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Office Staff

Elianne Bahena, District Chief of Staff

Elianne “Ely” Bahena is the proud daughter of immigrant parents from Guerrero, Mexico, a first-generation college graduate, and a passionate Latina leader who grew up in La Villita. She worked in the nonprofit sector for almost a decade, advocating for the protection of immigrant survivors of domestic violence and for the rights of immigrant communities across Illinois. 
In addition to her professional work, Elianne is the Chairwoman of Enlace Chicago’s Associate Board (ECAB),Co-Chair of the Young Women’s Giving Council at the Chicago Foundation for Women,  and the Executive Board Secretary for the HACE Chicago Auxiliary Board. She also serves on the Board of Directors fo
r Mujeres Latinas en Accion and Urban Warriors. 
This past year, she was recognized by Negocios Now the inaugural class for Community Leadership Fellows. 
“When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity … you do not slam it shut behind you … you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.” - Michelle Ob
ama 

Ronelle Mustin, Aldermanic Aide

Mr. Ronelle Mustin has been a resident of the 22nd ward for 45 years. He is an active community leader and serves as a block club chairman in North Lawndale. Mr. Ron is a supporter of unity among all peoples. He studied business at Alabama A&M. He can be found listening to R&B, and his favorite artist is Gladys Knight. 

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