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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 Engagement & 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 logistics planning social and educational programs. Read More »


Rita Barksdale

Rita M. Barksdale is an advance leader for GE Healthcare based in Chicago, IL. In this role she executes projects chosen by John Flannery, GE Healthcare CEO, and his staff to drive customer/employee satisfaction, margin improvement, and process excellence. Read More »

Helen Chang

Helen is an executive healthcare consultant providing direction in strategy development, organizational design, management alignment, and strategic implementation. Her focus is on strategic change management in complex, dynamic healthcare organizations embarking on transformational growth. Read More »

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 »

Melissa Hamilton

Melissa is an experienced strategy consultant who serves global public and private clients across various industries. She enjoys bringing strategic thinking to the nonprofit space to help mission-driven organizations solve some of their biggest challenges. 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 »

Sophia Kang

Sophia Kang is a financial engineer for Chicago Trading Company, a highly analytical proprietary trading firm. She is passionate about serving her community, especially in youth and education. Read More »

Jim Marion

Jim Marion was U.S. Trust’s national fiduciary executive and a managing director of Bank of America, N.A., where he headed the national fiduciary organization. Jim received a bachelor’s degree in economics and Spanish and a master’s degree in geography from Kansas State University, a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Read More »

Christine Mooney

Christine Mooney is the Bill and Paula LeRoy Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Northern Illinois University. She is the lead faculty for entrepreneurship and the co-director of the Center for Social Enterprise. 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. She’s part of the founding team of Chicago start-up Rivet Radio, which provides a global audio publishing platform digital audio news and podcasts. 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 »