Alliance Staff

Jennifer Hill Executive Director (708) 236.3261 ext. 1#

Jennifer Hill is the Executive Director of the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County. Before joining the Alliance in 2004, Ms. Hill was the founding director of a statewide supportive housing coalition in Florida, where she contributed to the creation of Miami-Dade County’s 10-year plan to end homelessness. She has worked for nonprofit community development groups in Uptown Chicago, San Francisco, and Oakland, CA. Ms. Hill holds a masters degree in city planning from the University of California – Berkeley.

Sharon King Office Manager & Bookkeeper (708) 236.3261 ext. *#

Sharon has been with the Alliance since February 2008. More bio to come!

Peggy Troyer Director of Information Systems (708) 236.3261 ext. 2#

Peggy Troyer, Director of Information Services at the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County (CoC for the suburbs surrounding the city of Chicago), has provided leadership for the suburban Cook County HMIS since May of 2008. Peggy has 28 years of experience specializing in information technology that facilitates effective service delivery in nonprofit organizations, a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She holds both the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credentials.

Jeremy Heyboer Data Quality Manager & Lead Trainer (708) 236.3261 ext. 3#

Jeremy Heyboer is the Data Quality Manager and Lead Trainer for the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County (IL). He began at the Alliance in 2008 and trains HMIS users, and provides technical support, and trouble shoots data quality issues with agencies across the Continuum of Care. Jeremy has 15 years of experience in Human Services including time spent as a case manager and program director of a shelter for homeless families on the West Side of Chicago. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Masters of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary and credits any data chops he may have to years of studying Greek and Hebrew.

Lynn Suchwalko HMIS Support Specialist (708) 236.3261 ext. 7#

Lynn started joined the Alliance in 2013 and utilizes her 17 years of information technology experience and 12 years in the non-profit sector to support and train HMIS Users.

Kurt Runge Continuum of Care Program Director (708) 236.3261 ext. 8#

Kurt has been with the Alliance since December of 2017 and came to us from Washington D.C. More bio to come!

Bethany Maynard-Moody Program Coordinator (708) 236.3261 ext. 4#

Bethany joined the Alliance in June of 2014. Bethany has over five years of direct service experience working with chronically homeless and highly vulnerable adults. She worked in Seattle, WA for three years where she was part of the pilot effort to introduce a city wide centralized housing waiting list. Bethany received her master’s degree from The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration in June 2014.

Rachel Contos Community Liaison (708) 236.3261 ext. 6#

Rachel joined the Alliance in July 2015 as the Community Liaison, an AmeriCorps VISTA position and has since become part of our staff. Rachel recently graduated with a BA in Religious Studies from Hellenic College Holy Cross. She also has her Certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University.

Dani Mendez AmeriCorps Vista (708) 236.3261 ext. 5#

Dani joined us in August 2017 as the Alliance’s AmeriCorps VISTA. They serve as the Special Projects Associate VISTA. Prior to coming onboard they completed a term of service with AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps where they worked in disaster recovery services throughout the American South. They have also recently graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a BA in Political Science.