Metropolitan Chicago Board of Directors

We gratefully acknowledge these dedicated volunteers who serve on the Metropolitan Chicago American Heart Association Board of Directors.These dedicated volunteers are healthcare professionals and business and community leaders who guide our many activities throughout the Greater Chicago area. 

The Metropolitan Chicago Board of Directors of the American Heart Association was recognized by the American Heart Association National Board for being one of the top local boards in the country with the prestigious AHA Gold designation for excellence.

Board Leadership

Board President
Mercedes R. Carnethon, Ph.D., FAHA
Vice Chair of Preventive Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University

Board Chair
Sharon Langshur
Operating Partner
Abundant Venture Partners

Board Membership

Aparna Abburi
President, Medicare & CareAllies

Kimberly Bors
Senior Vice President & Chief HR Officer
Dover Corporation

Gyasi C. Chisley
Managing Director
Head of Corporate Health
PNC Bank

Virginia Friesen
Vice President, Advocate Heart Institute     
Advocate Aurora Health Care   

Wayne H. Giles, MD, MS
Dean and Professor, School of Public Health   
University of Illinois at Chicago

Joe Greskoviak
Vice Chairman
Press Ganey

Linda Imonti
Office Managing Principal   

Jason Keeler
Executive Vice President and COO    
University of Chicago Medical Center

Ranndy Kellogg
Chief Executive Officer     

Jairo Mejia, MD, FAHA, CPE
Chief Medical Officer   
ACCESS Community Health Network

Angela Odoms-Young, Ph.D 
Associate Professor
Cornell University

Tochukwu M. Okwuosa, DO, FACC
Physician, Cardiologist
Rush University Medical Center
Jeff Raider
President, Regional Commercial Banking

Andy Rauh
Duly Health and Care

Chet Robson, DO, MHCDS, FAAFP
Chief Medical Officer      

Joan Rubschlager
Former Owner
Rubschlager Bakery

Bryan Smith, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine        
University of Chicago Medical Center

Dan Smith
Executive Medical Director
Huron Consulting Group

Sarah Song MD, MPH, FAAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Rush University Medical Center

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