Introducing Our New Board Members!

August 31, 2021 | 2.5 min read


Facing Forward is proud to introduce this year's new additions to our Board of Directors. We are building a team of professionals that not only believe in our mission but represent a citywide wealth of perspectives and leadership.

We are excited to welcome their expertise, cultural values, and drive to continue Facing Forward's life-changing work.

View the full list of Directors here.


Lynne Gillis -  Principal, Information Resources, Inc.
"In a world that feels more divided and focused on the negative than ever before, Facing Forward is an organization that focuses on what CAN be done to help shift the balance in favor of those experiencing homelessness. At this time in my life, I feel called to be part of the solution. I hope I can contribute in a way that makes that a reality."



Schundra Hubbard - Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
"I joined the board because I strongly believe in the organization's mission to end homelessness. Housing is a basic necessity of life that every person should have. I want to play a more active role in bringing awareness to this issue and ensuring the basic needs of our communities are met."



Christine Lopez - Vice President, BMO Harris Bank
"I wanted to join the Facing Forward Board because I have so much respect and admiration for the staff and leadership of this organization, and the work that they do in the community. I want to be a part of life-changing work at Facing Forward."



Dr. Aaron R. Quarles - Emergency Physician, Northwestern Medicine
"As an emergency physician, I see the tremendous impact of homelessness on the mental and physical health of our Chicago neighbors on every shift, yet often have few options to help individuals find stable housing. I sought board membership in an organization dedicated to evidence-based methods to end that cycle so that I could share my insights as well as learn what works."



Damon Warren - Co-Founder & CEO, Mission Driven IT, Inc.
"I joined the Facing Forward board because I believe in the mission and methodology of the organization. Growing up I experienced homelessness and home instability first-hand.  Being able to support and guide an organization that targets homelessness first feels like a very fitting way to give back."