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
John Wilkins, MD
Northwestern Medicine

Board Chair
Kathryn Bors
SC Johnson

Board Members

Sarah Alexander, MD
Community Care Network

Dezimon Alicea
Sayles Creative Studios

Kristin Barrie
Walgreens

Elizabeth Buckton
BMO Wealth Management

Cassandra Christian
Tempus

Darcelle Dieudonne
Ashfield Healthcare Communications

Peter Duveneck
Avant

Mike Edeke
CVS Health

Taylor Freking
SMS Assist

Mark Gill
West Monroe Partners

Eric Gronroos
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

Ashley Harvey
B Swift

Ciera Hester-Smith

Midwest Orthopedics at Rush

Josef Hobdy
AMITA Health

Megan Johnson

Mercer

Katie Kruse

Digitas

Gabriel Martin
PNC Bank

Tiara Muse
Furst Group

Heather Niziolek
American Association of Endodontists

Pieter Norden, PhD

Northwestern University

Amy Norden
TEKsystems

Marcus Paschall
University of Chicago Medicine

Jaclyn Reider, APRN-NP
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Samuel Rene
Air National Guard-Active Guard

Szymon Ryzner
PhysiQ

Arielle Schwartz
DiMeo Schneider & Associates

Logan Timmons
BMO Harris Bank

Kendall Valenstein
FCB Chicago

Tim Wombacher
Cardiac Surgery Associates

Sarah Zielinski
McGuire Woods LLP 

Active Leadership Development Committee

Gail Hasbrouck, Esq.
Board Member
Audit and Compliance Committee Member 
Advocate Aurora Health

Jeff Malehorn
Former President & CEO
World Business Chicago

Andrew Rauh, MD

Cardiologist
DuPage Medical Group

Annabelle Volgman, MD
Medical Director, Rush Heart Center for Women
Professor of Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSC, FACC, FAHA, MACP
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation

 

 

 

Young Professional Board of Chicago

Co-Chair
Katy Heneghan
American Medical Association

Co-Chair
Rees Mason
Merrill Lynch

Nirag Amin
Raise Marketplace

Megan Anderson
KMPG

Molly Barber
Jones Lang LaSalle

Abby Bochenek
The Bellows Law Group P.C.

Kathryn Bors
Loma Systems, an ITW company

Elizabeth Buckton
BMO Wealth Management

Amy Doig
Cozen O'Connor

Joe D'Onofrio
Spencer Stuart

Peter Duveneck
Discover Financial Services

Nicole Farley
Insureon

Katie Fegan
The Plexus Groupe LLC

Scott Frankel
Allstate

Taylor Freking
SMS Assist

Alex Garstecki
Avant Credit

Mark Gill
           
Michael Grieco
Romanucci & Blandin Law Office

Eric Gronroos
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

Ashley Harvey
B Swift

Katy Heneghan
Health Care Service Corporation

Rachel Jarnagin
Abbott

Megan Johnson
Mercer

Sharon Karina
Midwestern University

Megan Manock
CDW

Rees Mason
Merrill Lynch

Pieter Norden
Northwestern University

Paula Patel
Disque Foundation

Payal Parikh 
Accenture 

Blair Parker
CorVita Science Foundation

Jaclyn Reider
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Arielle Schwartz
Morgan Stanley

Kendall Valenstein 
FCB Chicago

Nadia Winston
University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System

Tim Wombacher
Cardiac Surgery Associates

Sarah Zielinski
McGuire Woods LLP