Ede Crittle is an agile professional with extensive experience spanning community engagement, volunteer management, and collaborative planning along with fundraising, grant writing, and coalition building. For more than two decades, she has convened diverse stakeholders to create innovative programming on which communities continue to build, thrive and celebrate.
Ede believes grassroots organizations are the heart of the community and key to effective and sustainable community development. Since 2011, she has planned and executed major projects, promoting equitable health and wellness by forging strong relationships between community partners, physicians, and researchers.
Among the many accolades she has received for her work in the community, Ede is most proud of the Johns Hopkins Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. Ede has obtained certification in Nonprofit Management Essentials from the AllState Foundation and Northwestern University's Kellogg Center of Executive Education. She serves as a Merit Reviewer for PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) and is currently pursuing a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from the University of Chicago's Community Accelerator Program. Ede lives on the southside of Chicago with her loving husband.