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Our team is a collective of passionate and experienced

social justice activists with expertise in

addressing public health issues.

We are children and parents, social workers and students,

educators and strategists, leaders and lobbyists,

and proud Illinoisans fighting for a fairer future.

MEET OUR LEADERS

Sara Knizhnik

Chief Executive Officer

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Gun Violence
Prevention Activist.
A mother and teacher.

Chelsea Laliberte Barnes

Chief Advocacy Officer

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Nonprofit and
Social Justice leader.
Social Worker and mother.

Kyra Jagodzinski

Board Vice President

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Human Rights & Environmental Advocate
and Public Policy Specialist.

Jackie Cunningham-Bailey

Board President

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Veteran Healthcare Worker and Community Leader.

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Board Treasurer

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Joanna Loomis

Board Secretary

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Civil Rights Policy Attorney.

Carina Santa Maria

Board Member

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Nonprofit &

Social Justice Leader, Abortion Rights Advocate

Tierra Lemon

Board Member

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Criminal Justice/Gun Violence Advocate and Social Worker.

Blaire Dalton

Board Member

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Shannon Lazar

Board Member

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Adult Learning and Development Professional. Social Justice & Gun Violence Prevention Activist. A mother.

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