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The CTU Officers, Administrative Team, Field Staff and Quest Staff are listed below. Please click on the name to send individual emails.

Note: ALL media requests should be sent to Communications Director Stephanie Gadlin

For general inquiries the Chicago Teachers Union can be contacted using the e-mail below or using this online form.

Click here to find and contact your school's field representative or organizer.

By Mail: 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60654

By Telephone:    312-329-9100

By Fax: 312-329-6200

By E-mail:


Karen GJ Lewis, NBCT President
Jesse Sharkey Vice President
Michael Brunson Recording Secretary
Kristine Mayle Financial Secretary

Administrative Staff

Stacy Davis Gates Legislative Coordinator
Stephanie Gadlin Communications Director
Nathan Goldbaum Member Communications
Michael Harrington Director of Union Operations, Office of the President
Kurt Hilgendorf Researcher/Lobbyist
Lue Esther Jackson Office Manager
Audrey May Executive Assistant to the President
Jackson Potter Staff Coordinator
Ronnie Reese Member Communications

Grievance Department

Marsha Allen Teacher Field Representative
Anita Burks PSRP Field Representative
Adriana Cervantes Teacher Field Representative
Gregg Cox Teacher Field Representative
June Davis PSRP Field Staff Coordinator
Sara Echevarría Director, Grievance Department
Paulette Flanagan Part-Time Grievance Writer
Zeidre Foster Teacher Field Representative
Susan Hickey Part-Time Grievance Writer
Kevin Hough Teacher Field Representative
Jose Jimenez Part-Time Grievance Writer
Lois Jones Teacher Field Representative
John Kugler Teacher Field Representative
Anthony Lopez PSRP Field Representative
Joseph R. McDermott Teacher Field Representative
Patty Mitchell Teacher Field Representative
Lisa Pattara-McGrane Teacher Field Representative
Debby Pope Part-Time Grievance Writer
Renee Riley Part-Time Grievance Writer
Annette Rizzo Health & Benefits Coordinator

Organizing Department

Curtis Bynum Organizer
Norine Gutekanst Organizing Coordinator
Brandon Johnson Organizer
Matthew Luskin Organizer
Rebecca Martinez Organizer
Kathy Murray Organizer
Martin Ritter Organizer
Christel Williams-Hayes Organizer

Quest Center

Carol Caref Research Coordinator
Lynn Cherkasky-Davis Quest Center Director
Sarah Hainds Researcher
Gloria Henllan-Jones National Board Certification Project Director
Teresa Insalaco-DeCicco Professional Development Facilitator
Pavlyn Jankov Researcher
Jennifer L. Johnson Teacher Evaluation Facilitator
Michael P. Moriarty Professional Development Facilitator
Walter Taylor Professional Development Facilitator
Chicago Teachers Union