Robert Gilligan

Executive Director
Located in the Chicago office
gilligan@ilcatholic.org

Bob was named Executive Director in 2003, after serving as Associate Director for six years. He also is a past president of the National Association of State Catholic Conference Directors. He previously worked as chief of legislative services for the Arizona Department of Economic Security and at the political consulting firm of Jamieson and Guiterrez in Phoenix, AZ. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a master’s degree from Arizona State University.

Zachary Wichmann

Director of Government Relations
Located in the Springfield office
wichmann@ilcatholic.org

Zach serves as the primary liaison between the state and federal governments, in particular their legislative branches. He also is responsible for respect life, defense of marriage and education issues. He previously worked for former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan, and served four years in the United States Marine Corps. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University, and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Marilou Gervacio

Director of Social Services/Social Justice
Located in the Chicago office
gervacio@ilcatholic.org

Marilou is responsible for public policy areas affecting Catholic Charities, as well as the issues of peace and social justice, prison and jail ministry, and immigration. She previously worked for former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan and as a research attorney for the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws. She graduated from Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago.

Scott Reed

Director of Communications
Located in the Springfield office
reed@ilcatholic.org

Scott joined CCI in March 2022 and handles all communication and media relations aspects for the organization. Prior to joining CCI, he spent nine years in corporate communications at BUNN and 18 years in the Sports Information/Media Relations department at DePaul University in Chicago including nine as the Director. Scott owns a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Iowa.

Kelsey Chisam

Located in the Springfield office
chisam@ilcatholic.org

Offices:

In Chicago:

65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1620
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 368-1066
Fax: (312) 368-1090

In Springfield:

108 E. Cook St.
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 528-9200
Fax: (217) 528-7214