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Ed Shurna

Ed Shurna

Executive Director, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Ed Shurna joined the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless in 1996, served as director of organizing from 2000-2003, and became executive director in 2003. He is on a lifelong quest to answer this absorbing question: How do some people overcome, with graciousness and inner strength, the difficulties and even atrocities that life lobs in their paths.

“I find that when you challenge and support people, they often create positive change.”