About Us - Team*

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Our Team

Diane Burnham

Diane Burnham

Executive Director
Burnham holds a Master of Management in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University in Chicago and a Master of Science in Urban Studies from the University of Wisconsin. She has…
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Raymonde Vance

Raymonde Vance

Office Administrator
Since 1995, Raymonde Vance has been the essential glue that keeps the South East Chicago Commission operating efficiently at all times.
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Eric E. Reaves

Eric E. Reaves

Director, Special Service Area #61
Eric E. Reaves, is the 53rd Street Business Improvement District, Program Manager and SSA#61 Director for the South East Chicago Commission (SECC). Eric primary works in the Hyde Park community…
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Board of Directors

Executive Board

  • Shirley J. Newsome (President)
  • James R. Poueymirou (First Vice President)
  • Rev. Jesse Knox III (Second Vice President)
  • Rev. Peter Lane (Treasurer)
  • Maya Hodari (Assistant Treasurer)
  • Danita W. Childers  (Secretary)
  • Phaedra Leslie (Assistant Secretary)

Board Members

  • Sandra Bivens
  • Elvin E. Charity
  • Dienne Clayton
  • Susan S. Freehling
  • Elizabeth Gardner
  • JoAnn Newsome
  • David Nuckolls
  • Joann Cobb Tate