Drew Hines

Program Director

Chicago Department of Transportation / Greencorps Chicago
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Drew holds a Ph.D. in Community Psychology and a Master’s in Geography, with a concentration is Community, Urban & Economic Development and is an Air Force Veteran. Born and raised in Chicago, Drew is passionate about workforce development and social service programs that assist underserved populations and communities to become more economically stable. Drew loves learning about African-American Ethnography and is a champion of Social Justice.

Andy Johnson

Program Director

WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago
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Andy Johnson, Program Director, 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.

Curtis McKinney

Project Coordinator

Chicago Department of Transportation / Greencorps Chicago
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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.

Mario Baxtrom

Workforce and Career Development Manager

WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago
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Mario Baxtrom is WRD Environmental’s Workforce and Career Development 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

Joe Fujan

Project Supervisor and Training Coordinator

WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago

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Joe Fujan is a Project Supervisor and Training Coordinator at Greencorps Chicago. His primary roles include providing technical support for partner projects, trainee development, outreach as well as scheduling as organizing, tailoring and administering industry trainings. Joe started working in the field of ecological restoration with the Natural Areas Department of the Chicago Park District, and has been working with Greencorps Chicago since 2020. Joe’s passions are rooted in community and natural systems, he cherishes the opportunity to positively impact both while working at Greencorps.

Saul Monreal 

Project Manager

WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago

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Saul Monreal is a Project Manager at Greencorps Chicago providing technical and logistical planning for vacant lot, ecological restoration, construction and partner projects. He is passionate about urban sustainability and planning, conservation, ecology and natural resources. Saul worked extensively in the field of ecological restoration before joining Greencorps Chicago in 2021.

Tim July

Project Supervisor & Placement Coordinator

WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago

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Angela Rodgers

Jr. Project Staff

Signature Staffing / Greencorps Chicago
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Angela Rodgers is a 2016 Greencorps graduate who came back as an Advanced Crew member for that winter. She has experience leading crews on City Colleges of Chicago landscaping projects, construction projects with Chicago Park District and restoration projects with the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

Rian Jones

Social Worker

WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago
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Rian Jones holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago and has spent the bulk of her career working to provide mental health and social support services to underserved and overlooked communities. At Greencorps Rian works to ensure that program participants are provided tools, education and support to further their growth on their journey to success in career and life.

Jermaine Redmond

Project Supervisor

Signature Staffing / Greencorps Chicago

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Jermaine Redmond is a strong and professional Supervisor where he helps lead the day-to-day operations. Jermaine is experienced in Pesticide Application, Wilderness Prescription Burning, and 10-Hour OSHA training. Jermaine began training in the field of Ecological Restoration in 2014 when he started at Greencorps Chicago.  He joined Applied Ecological Services in 2015 as a Restoration Field Crew Member on the Jackson Park Restoration project, eventually becoming Construction Supervisor in 2016. Jermaine is excited to share the knowledge he has gained from working in the industry with the crews he supervises this year.

Diana Cimino-Cordon

Youth Program Coordinator

WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago

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Diana Cimino-Cordon is the Youth Program Coordinator at Greencorps Chicago. Her primary goal is to provide Greencorps Youth Participants with a safe space to holistically grow and develop their skill set in the field of sustainability. She holds a BS in Behavioral Health and Wellness with a specialization in Nutrition from Illinois Tech. Previous to Greencorps, Cimino-Cordon served her community as an EMT-B, chronic disease health educator, lactation and perinatal consultant, published researcher, and curriculum developer for K-12 STEAM programming.

Tavaras Short

Shop Supervisor

WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago
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Tavaras Short is the Shop Supervisor at Greencorps Chicago overseeing our daily operations. Tavaras came through Greencorps as a Crew Member in 2010 and transitioned to Crew Supervisor in 2011. By 2014, Tavaras was promoted to Operations Coordinator. In 2018, Tavaras moved on to a company called Cardno as Field Tech Supervisor.  In 2019, Tavaras returned to Greencorps using his knowledge and skills to help new trainees excel.

Miranda Andrade

Office Manager

WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago

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Miranda is the Office Manger and in charge of overseeing office and administrative operations at Greencorps. Her prior experience includes working with environmental non-profits and the intersection of community, sustainability, and technology. When not in the office, she enjoys biking and gardening.