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MHL Board

Monica E. Marton
Advocate Aurora Health
Joellen McCarthy 
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
John Neuberger 
Quad (Retired)
Krishna Ramachandran 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois / Health Case Service Corporation 
Pamela A. Sharar-Stoppel 
Wintrust Financial Corporation 
Jon D. Stolz 
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC 
Steve Thomas 
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago 
Ritu Vig 

Mark Angelini
Regional President

George Adams 
Bank of America 
Lindsey Artola 
Sage Health Strategy 
Phil Ashton 
University of Illinois Chicago 
Henry Crumpton 
Mercy Housing Lakefront Resident
Phillip W. DeSalvo 

Mary Fishman 
Sisters of Mercy & 
The Well Spirituality Center 

Tifair Hamed
P33 Chicago
Desiré Hunter 
Mercy Housing Lakefront Resident  and UNYQUE LLC 
Charles B. Lewis 
Duane Morris LLP 
Esther Macchione 
Prestige Health

Teresa Maltby, RSM, D.MN

Sisters of Mercy

Meet Mr. Bronstein

Robert Bronstein, now 70, did his best to stay out of trouble growing up. 

Born and raised in Chicago, he grew up surrounded with the love and support of a single mother and older brother. Reflecting on his childhood, Mr. Bronstein recalls his love of playing baseball. “I often sat on the bench,” he offers, laughing. “But on one of the few occasions I got to play, I hit it over the fence and the coach went silent. He let me play a little more after that.”  

Decades later, under difficult circumstances, Mr. Bronstein went through a period without a home. He lived in a shelter for eight months before being referred to Mercy Housing Lakefront, where he found a home at Carlton Apartments. 

It was a challenging time he doesn’t like to talk much about. “There are many ups and downs in life. I am older so most of that is behind me, but if you are young, you have still got a lot ahead of you.” 

Mercy Housing Lakefront recently undertook a year-long rehabilitation to update and preserve the 68 homes at the Carlton, which was completed in August.
Mr. Bronstein says he appreciates the warm, friendly atmosphere at Carlton Apartments, where he has lived for the past 23 years. The presence of an onsite case manager has helped to address his day-to-day needs, including getting help with accessing his Social Security benefits, and he particularly enjoys the new computer center.

On the updates, Mr. Bronstein summed it up perfectly, “The apartment building is not an apartment building. It is a community.” 


Mercy Housing Lakefront has more than 5,000 affordable homes across 46 properties in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. We provide over 7,000 residents with affordable housing and onsite Resident Services to help residents achieve better health, education, and economic security for their families. 


The rehabilitation of the historic Carlton Apartments, originally built in the 1920s, preserved 68 permanent supportive homes in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.  


The recently rehabbed Major Jenkins Apartments was honored nationally with the Affordable Housing Finance Readers’ Choice Award for Preservation and the Novogradac 2022 Residential Development that Best Exemplifies Community Impact Award. 


Partnered with the Weinberg/Newton Gallery on the Key Change exhibit, which showcased art underscoring the importance of home and community for the well-being of every person. Teen residents led art-making activities for the public at the gallery. 


Community Health Workers, who are part-time staff and also residents, helped 66 program participants address chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and 
heart disease.


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