The Chicago Council Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is made up entirely of volunteers who dedicate their time, talent and service in leading the Chicago Council and preserving the values that lay the foundation of our mission.
Chicago Council Spiritual Advisors
Rev. Gerry Kelly
Chicago Council Board of Directors
2019 – 2020 Board Officers
President and CEO
Vice President and District III President
2019 - 2020 Board Directors
District II President
District IV President
Regina Coleman Johnson
District IX President
District XII President
District I President
District VIII President
MarCom Committee Chair
Dir. South Region Community Relations
Get to Know the Chicago Board of Directors – Harry Ohde, President and CEO
Harry Ohde is the current President and CEO of the Chicago Council. Harry is a very proud “south-sider” and previously was the Assistant Director of Training for IBEW 134/NECA Technical Institute until his retirement.
Harry truly lives the mission of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul always focusing on helping those in need. Harry passionately advocates for creating and expanding programs to serve unmet needs and has established key partnerships with Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese of Chicago, local unions and other non-profits.
“We’re stronger than ever and growing our programs and services every day. We have a commitment and with your support we will realize our vision of a better tomorrow for those in need. “Harry’s enthusiasm for the work of The Society is contagious as he forges new relationships every day to help us achieve our mission.