Mary Ellen directs all of the Association's activities with a special focus on community outreach and strategic partnerships with community organizations and governmental agencies. Mary Ellen comes to CBA from a long career of advocacy work, political and community outreach and public education reform.
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Gillian manages the grant programs for energy efficient technologies and works to promote the preservation, sustainability and resilience of Chicago bungalows and vintage homes through community outreach, program development and communications. Gillian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a social/cultural emphasis and a minor in Spanish from Indiana University.
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Emily Wallrath Schmidt
Preservation Program Manager
Emily leads development and implementation of CBA’s energy efficiency and preservation programs. Emily holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Director of Communications
Angela manages digital and print media communications and develops outreach strategies to communicate CBA's message. Angela also contributes to program growth through the use of geographic information systems. Angela holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History with an architectural emphasis from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Cathy L. Reed
Cathy manages membership engagement and the front office. She has an extensive nonprofit background and has volunteered for a local hospice organization, an HIV/AIDS support group and a substance-abuse hotline.
Preservation and Resiliency Specialist
Carla creates our National Register of Historic Bungalow Nominations. Other projects include directing videos for CBA's educational film series and assisting in programming for CBA's annual seminar series and other preservation and sustainability related fieldwork. Carla holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is also a lecturer with SAIC’s Department of Historic Preservation.