TeamWork

It takes team work to organize fundraisers, create policy, award scholarships and build awareness, all to support student success. 

Members of the Board of Directors provide a wealth of experience in higher education to support and provide expert advice to grow the Scholarship Fund to support the increased financial need placed on today’s college student. Members of the board are elected to four year terms and can serve two consecutive terms.

“Time and again, our scholarship recipients share their stories of excitement and gratitude for the support they receive, and the difference it has made as they continue forward on their educational and professional journey. More than ever, your support of the Empower Scholarship Fund is helping make student dreams a reality, and helping them ‘get to graduation’ and beyond.”

– John J. Stachniak, Interim Board Chair

Board of Directors and Staff

2018 Board of Directors

The the Fund is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors of successful alumni of the institutions that partner with the Fund, Adtalem colleagues and outside partners.

John J. Stachniak

John J. Stachniak

Interim Chairperson

National Director of Institutional Advancement,
Empower Scholarship Fund

Kelly Pearce

Kelly Pearce

Vice Chair

Hospital Operations at SSM Health Alumnus,
Deaconess College of Nursing ‘00 (now Chamberlain University)

Dr. Arlene O. Rodriguez DVM

Dr. Arlene O. Rodriguez DVM

Board Member

Countryside Veterinary Center Alumna,
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (’86)

Andy Garza

Andy Garza

Board Member

President, El Oso Construction

Dr. Kate Essad, MD

Dr. Kate Essad, MD

Board Member

Neurologist, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI
Alumna, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (’12)

Dr. Spandana Nallapati, MD

Dr. Spandana Nallapati, MD

Board Member

Pediatrician, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Jersey City, NJ
Alumna, Ross University School of Medicine (’12)

Jim Emrath

Jim Emrath

Treasurer

Assistant Controller,
Adtalem Global Education

Marianne Hulbert

Marianne Hulbert

Secretary

Events Manager,
Empower Scholarship Fund

Staff of Empower Scholarship Fund

This team of fundraising and event professionals works together to support student success.

John J. Stachniak

John J. Stachniak

National Director of Institutional Advancement

630.515.5485

Marianne Hulbert

Marianne Hulbert

Events Manager

630.725.1930

Katrina K. McGuire

Katrina K. McGuire

Marketing Manager

630.515.5480