Executive Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team

Scott Humphrey

President and CEO

Until his retirement in May 2015, Scott Humphrey was Senior Advisor/Vice Chairman at BMO Capital Markets. He joined BMO in 2007 as the head of U.S. Mergers & Acquisitions and, in early 2012, was asked to expand his responsibility to include the Industrial Investment Banking business. He served on the OHU Board for 10 years, most recently as Chair. Humphrey also serves on the boards of HemoLife Medical, Inc., an early-stage medical device business, as well as Ways to Work, a nationwide community development financial institution (CDFI) focused on providing affordable financing options to the economically disadvantaged population. He is a Partner with Social Venture Partners Chicago, a partnership of philanthropically-minded individuals focused on building a scalable social enterprise community in Chicago. Humphrey has a bachelor’s of science in finance and economics from the University of Arizona.

Margaret Vimont

Chief Operating Officer

As COO, Margaret Vimont brings over 25 years of experience to provide leadership across OHU’s lines of service. She joined OHU in 2017 from Jewish Child and Family Services, where she began her career as a residential clinical and served as COO/Executive VP since 2005. Vimont served on the board of directors for the Association of Children’s Residential Centers for many years and as their Board President from 2009 to 2011. She also has represented JCFS and the private sector on Illinois’ Child Welfare Advisory Committee and on subcommittees for over 10 years. She holds an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in humanities from the University of Chicago.

Jason Friedman

Chief Development and Growth Officer

Jason Friedman brings to One Hope United experience building successful fundraising teams and a background in media and politics. Prior to joining OHU, Jason was the Director of Development and Marketing at The SEED Foundation, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that builds and supports college-prep public boarding schools for low-income students. As a national award-winning television reporter, Jason’s travels took him from South Africa to the presidential campaign trail and many places in between. Jason is a graduate of Emory University, with a BA in Political Science and Journalism.

Todd Schultz

Chief Financial Officer

Todd Schultz joined OHU directly from NPH USA, where he was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. NPH USA raises annual support for Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH; Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters), which serves disadvantaged children in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Prior to that, Schultz held several executive-level positions during a 12-year career at PepsiCo and worked in corporate finance for FMC Corporation and in auditing for Grant Thornton and Associates. He serves on the advisory board of Spark Ventures and volunteers at Bridges, an organization that supports the health needs of Chicago’s Englewood population. Schultz holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA in accounting from the University of Illinois. He also is a certified public accountant.

Cristina Villazan

Chief Human Resources Officer

Cristina Villazan is a Human Resources leader with a 20 year career role leading effective business strategy, operations performance, and employee development for world-class employers. Her expertise includes leading teams of cross-functional professionals in the implementation of effective operational strategies that decrease costs while improving efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness. As a graduate of DePaul University where she completed dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in industrial/organizational psychology and communications, Cristina also is certified as a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) with the HR Certification Institute.

Eva Horner

Executive Director, Florida

Eva Horner is the Executive Director, Florida. Having started her career as a child protective investigator, Eva brings to her work a passion for advocating on behalf of children and families, while working to transform the organizations and systems that support them.Throughout her 25 years of human services, Eva has developed an expertise in transforming people and organizations, helping them to grow and strengthen. She previously served as Assistant Executive Director at Devereux Florida, Chief Operating Officer at Heartland for Children and the Director of Program Operations at Children’s Home Society of Florida. After earning her BS in Family, Child and Consumer Sciences at Florida State University, Eva went on to complete her MA in Mental Health Counseling at Rollins College.

Beth Lakier

Executive Vice President of Early Learning/Child Development

Beth’s leadership at OHU has resulted in tremendous growth over the years, including growing the number of CDCs from five to 12 and increasing our NAEYC accredited centers from one to 11. Her previous experience is diverse and includes managing corporate child care centers, lab schools, community based programs, and state/federal funded programs. Beth has been a manager in the field of early childhood education since 1993. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, with a focus in Early Childhood and Adolescence Development, and went on to earn an MA from University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.

Chris Nordloh

Project Director, Pay-For-Success/Conscience Community Network

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.

Anthony Ruth

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications

As Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Anthony Ruth leads internal and external marketing and communications for the organization and, with the marketing team, collaborates with other members of the ELT and their teams to support their marketing needs. Ruth spent 13 years at the University of Chicago, most recently as Executive Director of the university’s in-house marketing and creative agency. There, he oversaw writing, design, photography, and video, and contributed to projects including the Webby-winning University of Chicago website, the CASE award-winning launch campaign for the Logan Center of the Arts, and the university and city’s successful bid for the Obama Presidential Center. An Illinois native, Ruth holds a BA in English and an MA in the humanities, with an emphasis on creative writing, from the University of Chicago.

Timothy Snowden

Executive Director, Community Based Family Services

Timothy Snowden is currently the Executive Director for the Community Based Family Services line of service and has been involved in child welfare services for the past 29 years. He spent 17 years with the Department of Children and Family Services in a variety of titles, starting as an intern and ended his tenure as the Regional Administrator in Chicago. Snowden is responsible for community based Youth Services, Behavioral Health and Intact Family stabilizations services. Since arriving at OHU, Snowden has served as a Senior Vice President in Chicago/Lake County and most recently as Deputy Director of the CBFS line of service. He was the recipient of a Graduate Fellowship and subsequently received his MSW from the University of Illinois after graduating from Hampton University, in Virginia.