Join WP+D for a networking brown bag on Friday, January 31st from 12:00PM-1:00PM to talk with this month's featured guest: Mary Howard, Chief Resident Services Officer at the Chicago Housing Authority.
Ms. Howard currently serves as the Chief Resident Services Officer for the Chicago Housing Authority. She is responsible for implementing 2 Gen programs that foster economic independence, increase earning power, support academic achievement, and enhance housing stability and quality of life for residents.
Since joining CHA, Ms. Howard has developed and strengthened programming to include evidenced based models that have led to over 7,000 job placements for adults and more than 8,000 paid work experiences for youth; assisted in the creation and launch of CHA’s nonprofit affiliate, Springboard 2 Success, and has designed and implemented research based programming such as Housing Opportunities and Services Together (HOST) with the Urban Institute, and the groundbreaking advance earned income tax credit pilot. Ms. Howard is a board member of Springboard 2 Success and the Chicago Continuum of Care.
Ms. Howard has more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit and housing service industry including management, program design, evaluation, coaching, and training. She has worked on issues that impact vulnerable populations such as addiction, homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as implemented a variety of workforce development, housing, and anti-poverty programs.
Ms. Howard is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Capella University.
Please Note: This is a members-only event limited to five (5) participants. As with every WP+D Small Networking Lunch, registration will open at 12:00PM on the day of the event announcement. Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis and typically fills up quickly. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch; food is not provided. This lunch will be held at Forum 55 Food Hall located at 55 E. Monroe St. Look out for one of our board members and WP+D signage.
Attendance & Cancellation Policy: We ask that members register for no more than two (2) consecutive lunches. If you have attended the past two lunches and would like to attend this event, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the wait list. If space becomes available or registration isn't full a week in advance, we will contact you. Due to the popularity of these lunches, we ask for a 48-hour cancellation notice. Failure to notify us in advance may result in a 3-month suspension from the Networking Lunch series.