Our Team

Our Team

Polk Bros. Foundation’s staff and board have deep roots in Chicago’s communities. We work to bring diverse perspectives. We share a profound respect for the expertise of our nonprofit partners. And we are committed to working together toward a vision of Chicago where all people can reach their full potential.

Foundation Staff

Gillian Darlow

Chief Executive Officer


Evette M. Cardona

Vice President of Programs


Amy W. Hill

Vice President of Investments and Administration


JC Aevaliotis

Senior Program Officer


Nestor Avendaño

Grants Manager


Kayla Eldridge

Executive Assistant


Suzanne Doornbos Kerbow

Program Director for Education


Tracy Kremer

Director of Communication


Channing R. N. Lenert

Program Officer


Divya Mohan Little

Program Officer


Debbie Reznick

Senior Program Officer


Katie Rondeau Weinheimer

Chief of Staff


Janet Ward

Controller


Board of Directors

Nancy B. Lewis

Chair


Ellen P. Multack

Vice Chair


Roberto Herencia

Treasurer


Cherryl T. Thomas

Secretary


Elizabeth H. Connelly

Director


Peter M. Howard

Director


Howard J. Polk

Director


David Snyder

Director


Sandra P. Guthman

Chair Emerita


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