Joe Hemphill
General Manager

Joe has served youth and families at Community Human Services since 2005. Joe has experience with case management, counseling, and juvenile justice programming. As a member of CHSi, Joe has worked with a number of initiatives (Unified Delinquency Intervention Services, Bullying Prevention, and Neighborhood Recovery Initiative/Re-Entry Program) ensuring that our organization provides services to At-Risk youth which promotes their strengths and capabilities, in order to prepare them to face the future and become productive members of their communities.

As a manager at CHSi, Joe oversees the planning, organizing and administering of various agency programs and is committed to help establish this agency as one of Chicago’s premier youth and family-focused organizations. Joe is a graduate of North Park University -School of Business & Nonprofit Management with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics and a Master’s of Nonprofit Administration.

Jerwane Ford

Born and raised on Chicago's Westside, Jerwane is a product of his community. Well known for his activities in and out of school, Jerwane has always been focused on avoiding road blocks and accepting challenges - something he maintains to this day. He attended North Park University where he received his Bachelor of Art in Communication Arts. Being a student athlete during his collegiate career, strong leadership characteristics were embedded in him. Working at CHSi is where he can tell his story to diverse groups of youth and young adults.

Don Thomas

Don has served youth and families at CHSi and has been a part of the Unified Delinquency Intervention Services initiative as well as Safety Net Works which provides case management services to at–risk youth. Don joined the prestigious 30-plus year tradition of promoting the strengths and potential of youth, in order to prepare them to face the future and become productive and successful members of their community. Don is a military Veteran, serving 3 years in the United States Army. He received his undergraduate degrees from North Park University where he doubled majored in Politics & Government, and Biblical & Theological Studies. He now attends Chicago Theological Seminary where he is working towards a Master of Religious Leadership with a concentration in Social Transformation.

Monica Thomas

Monica served in the United States Army for 4 years, and completed her term as a sergeant. She is an alumna of North Park University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Sociology with a Minor in Africana Studies. Monica has a passion for social justice and social transformation, and because of this her career encompasses working for underserved communities and marginalized people. She is currently a graduate student at Loyola University, School of Social Work with a concentration in Children & Families and Child Law & Policy. As a case manager at CHSi, Monica’s responsibilities include promoting the strengths and potential of youth, in order to prepare them to face the future and become productive, successful members of their community.