Thursday, January 12, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The seminar will be taking place at the University Center Conference Center Chicago, which is located in the heart of Downtown Chicago, at State Street and Congress Parkway. Cabs are continually on call if you have to get back to the office quickly. Parking is nearby, abundant and inexpensive.
The full address is:
525 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
The December 6th Leadership Series Seminar will take place in the Park Fountain Room.
For area map and directions, please visit: http://www.universitycenterconference.com/overviewnew/location
The closest CTA stop is the Library/Van Buren Stop on the Orange and Brown Lines. University Center is one block South on State Street. The Red Line stop is at the corner of Harrison and State which is across the street from the building.
From the Southwest (I-55 Stevenson Expressway)
Proceed east to the end of I-55 to North Lake Shore Drive. Continue north (towards downtown) on Lake Shore Drive to Balbo Street. Turn left on Balbo to State Street; turn right on State Street. Continue one block. University Center will be on your right between Harrison Street and Congress Parkway.
From the South (I-57 to I-94 Dan Ryan Expressway)
Exit at Congress Parkway. Drive east towards downtown to State Street. Turn right on State Street. University Center will be on your left between Congress Parkway and Harrison Street.
From the North (I-90/94 Kennedy/Edens Expressway)
Exit at Congress Parkway. Drive east towards downtown to State Street. Turn right on State Street. University Center will be on your left between Congress Parkway and Harrison Street.
From the West (I-290 Eisenhower Expressway)
I-290 turns into Congress Parkway at it nears downtown. Continue driving east to State Street. Turn right on State Street. University Center will be on your left between Congress Parkway and Harrison Street.
University Center does not have dedicated parking. However, there are a number of parking garages and lots surrounding the building. Parking locations are shown on the Area Map: http://www.universitycenterconference.com/documents/map.pdf
Most hotels near the venue are within the $135 - $250 per night range. The following hotels are within a one-mile radius of the venue:
Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza BOOK NOW .2 miles from venue
Residence Inn Downtown Chicago River North BOOK NOW .5 miles from venue
SpringHill Suites Chicago Downtown BOOK NOW .5 miles from venue
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown BOOK NOW .5 miles from venue
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown BOOK NOW .6 miles from venue
Lisa has worked in the nonprofit sector for over seven years, with six years of direct involvement in fundraising and philanthropy. In her current position, she oversees a portfolio of over 75 foundation, corporate, and government grantors and is responsible for raising over 50 percent of the organization’s $4.5M annual budget. This includes identifying grant opportunities, managing relationships with current and prospective funders, developing compelling proposals and grants materials, and reporting program results. Previously, Lisa worked as Director of Civic Engagement & Advocacy and Special Projects Manager for Families In Schools (Los Angeles, CA) where she was responsible for securing grants for special projects and managing an intermediary grantmaking initiative, among other responsibilities. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. She is a member of Chicago Women in Philanthropy and the Young Women’s Leadership Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women.
Matthew has been involved in proposal writing since 2009. As the Grants Development Manager at National Louis University, he is responsible for collaborating with faculty members in the writing and editing of the university’s grant proposals. Matthew is involved in proposal submission from project conception to completion, by assisting faculty members in identifying potential funders, advising in project design, and playing an active role in budget and project narrative development. He is also experienced in external relations, as he coordinates communication and outreach to potential partners and potential funders. Previously, as Grants Assistant at Northwestern University, Matthew was responsible for ensuring that proposals adhered to federal and funder guidelines and were complete for submission. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Michigan State University and is a graduate student in Higher Education Administration and Policy at Northwestern University.
Matthew has served as a writer for the Northwestern University Research Administration Professionals and as a volunteer and fundraiser for Youth Organizations Umbrella (Evanston, IL) and the Michigan State University Alumni Club of Chicago.
Amanda has been involved in development for 10 years. In her current position, she is active in all aspects of grantseeking, grant writing, reporting, and stewarding funder relations. This includes generating and submitting LOIs, full proposals, final reports, and facilitating funder visits and meetings. She is also responsible for research and prospecting of new grant opportunities, and consulting with outside funders and internal staff in order to identify programs that require support and fit with funder giving priorities. Previously, Amanda worked as Director of Development at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company where she was responsible for the organization’s grant portfolio, including but not limited to budgeting, developing and maintaining an ambitious grant calendar of new and continuing funders, and managing contracted grant writers. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degrees in both English and Dance from Webster University. She has completed all course work for the Master of Arts Management program at Columbia College Chicago.
