The Team

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

Ronald J. Kramer
Co-Chair
Attorney, Labor and Employment Law

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

Dr. Karen Egenes
Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago

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

Marissa Graciosa
The Management Center

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

Nycole Matthews

Harry Wells
Interim Executive Director
hwells@howardarea.org


Dawn Winters
Senior VP/CFO
dwinters@howardarea.org


Towana Horne
Human Resources Manager
thorne@howardarea.org

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
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.


Norma Moore
Director of Early Childhood
nmoore@howardarea.org


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