Board and Staff

President
Cathy Breitenbach
Director of Cultural and Natural Resources
Chicago Park District

Vice-President
Gia Biagi
Commissioner
Chicago Department of Transportation

Secretary
Wyllys Man
Regional Development Director
MVAH Partners, LLC

Treasurer
Cynthia A. Bergmann
Attorney
Freeborn & Peters, LLC

Directors
Dr. Allison Arwady
Commissioner
Chicago Department of Public Health

Walter Burnett
Alderman, 27th Ward

Dennis Deer
Cook County Commissioner
Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Shemuel B. Israel, DC
Healthy Habits By Design and North Lawndale Greening Committee

Christy Webber
President
Christy Webber Landscapes

Ex Officio Directors
Arnold Randall
General Superintendent
Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Michael P. Kelly
Superintendent
Chicago Park District

Staff
Ben Helphand
Executive Director
bhelphand@neighbor-space.org

Robin Cline
Assistant Director
rcline@neighbor-space.org

Erik Hernandez
Land Monitoring and Stewardship Coordinator
stewardship@neighbor-space.org

Sally Hamann
Program Assistant
shamann@neighbor-space.org

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