Raissa Allaire

Raissa Allaire

Executive Director

Prior to coming to Tree House, Raissa served in leadership roles with the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) for twelve years.

Raissa most recently held the Chief Operating Officer role, overseeing the agency’s administrative operations and direct services and serving as a member of the organization’s leadership team. Prior to joining CEP, Raissa served as a vice president for a Chicago museum and developed and managed communications campaigns for major non-profit clients as an account executive

Christine Holt

Christine Holt

Director of Development

Christine Holt served at Chicago homeless-relief organizations including New Moms, Inc. where she worked in donor relations and The Boulevard of Chicago where she was the Director of Development.

She has also spent time engaged in human service and healthcare work at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the State of Illinois Early Intervention Program, and at Park Community Church and Ethos Chicago Church. Christine enjoys living in Humboldt Park along with three rescue cats including Tree House Cat

Darlene Duggan

Darlene Duggan

Director of Operations

Darlene holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Chicago with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

She has worked in the animal welfare field since 2005, serving as Volunteer Director for Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago and Operations Manager for Chicago Animal Care and Control. Immediately prior to coming to Tree House, Darlene was a Shelter Engagement Consultant for PetHealth, Inc., helping shelters across the nation optimize their operations through use of


Board Members:

Colleen Currigan, DVM, President

Barry Fulk, Vice President

Steve Homrich, Treasurer

Ann Johnson, Secretary

Katie Clark

Ginger Dusek

Cody England

Annette Fonte

Kat Hindmand, LCSW

Ann Kaplan-Perkins

Ross Mahowald, DVM

Don Souhrada

Eliza Wicher