Contact Us

Family Focus, Inc.
310 S. Peoria Street
Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60607
Fax: 312-421-8185


Merri Ex, President and CEO

Caterina Varvaro, Senior Vice President, Administration and Finance

Gail Waters, Director of Finance

Charles Johnson, Director of Facilities and Technology

Karolina Borka, Benefits and Payroll Manager

Development + Communications

Steve Majsak, Senior Vice President, External Relations

Sarah Holliday, Director of Operations and Grants

Kat Yelle, Grants Coordinator

Kelsey Miklos, Marketing and Development Coordinator

Community School Programs

Alisha Flores, Director of Community Schools and Youth

Rasheedah Azeez, Community Schools Education Specialist

Laura Przybysz,  Evaluation and Data Manager, Community Schools

Family and Early Childhood Programs

Darren Harris Director of Family Services

Sherneron Hilliard Vice President of Early Childhood Education and Programs

Hillary Presper, Early Childhood Specialist

Family Focus Centers

Loretta Barriffe, Vice President of Centers, Lawndale and Englewood

Mariana Osoria, Vice President of Centers, Aurora and Nuestra Familia

Rosaura Realegeno, Senior Center Director, DuPage 

Colette Allen, Center Director, Evanston

Bobbie Hinden, Highland Park/Highwood Center Co-Director

Nora Barquin, Highland Park/Highwood Center Co-Director