Board of Directors

Leading the Way

Cook County Health Foundation is lead by a diverse 19-member Board of Directors. The Directors govern the Foundation’s operations, providing oversight to finance, human resources, fundraising and marketing. The Board plays a key role in ensuring the integrity, effectiveness, and efficiency of the Foundation. The members are also the primary advocates and fundraisers working to fulfill our mission of creating a Cook County in which all have the opportunity to be healthy.

Officers of the Board of Directors

Joseph P. Flanagan, Chairman
Chairman & CEO, Acquirent

Lori Montana, Vice Chair
President, DMM Group

James Otto, Vice Chair
Senior Vice President, CBRE

Gerald Haberkorn, Secretary
L&G Law Group LLP

Verlon Johnson, Treasurer
EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Acentra Health

Paul E. Ruffin
Partner, Mercer,
a Marsh and McLennan company


Alisha Brown
Senior Health & Benefits Consultant, Mercer

Gyasi C. Chisley, PMP, FACHE
Managing Director and the Head of Corporate Healthcare Specialty Industry, PNC Bank

Vishnu Chundi MD
Senior and Managing Partner, Metro Infectious Disease Control

Marissa Gaines
Vice President, Communications, Prairie Consulting Group

Venita Griffin
Director, Digital and Communications, re:power

Alice Hurh
Principal and Head of Human Capital at Waud Capital Partners

Katie Palmer
Senior Policy Analyst II, American Medical Association

William J. Quinlan
Principal, The Quinlan Law Firm, LLC

Sreenivas Reddy, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist, Vein and Vascular Centers, SC

Derek Robinson, M.D.
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Joe Santiago 

Vice President & Senior Private Banker – Chicago, US Bank

Danielle Stilz
Principal, Stilz Strategies


Israel Rocha Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, Cook County Health

Caryn Stancik
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, Cook County Health