Jacqueline Zanders

Jacqueline M. Zanders

Chief Financial Officer

Jacqueline (Jackie) Zanders serves as Illinois Action for Children’s Chief Financial Officer, bringing more than 25 years of experience in both corporate and non-profit financial management to the organization. Jackie joined Illinois Action for Children in 2002 as the Director of Finance and continues to lead the finance function and ensure alignment with the organization’s strategic goals. She joined IAFC after spending 10 years as Division Controller for the Food Products Division of Dean Foods and worked as a Financial Analyst for Ford Motor Company.

Jackie earned her Master of Science in Public Policy and Management with a concentration in financial management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University with a concentration in Business Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis.