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.