Board and Staff

Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time to lead and guide the organization. A professional staff is responsible for the day-to-day operations, managing programmatic initiatives, and providing legal and supportive services. A Young Professionals Board (YPB) was established to promote the mission of LCBH among member constituencies and the public.

Board of Directors

Claire Battle
President
ArcelorMittal USA

Louis DiSanto
Vice President
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

Geoffrey Cockrell
Vice President
McGuireWoods LLP

Richard Astle
Treasurer
Sidley Austin LLP

Timothy J. Heverin
Secretary
Jones Day

Tracey Giertz
Brinks Gilson & Lione

Vito Giovingo
Deloitte

Vincent Gnoffo
Klintworth & Rozenblat IP LLC

Karen F. Grotberg
Mayer Brown

David Hoffman
Deloitte

Anthony G. Hopp
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

William Levy
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Todd Maynes
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jessica Panza
Jones Day

Ferlillia V. Roberson
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Brian C. Thomas
Thomas Law

Young Professionals Board

Caitlin Ewing
President
Lowis & Gellen LLP

Dianna Bruno
Vice President
Deloitte

Megan M. Burke
Secretary
CNA Surety

Michael Austin
Jones Day

Kyle M. Baltes
Jones Day

Frank M. Dickerson
Mayer Brown

Maya Ganguly

Mari Guttman
Skadden

Rachel Harmon
Mace Group

Christian Hines
Haynes & Boone, LLP

Emily Keglevic
Deloitte

Serena Kenost
Kemper

Joanna Long
Long Law Office

Katrice M. Matthews
Sable Law Group

John Norkus
Chi City Legal

Daniel Parrish
Brinks Gilson & Lione

Jiesi Zhao
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

Staff

Mark Swartz
Executive Director

Cheryl Lawrence
Outgoing Executive Director

Frank Avellone
Senior Attorney & Policy Coordinator

Christine Daly
Supportive Services Director

Aileen Flanagan
Staff Attorney

Teresa Herrera
Paralegal

Antje Lang
AmeriCorps VISTA

Randall Leurquin
Website & Data Manager

Eileen Mulrenin
Operations Manager

Chloe Noonan
Gerard H. Cohen Fellow

Victoria Ogunsanya
Staff Attorney

Julie Pautsch
Pro Bono Coordinator & Staff Attorney

Jonathon Raffensperger
Staff Attorney

Ada Sandoval
Paralegal

Sue Scholten
Intake Specialist