Bruce A. Otto, Executive Director
Bruce joined H.O.M.E. in 2008 and came with over 25 years of non-profit management and leadership experience with LaSalle Street Church in Chicago and as the founder of the LaSalle Foundation. While at the Foundation he led in the development of Maple Pointe, a 342 unit affordable seniors apartment complex and Cornerstone Center, a 50,000 square foot community services center. Bruce and his wife Kerry live in Old Town and enjoy traveling, entertaining and theatre.
Amber Martin, Director of Development
Amber joined H.O.M.E. as the Director of Development in October of 2013. She brings ten years of work experience in the nonprofit sector, having worked with organizations focused on youth, adults with disabilities, and women. In her previous role as an IDEX Fellow in India, she coordinated many projects, but her proudest accomplishment was enhancing partnerships with organizations in schools to educate over 500 girls on domestic violence. Amber holds a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Tennessee and an MPA with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University.
Kevin Horan-Bussey, Business Manager
Kevin became H.O.M.E.’s Business Manager in March 2006. He manages the financial accounting, human resources and information technology. Kevin has been working in the field of nonprofit finance and administration for over ten years. Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a master’s degree in ministry from Loyola University, and a certificate in the financial management of nonprofits from DePaul University.
When asked about his career in nonprofits, Kevin says, “I really enjoy working for a place like H.O.M.E. that has such a worthwhile mission. We do a lot of direct service to seniors with the size of our budget. I also enjoy the variety in my position—I get to wear many hats, so it never gets boring.”
Kevin and his wife Pamela, a social worker at The Ounce of Prevention Fund, live with their two sons on the far north side of the city. KevinH@HomeSeniors.org, 773.295.1564
Mike Laz, Operations and Volunteer Coordinator
Mike Laz joined H.O.M.E in October of 2004 as the Warehouse Manager, which oversaw the moving and furniture donation program, and took care of the fleet of vehicles. Over the years he slowly took on more responsibilities and at one point managed three of the service programs-moving/furniture, shopping bus and home repairs.
Mike has bachelors of education from Northeastern Ill. University, which he obtained in December of 2002. Mike taught for one year in CPS.
Mike reports that, “before working with H.O.M.E I had very little real knowledge of the plight of the low-income senior population. Having been here over five years I have seen and experienced things that have made me realize how important an agency like ours is to the population we serve. In many cases the seniors we have served with our programs had very little if any options and would have done without. These past years have been some of the most trying yet rewarding years of my working life and I hope to continue to be part of this great organization for many years.” MikeL@homeseniors.org, 773.295.2709
Upkeep & Repair Services
Pat Crowley House
Magdalena (Maggie) Mokrzycka
Nathalie Salmon House