Community Health Partnership of Illinois

For several years during Women’s History Month, Nonprofit HR has proudly recognized women across North America who have made significant contributions to nonprofits, associations, foundations, social enterprises and the communities they serve. This year, they called on their expanded community to help identify and recognize outstanding women who accomplish the seemingly impossible against all odds. A record-breaking number of individuals responded to the call for nominations and the finalists are listed below. Among them are Eleace Sawyers, Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Partnership of Illinois,  and 19 other professional women who have exhibited extraordinary leadership, unwavering dedication and impactful achievements. Additional details on the finalists may be seen here

  1. Amy L. Hinojosa — President and CEO, MANA, A National Latina Organization
  2. Andrea Lovanhill — Chief Executive Officer, Committee for Children
  3. Angela C. Caraway — Executive Director, The Caraway Foundation
  4. Bianca Anderson — Co-CEO, ProInspire
  5. Cynthia Buiza — Executive Director, California Immigration Policy Center
  6. Eleace Sawyers — Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Partnership of Illinois
  7. Faith Boettger — Development Officer, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Foundation
  8. Jennifer Cartland — Interim Executive Director and Consultant, Reach Incorporated
  9. Kavita Mehra — Executive Director, Sakhi for South Asian Women
  10. Kenyetta McCurdy-Byrd — Chief Executive Officer, REACH Riverside Redevelopment Corporation
  11. Koua Franz — Chief Strategy Officer, Committee for Children
  12. Kristin O’Malley — President and CEO, The Cape Cod Foundation
  13. Linda Lockhart — Founder & CEO, Global Give Back Circle
  14. Luana Vaetoe — Chief Executive Officer, Becoming Independent
  15. Michelle Brier — Vice President of Marketing and Development, BluePath Service Dogs, Inc.
  16. Rosemary C. Jordan — Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Vision Foundation
  17. Sarah Williams — Staff Attorney, Rubicon Programs
  18. Shawna Young — Executive Director, The Scratch Foundation
  19. Susana Eshleman — President and CEO, Children International
  20. Terri L. White — Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Association Oklahoma


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