A native of Chicago’s South Side, Erica has devoted her life to directly serving the communities in which she has lived—
Tanka Bradford is a youth advocate who holds an abundance of knowledge and skill in navigating systems that impact young people experiencing poverty and homelessness.
Jerome “The Captain” Davis, Sr. serves as Chief Building Engineer for LYTE Collective. Mr. Davis proudly served for 13 years as an engineer in the United States Army.
Ms. Wanda Dukes has been providing supportive care to youth and women in high-risk situations for over 25 years.
Shawne Hinkle is the culinary genius and creative force behind the LYTE Café at our community center the LYTE Lounge. Her vision stemmed from years working in both the culinary industry as well as within non-profits.
Dr. Casey Holtschneider has over 20 years of experience leading housing and support programs for youth facing poverty and homelessness
For over 13 years, Ismael “Izzy” Vargas Jr. has dedicated his career to serving Chicago youth and families. Ismael is an experienced program director with extensive expertise in youth development, restorative justice and violence prevention.
Megan Wickman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has spent over 15 years working with youth in settings including schools, the foster care system, street and health outreach and housing programs,
For over a decade, Carl Wiley has been working with individuals experiencing homelessness and street involved youth in the City of Chicago and rural Illinois.
Naomi Borowsky is a youth advocate who is committed to accompaniment, care and housing justice in Chicago and beyond.
Joseph Braun has over 13 years of experience in fundraising, primarily working at larger Chicago, regional, and national nonprofits.
Will Bulka is a computer systems analyst at ComputerWorks of Chicago. He has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit organizations
Amanda Dunnavant comes to LYTE Collective with over seven years of experience in finance including her current work as the accounting coordinator at NextGen Global Resources, LLC
Derrick Fisher comes to LYTE’s board of directors with nearly a decade of experience bringing media and technology services to Chicago through his current work with RCN and previous positions with AT&T and Comcast Corp.
Vladimir Ladouceur joins LYTE Collective with over twelve years of experience in finance.
Patricia Posey currently works for Apple Inc. and has over 12 years of experience in sales, customer relations and information technology.
Darrin Shillair joins LYTE Collective with over 12 years of experience in management consulting and project management. He is the President of Specialty Sales and founder and managing principal at Eagle Tower Capital.
Bonn Wade, a clinical social worker and therapist with Beverly Therapists, has over 20 years of experience in social services providing, directing and designing housing and supportive services for LGBTQA youth within trauma informed frameworks.