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Staff & Board

STAFF

Evelyn Kuo Fitzgerald, SVP Chicago Executive Director

Evelyn works closely with the board of directors and other partners to drive SVP Chicago’s mission of supporting innovative nonprofits seeking to make systemic change. Previously, Evelyn served in various senior leadership positions in the Midwestern Regional Office of Fannie Mae, including associate general counsel and director of single-family business. Read More »

Colleen Scrivner, Director of Programs & Communications

Colleen is responsible for partner engagement, programs and communications. She has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations including social service agencies, trade associations and healthcare organizations. Read More »

Linda Nitzsche, Operations Manager

Linda manages the day-to-day operations at SVP including planning social and educational programs. She will Linda [...] Read More »

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jonathan Ellis

Jonathan Ellis is the founder and managing principal of Sandalphon Capital, a micro venture capital firm focused on early stage companies. He is a member of the Union League Boys and Girls Club Investment Committee and is the Midwest Regional Representative for the University of Manchester Alumni Association. Read More »

Erik Harmon

Erik, currently CAO for Primo Center, has deep experience in strategy, operations and marketing across multiple industries. He also has served on the board of directors for The Enterprising Kitchen, a Chicago nonprofit that helped women gain skills to enter the workforce. Read More »

Jim Marion

Jim is the national fiduciary advisor in the Office of Chief Fiduciary (OCF) of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, where he is a past chair of the Trusts and Estates Section Council; the Chicago Bar Association, where he serves on the Trust Law Committee; and the American Bar Association - Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Committee. Read More »

Thania Panopoulos

Thania Panopoulos, a founder of The Perissos Group, promotes innovation within organizations to achieve the organizational results. She is a director for One Million Degrees, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting low income community college students. Read More »

Cindy Paulauskas

Paulauskas is a global business leader whose organization and big-picture focus have powered a 20-year record of strategic and operational leadership in dynamic emerging markets. Read More »

Marc Rolfes

Marc Rolfes is director of the strategic planning practice at Mission + Strategy Consulting, a small consultancy focusing on nonprofit mergers and strategy. He is also an account director in the strategy practice of The Taproot Foundation, a pro bono professional services non-profit organization. Read More »

Tasha Seitz

Tasha Seitz, a founder and executive committee chair for the Chicago chapter of Social Venture Partners, currently serves as the chief investment officer for Impact Engine. Additionally, she served as the board chair for Spark Ventures, a young, nonprofit venture philanthropy organization investing in entrepreneurial NGOs serving vulnerable children in developing economies. Read More »

Terra Winston

Terra Winston, founder of inTerract Consulting, has dedicated her life to helping her clients unleash the potential of each employee. She is a leadership consultant and executive coach with almost 20 years of internal and external business consulting experience Read More »

Jessica Droste Yagan

Jessica Droste Yagan is CEO of Impact Engine, a venture fund that invests financial and human capital in early-stage, for-profit technology startups that are improving education, health, economic empowerment and resource efficiency. Read More »