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.
Kristina Roque , Administrative Associate, 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.
Emmanuel Garcia , Communications and Development Associate, is a journalist, community organizer and co-founder of the Association of Latino Men for Action (ALMA) Scholarship; a scholarship that is awarded annually to two Latino gay, bi youth. Formerly, he led a social marketing campaign in Cicero, IL that addressed the issues of homophobia, transphobia, and HIV/AIDS stigma within the Latino community. Manny is a former Lisa Fittko intern at Crossroads Fund.
Emily Duma, Program Associate, joined Crossroads Fund after spending a year as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow, during which she did education organizing in Chicago with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association and economic justice policy work at the Center for Community Change in Washington, DC. She has a background in food justice work and neighborhood organizing, and is passionate about the redistribution of wealth and resources, which she has pursued through 5 years of organizing with Resource Generation and through co-founding ReGenerative Finance, an organization that works to shift the economy by transferring control of capital to communities most affected by racial, economic and environmental injustice. A native Wisconsinite with roots in Chicago, Emily is excited to be back in the Midwest working for social and racial justice.