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.

Executive Director

Program Director

Quinn Center Compañera

Office Administrator

Website Associate Board
Meet some Board members

Board of Directors

Arshiya Baig, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Section of General Internal
Medicine and Associate Director, Chicago Center
for Diabetes Translation Research, University of

Sr. Carol Crepeau

Congregation of St. Joseph

Héctor García Chávez, Ph.D.

Director, Latin American and Latinx Studies
Joint Appointment , Women´s/Gender Studies &
Modern Langs. and Lits.
Loyola University Chicago

Marcy Gonzalez – Secretary

Chief Operations Officer
Latinos Progresando

Mark Nabong – Treasurer

Senior Attorney
Natural Resources Defense Council

Ric Rodriguez

Manager, Renew My Church
Strategic Planning & Implementation
Archdiocese of Chicago

Anna Sandoval, MPH – Chair

Project Manager/Senior Research Specialist,
University of Illinois at Chicago

Marie Tristan

Problem Based Learning Teacher, Unity Junior High

Maria Vidal de Haymes, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of the Practice in Social
Work Migration Studies Sub-Specialization,
Loyola University Chicago

Anna Mayer

Executive Director
Taller de José

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Executive Team

Maeve Raphelson, President; Hillary Buzaid, Vice President; Vicky Tello, Secretary; Joel Stopka, Treasurer

General Body

Amanda Varela, Liz Young, Kristin Hillgamyer, Bianca Mena, Morgan Sutter

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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