Nancy Ronquillo has served as Children’s Home & Aid President and CEO since 2001. She has exercised leadership in the human services field for over four decades. Colleagues of Nancy say she has an unparalleled vision for a better future for children, youth and families. Nancy is dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and families.
During the past decade, Children’s Home & Aid has implemented many innovative programs and forged new partnerships that create bright futures for over 40,000 children and families every year. In 2012, Children’s Home & Aid launched the Center for Policy, Practice and Innovation to ensure “Best Results” and to bring what works to scale.
As a leader in the field, Nancy has served as the Founding Chair of Children’s Home Society of America, and the Founding Chair of Illinois Partners for Human Service, a 800+ member state-wide advocacy organization. She was named American Business Woman of the Year and received the Woman of Distinction Award. Nancy serves on both national and local boards, including the Children’s Home Society of America and National Veterans Arts Museum (NVAM). She serves on the local boards of Chicago Thrive Leadership Council, Chicago Alliance for Collaborative Effort, Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management and Advisory Board and the Chicago Horse Center. She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.
Nancy holds a Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University.