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Our Team


Yaisa Hagood
Executive Director

Rebecca Tauber

Alisha Agbonghae
Recovery Coach

Tephanie Burnett
Night Monitor

Jazmin Jones
Night Monitor

Annette McDade
Night Monitor

Tracie Sanders
Recovery Coach

Nikki Yancy
Case Manager

Board of Directors

Peter Brown (Treasurer)
Chief Financial Officer
The Avery Coonley School

Brother Tom Collins, CFC
Chemistry Teacher, Retired
Brother Rice High School

Sheryl Morris
Executive Director
UNIT HERE Chicago Hospitality Apprenticeship

Johnny Sukurs
Senior Manager, Corporate Development
Transworld Systems, Inc.

Ollie Thomas
PAC’s Daycare

Kevin Waklatski (Chairman)
Lathan & Watkins, LLP

Charles Beavers (Secretary)
Site Manager
US Bank

Nihal Afifi, MD, MBA, MPH
Global Health Lead
Benchmark Health Systems

Nicholas R. Berkley-Gough
Strategic Marketing Manager

Shante Harrison, CPA
Director, Product Team
Huron Consulting Group

Sister Therese O’Sullivan
Executive Director Emerita
Southside Center of Hope