I lived in Lakeview for 30 years and spent those 30 years as a consultant with Spencer Stuart, a leading international executive search firm. For the last 15 years of my tenure there I was the partner in charge of its practice with not-for-profit clients. Working primarily with Boards of Directors and Trustees seeking new leadership for their organizations, I served over 200 nonprofit clients throughout the country and, occasionally, overseas. A sampling of the Chicago area clients with whom I worked include: The Field Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Family Services, Metropolitan Planning Council, Adler Planetarium, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra United Way of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, WBEZ WTTW/Channel 11, Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois, and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation.
An alumna of Vassar College, I am an active Board member of One Hope United and a former Board member of the Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Network, Lakefront SRO and Associated Colleges of Illinois. I am a former Board Chair and current consultant at Executive Service Corps and former Advisory Board member and current volunteer at the Oriental Institute. I am now active at The Admiral where I serve on a number of committees and chair the Lifelong Learning Committee. I have been volunteering at Lakeview Pantry for about 10 years and love working with the other volunteers. I am also very proud of the service we provide – and the wonderful, welcoming space on Sheridan Road.