jenner & Block

Mae Whiteside
CKL Engineers, LLC

Young Professionals Board

Dianna Bruno
Vice President
Abbott Laboratories

Megan M. Burke

Eileen Mulrenin

Michael Austin
Jones Day

Kyle M. Baltes
Jones Day

Brett Barnett
McGuireWoods LLP

Liz Butler
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Caitlin Ewing

Joseph Florczak
McGuireWoods LLP

Maya Ganguly

Christian Hines
Haynes & Boone, LLP

Emily Keglevic

Joanna Long
Campbell Long, LLC

Timothy Loveland
McGuireWoods LLP

Katrice M. Matthews
Sable Law Group

John Norkus
Chi City Legal

Daniel Parrish
Brinks Gilson & Lione

Stephanie Saladino


Mark Swartz
Executive Director

Frank Avellone
Senior Attorney & Policy Coordinator

Ciquoiah Broxton
Court-based Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) VISTA

Kaitlin Cutshaw
Equal Justice Works Fellow Sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP

Alex Escobedo
Communications & Events VISTA

Aileen Flanagan
Senior Attorney

Cynthia Fox
Operations Manager

Jude Gonzales
Supportive Services Director

Allen Hailey
Development Director

Teresa Herrera
Paralegal Supervisor

Matea Larrieu
Probono VISTA

Randall Leurquin
Special Projects

Conor Malloy
Rentervention Project Director

Victoria Ogunsanya
Senior Attorney

Jonathon Raffensperger
Supervising Attorney

Sarah Richmond

Sally Robinson
Staff Attorney

Grace Rock
Data & Technology Specialist VISTA

Morgan Schumann
Staff Attorney

Ethan Scully
Development VISTA

Carl Sessions
Equal Justice Works Fellow Sponsored by Rossotti Family Foundation