Anna Tukiendorf-Wilhite is the co-founder of Tukiendorf Training Institute, Inc. She is also President of Polish Women in Business, a Chicago based not for profit organization comprised of female owned Polish American businesses dedicated to supporting and developing its members’ interests.
Anna earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Environmental Engineering along with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management.
Anna’s journey towards entrepreneurship began over ten years ago when she worked managing public housing in Chicago. There, though her hard work and unbridled ambition, she developed her business acumen and a unique and dynamic approach to business.
Anna has always had a passion for helping others and making their lives better. Being an immigrant herself, she was very familiar with the struggles immigrants faced when building a career and finding their place in our society.
Using the skills she developed, she fulfilled her passion and founded Tukiendorf Training Institute which provides immigrants and other underprivileged persons, especially women, an opportunity to empower themselves through education and a lifelong career in the medical field. Anna has helped build a business that is not only prosperous, but provides her with the satisfaction of instilling confidence in others and helping them achieve their dreams.
Through Tukiendorf Training Institute, Anna and her business partner Rick Stefaniak have helped hundreds of students persevere through the challenges they faced, reach their goals and completely change their lives for the better. Instead of being overcome by a sometimes inescapable hardship, they now have an immense opportunity and can play important roles in our society and the growing healthcare field.
Aside from being a highly successful business woman, Anna is the proud mother of three children.
Rick Stefaniak has extensive sales, marketing and operations experience in the uniform rental services industry.
He is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Marketing and an MBA from the University of Oklahoma. Throughout his career he has helped others “to achieve everything that they can believe”! He is co-founder and President, along with Anna Wilhite, Director of the school. T.T.I. Medical Training provides entry level training programs for the growing healthcare field.
He and his staff through training, mentoring and counseling have helped many students successfully launch their healthcare careers. He is also a retired Navy Reserve Captain with 23 years’ military experience. His wife, Ann, owns and operates a home day care and they have 5 grown and working children and 12 grandchildren.