Our Board

Board of Directors

Joseph A. Antolin, J.D.

(Board Treasurer)
Principal, Antolin & Associates Consulting LLC
Director, Asset Funders Network

Elissa Bassler

CEO
Illinois Public Health Institute

Donna L. Gerber

(Board Chair)
President
M2BG Consulting

Dan Harris

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

Gennifer Jeffries

Market Development Advisor, Bold Goal Community Relations North Central Region
Humana

Patricia Merryweather

Executive Director
Project Patient Care

O. Victoria Lakes-Battle

Executive Director Chicago Region, IFF

Will Snyder

CEO, Metopio

Leslie L. McKnight

PhD
Peoria City/County Health Department

Leticia Reyes-Nash

MBA, Principal
Health Management Associates

Staff

Meet our Team

Elissa J. Bassler, MFA

CEO
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

Lucy Peterson

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

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

Misti Faust

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
312-850-4744

Alberto Yahuaca

Staff Accountant
312-598-3430

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.