LEVON STONE, SR.,MA
President and CEO
LeVon Stone, Sr. is the Chief Executive Officer of Acclivus, Inc. a community health organization focused employing grassroots leaders from Chicago to support safety, well-being, and growth in vulnerable communities. LeVon has been an example of growth and development for individuals from communities across the social landscape. In his violence prevention work, LeVon has risen through the ranks of the Cure Violence / CeaseFire program, beginning as a volunteer, then consistently promoted from Violence Interrupter to Hospital Responder to Case Manager to Hospital Program Director, and finally holding the highest title possible, Program Director for the state of Illinois.
Chief Operating Officer
Sheila Regan is a certified health data analyst with expertise in public health interventions, specifically around violence prevention and with vulnerable populations. She has 10 years of direct experience analyzing population level health data for underserved populations in Chicago, Illinois and the nation. Ms. Regan also worked with various government and medical institutions to improve understanding & analysis of inter-institutional trends, with the long-term goal of building cross-institutional data systems with trauma hospitals and healthcare systems on initiatives to improve care provider capacity and patient outcomes.
Dr. Joseph Strickland has over 20 years of experience in leading community-based advocacy and programs for community development, ex-offenders, youth, and community health. As an Associate Director and Senior Researcher at UIC Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research, he is currently both a practitioner and researcher engaged in work in urban communities that involves urban youth, minorities and at-risk populations. As a researcher, his work has focused on how Black males recover from traumatic situations such as being in prison, affiliated with street gangs and gunshot victims. As a practitioner my work has involved reducing unintentional injuries to children and adolescents, developing strategies and.
JOSEPH STRICKLAND, PhD
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DR. SHERI D. RUFFAI
FRIENDS IN THE CITY - BOARD MEMBER,
TEEN LIVING PROGRAMS - ASSOCIATE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Acclivus, Inc. is community health organization, focusing on the health and well-being of individuals living in Chicago’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.
Acclivus uses an intentional social network to serve vulnerable individuals, primarily those from communities that are disproportionately impacted by compounding barriers to health and success.
Acclivus provides resources and support to assist at-risk Chicago residents with personal and professional growth. The goal is for each person to thrive as they overcome social challenges that may include but are not limited to chronic exposure to violence and trauma, poverty, a criminal background, disproportionately high rates of serious health conditions, and limited formal education.
In partnership with the Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research, Acclivus provides programs and services to address trauma, decrease health disparities, reduce incarceration, enhance educational opportunities, and increase employment options for individuals and their communities.
Our COMMITMENT is to support community health and well-being for Chicago area populations at risk for violence and other negative health outcomes.
Our VISION is to provide individuals the opportunity to reach their full human potential regardless of their past misdeeds, disappointments, or challenges.