Our Leadership and Staff

 

Shoshana Buchholz-Miller | Executive Director, Chicago

Shoshana Buchholz-Miller is the Executive Director of Cradles to Crayons Chicago.  She has spent her career working to address pressing social and human rights issues and to inspire others to do the same.  Previously, Shoshana was Illinois Holocaust Museum Vice President of education and exhibitions, providing strategic leadership, planning, and evaluation for education initiatives and exhibitions. At the Museum, she led the development and opening of the ground-breaking Take A Stand Center, which uses first-in-the-world technology to tell Holocaust Survivor stories and to inspire visitors to engage civically.

Prior to then, Shoshana led consulting at Arabella Advisors where she helped grow the company from a start-up to one of the leading philanthropic advisory firms in the country. Ms. Buchholz-Miller’s experience also includes consulting program officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, as well as associate director of the Anti–Defamation League’s Chicago/Midwest region.

Shoshana is a Truman National Security Fellow and volunteers with the Syrian Community Network as a mentor to a refugee family. She holds a B.A. with honors from Duke University in Political Science and Russian Language and an M.S. in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Shoshana now lives in Wilmette, Ill. with her husband and three children.

Our Staff

 

Chicago Staff

  • Ayanna Armstrong, Senior Development Associate 
  • David L. Cotugno, Associate Director of Development
  • Molly Dubow, Community Engagement Coordinator 
  • Julia Giordano, Development Associate, Foundation Relations
  • Jacquelyn Guillen, Community Engagement Fellow
  • Charlie Jungwirth, Corporate & Family Volunteer Coordinator 
  • Amanda Marks, Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Catherine McDonough, Senior Manager of Community Engagement
  • Amy Meade, Group Volunteer Coordinator
  • Amy Monday, Executive Assistant
  • Jaron Newton, Associate Director of Operations
  • Yaritza Sandoval, Partner Relations Coordinator 
  • Jocelyn Vargas – NUPIP Partner Relations Fellow