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24-hour crisis line: (773) 769.0205

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Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273.8255

Crisis Line: (800) 345-9049

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Our Team

Kerri Brown, President & CEO

Kerri Brown

President & CEO

Kerri Brown joined C4 in February of 2021 as Chief Operating Officer and became President and CEO shortly after, in August of that year. Before coming to C4, he took on a number of roles in behavioral healthcare, including Chief Administrative Officer, Vice President of Operations, Director of Human Resources, and Associate Counsel. Brown is a decorated veteran, having served as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers. Kerri earned his juris doctorate from the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and his Master of Laws (LLM) degree in real estate from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He is licensed and in good standing with the Illinois Bar Association, with certifications in an array of professional institutes and programs.

Laurie Mullin, Executive Assistant to the Executive Office; Board Secretary

Laurie Mullin

Executive Assistant to the Executive Office; Board Secretary

Laurie Mullin joined C4 in June of 2021 as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Office and Board Secretary. Prior to joining the team, she worked as an Office Manager at HealthSpring from 2004 to 2012 before moving to Combined Insurance as an Executive Assistant. Laurie is extremely detail-oriented and known for staying cool under pressure to make sure jobs exceed expectations.

Dr. Annette Love, LCPC

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Annette Love has served in many capacities of behavioral health, community mental health, and private practice over the last twenty years. With an emphasis in program development, Dr. Love has spearheaded a variety of programs for agencies such as intensive outpatient, mobile crisis, assertive community treatment, and other critical mental health programs. Trained and licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor since 2007, Dr. Love has also had the experience of providing direct services while licensed in multiple states. Dr. Love continues to offer sustainability and growth strategies, through program and organizational development. Dr. Love’s last fifteen years of experience consist of multiple supervisory and directorial roles, ultimately leading to her service today as Chief Clinical Officer at C4.

Ellen Dooley

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Ellen Dooley joined C4 in July 2023 after several years working as a consultant on projects in which C4 was involved. She was born and raised in Chicago, earned her MBA at Northwestern University, and currently lives in the North Shore. Her vision is of an agency that fully enables clinicians to work at full capacity, maximizing services and revenue.

Katherine Maitha, Controller

Katherine Maitha


Katherine Maitha became the Controller of C4 in October 2020 and manages the Finance Department, overseeing daily accounting, grant and budget accounting, external audit processes, and maintaining policies and procedures. She’s also a member of our Finance and Senior Leadership Committees. Prior to C4, Katherine worked in various accounting, human resources, and risk management roles for private, nonprofit, and public entities and even owned and managed her own catering company.

Gerald Muñoz, Director of Marketing and Development

Gerald Muñoz

Director of Development and Marketing

Gerald Muñoz joined C4 in August of 2021 as the Manager of Institutional Giving and was promoted to Director of Development and Marketing in March 2022. Here, he challenges narratives surrounding Chicago’s Black and Brown communities to foster greater investment and positive perception of the services that the underserved need to thrive. Born and raised in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, Gerald studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning a degree in history and microeconomics before bringing his skills and passion to East Village Youth Program and Gads Hill Center.

Lara Pawlak, Vice President of People

Lara Pawlak

Vice President of People

Lara Pawlak joined C4 in 2022 with 14 years of talent management experience in social impact organizations, and a lifelong interest in supporting greater equity and access to critically needed services in Chicago’s communities and beyond. Most recently, she served as the Director of Talent Management at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, after spending 10 years leading talent, marketing and knowledge management functions at ShoreBank International/Enclude, a consultancy focused on inclusive approaches to international development. A finance MBA with keen interest in social psychology and organizational behavior, Lara brings an analytical and data-driven mindset to developing people-centric solutions. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Lara has a BA in International Studies from American University, and currently lives in Berwyn with her husband, two dogs, and extensive tomato and dahlia gardens.

Steve Trolinger, Director of Information Systems

Steve Trolinger

Director of Information Systems

Steve Trolinger joined C4 as a Business Analyst in October 2013, bringing with him over twenty years of project management, software development, collaboration, and business analysis skills. Steve’s responsibilities, knowledge, and skills have continued to expand in the years since, and his focus is always on seeking the best value and developing relationships with those who wish to partner with C4 to achieve our mission.

C4 Directors

Danielle McQuay, LCSW

Director of Community & Rapid Response Services

Elizabeth Tulsky, LCSW

Director of Youth & Family Services


Director of Substance Use & Recovery and Pathways to Success

Carol Carpenter, LCSW

Director of Adult Services

Alicia Kane

Director of Specialized Services

Herbert Cobbs

Associate Director of Specialized Services

Ron Sumpter

Director of Contracted Outpatient Services

Dennis Peterson

Director of Quality & Compliance


Laurel Legler, Chairperson

H.R. Executive, Second City

James Hallberg, Vice Chairperson

Principal Psychotherapist, My Story Counseling

Laurie Mullin, Secretary

Executive Assistant to the Executive Office, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago

Kerri Brown, President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago


Mimi Alschuler

Director of Development, Covenant House

Michael Anderson, M.D., MBA, FACEP

Medical Director and Chair, Section of Emergency Medicine, Advocate Trinity Hospital

John Franklin, M.D.

Interim Chair, Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern University

Phillip Handal

Senior Manager, Grant Thornton, LLP

Will Jenkins

Co-Founder & VP, Strategic Partnerships, MoLo Solutions

Brandon McCreary

AVP, Global Risk Management, Chubb

Mechie Nkengla, Ph.D.

CEO/Chief Data Strategist, Data Products LLC

Brent Pruim, J.D.

Attorney, BP

Steven Z. Routburg

General Counsel, Rotary International

Patrick Thompson, AIA, LEED-AP

Architect, MDT Architects