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WP+D March Networking Lunch with Katrina Van Valkenburgh

  • March 18, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Chicago Cultural Center Café (bring your own lunch)
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Join WP+D for a networking brown bag on Wednesday, March 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to discuss professional development and career plans with March's featured guest, Katrina Van Valkenburgh, Central Region Managing Director for the Corporation for Supportive Housing!  

Katrina Van Valkenburgh has more than 25 years of experience in social services and housing development.  As the Central Region Managing Director at CSH, Ms. Van Valkenburgh provides leadership and coordination for the agency's work throughout the center of the country, directly supervising CSH staff and their teams deployed in six offices: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota and Texas.  She helps develop and implement strategies to maximize impact on high need communities in the Central Region, while also assisting with development of CSH's national priorities, strategy and management, loan and program monitoring, and continuous quality improvement.  Ms. Van Valkenburgh also served as the Program Director for both Illinois and Indiana, after beginning at CSH in 2000 as an Illinois Program Manager.  Prior to joining CSH, Ms. Van Valkenburgh was the first Director of the Supportive Housing Providers Association, a trade association of not-for-profit supportive housing providers in Illinois.  She also worked at Deborah's Place as the Director for Project Development and was responsible for the development and rehabilitation of three permanent supportive housing projects.  She has a B.A. in Sociology from Kalamazoo College and completed the Urban Developer's Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Ms. Van Valkenburgh currently serves on the Community Investment Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, the Advisory Board of the Law Project, as Secretary of Deborah's Place II and Deborah's Place III Board and is a Board Member of Capital Service Fund, Inc.  She received the Gem of the Community award from archi-treasures in 2009 and the Legacy Award from the Chicago Rehab Network in 2014 in recognition of exceptional commitment and contribution to building strong communities.

This is a members-only event limited to five participants. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches.

As with every WP+D Small Networking Lunch, registration will open at 12:00 p.m. the first day of the month during which the lunch will be held.  Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and typically fill up quickly.

Due to the popularity of these lunches, we ask that members register for no more than two consecutive lunches. If you have attended the past two lunches and are interested in attending this event, please e-mail us at wpdchicago@gmail.com asking to be put on the waitlist. If spaces become available or registration isn't full a week in advance, we will contact you. 

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