Anissa Listak has 20 years of experience in the private and non-profit sectors. As Executive Director, Anissa sets the vision for and directs the strategic operations of NCTR, as well as overseeing national fundraising efforts, policy and advocacy, and network development. Before founding NCTR in 2007, Anissa worked at the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) as Director of Development & Community Relations, where she experienced success in raising several million dollars for their residency program. Prior to joining AUSL, Anissa worked for Public Allies Chicago and City Year Seattle/King County, successfully directing fundraising and development efforts. She has experience in business and non-profit development, organizational capacity building, fundraising, strategic planning and board development. Anissa has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Dayton and a Master of Science in Public Service Management from DePaul University. Anissa is based in Chicago.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer