News Tag: CBF Staff


July 26, 2021

Welcome, Sang!

The CBF is excited to welcome our new Director of Development, Sang Yup Lee, who started with the CBF this month. Sang will lead the CBF’s overall development efforts, including individual, law firm, and corporate giving. He will also run the CBF’s annual Investing in Justice Campaign.

Sang most recently served as the Development Manager for […]

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July 22, 2021

New CBF Senior Manager of Advocacy & Programs Opportunity

Do you know someone looking for an opportunity to help take the CBF and access to justice to the next level? The CBF is in the market for a new Senior Manager of Advocacy & Programs. This position is responsible for supporting a number of programs related to court advocacy, legislative advocacy, and pro bono […]

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June 28, 2021

Thank you and Good Luck, Angela!

June brought the bittersweet news that our Director of Advocacy & Engagement, Angela Inzano, will be leaving us at the end of the month. 

In her nearly six-year tenure with the CBF, Angela has been the point person for the CBF’s legislative and policy advocacy work. One of the many issues she has played a key role in […]

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May 4, 2021

New CBF Director of Development Opportunity

Do you know someone looking for an opportunity to help take the CBF and access to justice to the next level? The CBF is in the market for a new Director of Development to join our team. The Director will own responsibility for significant portions of our fundraising program working collaboratively with the Executive Director, […]

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April 20, 2021

Welcome Melanie and Introducing Our New CBF Staff Leadership Team

It has been a time of transition at the CBF as we said goodbye to our longtime Associate Director, Dina Merrell last month. However, with change comes new opportunities, and we are pleased to announce a new CBF leadership team who will work closely with CBF Executive Director Bob Glaves to lead the CBF into […]

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March 24, 2021

dina merrellOur Heartfelt Thanks to Dina!

The end of March will mark the end of the era at the CBF when our longtime Associate Director Dina Merrell moves on from Chicago and from the CBF after a truly amazing 16+ year run.

Our friends and partners at CARPLS did a great tribute to Dina this month that included great quotes from many […]

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February 22, 2021

elena dennisThank You Elena and Good Luck!

February brought the bittersweet news that our Director of Development & Communications, Elena Dennis, is going to be leaving us at the end of the month for a new position with LINK Unlimited Scholars. LINK Unlimited is an impressive organization helping African American youth to succeed in high school and beyond, and Elena will have […]

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January 20, 2021

hiring post graphicThe CBF is Hiring a New Associate Director for Grants & COO

After 16 years of exemplary leadership and great work for the CBF, Dina Merrell will be leaving Chicago and leaving the CBF for new horizons.

We will have more to say about this bittersweet news and the tremendous impact Dina has made during her tenure soon, but we are now in the market for a new […]

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October 1, 2020

Jessica BednarzJessica Bednarz Named to Law Bulletin’s 40 Under 40

Congratulations to Jessica Bednarz, CBF Director of Innovation & the JEP, on being named one of this year’s Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s 40 Under 40 recipients. Jess joins a very distinguished group of 2020 honorees, and we are incredibly proud of all the work she has done to improve access to justice in our community. […]

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March 17, 2020

Thank you Trevor, and Welcome Samoane!

It’s been a bittersweet month at the CBF. After four and a half years as Director of the CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project, Trevor Clarke has left the CBF to become a full-time Executive Director at Working Bikes, a non-profit organization that gives donated bicycles new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local […]

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