Staff Contacts

For all program inquiries, please call (773) 728-1014. For questions regarding interim housing bed availability, please contact Interim Housing at (773) 751-7475. Please be advised, if you have an emergency, call 911.

To send an email directly to an individual staff member at Sarah’s Circle, use the following address format: “first initial last name” For example, Mary Smith will have an email address of  msmith   

If you are unsure who to contact, please use the Contact Us Form below.

Katherine Ragnar

Executive Director
773.728.1014, ext 309

Teresa Cortas, LCSW

Director of Program Operations
773.728.1014, ext 304

James Grutsch, CPA

Director of Finance
773.728.1014, ext 310

Peggy Howard, MSW

Interim Housing Program Manager
773.728.1991, ext 451

Anna Withers

Donor Relations Manager
773.728.1014, ext 306

Shawanna Mims

Housing Manager
773.728.1991, ext 302

Lee Poe

Foundations and Corporate Relations Manager
773.728.1014, ext 303

Kierra Allen-Craig

Daytime Program Manager
773.728.1991, ext 305

Dakota Chisholm

Volunteer Coordinator
773.728.1014, ext 314

Jessica Meadors

Daytime Case Manager
773-728-1991 ext 317

Sarah Nutt

Development Associate
773.728.1014, ext 313

Misty Evans

Interim Housing Case Manager
773.751.7475, ext 457

Kristin Berg

Property Development Coordinator
773.728.1014, ext 319

Vaishali Vijayann

Interim Housing Case Manager
773.751.7475, ext 455

Stephanie Nilson

Business Manager
773.728.1014, ext 321

Delores Wofford

Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manager
773.728.1014, ext 315

Shan Ru Lin, M.A., ATR

Art Therapist
773.728.1991, ext 311

Anniece Cheatams

Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manager
773-728-1991 ext 323

Mark Zinke, LCSW

Operations Manager
773.728.1014, ext 307

Interim Housing Front Desk Staff


Tyisha Daniels

Misty Roberts

Elizabeth Sheridan

Rickele Boose

Nichole Watson

Jennifer Gilly

El Linzer

Darnice White

Winniefred Akello

Vernon Smith

Daytime Center Cook

Daytime Center Front Desk Staff


Trizeyah Brunson

Ebony Jenkins



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Ways to Help

Please visit our Ways to Help page to learn more about the many ways you can directly impact the women of Sarah’s Circle.


Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing life necessities, housing, case management, clinical and social services, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential.

Sarah's Circle

4838 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-728-1991

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