Staff

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Jane Kimondo, Executive Director, is committed to strengthening grassroots movements for justice through grantmaking, capacity building, leadership development, donor organizing and overseeing special initiatives, including the development of a social movement evaluation tool. Jane has extensive international and local nonprofit experience in both Chicago and her native country, Kenya. She worked at the Chicago Foundation for Women before joining Crossroads Fund in 2005. 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.

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Kristina Roque, Operations Manager, dedicated the last 13 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.

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Emmanuel Garcia, Development and Communications Manager, is a community organizer and founder of Vives Q, a public program for and by the Latinx LGBTQ community in Chicago. Garcia's started fundraising as a youth when he co-founded the Association of Latinos/as Motivating  Action (ALMA) Scholarship; an award that is given annually to two Latinx LGBTQ youth. Before joining the staff at Crossroads Fund, he led a social marketing campaign in Cicero, IL that addressed homophobia, transphobia, and HIV/AIDS stigma within the Latinx community. Emmanuel is a former Lisa Fittko intern and board of directors at Crossroads Fund.

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Katie Madden, Administrative Assistant, joined Crossroads Fund in October 2016 after a two-year break from work to finish her undergraduate degree at DePaul University. Previously she spent 13 years in the Office of Philanthropy at Rush University Medical Center; and was Associate Director of donor relations. Katie is a founding member of Friends of Thorp, a parent-run not-for-profit at O. A. Thorp Scholastic Academy. and she served as president for two years. She is currently on the board of Power Packs. Katie is happy to be back in the working world at Crossroads Fund. 

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Ed Vogel, Communications and Finance Associate, has experience working in administrative and fundraising roles with different organizations in Chicago. He was a 2017 Giving Project participant at Crossroads Fund.

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Lizette Garza, Program Manager, is a Pilsen native with a background in youth development, nonprofit management and arts education. She aims to connect people to meaningful resources and bridge communities through programming and cultural events. Previously, Lizette worked at After School Matters as a Program Specialist and ElevArte Community Studio as a Teaching Artist for a Hip Hop education program. In addition, she was a 2017 Giving Project participant at Crossroads Fund. 

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Alexis Sanchez Boyzo, 2019 Lisa Fittko Intern, is a visual creative that likes experimenting with photography, videography, and art. His past experiences include working at Instituto del Progreso Latino, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and the Mexican Consulate in Chicago. At the moment he is taking a break from his studies but seeks to pursue a degree in Photo Journalism. He is interested in government accountability, immigration and economic, justice. His primary role as a Lisa Fittko at Crossroads Fund will be working on a communications project using new media (podcasting and video production).

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Michael Aguhar, Program Director, is an attorney and community organizer.  He is passionate about supporting immigration justice, workers rights, and queer artists of color in Chicago. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE), a Crossroads Fund grantee. In 2016, Michael worked alongside a coalition of Filipino, Spanish, and Polish workers to pass the Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, providing for basic labor protections to caregivers, nannies, and housecleaners. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center.