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


Board of Directors

Nancy B. Lewis


Ellen P. Multack

Vice Chair

Roberto Herencia


Cherryl T. Thomas


Elizabeth H. Connelly


Peter M. Howard


Howard J. Polk


David Snyder


Sandra P. Guthman

Chair Emerita

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