International Staff

Altrusa's International Office in Chicago, Illinois, handles the day-to-day administration of the Association and Foundation. Its primary purpose is to assist Altrusans and their Clubs carry out the purposes and objectives of the organization.

The office staff is available to answer your questions and assist in any way possible. Hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST), Monday through Friday.

Tanika Wilson, Executive Director - Altrusa International, Inc.

A native of Chicago, Tanika Wilson first started with Altrusa International, Inc. in 2000. Previously, she worked for the American Medical Association. She graduated from National Louis University where she earned a Master of Business Administration.

During her free time, Tanika enjoys participating in events as a member of the Association Forum of Chicago.  She also looks forward to spending time with her family, tending to her garden and cooking

Rachel Vandervort, Administrative Assistant - Altrusa International, Inc.

Rachel Vandervort started as the Administrative Assistant for Altrusa International, Inc. in March of 2014. She brings five years experience in administrative support from her previous position as the Assistant to the President of a small community bank. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts in Cinema & Media Studies from the University of Chicago.

Rachel is an avid runner and former dancer.

Shawna Kaiser, Foundation Coordinator - Altrusa International Foundation, Inc.

Shawna Kaiser is the Foundation Coordinator for the Altrusa International Foundation, Inc. She graduated from Western Michigan University in 2006 with a Bachelor in Business Administration. After teaching English in South Korea for a year she moved to Chicago and earned a Master in Arts of Journalism from DePaul University.

Shawna brings almost four years nonprofit experience to her position from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She looks forward to further developing the International Foundation to serve Altrusans and their communities.

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