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The Leadership Team of Opportunity International

Our Leadership

Opportunity International's leaders use their extensive professional experience to ensure Opportunity achieves its mission of empowering people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities.

Our Leadership

Opportunity International's leaders use their extensive professional experience to ensure Opportunity achieves its mission of empowering people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities.

Atul Tandon

Atul Tandon, an Indian American, comes to Opportunity with a background marked by building, scaling and turning around some of…

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Lana Reda

As Chief Philanthropy Officer, Lana Reda expands Opportunity International's fundraising capabilities and results to enable the…

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Dennis Ripley

Randy Kurtz

Randy Kurtz oversees Opportunity’s Finance, Accounting, Investment, Human Resources, IT, and Legal departments and joined Opportunity…

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Marge Tomasik

As Senior Vice President, Finance, Marge is responsible for the financial statements of Opportunity International US and Opportunity…

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Laura Hollis

As Vice President of Human Resources, Laura Hollis is responsible for developing and executing human resources strategies in support…

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Simona Haiduc

Simona manages the technical fundraising team that develops relationships and builds business development strategies with strategic…

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Laura DesGranges

Atul Tandon
Chief Executive Officer, U.S.
Lana Reda
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Dennis Ripley
Chief Program Officer
Randy Kurtz
Chief Administrative Officer
Marge Tomasik
Senior Vice President of Finance
Laura Hollis
Vice President of Human Resources
Simona Haiduc
Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Laura DesGranges
Vice President of Marketing

Board of Directors

  • Alana Aldag Ackerson
    Chief People Officer, Figure Technologies
  • Katéy Assem
    Former Executive Director, Chicago State University Foundation
  • Viv Benjamin
    CEO of Global & Collective
  • Susan Gillette
    Former President, DDB Chicago
  • Susan Haigh
    Former President and CEO, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
  • John Hart
    Vice Chairman, New York Private Bank & Trust
  • Joel Johnson
    Former President, CEO and Chairman, Hormel Foods Corporation, Inc.
  • Martha "Muffy" MacMillan
    Vice President, Cargill Foundation
  • Jane Nelson
    Former Vice President, Bank of America
  • Dale Patterson
    Chairman of the Board, Opportunity International Canada
  • LeAnn Pope
    Former Partner, Burke, Warren, MacKay, & Serritella, P.C.
  • Fred Sasser
    Chair Emeritus, Sasser Family Holdings, Inc.
  • Atul Tandon
    Chief Executive Officer, Opportunity International
  • David M. Tolmie, Board Chair
    Partner, The Edgewater Funds

Board of Advisors

  • Jim Baumgartner
    Director of Corporate Affairs, Caterpillar Foundation
  • Dr. Tony Campolo
    Professor Emeritus, Eastern University
  • Doris Christopher
    Founder & Chairman Emeritus, The Pampered Chef
  • Luella Chavez D'Angelo
    Vice Chancellor of Enterprise Development at Univ. of Colorado/Anshutz Medical Campus
  • Ambassador Tony P. Hall
    Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger
    U.S. Ambassador and Former U.S. Congressman (Retired)
  • Lieutenant General Claudia J. Kennedy
    U.S. Army (retired)
  • Dr. Martin Marty
    Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago
  • The Honorable Fidel Ramos
    Former President, Republic of the Philippines
  • Kadita "A.T." Tshibaka

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