Our Team

Staff


Executive Director
Sarah Brinkmann
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Regional


Finance Director
Stephanie Rains
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Program Manager, Homeownership Counseling and Education
Dina Knibbs (habla Español)
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Rockford


Resource Development and Community Engagement Manager
Janessa Wilkins
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Regional


Leads & Marketing Coordinator
Cassidy Kraimer
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Rockford


Program Development Coordinator
Hannah Saunders
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Regional


Regional Homeownership Coordinator
Melissa Fry
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Freeport


Housing Counselor
Valerie Cunningham (habla Español)
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Rockford


Housing Counselor
Michelle Yanes (habla Español)
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Rockford


Office Coordinator
Erika Peinado (habla Español)
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Rockford

 
 

Board

President, Treasurer
Kirk Pearson

Vice President
Kim Kirkpatrick

Secretary
Jeanne Almasy

Board Member
Thomas Cross

Board Member
Stacy Gullikson

Board Member
Bjorn Hulleberg

Board Member
Joyce Higgins

Board Member
Brandon Kruse

Board Member
Kelvin McIlwain

Board Member
Anne Sadler

Board Member
Cesar Sanchez

Board Member
Ginger Sreenan

Board Member
Vanessa Stanton

 

 

Creating choice in housing, community in neighborhoods, and empowerment in personal finance throughout northern Illinois.