Executive Leadership Team
Executive Leadership Team
Todd Schultz serves as Interim CEO in addition to serving as Chief Financial Officer. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sonja Crum Knight
Executive Director, Early Learning & Child Development
Sonja Crum Knight oversees One Hope United’s 12 child care and early education centers, as well as our home visiting programs. Knight comes to One Hope United from YMCA of the USA, where she served as technical advisor for early childhood equity improvement, leading a cohort of eight YMCA associations across the country to discover and improve strategies for improving access to high quality early care and education. She also has worked extensively with the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University as a quality assessor and trainer. She holds a PhD in education from Capella University and a master of education in early childhood administration from National Louis University.
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.
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.
Senior Vice President, Continuous Quality Improvement
Sarah R. Tunning, LMHC, is currently the Senior Vice President of Continuous Quality Improvement at One Hope United. She has 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.