Noah's Arc Executive Director Announcement

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Anna-Claire Whitehead as the new Executive Director of Noah’s Arc Foundation. Based in Chicago, NAF is deeply committed to continuing its work to bring people together and build positivity throughout Chicago and this move solidifies that commitment. As Executive Director, Anna-Claire will work closely with me to expand NAF’s programs and partnerships in support of our youth and movement for peace and positive change.

Prior to joining the NAF, Anna-Claire served as Managing Director of External Affairs for Spark in Chicago where two of her program participants created the Shoot Hoops Not Guns campaign in support of NAF. After witnessing the youth take the #RockYourDrop pledge and seeing how inspired they were by the moment, she felt deeply connected to NAF’s mission which led to her joining the team. She began her career in Washington, DC, working closely with national, political and business leaders. 

Anna-Claire is a native Washingtonian with deep family ties to New York. She is a graduate of James Madison University in Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and is completing a Business Foundations Specialization from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.