Advisory Council

The Community Investment Advisory Council of the FHLB Chicago consists of representatives from community and nonprofit organizations actively involved in providing or promoting affordable housing, community lending, and/or economic development in Illinois or Wisconsin. The Advisory Council meets quarterly with representatives from the FHLB Chicago's Board of Directors to advise the FHLB Chicago on ways in which it can better carry out its housing finance and community investment missions. Nominations to the Advisory Council are accepted annually.

FHLB Chicago's Community Investment Advisory Council for 2017

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
Chicago, IL

Cheryll Boswell

Peoria, IL

James Hill

Community Development
Fox Point, WI

Irma Yepez Klassen
City of Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI



Tom Landgraf
Dimension Development,
Fitchburg, WI


Todd Mandel
Couleecap, Inc
Westby, WI

Nancy McKenzie
City of Rhinelander
Housing Authority
Rhinelander, WI

Mary Patoka (Vice-Chair) CAP Services, Inc.
Stevens Point, WI

Jacques Sandberg
Related Midwest
Chicago, IL


Diane Schobert (Chair)
Community Enrichment Consulting
Birchwood, WI



Dalitso Sulamoyo
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies
Springfield, IL


Katrina Van Valkenburgh
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Chicago, IL

Audra H​​​amernik             Illinois Housing

Development Authority
Chicago, IL


Jackie Newman
Springfield Housing Authority
Springfield, IL

Sean O'Brien
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
Madison, WI