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
Abraham Thompson, Secretary
Vice Chancellor, Kennedy King College
James Otto, Treasurer
Senior Vice President, CBRE
CEO, The Prairie Group Consulting
Aurelius Public Affairs
Senior Consultant, Culloton Strategies
Associate Board Chairperson
LP Counsel LLP
William Kling, Esq.
Attorney at Law
CFO, ADM Nutrition, Archer Daniels Midland
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
Paul E. Ruffin
Vice President, Government and Education, Cigna
Philip Sheridan, M.D.
Principal, Stilz Strategies
Senior Vice President, Strategy, Trend and Innovation, Humana
Interim CEO, CCH
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, CCH
Debbie is an accomplished not for profit professional with 30+ years of executive experience. She previously served as CEO of Vital Bridges, an organization serving low-income people living with HIV/AIDS, Executive Director of Teen Living Programs, serving runaway and homeless youth and as Chief Development Officer of Heartland Alliance Health, a federally qualified health center specializing in health care for the homeless.