Charles A. Montorio-Archer, PhD, Esq., MPA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Charles A. Montorio-Archer is an attorney, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and the President and CEO of One Hope United. The multi-state nonprofit creates opportunities for children and families to live life without limits by providing early education, foster care, adoption, counseling, residential, and other support services. With a staff of nearly 800, One Hope United directly serves over 9,000 children, youth and families each year in Illinois, Florida, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
Before joining One Hope United in 2019, Dr. Montorio-Archer co-founded The THRIVE Network, which assists individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York City. After serving as CEO for over a decade, he successfully merged the organization with The New York Foundling in 2018. He also worked as Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, Brooklyn, New York, and Associate Executive Director for the InterAgency Council of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability Agencies, where he advocated at the city, state, and federal levels for program development, business sustainability, and policy and regulatory reform.
Throughout all his work, Dr. Montorio-Archer has balanced a strong dedication to mission, the need for bold entrepreneurial initiatives, and the application of sound business management. He has written three books, most recently Everybody Paddles: A Leader’s Blueprint for Creating a Unified Team, which provides a management model for reaching strategic alignment and accelerating organizational change through respect, collaboration, and leadership. He has served on numerous boards and advisory boards including NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and Metropolitan College of New York.
Named a “Notable LGBTQ Executive” by Crain’s Chicago Business, Dr. Montorio-Archer contributes to Forbes and Huffington Post and has been featured on television, radio, print, and other media outlets, including WGN Radio, WVON, and the Takeaway interview in Crain’s. He is a sought-after speaker on leadership, policy, advocacy, and diversity whose engagements include two TEDx Talks, The Friendship Clause and IDENTITYphobia.
Dr. Montorio-Archer grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He holds a BS in business from Lincoln University, an MPA in public administration from CUNY Baruch College, a JD from Brooklyn Law School, and a PhD in public policy from Walden University.
D. Todd Gray
Chief Development & Marketing Officer
Todd Gray is a development and marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in nonprofit organization management as staff, consultant and board member. He began his career as a registered lobbyist and political fundraiser in Washington, D.C. After relocating to Denver, CO, Todd moved into nonprofit management focusing on the integration of marketing and philanthropy at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He oversaw a variety of marketing, communications, and fund development endeavors at Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond Symphony, and Equality Virginia before joining the YMCA in 2007. Serving over 12 years in senior leadership roles at the YMCA of Greater Richmond, YMCA of Greater Rochester and YMCA of the USA, Todd led marketing, communications and philanthropic efforts at the local and national levels. He joined the One Hope United Executive Leadership Team as Chief Development & Marketing Officer in July 2019. Todd was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond for six years and is a sought-out speaker on nonprofit marketing, communications and fund development. A graduate of George Mason University, Todd holds degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration.
Chief Financial Officer
Chris Nordloh brings 15 years of experience promoting and instilling strong business practices in the health and human services sector. In his 8 years at Chicago Commons, 5 as CFO, he helped change Commons’ trajectory from bankruptcy to thriving. As CFO and later Chief Strategy Officer at Aunt Martha’s, he oversaw traditional finance areas, mergers, marketing, and the construction of two new health care centers. Chris joined One Hope United in 2015 to help manage projects, including the management of the Conscience Community Network. Chris has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MA from the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College, and a BA from New York University.
Executive Director, Early Learning and Child Development
Leslie Johnson brings over 20 years of experience to the early childhood, human service, and social service sector. Johnson’s experience includes work in Head Start, Early Head Start, and Healthy Families programming, directing regional management and support staff to work with families to achieve their goals. Johnson worked as a Management Consultant to Head Start and Early Head Start programs in both Illinois and Indiana. She also worked for the Indiana Institute of Disability and Community as a Research Associate and Child Care Health Consultant, where she was a member of the initial team that implemented the Quality Rating and Improvement System used for child care providers across Indiana. As Johnson continued her career, she has been fortunate enough to lead regional programs such as Success by Six and has most recently led Statewide Supports for Child Care Resource and Referral programs in Indiana. She holds a BS in Public Affairs from Indiana University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, where she received Outstanding Professional Honors in her cohort.
Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer
Candra Reid-Marshall is an HR professional with over 15 years of experience in human resources with expertise in change management, executive coaching, employee relations, talent acquisition and employee engagement.
Prior to joining OHU, Candra was Head of HR at the Weil Foot, Ankle and Orthopedic Institute for the 2.5 years. With over 15 years of experience, Candra is a proven collaborator and strategic partner able to translate business objectives to effective HR strategies.
She brings a broad knowledge of human resources in a diverse multi-site, multi-state workforce and a variety of sectors including health and home care, private and public organizations, and Fortune 100 companies. Candra holds an MBA and BA in Business Administration from Roosevelt University.
Executive Director, Florida
Sarah R. Tunning, LMHC, is Executive Director of Florida. She previously served as Senior Vice President for Continuous Quality Improvement at One Hope United. She has over 20 years of experience working as a social worker and therapist. With experience working for Florida Department of Children and Families in foster care and investigations and a decade of directing mental health programs, she returned to child welfare to utilize her years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse fields in the quality department. Throughout her career she has led several quality initiatives, provided training, developed curriculum, instructed college courses, and revamped systems to make them more effective and profitable. She holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health from University of South Florida and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Malone University in Canton Ohio.
Executive Director, Residential & Day Treatment Services
Melissa Webster is the Executive Director of Residential and Day Treatment Services. She began her 20-year tenure at One Hope United as a therapist in our residential program. Webster’s focus has always been to develop her teams of professionals and paraprofessionals as skilled and compassionate teachers and treatment providers of trauma-informed services. In additional to residential care, Webster has experience in community mental health, LGBTQ issues, and the relationship of mental health service to chronic health maladies. She serves on numerous provider committees throughout the state, speaking on One Hope United and the youth we serve. She earned her MS in counseling and BS in communication, both at Indiana State University. Webster is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois.