Board members in 2012, pictured left to right: Gust Petropoulos, William Ensing, Nadine Johnson, Tim Harrington, Mary Dominiak, Reggie Blount, Sue McWilliams, Gerard Goshgarian, Wendy Rheault, John Joanem, Jorge Ortiz, Rodrigo Manjarrés and Diane Klotnia.
Not pictured: Jackie Kendall.

Board and Staff 

The Foundation's Board is comprised of members of the community who have significant knowledge about the needs of the area. The Board intends to be broadly representative of the community it serves, and consideration is given to candidates of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, candidates with experience in and knowledge of the community's particular health and education issues, and candidates who are committed to the needs of vulnerable populations.

Rev. Reginald Blount, Ph.D.

Senior Pastor
Arnett Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Assistant Professor of Formation, Youth, and Culture
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Mary Dominiak, Ph.D., M.B.A., RN

Adjunct Faculty
Undergraduate Health Systems Management Program
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

William A. Ensing, Esq. (Chair)

Ensing Law Firm, LTD

Gerard Goshgarian, M.D.

Greenleaf Orthopaedic Associates

Tim Harrington

Civic Leader

John L. Joanem, Esq.

John L. Joanem & Associates, P.C.

Nadine A. Johnson, CTP (Treasurer)

Vice President/Treasury Management
First Midwest Bank

Jacquelyn Kendall

Civic Leader

Diane F. Klotnia, Esq. (Secretary)

Miller Shakman & Beem LLP

Rodrigo A. Manjarrés, LCPC

Senior Therapist
Lake County Health Department

Jorge L. Ortiz (Vice Chair)

Circuit Judge
Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois

Gust Petropoulos

Civic Leader

Wendy Rheault, Ph.D., PT

Dean, College of Health Professions
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Maria C. Schwartz, M.S., BSN, RN

Civic Leader

Ernest Vasseur, M.T.S. (Executive Director)

Angela Baran, M.S. (Program Officer)

Meredith Polirer (Office Administrator)