Roxanne Nava is the Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services North Center and Evanston/Skokie Valley Center, She brings more than 25 years of business expertise to Metropolitan Family Services.
Prior to joining the agency Nava was Chief Small Business Officer for the City of Chicago, where she helped to support and grow more than 70,000 small businesses. In that role she also helped create the City’s Neighborhood Small Business Strategy, which worked with 90 chambers of commerce to provide services to small businesses and launch programs that helped businesses access more than $8 million of affordable capital. Nava’s prior roles include serving as Director of the State of Illinois Division of Financial Institutions, Assistant Director for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and Vice President with The Northern Trust Company.
Her board memberships include Leadership Greater Chicago, the Cook County State’s Attorney Latino Advisory Council, the Illinois Latino Family Commission and the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation. Civic recognitions include the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award and the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Leadership Award. Nava also is a 2010 Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago.
Nava earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from DePaul University and an MBA from National Louis University.
Executive Director, North Region