Executive Director

John T. Couleur, CADC, MBA serves as the Executive Director of the Illinois Shelter & Recovery Services, Inc. He is CEO of John T. Couleur & Associates, a financial consulting firm and has held a number of senior executive positions with other corporations. John has been active for many years in helping thousands of people in recovery from substance abuse. Additionally, he raised funds and put together groups to build homes for Habitat for Humanity and was instrumental in providing funds to building a new church for impoverished minority families in Ottawa, Illinois. Since 2012, John serves on the Advisory Board of SRHAC (Single Room Housing Assistance Corporation). In 2018, he joined the Fundraising Team for ReNew North Chicago Communities.

Executive Team - Board of Directors

Father George H. Clements, a Roman Catholic priest since 1957, gained national attention when he became the first Roman Catholic priest to adopt a child. In 1981, he founded One Church - One Child which is now in 37 states and has led to the adoption of more than 240,000 children. Father Clements helps students from Africa secure higher education in the United States and is greatly involved in the war on drugs. In 1995, he announced plans for the One Church - One Addict program wherein communities provide aftercare for individuals who have been incarcerated. One Church - One Inmate also was founded to find families willing to help incarcerated individuals. Both of these programs are nationwide.


Jonathan R. Copulsky, Top-ranked lecturer on branding, marketing technology, marketing communications and innovation marketing in Northwestern University's MBA, graduate marketing, and executive education programs since May 2014. Program director for highly-ranked interactive executive education program that teaches participants how to build customer value models. In addition to his professional interests in marketing and sales effectiveness, Jonathan has worked with numerous not-for-profit organizations on a pro bono basis, including Northlight Theatre, the Chicago International Film Festival, the Metropolitan Planning Council, CityYear Chicago, and the Chicago Community Trust. In 2008, he began serving on the Board of Directors for Chicago Public Radio. Jonathan authored "Brand Resilience: Managing Risk and Recovery in a High Speed World" which was published May 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan. 2012-2017 Board of Advisors for Medill IMC Spiegel Research Initiative (Northwestern University). May 2014, joined the Editorial Board Member at Applied Marketing Analytics.  Retired as Principal & National Managing Director (Brand and Eminence) for Deloitte Consulting LLP in 2017.


Rev. D. Darrell Griffin, Senior Pastor at Oakdale Covenant Church, the largest African-American congregation in the Evangelical Covenant Churches of America. His commitment to educating, empowering, and transforming the lives of  people has led to the tremendous growth of well over 2000 members, the establishment of the Oakdale Community  Development Corporation and the Reconnecting Center which assists in connecting Oakdale to the needs on the  continent of Africa. Rev. Griffin is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Evangelical Covenant Church of America, a member of the Advisory Board at North Park University School of Business and Nonprofit Management, Chicago State School of Business, and Trinity Christian College Department of Social Work. Rev. Griffin was a member of the Board of Directors of the Harlem YMCA, Leadership New York Coro Foundation's Eastern Center, and The Brooklyn Branch of the NCAAP. Dr. Griffin is author of Navingating Pastoral Leadership in the Transition Zone: "Arriving in the Middle of Movie" (Chicago, MMGI Books, 2012).


  Wilson F. Hunt, Jr., CEO of Wilson Hunt International Ltd., DBA CHAMPRO Sports. Champro is a manufacturer and distributor of athletic equipment and apparel. In 2001, Bill established the Champro School in Ethiopia and has initiated solar energy projects in rural Ethiopia. Initiated and fund, a clean water project that involves drilling a 137-meeter deep well, installation of pump, generator, reservoir and water distribution points to school and neighbooring communities. He is Chairman of the Ethio-American Trade and Investment Council and consults with the Ethiopian governments about investment issues. In 2011, Champro formed a partnership with Eden Restoration Projects to recreate healthy forest systems that restore hope, alleviate suffering and empower people and build local economies in improverished communities.