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Mary Ellen Guest

Executive Director

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. | 312.675.0300 x13 

Gillian Wineman

Deputy Director

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. | 312.675.0300 x17

Angela Pauldine

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.

Lia Rulli

Program Manager

Lia assists in the development and implementation of CBA’s energy efficiency programs. Lia holds a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs from Loyola University Chicago. | 312.675.0300 x15

Cathy Reed

Membership Coordinator

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. | 312.675.0300 x10

Carla Bruni

Preservation and Resiliency Specialist

Carla Bruni is the Preservation and Resiliency Specialist at CBA. She handles all preservation- and sustainability- related fieldwork, inquiries, and educational materials, and is responsible for the creation of our National Register historic districts. Carla also facilitates, and occasionally leads, CBA's seminars and educational videos. Carla holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and is also a Lecturer within SAIC’s Department of Historic Preservation. | 312.675.0300 x16

Cheryl Chow

Program Associate

Cheryl assists in CBA’s energy efficiency grant implementation and digital and print media communications. Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science and Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan.  |  312.675.0300 x18

Board of Directors

Jason Schulz | President

Sarah L. Ware | Secretary

Zurich Esposito | Board Member

Kristine Menas Daley | Board Member

James E. Mann | Emeritus Board Member


Thomas Murphy | Emeritus Board Member

Attorney at Law

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