Born and raised in Chicago, Isra graduated from American University with a BSBA in Finance and International Business. She began her career at American National Bank in the middle market commercial lending group. She also served as an Assistant Vice President in the Private Wealth Management group at The Northern Trust. Mission driven, Isra eventually transitioned to become the Associate Director of the Snow City Arts Foundation where she helped to expand programming to the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. In this role she was instrumental in integrating an arts education program into the hospital. While at Snow City, Isra worked on development initiatives including securing grants, board development, and an annual event. Most recently, Isra oversaw operations for PediaTrust, a newly formed pediatric supergroup.
With banking, organizational development, relationship management, hospital, operations and fundraising experience, Isra is in a unique position to understand both for profit and not-for-profit businesses.
Isra lives in Lincoln Park and has twins in college. In her free time, she loves to bake, travel, ski and spend time with her family. She also volunteers at Francis W. Parker School.