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Jeanne Kracher, Executive Director, has a wealth of experience in community organizing and nonprofit management. The 2008 recipient of the Louis T. Delgado Social Justice in Philanthropy Award from the Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy Sector Program at Loyola University Chicago, she was a founding member of ACT-UP/Chicago, executive director of Women in the Director’s Chair, and a member of the Women’s Health Education Project. She has produced films and videos addressing a variety of subjects from healthcare in prisons to a history of the women’s global justice movement. She also served on the board of Crossroads from 1996 to 1998. She has been the Executive Director at Crossroads Fund since March of 2000.
Jane Kimondo, Program Director, oversees grantmaking, capacity building programs, convenings and community events, and special initiatives, including the development of a social movement evaluation tool. She previously worked at Chicago Foundation for Women. She holds two Master's Degrees in Organizational Development and Human Resources and a Certificate in Advanced Study in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Sector from Loyola University Chicago. Jane has extensive international and nonprofit experience in both Chicago and her native country, Kenya.
Sheila O'Donnell, Development Director, was involved with Crossroads Fund as a Board member and volunteer prior to joining the staff. She has a background in fundraising and arts administration and experience working with community arts groups. Sheila holds an MFA in writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Cindy Ibarra, Program Associate, served on the Crossroads Fund Youth Fund for Social Change Grantmaking Committee for two years before joining Crossroads Fund staff in 2012. Previously she was involved with organizing for reproductive justice and around issues of homelessness, youth involved in street economies, violence and youth incarceration with the Young Women’s Empowerment Project, the Southwest Youth Collaborative’s Center of Change and the Broadway Youth Center.
Kristina Roque, Administrative Coordinator, dedicated the last 8 years to being a volunteer in the Chicago Public School system. She has made a profound impact in CPS by serving on the Local School Council for 6 years and is a founding Board member of a non-for-profit Parents & Teachers Organization. An advocate for both the Fine Arts and Dual Language Programs, her efforts have increased parent involvement in schools, raised funds to provide teacher grants and improved communication among parents, teachers and administration.
Rachel Wallis, Communications and Events Manager, first came to Crossroads Fund as a Lisa Fittko intern in 2006. In the intervening years she has used media and grassroots fundraising to support a wide range of social justice organizations in the US and Mexico. In addition to her work at Crossroads Fund, she currently serves on the board of AREA Chicago.
Veronica Morris Moore, Lisa Fittko intern, served on the Crossroads Fund Youth Fund for Social Change Grantmaking Committee for two years before joining Crossroads Fund staff in 2013. Prior to Crossroads, Veronica was staff and a devoted member of Fearless Leading by the Youth. Her experience and history as an active community member more than qualified her to advocate for better living conditions in her community. Her strong belief in people over profit has led her to social justice movements all over the city as well as in Honduras.