Julie has been involved in proposal writing for over five years. In her current position, she oversees the annual stewardship and procurement of at least $2 million/year from public and private foundations and is the lead contact for private institution, corporate and family foundation proposals at The Cara Program. She also trains staff in writing and editing of LOIs, grant proposals, and grant reports for public and private foundations, as well as government agencies. Julie earned a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Spanish from Vanderbilt University and her MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has been a ‘big sibling’ mentor with Horizons for Youth in Chicago since 2006 and sits on the Development and Program Committees for the Horizons for Youth Board of Directors. A member of the Chicago chapter of AFP, Julie was also a member of the Development Leadership Consortium’s Annual Fellows Class of 2009-2010.
Elizabeth has been involved in online fundraising for 10 years. In her current position, she works with the Regional Major Gifts Officer and the Executive Director on prospecting, building relationships and renewing lapsed donors. She also creates media and manages the Chapter's website and has created social media for several events and online initiatives. This includes the quarterly newsletter, Constant Contact (with currently over 10,000 active emails) and Facebook and Twitter for events. Previously, as Senior Director of Development at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Elizabeth was responsible for engaging current and lapsed donors through several avenues, including email, e-newsletters, constant contact and medical updates. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in English from Augustana College.
Michelle transitioned from the corporate sector to nonprofit and has been involved in online fundraising for the past 4 years. In her current position, she is responsible for setting and executing the strategic direction of the Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s (A&BC) development and fundraising initiatives. This includes prospecting and cultivating relationships with individual donors and corporate and foundation donors; grant writing; and creating e-communications for special events, e-appeals and e-newsletter articles. Previously, as the Development Manager at A&BC, Michelle was responsible for managing the execution of the organization’s monthly e-newsletter. She earned an MBA degree from DePaul University.
Jillian has been involved in online fundraising for 6 years. In her current position, she is responsible for all online fundraising and e-communications with members of her organization. This includes creating and editing online donation forms, strategizing donation processes, creating e-renewals and additional e-appeals as well as weekly e-newsletters for all donors. In 2010, she presented as part of a panel on sustaining membership programs at the Public Media Marketing & Development Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2011, she participated in creating a "Social Media Best Practices" manual along with a small group of public media professionals across the country as part of a Corporation for Public Broadcasting project on social media.
Maureen has been involved in program development & management for 36 years. In her current position, she is responsible for assisting program managers with critical elements of evaluation, including determining performance benchmarks, indicators of success, and selection of appropriate data collection strategies and measurement tools. She has managed the selection and implementation process for installing a new centralized database software program called ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) at Erie House. Previously, she taught Qualitative data collection methods at UIC, and currently teaches Non-profit Corporate Culture & Governance in the Graduate Nonprofit Management program at Spertus College. Previously, as Coordinator of PRAG at Loyola University, one of her functions was to assist non-profit organizations in designing and carrying out their evaluations. Maureen currently serves as Board President , Greater West Town Project, Treasurer, Chicago Area Women's History Council, Management Chair, Allied Health Care Career Network. She earned a PhD in Public Policy from University of Illinois, Chicago and a Masters in Urban Planning from UIC. She is a member of the Urban Affairs Association.
Laura has been involved in program evaluation for 15 years. As an independent applied sociologist, she conducts program evaluation, field research, and quantitative and qualitative analysis on behalf of nonprofit organizations. Her program evaluation duties include innovative and economical data collection methods, designs for ongoing self-evaluation by nonprofit organizations, and findings dissemination methods that address the communication needs of all the stakeholders. Previously, as a project manager at the American Academy of Pediatrics, Laura was responsible for the management of a multiple-year, multiple-million dollar study of child abuse. Before that, she served as the program evaluator at the Cook County Adult Probation Department, and was responsible for evaluation design, field research, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and evaluation reports. She earned a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master of arts in sociology from Loyola University of Chicago. She is a member of American Evaluation Association and the Chicago Evaluation Association. From 2007-2010, she was a board member of the Illinois Drug Education Alliance.
