Gabriela Roman is the new Executive Director of Spanish Coalition for Housing. Previously, Ms. Roman was the Director of Development at SCH and secured over $3.5 million dollars in funding for the organization. She comes to the position with a unique passion for housing and a drive to ensure the economic development of Chicago’s under-served communities. Ms. Roman holds a Masters’ Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has twenty years of experience in the community development arena. Throughout her career, she raised over $21 million in grants from government, foundation and corporate sources to strengthen Chicago’s communities. Coupled with over 17 years of non-profit management experience she brings extensive skills and a unique perspective to the leadership of Spanish Coalition for housing. Additionally, she is actively involved in community development as Vice President of the Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund and as Housing Co-chair of the Chicago Community Development Advisory Committee. She looks forward to supporting Spanish Coalition for Housing as it continues to grow and provide necessary services for families in need.
Mr. Ramirez is a Program Manager and has been with SCH for over 12 years, many of those years as a counselor. Mr. Ramirez has received training and is certified by NeighborWorks for Housing Counseling, Loss Mitigation and Becoming Effective Managers. He is deeply committed to supporting the South Chicago neighborhoods and promoting stable housing and homeownership.
Emilio Carrasquillo, Hermosa Office Housing Counseling Manager
Emilio is the Program Manager for the north side office. He brings with him 13 years in retail management, a background in real estate, loan origination and has 9 years’ experience as a Director in the nonprofit housing management field. He has served as Co-chair of the Midwest Region for HomeOwnership© Center Managers as well as the National Homeownership© Center Managers Advisory Board with NeighborWorks© America. He also served as chair of the Advisory Committee for the Office of Conciliation for the Archdiocese of Chicago, 9th District Advisory Committee for the Chicago Police Department and is currently on the Board of Peace and Education Coalition of Back of the Yards, New City. A lifelong resident of Humboldt Park, Emilio is focused and passionate on creating housing opportunities for Latino families all over the Chicagoland area.
Jennifer Singletary is the Human Resources Administrator for SCH. Jennifer served in the United States Army as a Sergeant for six years and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources. She credits the Army for giving her the tools needed for her leadership roles, instilling values and inspiring passion for helping others. She has been with SCH for three years with multiple roles and strives to make SCH an organization where people thrive, partnerships prevail and performance excels.
Jacqueline Vicenteno, Accounting Manager
Jacqueline Vicenteno is the Accounting Manager at Spanish Coalition for Housing. She has worked with SCH for over 6 years, first as the Accounting Assistant and worked hard to move up the SCH ladder to then become the Senior Accountant. Overall, Jacqueline has 9 years of accounting experience, 8 of which has been working with Non-Profit and Grant Accounting. Throughout her career, Jacqueline gained extensive experience working with Federal, Corporate, and State/Local Funds. Jacqueline holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University. Her upbringing in a predominately Latino neighborhood, Back of the Yards, is what made her passionate about giving back to Latino communities in Chicago.