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.
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.
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.