Board of Directors

Board Of Directors For Gift of Hope

Our Board of Directors manages the property, business and affairs of Gift of Hope. Members include hospital administrators, physicians, transplant surgeons, transplant recipients and donor family members. They are responsible for establishing and reviewing our policies, maintaining quality organ and tissue procurement systems and providing for organizational management and planning.

James Riley

Chairperson, Retired Partner, McGuireWoods LLC

James Riley
Chairperson, Retired Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

James B. Riley Jr. is a Retired Partner of the law firm of McGuireWoods in Chicago. His practice encompassed general corporate and healthcare law, including transactions, regulation and policy, compliance, private equity and finance, ...

Harry Wilkins, MD

President/CEO

Harry Wilkins, MD
President/CEO

Harry Wilkins, MD is President/CEO of Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network. In that role, he provides overall leadership for the organization, guides its strategic direction and ensures that the organization stays true to its ...

Jerry Anderson

Past President/CEO, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

Jerry Anderson
Past President/CEO, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

Jarold (Jerry) Anderson is the former President/CEO of Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, serving as the organization’s first chief executive from 1987 until his retirement in ...

Juan Carlos Caicedo, MD

Northwestern Medicine

Juan Carlos Caicedo. , MD
Northwestern Medicine

Juan Carlos Caicedo, MD, is a solid organ transplant surgeon and the director of the Hispanic Transplant Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He also is an assistant professor of surgery in the ...

Lori Chana

Money Mailer of Eastern DuPage County

Lori Chana
Money Mailer of Eastern DuPage County

Lori Linton Chana is the owner of Money Mailer of Eastern DuPage County. Her business provides direct-marketing services for local, regional and national companies. As owner, Ms.Chana manages all aspects of her business ...

Julie Fitzgerald, MD, FAAP

Loyola University Medical Center

Julie Fitzgerald, MD, FAAP
Loyola University Medical Center

Julie Lynn Fitzgerald, MD, FAAP the Division Director of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and the Vice Chairman of Pediatrics for Administration at the Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital at Loyola University Medical Center in ...

Marc Garfinkel, MD

SIU School of Medicine

Marc Garfinkel, MD
SIU School of Medicine

Marc Garfinkel, MD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is fellowship trained in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation from the University of California at ...

J. Michael Millis

UChicago Medicine

J. Michael Millis
UChicago Medicine

J. Michael Millis, MD, is an internationally recognized surgeon in pediatric and adult liver transplantation and non-transplant liver and biliary tract surgery. He is Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair of Global Surgery at University of ...

Pamela Mitchell-Boyd

Ascension Health

Pamela Mitchell-Boyd
Ascension Health

Pamela Mitchell-Boyd is the Senior Director for Inclusion and Equity at Ascension Health. She is a known champion for vulnerable populations and her work ensures that adults and children are provided with fundamental human necessities such as ...

Elias Rosario, CPA, MBA

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights

Elias Rosario, CPA, MBA
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights

Elias Rosario is the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer/Treasurer for the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, an international social services organization working to advance human rights, ...

Jeffrey Schwartz, MD, FACS

Loyola University Medical Center

Jeffrey Schwartz, MD, FACS
Loyola University Medical Center

Jeffrey Schwartz, MD, FACS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. He also serves as Surgical Director of Heart Transplant ...

Deborah Sims

Cook County Board of Commissioners, 5th District

Deborah Sims
Cook County Board of Commissioners, 5th District

In December 1994, Deborah Sims was elected to serve as Commissioner of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. As Commissioner of the Fifth District of Cook County, she is responsible for preparing ...

Robert Wright

Wright Advisors

Robert Wright
Wright Advisors

Robert Wright is the Principal of Rockford-based Wright Advisors, a consulting firm that provides business advisory and litigation support services to a broad base of businesses.

Since 1986, Mr. Wright has been a partner with such firms as ...

Robert L. Brandfass

OSF Healthcare System

Robert L. Brandfass
OSF Healthcare System

Robert Brandfass is Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel at OSF Healthcare System, Peoria, where he has worked since 2012. In this position, he is responsible for all legal affairs and serves as business ...

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