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

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

Darlene Hightower, JD

President & CEO
Metropolitan Planning Council

Gennifer Jeffries

(Board Secretary)
Market Development Advisor
Bold Goal Community Relations North Central Region

Humana

Leticia Reyes-Nash, MBA

(Board Chair)
Principal Health Management Associates

Leslie L. McKnight, PhD

Peoria City/County Health Department

Patricia Merryweather

Executive Director
Project Patient Care

Stephen Konya

Senior Innovation Strategist
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
US Department of Health and Human Services

O. Victoria Lakes-Battle

Executive Director
Chicago Region, IFF

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

Tricia VanTichelt

Executive Assistant
312-993-5982

Mariela Medina

Grants and Contracts Manager
312-786-5371

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

Leah Barth, MPH

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

Janece Gough, MPH

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

Rachel Thomas

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

Samantha Lasky

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

Kiearra Jones

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

Adrian Blasi

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

Mediha Sayeeduddin

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

Samantha Young

Program Associate, Center for Community Capacity Development
312-673-8446

SweetP Bailey

Senior Communications Manager, Center for Community Capacity Development
312-319-8577

Janna Simon, MPH

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

Kathryn Bernstein, MPH, RDN, LDN

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

Sarah Chusid, MPS

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

Rebeca Lira Gordenstein, MAIR

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

Martha-Margaret Cotton, MPH, CLS

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

Shahana Rashid

Program Manager, Center for Policy & Partnership Initiatives
312-786-5369

Elise Ramos

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

Connor Elmore

Program Associate, Center for Policy & Partnership Initiatives
224-310-2349

Waldo Mikels-Carrasco

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

Rashidat Balogun

Senior Program Manager, Center for Health Information Sharing & Innovation
312-858-6874

Norma Narsa

Program Manager, Center for Health
Information Sharing and Innovation
312-736-9845

Celestine Emberton

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

Ellen Clewett

Program Manager, Center for Health
Information Sharing and Innovation
610-945-6750

Catherine Gillis

Program Research and Content Manager, Center for Health Information Sharing and Innovation
312-850-4744

Sheila Rurangirwa

Program Assistant, Center for Health
Information Sharing and Innovation
224-310-2205

Precious McNeil

Program Assistant, Center for Health
Information Sharing and Innovation
224-309-9950

Andras Ferencz

Senior Communications Manager, Center for Health
Information Sharing and Innovation
773-270-2986

Kaara Kallen

Content Producer, Center for Health
Information Sharing and Innovation
773-570-8528

Christina Gray

Information Systems & Office Operations Manager
312-598-3293

Positions

Careers @ IPHI

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