Executive Director Kevin Sutton

Kevin officially joined the foundation for Homan Square five years ago, he has deep roots in the community and a life-long passion for strengthening families and transforming underserved neighborhoods. Kevin began his relationship with Homan Square more than twenty years ago. First as one of the very first homeowners to purchase a single family home in Phase 1, then by serving on the Homan Square Community Center Advisory Council and the governing board of Power House High School. Additionally, he served on the board of Lawndale Christian Health Center and the Local School Council of Gregory Elementary School

A graduate of Roosevelt University, Kevin joined the Homan Square team in 2011 as Community Relations Manager and went on to manage client relations and special events for the Power House and the Community Center. Prior to working for the foundation for Homan Square, he spent more than ten years working for a global consulting firm, managing conference planning and special events.

With more than twenty-five years of customer service, hospitality management and leadership experience Kevin is a great candidate to lead an amazing network of campus providers and highly committed team of facilities management professionals.

Learn more about Kevin’s background.

Board of Directors

Paul Coffey
Vice Provost
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Kristin Dean

Rodney Jones-Tyson
Chief Risk Officer
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Shelia McNary
Community Member

Deborah Moore
Director of Neighborhood Strategy and Planning
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Inc.

Brenda Palms-Barber
North Lawndale Employment Network

Yvonne Shields
Community Member

Community Advisory Council

Rodney Brown
New Covenant Business Development Center

Haman Cross
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Dorothy Ferguson

Bishop Stephen Ferguson
Stone Temple Church

Alejandro Garcia
North Lawndale Employment Network

Michael Halbert
24th Ward Office

Jacquelyn Ingram

Andre Lodree
Free Spirit Media

Trina Mangrum
28th Ward Office

Sheila McNary

Claude Robinson

Yvonne Shields

Minnie Warren

Homan Square Leadership Council

Robert Bisbee
Homan Square Park District

Brenda Palms-Barber
North Lawndale Employment Network

Cheryl Collins
Holy Family School

Dr. Daisy Dowell
Lawndale Christian Health Center

Loretta Espuet
Family Focus, Inc.

Jasmine Emmons
Turning the Page

Bernard Jennings
Lawndale Renaissance Business Association

Jaclyn Jacunski
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Jeff McCarter
Free Spirit Media

Sharon McFeders
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Pat Mosena
Options for Youth

Russell Montgomery
Lofts of Arthington – Mercy Housing Lakefront

Deborah Moore
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

Shakibia Ray
Homan Square Apartment Rental

Jennifer Reid
DRW College Prep High School

Kevin Sutton
Foundation for Homan Square

Thelma Thompson
North Lawndale YMCA Childcare

May Tsupros
Gardeneer’s – Homan Rails Farm

Zack Schrantz


In 2018, the Foundation for Homan Square entered into a formal arrangement with long-time partner IFF to maintain and expand the tapestry of community resources in Homan Square. IFF is a nonprofit lender, real estate consultant, and developer that had worked with the Foundation on several projects, including the re-development of both the high school and Nichols Tower. Learn more about the partnership.