Catherine has worked in program evaluation for 10 years. As a consultant, she works with nonprofits to create an evaluation plan that follows directly from the organizational goals. She utilizes surveys, focus groups, interviews, media monitoring, and statistics to perform evaluations. Previously, as Research Specialist at the Institute for Health Research and Policy, she worked on a multi-year evaluation of a health-promotion campaign. Her responsibilities included research design, securing external funding, organizing qualitative and quantitative data collection, and producing reports for funding agencies. Before that, she worked as Research Analyst at Strategic Learning Initiatives, where she was responsible for evaluation of a teacher education program. Duties included research design, survey construction, and data analysis. Catherine serves on CWIP's Program and Capacity Building Committee and the Applied Sociology Committee (MSS). She earned a PhD in Sociology from UIC and an M.A. in Sociology from Syracuse University. She is a member of American Evaluation Association, Association of Consultants to Non-Profits, Chicago Women in Philanthropy, Donors Forum, Young Non-Profit Professionals Network, and Midwest Sociological Society.
Janet has been involved in program management and evaluation for 12 years. In her current position, she is responsible for oversight, development and evaluation of housing, volunteer and community programs and reporting on program activity and outcomes to internal and external stakeholders. Previously, as Program Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, she was responsible for development and oversight of program budget, outcome evaluation and performance management processes and staffed the Program and Evaluation Committee of the Board of Directors.
Janet currently serves as a Mentor for The Chicago Bridge. She earned her M.Ed. in Community Counseling from Loyola University and a BA in American Studies from Roosevelt University. She is a member of the American Society on Aging and Friends of Chicago Bridge.
Jen Brady has been involved in strategic marketing consulting for 15 years. In her current role as CEO of Fred & Associates, she helps clients develop programs to drive traffic to their websites by using digital tactics of SEO, paid SEM, Social Marketing, Display Media, Email Marketing while also implementing best practices/technologies for creating and measuring website engagement. Previously, as Director at Starcom, Jen was responsible for crafting multi-facted online marketing programs leveraging partnerships, PR, custom content development and sponsorships to drive traffic to client websites. Prior to Starcom, she worked as Marketing Manager at Pets.com where she was responsible for creating programs to drive retail traffic to Pets.com. In addition to working with clients across retail, financial, healthcare, CPG, and education verticals, Jen currently serves on various organization Boards including, the Advisory Board for Northern Illinois University's Interactive Marketing Program, Young Professionals Board for the Legal Assistance Foundation for Metro Chicago, Director of Marketing for the Bucktown Community Organization. Jen is a member of NAWBO and is the most recent former President of the Chicago Interactive Marketing Association. Jen earned a B.S. from the University of Michigan.
Margaret has been involved in website marketing for 10 years. In her current position, she is responsible for coordinating the overall marketing campaign for MBGH. This includes overseeing the company's website and database and has developed the social communities for MBGH members within the site. Margaret was instrumental in developing and launching the updated site in 2011 that allows members access to online communities and member directory; considered a membership value-add for MBGH members. Margaret currently serves as Director of Member Initiatives for Midwest Business Group on Health. She earned a Masters Degree in Organizational Systems and Leadership from Bastyr University and a Bachelors in Exercise Science and Marketing from North Central College.
Becky has been involved in website marketing and communications for more than 12 years. In her current position, she is responsible for an integrated marketing communications strategy that includes web and social media development. Over the past 2 years, Becky has increased traffic to the Urban Gateways website by 10% per quarter and, over the past year, significantly grown the social media communities on Facebook (435 to 914) and Twitter (63 to 228). She has also overseen the development and growth of the organization’s email community, YouTube channel, Flickr photostream, blog and microsite. Prior to Urban Gateways, Becky served as the Director of Communications for the Center for Transportation and Logistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was responsible for the online communications strategy of a graduate program, corporate outreach program of 40+ corporate sponsors, executive education courses, and 12-15 research projects. While there, she developed and managed a student blog, webcast series, video library, online portal for corporate partners, and alumni discussion forum. Becky holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Phyllis has been involved in volunteer management for 17 years. In her current position, she is responsible for the unpaid staffing initiative at Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly which engages more than 1,440 volunteers, interns, stipend volunteers, community service volunteers and episodic volunteers in the mission of alleviating loneliness in Elders. Previously, as Manager of Agency-wide Volunteer Services at The SAFER Foundation, Phyllis was responsible for the development, design and implementation of all unpaid opportunities for more than 400 volunteers, interns, episodic and community service volunteers. This included volunteer processing, placement and training. Before that, she worked as Director of Volunteer and Intern Services at Chicago Children's Museum where she was responsible for the oversight, design and development of the volunteer and intern opportunities including recruiting, screening and training. Phyllis currently serves as a member for the Junior League Advisory Board and Illinois Wesleyan University Board of Trustees. She earned a BA in English Literature from Illinois Wesleyan University and a MA in English Literature from Roosevelt University.
