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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

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

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

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

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

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-Tomke
Associate Director
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago

Rachel Reichlin, MPH, MSN, CTN-B
Program Officer,
Michael Reese Health Trust

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

Tom Wilson
Community Organizer
Access Living (Retired)

Board Members

Virginia Bishop, MD, MPH
Assistant Professors
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Suzanne Carlberg-Racich, PhD, MSPH
Assistant Professor
DePaul University

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

Joe Feinglass, PhD
Research Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

Michael Gelder

Robyn L. Golden, MA, LCSW
Associate Vice President of Population Health and Aging
Rush University Medical Center

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.

Amy C. Lulich, MHA
Manager of Government Programs
Advocate Physician Partners

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

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
Director, Center for Multi-System Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic
American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Melissa Simon, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Feinberg School of Medicine

Kai Tao, ND, MPH, CNM