Our Community

We are powered by community and sustained by those who dare to hope. Everything we do is collective and collaborative, working across lines of difference to build a brave space for all. We view our neighbors as experts, and leadership comes from those most affected by violence and trauma.

Leadership Team

Robbin Carroll

Founder + Executive Director

Ken Johnson

Director of Programs

Karen Clark

Director of Community Wellness

Zelda Mayer

Director of Development

Program Staff

100% of our program teams comes from the community we serve, providing economic and training opportunities.

Wisdom Council

Board of Directors

Ellie Bahrmasel

Pragati Strategy Group

Inger Burnett-Ziegler

Northwestern Medicine

Robbin Carroll

I Grow Chicago Founder and Co-Chair

Gwen Johnson

Englewood resident

Karampal Kaur

Sat Nam Yoga Chicago

Evan Lyon

Heartland Alliance Health

Lara Moynihan

Nomad Chicago, I Grow Chicago Co-Chair

Chris Ruder


Associate Board

Mark Beier

Midtown Athletic Clubs

Mike Kincaide

Bad Kow Events

Mel Phillips

What if Syndicate

Natalie Szeles

Glenview School District

Nicole Zenner

Zen Events Chicago

Annie Durling

Ashley La Fleur

Root 3 Growth Marketing

Makiah Scott


Megan Taylor

Fig Media

Olivia Hodges

Olivia Leigh Photographie

Jenn McAllister

Nomad Chicago

Connor Sullivan


Khafre Watkins

Freelance Recruiter

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