Who We Are

Aunt Martha’s is a family of more than 900 staff and volunteers. We are health care providers, social workers, educators, counselors, and advocates. We are as diverse as the people and communities we serve.

We are parents who know what it is to have a sick, hurting or scared child. We have relied on the help of others to overcome our own challenges. We honor people’s strengths, resourcefulness and resilience. We offer compassion. We provide supportive, professional care.

We are a team – skilled and specialized. From the psychiatrist treating children in downstate Illinois, to the dental hygienist caring for a homeless person in Kane County; and from the therapist helping a youth in crisis on the streets of Chicago, to the doctor delivering a baby in Kankakee. Our staff are the best and the brightest in the field.

We are all Care Coordinators – intensely dedicated to our patients and clients, connecting each person with exactly what they need, from the services our organization provides to the specialized care offered by our collaborating partners.

Our Leadership Team

Raul Garza, President and CEO

Raul Garza, Aunt Martha's President and CEO

Executive Leadership Team

Audrey Pennington
Chief Operating Officer

Audrey Pennington, Chief Operating Officer

Mary Martin
Chief Financial Officer

Mary Martin, Chief Financial Officer

Jessica L. Cummings
Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Jessica Cummings, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Dr. Forrest Moore
Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer

Forrest Moore, Ph.D., Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer

Senior Leadership Team

Dr. Charles Barron
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Charles Barron, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Tamara Lim
Medical Director

Tamara Lim

Dr. Wanda Parker
VP, Clinical and Therapeutic Services


Kenny Martin-Ocasio
Sr. VP, Community Integration

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Philoniese Moore
Sr. VP, ICC & CQC Operations


Cynthia Young, RN
VP, Nursing and Clinical Operations

Cynthia Young

Mia Collins, LCSW
VP, Foster Care & Intact Sevices

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Iris Williams, LCSW
VP, Foster Care (Cook County)


Angelica Jimenez
VP, Grants, Legal & Compliance

Angelica Jimenez

Katie Lewis
VP, Development

Katie Lewis is Aunt Martha's Vice President of Development