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.

Sandra Jablonski, Association Manager - Altrusa International, Inc.

Sandy Jablonski has been a member of Altrusa International for 30 years and in November 2013 became its Association Manager.  As a member, she experienced serving all levels of the organization including as International Membership Chair, District Board Director, Club Treasurer and the first President of Altrusa International of Blair County, PA.

She brings a wealth of experience in non-profit management, financial management, strategic planning, project management, strategic alliance building, and the training and development of staff and volunteers. She holds a Bachelors Degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters Degree in Education from James Madison University.

Sandy enjoys sports, long walks with her dog, and playing the trombone in community bands.

Tanika Wilson, Director of Member Services - 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.

Tanika is a member of the Association Forum of Chicago. She enjoys planting flowers and creating new recipes from scratch.

Bill Howard, Membership Associate - Altrusa International, Inc.

Bill Howard began his position with Altrusa International, Inc. in August 2006 after working almost 30 years for the Elks National Foundation. Prior to that, he worked as assistant to the Operations Manager of Victor Business Products.

Although he's a true Chicagoan, Bill can't resist being a Green Bay Packers fan. He's also an avid fisherman and loves being outdoors.

He and his wife Lianne have been married for 34 years and they have two children, Christopher and Jennifer.

Adriana Mena, Finance Director - Altrusa International, Inc.  

Adriana Mena is a recent graduate of Illinois State University, where she received a Bachelor in International Business along with a minor in French. While in college, she had the opportunity to study abroad in France for a semester, and was fortunate to serve as an intern at the Quebec delegation in Chicago.

Before coming to Altrusa, she worked as an office manager for a team of medical physicians. One of her many strengths is the ability to communicate fluently in English and Spanish. 

Adriana is newly married and will celebrate their 2nd anniversary in August. They enjoy traveling together and cooking new dishes.

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.

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. Upon graduation in 2007 she decided to stay in the city.

In October of this year, Rachel will be getting married in Barcelona, Spain. She's an avid runner and hopes to finish a long distance race in the near future.

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