BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD CHAIR

Anna Laubach*, Robert R. McCormick Foundation

PAST CHAIR

J. Ben Stringfellow*, CRA, Inc.

VICE CHAIR

Dr. Terri Friel*, Venture Connects

TREASURER AND FINANCE CHAIR

Tony Tintinalli*, BMO Harris

SECRETARY

Ernie Rodriguez*, Gilead Sciences

GOVERNANCE CHAIR

Edward W. Diffin, III*, Freeborn & Peters, LLP

CENTER FOR HOUSING AND HEALTH CHAIR

Nicole Kazee, Erie Family Health Center

FUND DEVELOPMENT CHAIR

Lori Kaufman*, Civic Leader and Volunteer

POLICY & ADVOCACY CHAIR

Craig W. Johnson*, American Medical Association

STRATEGIC PLAN COMMITTEE CHAIR

Chad Thompson*, Lyceum Leadership Consulting

PROGRAMS TASKFORCE CHAIR

Nanette Silva, Community Memorial Foundation

MEMBERS

Gary B. Beringer, Dr. P. H., Beringer & Associates Litigation Support
Geof Brown, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
Anthony Bruck, Eckhart Trading Company
Paula D. Friedman, Paula D. Friedman, Attorney
Larry Giddings, @ Properties
Lance P. Glass, Luster Products Inc.
Jeffrey Green, Adler University
Kevin Lamarr James, University of Illinois at Chicago
Paris Mullen, Merck
Robert Neubert, Hilton Chicago
Mary Pounder, Comer Family Foundation
Thomas A. Sondergeld, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Joseph Stokes, PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
Karriem Watson, University of Illinois Cancer Center 
Kuliva Wilburn, MPH, Wilburn Strategic Solutions

*Executive Committee Member

LEADERSHIP STAFF

PRESIDENT/CEO

John Peller

VICE PRESIDENT OF POLICY

Ramon Gardenhire

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY
AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Kathye Gorosh

CHIEF PROGRAMS OFFICER

Simone Koehlinger

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Tom Menard

VICE PRESIDENT OF HOUSING
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR
HOUSING AND HEALTH

Peter Toepfer

VICE PRESIDENT OF PREVENTION
AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Cynthia Tucker

CHIEF OFFICER OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Edward Wagner

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Laurie Wettstead

ASSOCIATE BOARD

CO-CHAIRS

Brooke Morris-Chott, American Library Association 
Keith Bukowski, C.I.T.Y. Club Gymnastics

SECRETARY

Camille Bundy, UIC School of Public Health

TREASURER AND MEMBERSHIP

David Neef, Equip

MEMBERSHIP

Meghan Beach, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

PUBLIC RELATIONS/SOCIAL MEDIA

Nicole Holmes, Center on Halsted
Adam Bruns-Trukhin, Mobilitie

MEMBERS

AJ Estacion, Kraft Heinz
Anthony Guerrero, Northwestern University, Edelman
Andrew Machado, University of Chicago Law School
James McManus, WP Global Partners
Brandon Patterson, Walgreens
Alejandro Segura, J.P. Morgan Chase
Daniella A. Silva, Heartland Alliance International
Siessourby Soma, Loyola University Chicago
Michael Vega MS, CAE, Association Forum
Alden Woodhull Tweeten, Res Publica Group
Jessica Wu, Accenture

HONORARY BOARD

Mr. Craig C. Andree
Mrs. Joanne P. Armenio
Ms. Deborah S. Ashen
Mr. Michael Bauer
Mr. Tom Buchanan
Mr. Dirk S. Denison
Mr. Fred Eychaner
Ms. Karen Fishman
Mr. Mark Ishaug
Ms. Eva M. Janzen Powell
Mr. Tom G. Kehoe
Mr. Paul Lehman
Mr. Michael A. Leppen
Mr. Stephen C. Mack
Ms. Casey Marsh
Mr. Condon McGlothlen
Mr. Gary F. Metzner
Mr. Robert L. Mink
Mr. David E. Munar
Mr. Brandon Neese
Mr. Frank Quinn
Mr. Curtis Reed, Jr.
Mrs. Mary Lu Roffe
Dr. Renslow D. Sherer, Jr.
Mr. Thomas G. Sinkovic
Mrs. Ruth L. Sklar
Mrs. Donna A. Stone
Rev. Charles Straight
Mr. Richard B. Turner
Ms. Cleo F. Wilson

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