LaToya Sewell-Hall has worked in volunteer management for 8 years and earned her Certified Volunteer Administrator credential in April 2012. She graduated with a BA in Communications from Temple University in Philadelphia where she worked as Volunteer Coordinator at the American Red Cross Southeastern PA Chapter and served an AmeriCorps year.
Currently LaToya is the Manager of Volunteer Resources for the American Red Cross Greater Chicago Region where she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of volunteer administration for the region. Previously as Senior Coordinator LaToya was responsible for ensuring the chapter’s volunteer staffing needs were met and served as a representative throughout the Chicagoland area promoting volunteerism.
LaToya also worked as Volunteer Coordinator at the Greater Chicago Food Depository where she was responsible for recruiting and managing approximately 500 volunteers on a weekly basis, acting as secondary-management of warehouse staff for volunteer sessions, developing programs to increase organizational awareness and maintaining information for the web site.
LaToya serves as a volunteer for the DuSable Museum of African American History, is a member of the Association of Volunteer Administrators for both DuPage County and Metropolitan Chicago and serves as a member of the Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration (ICOVA) planning committee.
Mac has been involved in volunteer management for 6 years. In his current position he manages training and development for new volunteer mediators; oversees a quality control system for a 200-person volunteer corps; and manages a 13-member Volunteer Council, as well as a volunteer advisory board. Previously, as Training Coordinator at Safe Horizon Mediation Program, Mac was responsible for developing and executing marketing and public relations strategies for increased volunteer participation, and designing and executing workshops for continuing learning of volunteers. Before that, he worked as Community Outreach Coordinator at Safe Horizon where he was responsible for managing teams of volunteers in developing and executing new mediation programs, largely in schools.He earned a BA in Arts Administration from Western Michigan University and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at the University of Illinois.
John has been involved in development for more than 10 years. For most of his tenure in his current position, John has been the only development officer, sharing development responsibilities with a part time event coordinator. John has been responsible for the annual campaign, major gifts, membership, event sponsorship and implementation, and has functioned as the staff liaison to three event committees and one board committee. Previously, John was Director of Development at Vital Bridges where he was responsible for annual appeals, public and private grants, and communications and donor relationships. Before that, he worked as Executive Director at The HIV Coalition, where he was responsible for all aspects of development work - grant writing, annual appeals, corporate sponsorship, community relations, communications and volunteer management. John earned his BS in History of Technology, Society from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of Rotary Club of Naperville.
Zach has been involved in fundraising for 7 years. In his current position, he is responsible for all fundraising activities including corporate, foundation, and government grants, individual giving, and event planning. As a one-person development department he also manages the organization's fundraising database and donor acknowledgment, and works closely with the Board to ensure the organization meets its annual fundraising goals. Previously, as Development Director at Street-Level Youth Media, Zach was responsible for writing grants and maintaining relationships with corporations and foundations, while managing an individual giving program and planning special events. Before that, he worked as Grants & Communications Director at Perspectives Charter Schools where he was responsible for writing grants and maintaining relationships with corporations and foundations, as the organization grew from one to five schools. Zach was also responsible for creating and managing communication and marketing materials including newsletters, invitations, brochures, and the organization's website. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from University of Wisconsin and a teaching certificate in elementary education from National Louis University. Zach was also a teacher for four years, including two years as a Teach For America corps member in Chicago.
