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Jorgia Connor, PhD, RN is a tenured Associate Professor and the Assistant Dean of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program for the Loyola University Chicago – Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON). She joined MNSON in 2011 and previously served as the Director of the BSN track. Dr. Connor teaches a variety of courses including Community Health Nursing, Concepts in Professional Nursing, Nursing Research, and Concepts in Older Adult Health. Through each course she strives to prepare her students to be patient-centered, holistic, and ethical caregivers and leaders.
Dr. Connor received her BSN and PhD in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Much of her research and work to date has focused on health promotion and disease, illness, and injury prevention in underserved and vulnerable populations—especially immigrants, ethnically diverse populations, and the elderly. Dr. Connor has served on and led committees, including the university’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Search Committee, and co-directed the Magis Faculty Leadership Fellowship Program to develop the next generation of servant-leaders at Loyola University.
Marie Winters, CFA, CAIA, is a credit markets executive with over three decades of experience in investing, risk management, and strategy development, most recently at Northern Trust. Marie served as co-head of corporate research and was a member of the investment committee which oversaw $5 billion of employee pension and other benefit plans. Prior to Northern Trust Marie held roles in commercial lending, credit risk management, and investing at First Chicago Corp. (now JPMorgan Chase). Marie received an MBA from Washington University’s Olin School of Business and a BA from Knox College in Mathematics. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
Currently, Marie serves on the global Education Advisory Committee for the CFA Institute and is a Chicago Finance Exchange board member (and former Board President). Previously, Marie served on the Comer Development Board for UChicago Medicine, as well as the CFA Society Chicago Board (also serving as its former Board Chair). In 2022, Olin School of Business recognized Marie as a Distinguished Alumna and in 2019, Crain’s Chicago named Marie a “Notable Woman in Finance.”
Executive Director Rob DiLeonardi shared,
“Jorgia and Marie bring different but equally valuable expertise and we are excited to welcome them to VNA. We look forward to their guidance as we begin a new fiscal year, and I know both will contribute in meaningful ways not just to the Board but also to the foundation as a whole.”