Our Board

Board of Directors

Joseph A. Antolin, JD

(Board Treasurer)
Principal
Antolin & Associates Consulting LLC

Director
Asset Funders Network

Elissa Bassler

CEO
Illinois Public Health Institute

Dan Harris

(Interim Board Chair)
Executive Director
Illinois Network of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies

Darlene Hightower, JD

President & CEO
Metropolitan Planning Council

Gennifer Jeffries

Market Development Advisor
Bold Goal Community Relations North Central Region

Humana

O. Victoria Lakes-Battle

Executive Director
Chicago Region, IFF

Leslie L. McKnight, PhD

Peoria City/County Health Department

Patricia Merryweather

Executive Director
Project Patient Care

Leticia Reyes-Nash, MBA

(Interim Vice Chair)
Principal Health Management Associates

Will Snyder

CEO
Metopio

Staff

Meet our Team

Elissa J. Bassler, MFA

Chief Executive Officer
312- 850-4744

Gatanya Arnic

Chief Operating Officer
312-850-4744

Laurie L. Call

Director, Center for Community Capacity Development
312-786-5363

Jess Lynch, MCP, MPH

Program Director, Center for Community Capacity Development
312-786-5358

Janece Gough, MPH

Senior Program Manager, Center for Community Capacity Development
312-786-5351

Leah Barth, MPH

Program Manager, Center for Community Capacity Development
312-786-5359

Samantha Lasky

Program Manager, Center for Community Capacity Development
312-850-4744

Kiearra Jones

Program Manager, Center for Community Capacity Development
312-319-8577

Rachel Thomas

Program Manager, Alliance for Health Eequity, Center for Community Capacity Development
312-724-7962

Mediha Sayeeduddin

Program Associate, Alliance for Health Equity, Center for Community Capacity Development
312-786-5357

Rashidat Balogun

Program Associate, Alliance for Health Equity, Center for Community Capacity Development
312-858-6874

Adrian Blasi

Program Assistant, Center for Community Capacity Development
773-694-2743

Janna Simon, MPH

Director, Center for Policy & Partnership Initiatives
312-786-5365

Sarah Chusid, MPS

Senior Program Manager, Center for Policy & Partnership Initiatives
312-786-5362

Kathryn Bernstein, MPH, RDN, LDN

Program Manager, Center for Policy & Partnership Initiatives
312-786-5372

Martha-Margaret Cotton, MPH, CLS

Program Manager, Center for Policy & Partnership Initiatives
312-786-5350

Rebeca Lira Gordenstein, MAIR

Program Manager, Chicago Cares, Center for Policy & Partnership Initiatives
312-786-5370

Elise Ramos

Public Health Associate, Center for Policy & Partnership Initiatives
312-736-9845

Mariela Medina

Program Assistant, Center for Policy & Partnership Initiatives
312-786-5371

Waldo Mikels-Carrasco

Director, Center for Health Information Sharing & Innovation
773-270-8564

Celestine Emberton

Program Associate, Center for Health
Information Sharing and Innovation
773-570-8529

Christina Gray

Information Systems & Office Operations Manager
312-598-3293

Andras Ferencz

Communications Manager
773-270-2986

Solomon Collins

Communications Associate
312-993-5981

Positions

Careers @ IPHI

Thank you for your interest in IPHI

If you are interested in advancing health and health equity, please view our career and internship opportunities which are updated as roles become available.