The Team

Isaac Jones

Marissa Graciosa
Vice President
The Management Center

Torrance Gardner
Director of Economic & Community Development, City of Chicago – 49th Ward (Rogers Park)

Lydia Hopper Ph.D
Assistant Director, Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, Lincoln Park Zoo

Ronald J. Kramer
Attorney, Labor and Employment Law

Evangeline Semark 
Lead Communication Specialist, Program Coordinator, Corporate Engagement, Northwestern University

Mary Ann O’Connor
Attorney, Chase Bank

Bob Eder
Retired, Vice President-Finance, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Dr. Karen Egenes
Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago

Alicia A. Hart
New Student Transition Coordinator, Evanston Township High School

Pam Horan-Bussey
Early Head Start Senior Program Manager, The Ounce of Prevention Fund

Vernandez Jones
Youth Counselor, Youth Guidance, Becoming a Man, AFLAC Agent

Kortne Potter
Policy Council Member, Policy Council Representative, Head Start Chair

Ann Toland Serb
Public Relations and Communications, Serb & Associates

Harry Wells
Interim Executive Director

Dawn Winters
Senior VP/CFO

Basia Brown
Director of Development

With experience in social services and fundraising Basia joined Howard Area Community Center in January 2018 as Development Coordinator and later transitioned to Director of Development to oversee fundraising and volunteer operations. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Human Services and Certification in Nonprofit Management from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Towana Horne
Human Resources Manager

Towana Horne has been the Human Resource Manager 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 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

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

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

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.

HACC Main Center

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

Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center

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

Main Building
7510 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

Youth Center

1527 W. Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

Employment Resource Center

7637 N. Paulina Street,
Chicago, IL 60626