Role & Expectations of the COPA Community Advisory Council:

As an important component of COPA’s community engagement efforts, the CAC serves as a communication conduit between the broader Chicago community and COPA in order to assist the agency in creating and maintaining an effective and transparent dialog with the residents we serve. Council members will share perspectives from the community about the agency’s work, as well as provide input on COPA-related topics that affect City of Chicago residents.



  • Thomas Viancourt: Senior Executive – Business Development & Sales
  • Mike Winker: HR Business Strategist & HR Process Improvement Specialist
  • Jonatha Serrano: Financial Advisor & U.S. Military Veteran
  • Steve Saltzman: Civil Rights Attorney
  • Richard Wooten: Activist & Former Chicago Police Officer
  • William “Billy” Moore: Violence Prevention Advocate, Chicago CRED
  • Dar’tavous Dorsey: Senior Non-Profit & Public Sector Executive, University of Chicago Crime Lab
  • Matt DeMateo: Pastor & Executive Director, New Life Centers
  • Dr. Creasie Finney Hairston: Dean, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Ayite (AJ) Ajavon: Client Satisfaction & Security System Specialist
  • Monica Ruiz House: Human Rights Advocate & Univ. of Chicago Student