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Board of Directors

Our organization’s uniqueness derives, in large part, from our strong board participation; the diversity of issues the board addresses; and the single-mindedness of its vision: an equitable health system that provides access to quality affordable health care for all.

The board’s professional diversity has been responsible for the broad range of issues on which Health & Medicine has taken a lead. The close collaboration between our staff and this remarkable board has allowed us to remain focused and on mission while successfully stewarding operational resources.


Founding Chairman
Quentin D. Young, MD

Executive Committee Officers

President
Claudia Fegan, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Immediate Past President
Lon Berkeley
Project Director, CHC Accreditation
The Joint Commission

Vice President
Steven K. Rothschild, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

Treasurer
Heather O’Donnell, JD, LLM
Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy
Thresholds

Secretary

Joseph Zanoni, MILR, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Illinois Occupational and Environmental
Health and Safety Education and Research Center
School of Public Health,
University of Illinois at Chicago

At Large
Jennifer McGowan
Associate Director
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago

Rachel Reichlin, MPH, MSN, CTN-B
Manager of Care Management,
CountyCare Cook County Health and Hospital System

Mildred Williamson, PhD, LCSW
Director, Research & Regulatory Affairs
Cook County Health & Hospitals System 

Tom Wilson
Community Organizer
Access Living


Board Members

Virginia Bishop, MD, MPH
Physician
GW Associates, Inc/Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Misty Drake, AM
Chief Operating Officer
Piedmont Health Services, Inc.

Joe Feinglass, PhD
Research Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

Michael Gelder
Consultant

Aida Giachello, PhD
Professor
Feinberg School of Medicine

Robyn L. Golden, MA, LCSW
Director Of Health and Aging
Rush University Medical Center

Rohan D. Jeremiah, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences
University of Illinois, School of Public Health
Division of Community Health Sciences

Arthur F. Kohrman, MD

Professor Emeritus
Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Sara Lindholm
Regional Director of Development (Retired)
The Community Builders, Inc.

Robert Mckersie, MD
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer (Retired)
Cook County Department of Public Health

Camille Quinn, PhD, AM, LSCW
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Rochester Medical Center

Elena Quintana, PhD
Executive Director
Institute on Public Safety & Social Justice (IPSSJ)
Adler School of Professional Psychology

Gayle Riedmann, CNM
West Suburban Midwife Associates

Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH

Bureau of Health Promotion, Chicago Department of Public Health

Jack Warren Salmon, PhD

Professor of Health Policy & Administration
UIC School of Public Health

Richard H. Sewell
President
Sewell and Associates

Melissa Simon, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Feinberg School of Medicine

Kai Tao, ND, MPH, CNM
Chicago Department of Public Health

Carmen Velasquez
Executive Director (Retired)
Alivio Medical Center