The Associate Board

The Cook County Health Foundation’s Associate Board consists of young professionals who work to increase awareness, raise money, and lay the foundation for future philanthropic support of Cook County Health & Hospitals System.

The Associate Board’s members support the Cook County Health Foundation by engaging the community through volunteering, fundraising, networking, and advocacy opportunities targeted towards young professionals.


Executive Board

Lindsay Zimmerman, President and Co-Founder

Lindsay is responsible for planning and executing the Associate Board's strategy and goals for the year. Lindsay is committed to improving healthcare for the underserved in our communities and is currently a PhD Student at Northwestern University in Health and Biomedical Informatics. Prior to Northwestern, Lindsay was the Director of Research for the Division of Family Planning at Stroger Hospital. 

Dana Ringer, Vice President

Dana tracks all yearly Committee goals and ensures they are met through clear action steps. Dana has been in healthcare finance, specifically focusing on nonprofit hospitals and health systems, for more than 10 years.  Dana is currently Senior Vice President of Business Development at Link Capital, a fintech start-up focusing on refinancing student loans for medical professionals.  Prior to Link, Dana was a director in the nonprofit healthcare group at Fitch Ratings and before that a healthcare funding manager at the Illinois Finance Authority. 

Holly Grimme, Secretary

As Secretary, Holly will manage communications and record keeping for the Associate Board.  She has worked in the healthcare industry for 10+ years and lived in Chicago for five.  Originally from Austin, Holly spent several years on the East Coast before moving to Chicago for graduate school and temperate winters.  Holly is passionate about healthcare and dedicated to helping CCHHS provide accessible, quality care for the underserved.

Ashlee Gabrysch, Treasurer

Ashlee is responsible for the management of the board's finances and tracks funds to ensure that all fiscal goals are met.  She is a Financial Research Analyst in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of Cook County. Prior to her time at the County, Ashlee worked as a researcher in local government finance and in public sector consulting where she managed Medicaid claiming for school districts.

Mack Gittleman, Head of Development

Mack oversees strategic partnerships and fundraising for the Associate Board and looks to establish growth opportunities for the organization and is responsible for building an infrastructure to maximize the committee’s fundraising goals. Mack is excited that our efforts make a tangible impact in the community.


Committee Chairs

Josh Sorin, Volunteering & Community Development Chair and Co-Founder

Josh co-founded the Associate Board and currently serves as the Chair of the Volunteering & Community Development committee where he is responsible for planning activities related to advocacy and volunteering for causes related to the Associate Board's mission. Josh first became inspired to find ways to support CCHHS while working closely with executive leadership as part of a pro bono consulting fellowship. Currently, Josh is a Manager in KPMG's Government Healthcare Transformation practice.

Jessica Roch, Marketing Chair

Jessica coordinates the marketing and social media strategies for the Associate Board. She is currently the Director of Product Implementation at Evive Health, where she focuses on increasing patient engagement through the incorporation of behavior change theory into the development of technology products. Prior to Evive Health, Jessica worked with Kaiser Permanente and received her Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan. 

Ashley Isaacson, Events Co-Chair

Hiren Prabhakar, Events Co-Chair

Christie Edwards, Membership Chair

Christie is dedicated to the field of public health through educating and serving communities who are medically underserved. As the Membership Chair, Christie will work to recruit, retain, and maintain accurate records of membership for CCHF.  


Associate Board Members

Matt Bernard


Marissa Gaines


Isaac Goldberg


Elisabeth Goossen Kalnow


Mindi Knebel


David Libert


Nicole Mahoney


Aaryn Pure


Kaitlin Reimann


Neal Shah


Catie Thomas


Angela Wiemeyer