Our Staff

In addition to the full time staff below, our work is supported by many interns and volunteers each year. Visit our Support Us page to learn more about how you can get involved! Click on the staff photos below to learn more about why we are passionate about the mission of accompaniment.

Community Liaison/Compañera

Associate Director

Office Administrator

Intern Site Supervisor/Compañera

Board Members
Meet some Board members

Board of Directors

Arshiya Baig, MD, MPH

University of Chicago

Sr. Carol Crepeau – Treasurer

Congregation of St. Joseph

Héctor García Chávez, Ph.D.

Loyola University Chicago

Marcy Gonzalez – Secretary

Latinos Progresando

Maritza Martinez

RVK, Inc.

Frank Monreal

Byline Bank

Ric Rodriguez

Archdiocese of Chicago

Anna Sandoval, MPH – Chair

University of Illinois at Chicago

Marie Tristan

Unity Junior High

Maria Vidal de Haymes, Ph.D.

Loyola University Chicago

Anna Mayer Diaz

Executive Director
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Executive Team

Maeve Raphelson, President; Hillary Buzaid, Vice President; Nicole Quien, Treasurer

General Body

Amanda Varela, Kristin Hillgamyer, Carly Miller, Adam Berger, Maria Post

Associate Board

Members of the Associates Board are young professionals who advance Taller de José’s mission of accompaniment by:

  • Serving for terms of 2 years, for a maximum of 3 consecutive terms
  • Acting as an ambassador for Taller de Jose and educating others about its mission
  • Attending quarterly Associates Board meetings
  • Sitting on 1 committee and contributing to its work through quarterly meetings and projects
  • Attending and supporting annual events including Builder’s Day, Pints for a Purpose, and others
  • Fundraising at least $250 per year or reaching this goal through an equivalent option

Recruitment takes place on a rolling basis depending on open positions. For more information on the Associates Board and how you can get involved, please contact us info@tallerdejose.org

Meet some Associate Board members

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