Staff and Leadership

Center for Changing Lives is pleased to announce Juliana Gonzalez-Crussi as its Executive Director.

Juliana is an accomplished public service leader with a solid understanding of non-profits and the affordable housing industry. She holds a governor-appointed position on the Illinois Housing Development Authority Trust Fund Advisory Board, as well as Chicago mayoral appointments to the Advisory Council on Equity and Language Access Advisory Committee. She was previously the Director of Housing Counseling & Advocacy department at the Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA).  Before LUCHA, she worked as Senior Policy Analyst on housing issues at the Latino Policy Forum, Senior Housing Research Analyst at the DePaul University Real Estate Center’s Institute for Housing Studies and as Director of Housing for the Illinois Migrant Council.

Juliana also brings significant international experience as she has taught English as a second language in Mexico, France and China. Juliana serves as a board member for the Illinois Migrant Council, the Farmworker Landscaper Advocacy Project and the Illinois Association of Agency and Community Organizations for Migrant Advocacy. She received her B.A. in International Studies and a M.S. in International Public Service from DePaul University.

 

Staff List

Name Title/Email Extension
Reception/Front Desk rdcintern@cclconnect.org 221
Myra Lugo Administrative Assistant myra@cclconnect.org 222
Natalie Zayas Housing and Financial Coach natalie@cclconnect.org 223
Imelda Rodriguez Housing and Financial Coach imelda@cclconnect.org 224
LaShelle Newland-Jordan Deputy Director lashelle@cclconnect.org 226
Monica (Intern) Finance Intern financeintern@cclconnect.org 227
Bre Hammond Housing Intern housingintern@cclconnect.org 227
Casey Martin Employment Coach/Trainer casey@cclconnect.org 228
Marlen Perez Employment Coach/Trainer marlen@cclconnect.org 229
Julio Pensamiento Strategic Partnership Coordinator julio@cclconnect.org 231
Juliana Gonzalez-Crussi Executive Director juliana@cclconnect.org 232
David Vornholt Development Associate
david@cclconnect.org
235
Susan Roth (Intern) Advocacy Intern advocacyintern@cclconnect.org 237
Imelda Rodriguez Advocacy Intern advocacyintern@cclconnect.org 237
Tamara Fouche Director of Resource Development tamara@cclconnect.org 238
Samantha Alvarez Family Financial Coach samantha@cclconnect.org 251
Andrew (Intern) Employment Intern employmentintern@cclconnect.org 252
Jamie Bolton Communications Intern commintern@cclconnect.org 228