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Theresa Dear is an ordained elder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and currently serves as pastoral support minister at the DuPage AME Church in Lisle. She is a local NAACP leader and a member of the NAACP’s National Board of Directors.
Three years ago, Dear walked 550 miles in the Journey to Justice march from Selma, Alabama, to Washington, D.C. She also was an on-site responder to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina and longtime mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Dear is on the board of trustees at Roseland Community Hospital Foundation and is board chairman at One Hope United.
She also is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HR4NON-PROFITS, a national human resources consulting firm and a partner at the Human Capital Strategy Group. She is the creator of the weekly “Let’s Get to Work Show,” that airs on Saturdays on WVON 1690 AM.
Dear received her Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development from Loyola University. Her post-graduate studies have been at Northwestern and Harvard universities focusing on non-profit governance, theological studies and leadership.