Executive Leadership Team
Executive Leadership Team
Charles A. Montorio-Archer, PhD, Esq., MPA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Montorio-Archer is a nonprofit entrepreneur, child and family advocate, attorney and author. He co-founded The THRIVE Network in 1996 and served as its CEO for another 11 years before successfully merging the organization with The New York Foundling. THRIVE assists individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout New York City.
Dr. Montorio-Archer 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 holds a bachelor of science from Lincoln University, a master’s degree in public administration from CUNY Baruch College, a JD from Brooklyn Law School and a PhD in public policy from Walden University. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, Brooklyn, NY. Then from 2004 to 2007, he served as the Associate Executive Director for the InterAgency Council of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disability Agencies, where he advocated at the city, state, and federal levels for program development, business sustainability, and policy and regulatory reform.
In addition, Dr. Montorio-Archer has served on numerous boards, presented two TEDxTalks (“The Friendship Clause” and “IDENTITYphobia”), contributes to Forbes and Huffington Post, and has been featured on television, radio, print, and other media outlets.
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.
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.
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.