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

Leah Barth, MPH

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

Elissa J. Bassler, MFA

CEO
312- 850-4744

Kathryn Bernstein, MPH, RDN, LDN

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

Laurie L. Call

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

Nikki Carter

Nikki Carter

Program Manager - Opioid Initiativies, Center for Community Capacity Development

312-673-8424

Miriam Castro, MPA

Miriam Castro, MPA

Senior Program Manager, Center for Health Information Sharing and Innovation

773-694-2743

Sarah Chusid, MPS

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

Solomon Collins

Solomon Collins

Communications Associate

312-993- 5981

Sydney Edmond, MHA

Sydney Edmond, MHA

Program Manager, Center for Community Capacity Development

312-858-6874

Misti Faust

Misti Faust

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

312-850-4744

Passang Gonrong, MPH

Program Associate, Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives
312-786-5371

Rebeca Lira Gordenstein, MAIR

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

Christina Gray

Information Systems & Office Operations Manager
312-598-3293

Samantha Lasky

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

Esther Babawande

Communications & Special Projects Associate
312-786-5352

Jess Lynch, MCP, MPH

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

Susan Martinez, MUP

Program Manager, Center for Health Information Sharing and Innovation
312-786-5351

Sandy Moy

Finance Manager
312-786-5361

Lucy Peterson

Lucy Peterson

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

312-319-8577

Elise Ramos

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

Janna Simon, MPH

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

Rebekah Williams, MPH

Rebekah Williams, MPH

Program Manager, Center for Community Capacity Development

312-724-7962

Alberto Yahuaca

Alberto Yahuaca

Staff Accountant

312-598-3430

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

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

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.