Who We Are

Working to create thriving, mixed-income neighborhoods of choice that all are proud to call home.

Our History

Since 1975, NHS has recognized the impact of race, income and social status on a person’s housing security. We know homeownership has a foundational role to play in community development and closing the racial wealth gap. Our teams work to stabilize and revitalize low and moderate-income communities throughout the greater Chicagoland area and suburbs. We facilitate such revitalization by helping middle-class and working-class families purchase and maintain their own homes. NHS works to correct the inequities and end the exploitative practices that create housing insecurity. Well-maintained, owner-occupied homes have a range of economic, social, and psychological benefits for their residents and are critical components of stable and economically healthy neighborhoods.

Our Mission & Vision

To create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their neighborhoods.

Our Team

Executive Staff

Anthony Simpkins

President and Chief Executive Officer

Donna Clarke

Chief Operating Officer

Robin Coffey

Chief Credit Officer

Karen Woods

Director, Strategic Initiatives and Public Grants and Contracts

Linda Greene

Director, NHS Redevelopment Corporation

Danielle Matthews

Director of Homeownership Services

Gordon Rice

Director of Lending Services

NLS Board of Directors

Officers

Thomas Fitzgibbon, Jr.

Secretary/Treasurer

Manuel Jimenez

Vice President

Marquette Bank

Robert Tucker

President

Chicago Community Loan Fund

Board Members

Karen Thomas

CIBC

Arthur Neville

Community Savings Bank

Bruce Martin

JP Morgan Chase

Faruk Daudbasic

First Eagle Bank

Metro Board

The Metro Board is comprised of emerging civic and business leaders who assist by raising funds and generating awareness of our programs and services.

Annette Vega

CIBC

Nikkita Brown

ADR Systems

Erica Frazier

Fifth Third Bank

John Gholar

JP Morgan Chase Bank

Jordan Brown

IFF

Karl Riley II

Fifth Third Bank

Solomon Hardy

Chicago Trust Company

Stanley Washington

Ernst & Young

Rashanah Baldwin

Baldwin Media Group

NHS Board of Directors

Bruce Martin (Chairperson)

Sr. Vice President, Community Development Group

JP Morgan Chase Bank

Allison Clarke

Associate Director of Impact Investments

MacArthur Foundation

Brooke Cullen

SVP, and Concurrence Officer, Commercial Real Estate

Wintrust Financial

Tony Hernandez

Managing Director, Head of Community Investment

CIBC Bank USA

Angela Hurlock

Executive Director

Claretian Associates, Inc.

Abraham Lacy

President & CEO

Far South Community Development Corporation

Cynthia Love

Community Representative

Jerry Lumpkins

Chicago Commercial Real Estate Lead

Bank Leumi USA

Rohit Masthipur

Sr. Director, Data and AI Sales

Microsoft

Rob McGhee

Community and Economic Development Market Manager

Fifth Third Bank SVP

Matthew Roth

President, Core Business Solutions

IFF

William W. Towns

Managing Director

Chi-Town Impact, 4S Bay Partners LLC

NHS Trustee Board

The Trustee Committee consists of recognized leaders who are knowledgeable and involved in economic, community development, and housing issues within their respective industry and geography. These leaders help access resources and mobilize support for both NHS and the community development movement.

Co-chairs

Mark Hoppe (Honorary Co-Chair)

President & CEO

Fifth Third Bank

Charles Evans (Honorary Co-Chair)

President & CEO

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Members

Edward Wehmer

CEO & Founder

Wintrust Financial Corporation

Chris Sweetland

President & CEO, Chicago Region

Huntington Bank

Scott Swanson

Regional President, Illinois

PNC

Robert Sullivan

(Retired) Chairman

Fifth Third Bank

Peter Stickler

President & CEO

Inland Bank

Eric Smith

Vice Chair

BMO Harris Bank

Andrew Salk

President & CEO

First Eagle

Larry Richman

Chair, U.S. Region

CIBC Bank USA

Alberto Paracchini

President & CEO

Byline Bank

Steve ‘Mac’ MacLellan

President, Central Region — Wealth Management Business

The Northern Trust Company

Gary S. Collins

Vice Chairman

Old Second Bancorp

Paul T. Lambert

Chicago Market President

Bank of America

Philip B. Flynn

President & CEO

Associated Bank

Marsha Cruzan

Chicago Market President & Regional Market President

U.S. Bank

Dane H. Cleven

President & Chairman

Community Savings Bank

NHS Redevelopment Corporation Board

Officers

Paul Vlamis

Treasurer

JP Morgan Chase

Christine Kolb

Secretary

Greystar Development/Construction

Adrienne Whitney

Vice President

West Humboldt Park Family and Community Development Council

Kristine Jurmu

President

Illinois Housing Development Authority

Board Members

Matt Williams

JP Real Estate Partners

Daniel Siadak

Old Second National Bank

Allison Porter-Bell

BMO Harris Bank

Molly Ekerdt

Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)

In The News

South Shore looks towards ‘balanced development’ (Chicago Tribune)

NHS President & CEO, Anthony E. Simpkins, discusses the need for inclusive and balanced development in South Shore. (Via: Chicago Tribune).

Redlined redefined: Challenging appraisal bias

By: Falon Young Today’s data shows that unequal access to credit is the driving force perpetuating the homeownership and racial wealth gap, with white families having 10 times the net […]

Educating homeowners ahead of annual tax sale (WTTW: Chicago Tonight)

Tiffany Smith, Associate Director of South Side Strategies, discusses how NHS is informing, educating, and preventing homeowners from losing their properties in the Cook County annual tax sale. (Via: WTTW).

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Central Office (Wicker Park)

(Half-block West of Ashland Avenue)

South Side Hub (Chatham)

(Inside Seaway Building – 87th Street and Langley Boulevard)

West Side Hub (West Humboldt Park)

(Corner of Chicago Avenue & Independence Boulevard)

Your generous support enables us to continue to make tremendous strides in advocating for working families while strengthening and stabilizing neighborhoods.