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 New Student Transition Coordinator
& Engagement Development Consultant Loyola University Chicago Evanston Township High School
Evanston Township High School (Retired)
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, 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
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 Arts in Human Resource Development 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 Master of Arts 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 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).
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 more than
10 years of experience managing non-profit education programs. She received her master’s degree in Adult Education and
Developmental Studies at National-Louis University and her Bachelor of Arts 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 as Teachers 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 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
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
Forestery in 2007, and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University in 2010.