With more than 20 years of managing and supporting IT systems and infrastructures—from large scale multi-facility academic medical centers to nonprofit, grassroots organizations—Saeed Richardson is well-suited to his role.
A renaissance man of sorts, Richardson is an ordained clergyperson, pastor of 22 years, a former correctional facility chaplain, community organizer and policy advocate, and has worked as a lobbyist, fighting for police reform, racism and opportunities for returning citizens. He is also a self-described Information Technology junkie and software developer.
Richardson was most recently Programs and Operations officer for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, for which he managed an annual inventory of more than 40 programs, projects and initiatives within the organization’s portfolio, in addition to the technical, digital resources and infrastructure to support that work.
Richardson earned a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration and Master of Divinity, both at the University of Chicago.