Q&A with Teresa Garate, president & CEO of the Anixter Center
TUE, 12/20/2016 - 3:40PM
By: Daily Whale Staff
Teresa Garate considers herself a â€śfixerâ€ť when it comes to her professional career. She has worked to implement organizational reforms while working at Chicago Public Schoolsâ€™ Office of Specialized Services, the Illinois Department of Public Health and in her current role as the president & CEO of Anixter Center.
Garate stepped into her current role at the Anixter Center in June 2015. The center is one of Chicagoâ€™s largest nonprofit organizations, serving nearly 8,000 children, teens and adults with disabilities. With a broad background in education, disability, and social services, Garate joined the organization ready to implement change.
â€śI think my skillset is that Iâ€™ve learned how to use data to inform change and come up with best practices,â€ť Garate told the Daily Whale in a recent interview.