2014 – 2015
HOWARD AREA COMMUNITY CENTER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Evangeline Semark, President Ann Serb, Vice President John Kambanis, Treasurer Alicia A. Hart, Secretary
Director of Communications Communications & VP Human Resources School Admin & Counseling
Evanston Township High School Development Consultant Loyola University Chicago (Retired) Evanston Township High School
Peter Feit, Member Chad Steinke, Member Herbert Sass, Member Mary Ann O’Connor, Member
Options Trader, C.B.O.E Vice President, Wintrust Human Resources Consultant Attorney, Chase Bank
Vernandez Jones, Member Kevin Aristede, Member Michael Tarnoff, Member Dr. Karen Egenes, Member
Youth Counsel Financial Advisor EVP & CFO Associate Professor of Nursing
Youth Guidance/ Becoming A Man) Merrill Lynch Jewish United Federation/ Loyola University Chicago
Aflac Agent Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Heather Mitchell, Member Dylan Vokey, Member Hirminia Choque Succoro Tecua
Assistant General Counsel Kellogg Graduate School Head Start Chair Head Start President
JPMorgan Chase of Management Fellow Policy Council Representative Policy Council Representative
Bruce Rasey, HACC Executive Director
Bruce Rasey, HACC’s Executive Director since 2010, is responsible for providing executive leadership to HACC’s diversified staff
and is responsible for overseeing the services and fiscal operations of HACC’s 40 programs in 4 program divisions. Mr. Rasey has
over thirty years’ 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
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 Coordinator
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 Art in Human Resource Development (M.A.), from
Northeastern Illinois University.
Maria Kamenaki, Director of Health and Human Services
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 MA 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
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 over 9 years’ 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).
Shannon Callahan, Director of Adult Education and Employment
Shannon Callahan, HACC’s Education and Employment Director since 2007, is responsible for providing leadership and the delivery
of programs and fiscal operations of the Adult Education Department and Employment Resource Center. Ms. Callahan has over
ten years’ experience managing non-profit education programs. She received her Master’s degree in Adult Education and
Developmental Studies at National-Louis University and her Bachelors of Art degree from The University of Colorado at Boulder.
In 2013 Ms. Callahan completed the yearlong Leadership Evanston Program sponsored by the Evanston Community Foundation.
She is certified in the Parents asTeachers and Baby TALK curricula.
Stephania Koliarakis, Director of Early Childhood
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 B.A. 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.
Margaret Wenzel, Director of Development
Margaret Wenzel has been HACC’s Director of Development since 2013. Ms. Wenzel is responsible for the development and
execution of Howard Area Community Center’s development strategies to raise funding from corporations, foundations, and
individual donors. Prior to her work at HACC, Ms. Wenzel was the Resource Development Manager for the Boys and Girls Club
of Lake County and as the Grant Writing and Communications Manager for Good Samaritan Community Services in San Antonio
Texas. In her community, she serves on the Boards of the Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Alumnae Association and
the New Colony Theatre. Ms. Wenzel has taught grant writing classes at the Center for Nonprofit Success since 2013.
She received her Bachelors of Art degree in Nonfiction Creative Writing from Loyola University New Orleans.