Key Leadership

Executive Team

Mark McHugh

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark is an experienced senior executive with an established track record of achieving successful growth and positive outcomes for several leading not-for-profit enterprises in the Chicago area. Mark came to Envision from One Hope United, where he worked for seven years, last serving as Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, Mark was Executive Director of the Midway Center for Metropolitan Family Services and Director of Operations/Director of Child and Family Services for Christopher House. Mark holds MAs in Social Work and Education and a BA in Sociology.

Chrisonia Butler

Director of Board Affairs

Chrisonia has been part of the Envision family for more than 20 years, serving in various roles within the organization’s Facilities, Human Resources, and Development departments. In her current position, Chrisonia serves as Secretary and ex-officio member of Envision’s Board of Directors. Chrisonia is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and a seasoned volunteer with multiple Chicago nonprofit organizations.

Donna Ennis

Division Director, Community Living Programs

Donna has worked to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families for more than 30 years. In her current position, Donna oversees residential services for Envision clients, which include 24-hour CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement), Intermittent CILA, Host Family, and Home- Based services. Donna has a BS in Social Work and Criminal Justice from Loyola University of Chicago and an MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Susan Gardner

Division Director, Day and Employment Services

Before joining Envision Unlimited in 2009, Susan worked in the field of special education for 20 years; she first served as a school principal, and later, as directing educational and therapeutic programs and services. Susan holds an MA in anthropology, is a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional, and has completed 24 graduate hours in special education.

Daniel Kennedy

Director of Property Management

Dan has worked in Envision’s Facilities Department for more than ten years. In his current role, Dan oversees maintenance activities at all Envision centers and homes, as well as the organization’s fleet of vehicles and internal logistics. In addition, Dan spearheads Envision’s real estate activities, identifying and negotiating leases/ sales of both commercial and residential spaces. He holds an accounting degree from Northeastern University.

Robert Kowalski

Director of Human Resources

Rob is an experienced Human Resources executive with extensive leadership experience and the proven ability to develop and implement lean Human Resources strategies. An HR professional comfortable working under diverse management systems, Rob has successfully led both centralized and decentralized HR organizational structures. Rob‘s core competencies include expertise in employee and labor relations, HRIS implementation, and employment law and compliance. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University and his BA in Business Administration/Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University.

Don Kraska

Chief Financial Officer

Don joined Envision Unlimited in January 2014 after serving as interim CFO for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana and in various senior level financial management roles in the media industry at Clear Channel Radio, RR Donnelly, and Tribune Company. Don has an extensive background in finance, accounting, corporate business development, and all aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Don is a Chicago native, a CPA and a graduate of the University of Illinois, and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago. Don and his wife were founding members of the Illinois chapter of Cure Autism Now (CAN) in the late 1990s, which eventually became part of the Autism Speaks network.

Betty Jackson

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Betty has dedicated her professional career in service of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has been with Envision since 1988, serving in a variety of program management roles. Betty is a Surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and has served on the Boards of Directors of the Child Care Association of Illinois and Children’s Place Association – the latter at which she served a term as Board Chair. Betty holds an MSW from The University of Chicago and a BA in Liberal Studies from Mundelein College of Loyola University.

Paul Selden

Chief Strategy Officer

Paul has over 30 years of experience working with the homeless in New York and Illinois. He was a founder of the National Coalition for the Homeless, and was the first Director of the Chicago Continuum of Care. Paul joined Envision as part of its merger with Neumann Family Services, where he served as CEO for three years. Previously, he spent nine years as Executive Director of Connections for the Homeless in Evanston, providing housing and services for individuals with mental illness. Paul has a PhD in Social Ethics from the University of Southern California.

Marty Kenahan

Chief Development Officer

Marty’s work to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities began when her younger brother was born with Down Syndrome. She has enjoyed contributing to a wide variety of activities in support of people with disabilities over the years and recently founded a partner volunteering organization for people with and without disabilities to engage with local nonprofit organization. Marty is an avid Buddy Biker with Team Envision and oversees all marketing, public relations and fundraising initiatives for Envision Unlimited. She has a BA in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Jean Xoubi

Senior Vice President of Mental Health and Business Development

Jean has a depth of experience in social service management with an emphasis on program development, quality improvement, and fiscal management. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and has been Lean Six Sigma trained. Jean specializes in Mental Health Services, Medicaid billing, and Child Welfare programs. Prior to joining Envision in 2018, Jean spent more than 15 years in various management roles with Metropolitan Family Services. She has an MA in Psychology and a BA in Psychology & Elementary Education from Governors State University.

Program and Service Contacts
Day Programs
Linda Vero

Admissions Coordinator
lvero@envisionunlimited.org

Idelle Kipperman Kitchen (Licensed Shared Kitchen Facility)
Jason Whitner

Shared Kitchen Manager
jwhitner@envisionunlimited.org

Community Living
Kharece Dean
Home-Based and Respite Services
Eileen Morrissey
Host Family
Latonia Everett
Mental Health

Intake: 773.769.4313 x431
Main phone: 773.769.2139

Specialized Foster Care

773.358.6940

Applied Behavior Analytic Services
Danielle Walters
Business Services

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