Curtis McKinney
Project Coordinator
City of Chicago Department of Transportation / Greencorps Chicago


Curtis Mckinney is a Project Coordinator for the City of Chicago Department of Transportation/Greencorps Chicago. Curtis works with the Program Director to insure that the Grant Agreement between the City of Chicago and WRD Environmental is being fulfilled. He is a lifelong resident of Chicago who enjoys sports, traveling and spending time with his family.

Andy Johnson
Program Manager
WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago


Andy Johnson, Program Manager, is WRD’s lead for Greencorps Chicago. Andy has been working on the Greencorps program since 2005 and is responsible for all of WRD’s commitments to the Chicago Department of Transportation for the program. His primary role is to manage the budget, partner relationships, and overall quality of the program. He enjoys seeing the success participants achieve during the program, spending time outdoors, and watching English soccer.

Mario Baxtrom
Case Manager
WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago


Mario Baxtrom is WRD Environmental’s Workforce Development Case Manager for Greencorps Chicago.  He’s primarily responsible for providing employment mentoring to trainees in the subsidized employment experiences to assist in job orientation, developing positive workplace relationships, and reinforcing the standards of performance outlined in the Greencorps Chicago employee handbook. He also provides case management services to trainees during regular meetings on-site and during frequent visits to the trainees’ work sites.

Kyle Williams
Project Manager
WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago

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Kyle Williams, Project Manager, grew up in west-suburban Elmhurst and first became involved with corps programs as a corpsmember for the Coconino Rural Environment Corps in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Kyle has been managing projects and providing technical training for Greencorps Chicago since 2013. His professional interests are in developing and delivering quality corps programming that connects participants to life-transforming opportunities.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist, Illinois Prescription Burn Boss, and a Leave No Trace Master Educator.

Joe Sussman
Project Supervisor
WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago


Joe Sussman is the Project Supervisor at Greencorps overseeing our ecological restoration projects, and providing technical and horticultural training in the field.  Joe is passionate about urban and civic ecology, conservation, and natural resources.  He began working with Greencorps as an instructor for the youth program, and transitioned to working for the job training program in 2017. Joe is an ISA certified arborist.