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Álvaro Obregón

Álvaro joined AARP in October, 2016 and is focusing his work in the H/L ECP communities of Pilsen and Little Village as well as being a co-lead for the Livable Communities issue team. Álvaro is President of the Board and Founder of Chicago Mariachi Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose...

Mary O’Donnell

Mary O’Donnell is President of RRF Foundation for Aging, a private foundation based in Chicago that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people. Mary joined the Foundation in 2009, previously supporting various aspects of its grantmaking and planning efforts. Nationally, she served on the Board of...

Harish I. Patel

Harish I. Patel is the Director of Economic Security IL. Previously, Harish was the deputy director of New America Chicago, a non-partisan policy innovation lab, Violence Prevention Coalition Organizer on Chicago’s Southwest side, and Social Innovator for Accelerate Change, where they help social change organizations build financially sustainable membership benefits....

Lauren Pongan

Lauren Pongan is the National Director of the Diverse Elders Coalition, which advocates for policies and programs that improve aging in our communities as racially and ethnically diverse people; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) people. She is a strategic thinker, creative problem solver,...