I am a proud Double Demon!
I received my Masters in Public Service and Bachelors in Sociology, both
from DePaul University. These degrees
laid the foundation for my career in Chicago’s nonprofit sector.
My career path began at the Swedish American Museum as
Development Manager. I then served as
Director of Institutional Giving and Director of Development, respectively, at
Northwestern University Settlement Association and BUILD.
In 2013 I came to Erie Neighborhood House as the Senior
Director of Development & Communications.
And, in 2016 I transitioned to just the ninth individual—and fourth
woman—to serve as the Executive Director of the oldest still-operating
settlement house in Chicago, providing cradle to career services to primarily
I currently serve as Board Treasurer for the Illinois
Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and as a Board Member with Susan
G. Komen Chicago and the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force. I sit on Mayor-Elect Lightfoot’s Health &
Human Services Transition Committee and was appointed by Mayor Emanuel to serve
on the 2017-2019 Community Development Advisory Committee. I am also a member of the Economic Club of
Chicago and a Class of 2019 Leadership Greater Chicago fellow. In 2019 I was recognized by Crain’s Business
Chicago as “40 Under 40”, Axelson Center at North Park University as “20
Exemplary Leaders for 20 Years”, and Executive Service Corp as “Executive
Director of the Year.”
I credit much of my success to the outstanding experience I
had at DePaul. I still utilize much of
my education in my day-to-day life and greatly appreciate the robust alumni
network in Chicago.