The Team

  • Evangeline Semark
    President
    Director of Communications & Engagement, Evanston Township High School
  • Dr. Karen Egenes
    Vice President
    Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago
  • Jack M. Dudek
    Treasurer

    Vice President, Agile Healthcare LLC
  • Alicia A. Hart
    Secretary
    New Student Transition Coordinator, Evanston Township High School
  • Cassandra R. Brewer
    Child Care Assistant Director
  • Pam Horan-Bussey
    Early Head Start Senior Program Manager, The Ounce of Prevention Fund
  • Peter Feit
    Options Trader, C.B.O. E.
  • Thomas Glowski
    Managing Director, The PrivateBank
  • Vernandez Jones
    Youth Counselor, Youth Guidance, Becoming a Man, AFLAC Agent
  • John Kambanis
    VP Human Resources, Loyola University Chicago (Retired)
  • Ronald J. Kramer
    Attorney, Labor and Employment Law
  • Travis McCurnin
    Vice President, Albany Bank & Trust
  • Mary Ann O’Connor
    Attorney, Chase Bank
  • Ann Toland Serb
    Public Relations and Communications, Serb & Associates
  • Michael Tarnoff
    EVP & CFO, Jewish United Federation/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (Retired)
  • H.K. Howard
    Kellogg Graduate School of Management Fellow
  • Akbar Briscoe
    Policy Council Chair, Policy Council Representative
  • Isabelle King
    Policy Council Representative, Policy Council Vice Chairperson

Bruce Rasey
Executive Director
brasey@howardarea.org

Bruce Rasey, HACC’s Executive Director since 2010, provides executive leadership for more than 100 staff and oversees the services and fiscal operations of more than 40 specific programs within the four agency divisions. Mr. Rasey has over thirty years of experience in senior and executive leadership roles, specifically in the human services sector. He received his Master of Science in Community Mental Health from Northern Illinois University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Western Illinois University. He also holds a certificate in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Bancroft Levy
Director of Finance
blevy@howardarea.org

Bancroft Levy has been the Director of Finance at HACC since 2012. He received his MBA in Accounting and Finance from Northeastern Illinois University.


Towana Horne
Human Resources Manager
thorne@howardarea.org

Towana Horne has been the Human Resource Coordinator at HACC since 2009. She is responsible for all Personnel Files, Health Benefits and Employee’s Compensation. She received her Master of Arts in Human Resource Development from Northeastern Illinois University.


Maria Kamenaki
Director of Health and Human Services
mkamenaki@howardarea.org

Maria Kamenaki, the Director of Health and Human Services since 2012, is responsible for leadership and the delivery of programs and services and fiscal operations of the Health and Human Services Department. She has a Master of Artis in Clinical Psychology and over 20 years of experience in program development and evaluation with expertise in grant management and compliance, social services, employment and education.


Robert Conlon
Director of Youth Services
rconlon@howardarea.org

Robert Conlon, HACC’s Director of Youth Development Services since 2011, is responsible for leadership and delivery of the services and fiscal operations of Youth Development Department. Mr. Conlon has more than nine years of experience in non-profit youth programs. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Michigan State University and is trained in Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA), and the Youth Assessment & Screening Instrument (YASI).


Jason Kaiser
Director of Adult Education and Employment
jkaiser@howardarea.org

Jason Kaiser, HACC’s Education and Employment Director since 2017, is responsible for providing leadership and the delivery of programs and fiscal operations of the Adult Education Department and Employment Resource Center.


Stephania Koliarakis
Director of Early Childhood
skoliarakis@howardarea.org

Stephania Koliarakis has been the Director of the HACC Family Center since 2010. Ms. Koliarakis is responsible for the leadership and delivery of the services and fiscal operations for the Department of Child Development Services. She received her CAS in Infant Studies from Erikson Institute in 2008, her MAT in Early Childhood Education from National-Louis University in 2008 and her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from DePaul in 1995. Ms. Koliarakis has also taught at Oakton Community College since 2007 as an adjunct professor in the Early Childhood Department.


Elizabeth Ulion
Director of Development
eulion@howardarea.org

Elizabeth Ulion joined HACC as Director of Development in 2015. She is responsible for leading the fundraising and communications efforts that support the vital services HACC provides. Ms. Ulion brings five years of development experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2007, and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University in 2010.

HACC Main Center

Health and Human Services
Adult Education and Family Literacy Program
7648 N. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60626
773.262.6622
Fax: 773.262.6645


Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center

Home Visiting Program
7500 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
773.761.8324

Main Building
7510 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
773.764.7610


Youth Center

1527 W. Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
773.381.3652


Employment Resource Center

7637 N. Paulina Street,
Chicago, IL 60626
773.262.3515