Astrid has been involved in fundraising and communications for six years. In her current position, she develops website content and all promotional materials in-house. This includes brochures, annual reports, fact sheets, invitations, flyers, postcards and posters. Previously, as Grant Writer at Near North Health Service Corporation, Astrid was responsible for identifying funding sources and writing and submitting grant proposals. Before that, she worked as Development Manager at The Lake County Haven, where she was the person at the one-person Development shop. She wrote fundraising plans, searched for funding sources, wrote grant proposals, assisted with appeals to individuals and managed the quarterly newsletter production. Before that, she served as the first Membership Coordinator for the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where she created and implemented strategies for member acquisition and retention, established membership procedures and managed the redesign of membership materials on a cost-efficient manner. She earned her BS in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico and a MA in Arts Adinistration from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was a 2010 Fellow of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Chicago Chapter.
Nancy has been involved in fundraising for 20 years. In her current position as a consultant, she works with nonprofit organizations who have limited staff and resources to draft and implement development plans, plan and carry out events, and increase individual giving to their organizations. Previously, as a development professional at the Hemophilia Foundation of Illinois, Nancy was responsible for implementing a Development Program with limited financial resources and was able to create a fundraising plan, a first-time golf outing, and several giving clubs. She also built upon the existing Gala Event by increasing revenue from raffles, silent auctions, and corporate sponsorships. Before that, she worked as Director of Development at Mujeres Latinas en Accion where was responsible for implementing a Development Program with limited financial resources and was successful with implementing a fundraising plan, and an annual giving club. Nancy currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Membership and Networking Committee for Chicago Women in Philanthropy. She earned an MPA in Public Administration, with a focus in Nonprofit Management, from Roosevelt University and has a bachelor's degree in English from Kent State University.
Paulette Boyd has been involved in proposal writing for 15 years. During that time she served as New Community Program Director at Near West Side CDC where she was responsible for grant research/writing and building funder relationships. Before that, at Metropolitan Family Services, she started as Grant Coordinator where she tracked grant submissions and reporting calendar with the Director of Grants and Foundations. For the past two and half years, as a consultant, she helps clients identify funder guidelines with their programs and writes grant components that enhances potential funding outcomes. She also works with program staff to update data, outcomes and funder reports. In 2011, Paulette created a series of “Fundraising Bootcamps” for grant writing, donor cultivation and campaign structures. She earned her BA in Training & Development at Northeastern Illinois University. She is an Alumni of the Development Leadership Consortium, Chicago Philanthropy Club and Pres. Emeritus, South Loop Neighbors.
Kathleen has been involved in proposal writing for 15 years. In her current position, she is responsible for writing corporate and foundation grant proposals as well as special event sponsorship proposals and cultivating relationships with funders and potential partnerships within the industry of architecture, construction, and engineering. Previously, as Director of Business Development at Leap Learning Systems, Kathleen was responsible for preparing grant proposals to foundations for funding of educational programs. This included maintaining relationships with grantors; researching new funding sources; writing persuasive letters of intent and proposals, and writing final reports for grantors. Before that, she worked as Development Assistant at Olive Branch Mission where she was responsible for researching new funding sources, creating and maintaining a grants calendar, writing persuasive letters of intent, proposals, letters requesting InKind donations, and final reports to grantors. Kathleen currently serves as Member LaRabida Chldren's Hospital - Women In Support (W.I.S). She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Chicago State University, and is a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Chicago African Americans In Philanthrophy.
Jim has been involved in proposal writing for 12 years. In his current position, he oversees a cadre of grant writers and is involved in writing grants to federal, state, corporate and foundation funders. Previously, as Executive Director at Crossroads WIB, Jim administered grant funding of about $3.2 million annually. This included applying for workforce training grants from the Department of Labor. Before that, he worked as Executive Director at LCISDB where he was responsible for overseeing $5-10 million in grants annually. This included overseeing grants administration for workforce training grants. James currently serves as Associate Board Member for Urban League of Northwest Indiana and COFFY in Gary, IN. He earned his Masters in Public Administration from Indiana State University, and a Bachelors Science in Business Administration from Calumet College.
