Cris Ros-DuklerCris Ros-Dukler

Cris is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Interim President/CEO of Public Allies.  She has more than 25 years experience of executive leadership in the nonprofit, public and private sectors.  Cris is a reformer who led state regulatory departments in Texas and Wisconsin, and served as COO of a regional nonprofit overseeing multi-million budget and 400 employees working to improve foster care services in 2 states.  She was a partner in a venture that invented “electronic benefit transfer cards” for distributing government benefits such as food stamps, a change that prevented fraud and enhanced the dignity of users.  After the business was sold, Cris joined UPC Health Network where she directed an $80 million business employing 350 workers in Wisconsin and Illinois.  She started a respiratory operation in Illinois that became the most profitable in the company.  Cris is currently on the advisory of board of the National Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery, was an advisory board member of Scholastic Inc, has served as vice chair of Wisconsin Aids Resources of Wisconsin, was an advisory board member of Public Allies Milwaukee, and has served several other volunteer roles. Cris has masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu.  She received her certification for executive management from the University of Texas-Austin, a program sponsored by the Governor’s Office.