Community Advisory Board
As ambassadors for Children's Hospital of Illinois, members of the Community Advisory Board lead, act and advocate for the hospital, sharing its role and mission with their respective communities. They also advise the hospital and make important contributions to its fundraising programs.
Front row: Brian Ray, Dr. Melissa Stigall, Bob Woolsey, Sister Judith Ann, Sue Portscheller, Theresa Murphy, Dr. Pedro de Alarcon, Patti Bash, Mike Wells, Melody Berry, Rich Draeger
2nd row: Dr. Chuck Aprahamian, Mitch Gilfillan, Peter Wong, Dr. Kay Saving, Christine Zak-Edmonds, John Drury, Sherneka Cagle, Brian Gruber, Dr. Rick Pearl
3rd row: Diana Hampton, Dr. Steve Bash, Michael Weber, Jeff Kolbus, Jay Harms, Jayme Bailey, Jim Stowell, John Ginder
Not pictured: Bob Anderson, Vicki Bahr, Terry Best, Andrea Bjorkman, Tom Bluth, John Burklund, Paul Dubravec, Kevin Harlan, Bob Hoerr, Gennifer Jeffries, Linda Kepple, Scott Klaus, Darin LaHood, Raymond LaHood, Rex Linder, Karen Magers, Dan O’Brien, Rev. Tony Pierce, John Riley, Tara Rossman, Dr. Sara Rusch, Dr. Jeff Ruskusky, Tim Saurs, Jana Stevens, Jamie Van Buskirk, Mary Ellen Van Buskirk, Bill Wills, and Jan Wright.
Our caring team of nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers, support personnel and child life specialists address the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the pediatric patient based on these three principles:
- Children are unique and have special needs.
- A child's illness impacts the entire family.
- Childhood illness interferes with normal childhood growth and development.
These principles are guided by the OSF HealthCare Mission, "In the spirit of Christ and the example of Francis of Assisi, the Mission of OSF Healthcare is to serve persons with the greatest care and love in a community that celebrates the gift of life."
Our thanks to these individuals who share their time and talents with us:
|Bob Woolsey, Chair|
|Jayme Bailey, Vice Chair|
|Melody Berry, Secretary|
|Honorary Board Members, Ex-Officio, & Staff Members|
de Alarcon, Pedro
Van Buskirk, Jamie
Van Buskirk, Mary Ellen
Sister Judith Ann, O.S.F.