Cindy has been involved in not-for-profit finance for 12 years. In her current position, she is responsible for the following financial management activities: overseeing the financial administration of the Foundation's funds; supporting the president, Board and various committees, IT and office administration; creating and managing an annual budget of approximately $650,000; overseeing the annual audit and tax filing; supervising accounts payable, gift processing; and maintaining a system of checks and balances and reconciliations to ensure the accuracy of all financial records. She also serves as a liaison between the investment committee and money managers. Previously, as staff accountant at United Way of Suburban Chicago, Cindy was responsible for providing bookkeeping and accounting services for six member United Way offices, including data entry, monthly financial reports, customer service, and record keeping. She also provided support to the comptroller and assistant comptroller, including account analysis, journal entries, and reconciliation of bank statements. She earned a B.S. in Business Management from National-Louis University.
Tod has been involved in financial management for eight years. In his current position, he is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing a $48.9 million budget for a K-8 school district of approximately 3,100 students in Lombard. He updates and presents five-year financial projections annually. He supervises the business office including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and bookkeeping. He oversees Transportation, Food Service, Custodial/Maintenance, and Technology Services. Previously, as CFO at McLean County Unit District No. 5, Tod managed a $102 million budget for a K-12 district of 15 elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. Tod currently serves as Treasurer for the Suburban Schools Cooperative Insurance Program. He earned a Chief School Business Official Endorsement from Northern Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Illinois University. He is a member of IASBO, the Illinois Association of School Business Officials. He teaches School Finance and Business Management classes online and in the traditional face-to-face format for graduate students in the Educational Leadership Program at Concordia University.
Lisa has been involved in non-profit finance for 18 years. In her current position, she is responsible for the integrity of all the financial information and systems of the Bulletin; financial reporting to the Executive Director and two Boards; all financial management including conducting financial analysis of expenditure trends; budget preparation and management of a $2.5 million budget; grant tracking and reporting and annual report preparation. Previously, as Vice President of Finance at Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Lisa was responsible for leadership and direction of the finance department which she successfully lead in a matrix design with 35 staff working from six service centers. Here she was responsible for all financial management: including conducting financial analysis of expenditure trends; budget preparation and management of an $18 million budget. Prior to this she was the Finance Director for Girl Scouts of Trailways Council where she was again responsible for the integrity of financial information and systems. She earned an MBA from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a BS in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University.
Danielle has been involved in program evaluation for 6 years. In her current position she works with staff to evaluate outreach and education programs, trainings, the quality of care provided at hospitals as well as internal processes and progress towards organizational goals. Danielle writes evaluation protocols for grant applications and is responsible for reporting outcomes to the public and funders. She uses evaluation results to inform and/or incite program and process restructuring when appropriate. In her previous position, she worked as an Evaluator at the Sinai Urban Health Institute where she evaluated Westside Healthy Start, a maternal and child health program for women on Chicago's west side. She worked with 6 separate organizations to collect and analyze data on social and clinical outcomes. In this role, she assisted in setting goals, providing feedback to sites and developing strategies to reach targets. Danielle currently serves as an Advisory board member and evaluation consultant for the Washington Park Consortium. She earned her B.S. in Microbiology and a M.P.H. in Epidemiology both from the University of Michigan. She is cofounder of Urban Health Perspectives, a pending 501c3 organization dedicated to addressing social determinants of health in urban communities.
Michael has been involved in program evaluation for 17 years. In his current position as a university faculty member and center director, Michael leads a variety of assessment and evaluation projects. He is currently directing a large-scale evaluation of community-based obesity prevention projects in the Chicago area, and is part of the team evaluating an Illinois-wide chronic disease prevention initiative. Michael also teaches courses in community assessment and applied research methods. Previously, as an evaluation consultant for multiple nonprofit organizations, Michael coached several schools on ways to evaluate their violence prevention programs, created frameworks and tools for evaluating violence prevention trainings, and evaluated one agency's efforts to change sexual health education policies in multiple school districts. Michael currently serves as an Associate Editor for Evaluation and Practice with the Health Promotion Practice journal and Publications Committee Chair for the Society for Public Health Education. He earned a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.P.H. in Applied Health Sciences from Tulane University. Michael is a member of the American Evaluation Association and the Society for Public Health Education, and has presented evaluation-focused papers and workshops at many national conferences.
