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: Kelly Nierstedt, Peter Wong, Dr. Melissa Stigall, Theresa Murphy, Sister Judith Ann, Melody Berry, Amy Paul and Julie Welch
2nd row: Diana Hampton, Dr. Sarah Zallek, Sue Portscheller, Patti Bash, Teresa Best, Michael Weber
3rd row: Dr. Pedro de Alarcon, Christine Zak-Edmonds, Vicki Bahr, Mike Wells, Dr. Divya Joshi
4th row: Dave Stenerson, Scott Cicciarelli, Keith Harlan, Dr. Kay Saving, Dr. Steve Bash, Jay Harms, Rev. Tony Pierce, Andrea Bjorkman, Josh Riekena, and Bill Wills
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:
|Jay Harms, Chair|
|Bob Woolsey, Vice Chair|
|Jayme Bailey, Secretary|
|Honorary Board Members, Ex-Officio, & Staff Members|
de Alarcon, Pedro
Van Buskirk, Jamie
Van Buskirk, Mary Ellen
Sister Judith Ann, O.S.F.