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

Todd F. Maynes
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Louis DiSanto
Vice President
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

Geoffrey Cockrell
Vice President
McGuireWoods LLP

Richard Astle
Sidley Austin LLP

Claire Battle
ArcelorMittal USA

Klint Bruno
The Bruno Firm

Tracey Giertz
Brinks Gilson & Lione

Vito Giovingo

Vincent Gnoffo
Klintworth & Rozenblat IP LLC

Karen F. Grotberg
Mayer Brown

Timothy J. Heverin
Jones Day

David Hoffman

Anthony G. Hopp
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

William Levy
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jessica Panza
Jones Day

Brad Pinne
Navigant Consulting, Inc.

John Storino
Jenner & Block LLP

Brian C. Thomas
Thomas Law

Young Professionals Board

Caitlin Ewing
Lowis & Gellen LLP

Dianna Bruno
Vice President

Megan M. Burke
CNA Surety

Michael Austin
Jones Day

Kyle M. Baltes
Jones Day

Frank M. Dickerson
Mayer Brown

Yeny Estrada
Locke Lord LLP

Maya Ganguly

Mari Guttman

Rachel Harmon
Mace Group

Christian Hines
Haynes & Boone, LLP

Emily Keglevic

Serena Kenost

Joanna Long
Long Law Office

Samira Nazem

John Norkus
Chi City Legal

Daniel Parrish
Brinks Gilson & Lione

Jeff Stevenson
Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.

Jiesi Zhao
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools


Cheryl Lawrence
Executive Director

Mark Swartz
Legal Director

Frank Avellone
Senior Attorney & Policy Coordinator

Christine Daly
Supportive Services Director

Aileen Flanagan
Staff Attorney

Teresa Herrera

Antje Lang
AmeriCorps VISTA

Randall Leurquin
Website & Data Manager

Eileen Mulrenin
Operations Manager

Victoria Ogunsanya
Staff Attorney

Julie Pautsch
Development Director

Melissa Picciola
Staff Attorney/Pro Bono Coordinator

Jonathon Raffensperger
Staff Attorney

Ada Sandoval

Sue Scholten
Intake Specialist

Kira Wilpone-Welborn
Staff Attorney