Gianfranco has been involved in teaching & evaluation for 17 years. In his current position as a professor he teaches courses on the history, techniques and processes of program evaluation. He also consults with nonprofit organizations in the area of evaluation. This includes assessing evaluating programmatic, administrative & governance efforts and systems. Previously, as Executive Director at CHSi, Gianfranco was responsible for administration & evaluation of all agency efforts and services. This included designing evaluation systems and analyziing various program data, outputs and outcomes. He earned a Ph.D. in Social Service Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Organizational Studies from The Union Institute in Cincinnati Ohio. He is a member of Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, American Evaluation Association, Alliance for Nonprofit Management, BoardSource and World Future Society. He sits on the board of directors of Albany Park Community Center and Community Human Services.
Leah has worked in program evaluations for 14 years. In her current position, she is responsible for design of evaluation plans for all programs under her division. This includes training of staff to conduct all aspects of evaluation including data collection and analysis; oversight of report generation; and dissemination of results to funders, stakeholders and industry peers. She's also responsible for using evaluation data to support fundraising efforts and determine the strategic direction of her division. As an Assistant Professor at CSU, Los Angeles, Leah was responsible for conducting research and evaluation studies on how people learn within museum environments ranging from the impact of field trip experiences to the effectiveness of specific types of teaching methods. Leah is active in the Committee for Audience Research and Evaluation of American Association of Museums and in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums as an education advisor. She has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from University of Southern California, an MA in Education from Pepperdine University and a BA in Zoology from University of New Hampshire. She received a Promising Leadership award in 2010 from the Association of Midwest Museums.
Margaret has been involved in volunteer management for 30 years. In her current position, she is responsible for overseeing the recruitment, training and support of CVLS' more than 3,000 volunteer attorneys and paralegals. Previously she worked as deputy director for CVLS where she was responsible for supervising and training volunteer attorneys handling family law and guardianship cases. She is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations, and writes a bi-monthly column for the Chicago Lawyer on pro bono legal services. She received the Illinois State Bar Association’s Board of Governor’s Award in 2007 and the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award in 2001. Prior honors include the “Esther Rothstein Award” by the Lawyer’s Trust Fund of Illinois in 1999 and Loyola University School of Law's Public Service Award in 1994.
Anne has been involved in volunteer management for 13 years. In her current position, she is responsible for 4000 + volunteers in DuPage County. This includes recruiting/engaging volunteers, setting up trainings, monitoring and reviewing volunteers annually and creating committees that pertain to certain aspects of volunteer positions. Previously, as Senior Program Director at YMCA, Anne was responsible for recruiting and training Aquatics, Arts and Humanities, Youth Sports, Swim Team and Indian Guide volunteer staff. Anne supervised, motivated, and monitored performance in these departments, as well as set budgets and goals for these volunteers. She earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from U.W. Madison. She is a member of DuPage Area Volunteer Association and a Foundation Board Member for Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA).
Filtod has been involved with volunteer training, engagement, and management since 1999. In his current position, he is responsible for training new volunteers as well as designing and leading the volunteer continuing education programs. Previously, he worked as the Fundraising Chair for the Lake View Pantry where he was responsible for coordinating the board fundraising activities and leading committee volunteers in pursuit of their own individual and group goals. Filtod has served as an active volunteer in Chicago at Gads Hill Center, Horizons Community Services, the National Runaway Switchboard, the Lakeview Pantry, and Chicago House. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Eureka College.
Beth has been involved in volunteer management for 7 years. In her current position, she works with staff to recruit, train, motivate and manage volunteers. Her volunteer management responsibilities include working with YALSA's President-Elect to recruit, train and manage approximately 300 volunteers who serve on various committees, juries and advisory boards. Previously, as volunteer Membership Coordinator at WVLA, Beth was responsible for recruiting new members and retaining existing members. This included overseeing annual membership renewal mailings, running a recruitment contest and promoting membership to potential members. Beth currently volunteers her time as President for Berwyn Winthrop Condo Association. She earned Master's Degree in Library Science from LSU and a Bachelor's Degree in History from Gettysburg College. She is a member of American Library Association, Association Forum, Board Source. She applied for and won BoardSource's first Innovations Prize, which recognizes cutting edge work in nonprofit governance.
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