Biography of Rachelle Jervis Chopra, MBA

Rachelle Jervis Chopra is president and CEO of the Executive Service Corps (ESC), the premier nonprofit consultancy with the mission of helping make nonprofits successful. Before leading the ESC, Rachelle served as regional director, Illinois chapter director, and Chicago area director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  

Rachelle was a member of the founding board of the Chicago Friends School and currently is again serving on their board of directors. She also serves on the board of Aspiritech and has served on the Camelot Host Committee (benefiting Cherry Preschool’s Inclusion Program).

Rachelle earned an MBA from Loyola University Chicago and a certificate in nonprofit leadership from the United Nation’s Mandated University of Peace. She is a member of several professional associations, including Soroptimist International, the Public Relations Society of America, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Rachelle uses her substantial social media following to promote inclusion, mental health awareness, and community engagement. Her proudest accomplishment is helping her late daughter overcome epilepsy and autism in order to learn how to speak. Her blog on the grief surrounding the sudden loss of her daughter, Want My Baby Back, has been read by thousands.


Rachelle is a frequent speaker on a wide range of topics, including civic engagement, networking, and leadership. Rachelle's extensive public speaking experience includes speaking at the dedication in her daughter’s memory at her alma mater, Cherry Preschool. In her free time, Rachelle enjoys reading, traveling, and volunteering.


An anonymous feedback from a recent Executive Service Corps client stated, "Incredibly positive! Perfect in every way. Could not have expected any better than what we got."

"The level of expertise we encountered in ESC was staggering! These people know where to find talent and how to apply it. Their business and non-profit savvy was exceptional with nary a word wasted. I have to mention the Executive Director, Rachelle Jervis, because we would not have moved forward on this project without her. She is one of the most accomplished, well-spoken leaders that we have ever encountered. Those who followed her were nothing less. We recommend using ESC consultants as one of the best decisions we have made since we opened our doors and would be happy to discuss their intervention in more detail with anyone who has an interest or is considering using them, They are fantastic."

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