Nicole Robinson

Nicole Robinson

Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Nicole R. Robinson has spent her career building bridges between communities, individuals, government, and business leaders. Today Nicole serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the YWCA of Metro Chicagoland a human centered...
Darlene Hightower

Darlene Hightower

Darlene Oliver Hightower, J.D., is President & CEO of Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), an independent nonpartisan regional planning and policy organization. Darlene leads the organization’s strategic vision, shaping ambitious goals that will strengthen the...
Mariana Souto-Manning

Mariana Souto-Manning

Mariana Souto-Manning, PhD, became Erikson’s fifth President in September 2021. Mariana has served as professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University and held additional academic appointments at the University of Iceland and King’s College London. An...
Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson

ELIZABETH (Liz) THOMPSON CEO, Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education Group As President of The Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education Group (The CAFE Group), Liz Thompson is deeply engaged in the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. The CAFE Group provides...
Andrea Sáenz

Andrea Sáenz

Andrea Sáenz (pronounced ahn-dray-a sigh-enz) is the president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust. The Trust, one of the nation’s largest and oldest community foundations, has a strategic focus on closing the Chicago region’s racial and ethnic wealth gap. Before...

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