Meet our team

Our staff and board are made up of passionate people who believe deeply in the cause of affordable housing across Chicagoland.


Sarah Brachle Wagner

Chief Executive Officer

Brian M. Worrall

Chief Marketing and Technology Officer

Leslie Rodriguez

Veteran and Repair Programs Manager

Dru Bergman
Director of Financing and Government Grants
Lindsay Hurey

Data and Finance Manager

Strategic Partners

Jonathan Gibson

Manager of Statewide Support,
Habitat for Humanity of Illinois and
Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity

Board of Directors 2023-24


Gloria Materre, Esq., Chair

Managing Director, EnTrust Realty Advisors Principal Attorney, Materre & Associates, P.C.

Leanne Redden, Vice Chair
J. Kelly Bufton, Esq., Secretary

Senior Counsel, Haynes and Boone, LLP

James Harris, Treasurer

Senior Vice President, Strategic Markets, Wintrust Mortgage
Veteran, USMC


Kimberly Chase Harding, Esq.

Broker Owner of KCH Team, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Bruce Delahorne

Principal, Hampton Consulting

Melissa Dorko

Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Aaron Erter

Chief Executive Officer, James Hardie

Chris Kempa

Chief Executive Officer, True Value Company

Kim King

Vice President, Operations, Autumn Paper Company

Ashlee Pforr

Project Executive,

Chuck Murphy
Executive VP / Senior Managing Director of Development and Real Estate, LCS
Srinivas Ramadath
Partner, Chicago,
 McKinsey & Company
Anthony Scattone
Deputy Chief People Officer, Aon
Kristin Slavish

Executive & Team Coach / Consultant

Jennifer Taff,
Affiliate Representative
Brian Tauke
Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, USG