TeamWork

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

Board of Directors and Staff

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.

2019/20 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.

Kelly Pearce MHA, RN, FACHE
Kelly Pearce MHA, RN, FACHE

President

VP Hospital Operations SSM Health

Alumnus, Deaconess College of Nursing (Now Chamberlain) (’00)

Dr. Arlene O. Rodriguez DVM

Dr. Arlene O. Rodriguez DVM

Board Member

Partner at Countryside Veterinary Center,

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

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)

Maggie Leen

Maggie Leen

Board Member

VP Marketing, Medical & Healthcare Group
Adtalem Global Education
John J. Stachniak

John J. Stachniak

Ex-Officio Board Member

Executive Director, Empower Scholarship Fund

Adtalem Global Education

Afroviti Guta

Afroviti Guta

Treasurer

Sr. Financial Analyst

Chamberlain University

Marianne Hulbert

Marianne Hulbert

Secretary

Sr. Manager, Events & Conferences

Adtalem Global Education

Sonya Evanosky

Sonya Evanosky

Ex-Officio Board Member

VP Strategy &amp Finance

Adtalem Global Education

Staff of Empower Scholarship Fund

This team of fundraising, marketing and event professionals work together to support student success.

John J. Stachniak

John J. Stachniak

Executive Director

630.515.5485

Katrina K. McGuire

Katrina K. McGuire

Marketing Manager

630.515.5480