Civic + Business Advisory Committee

HSC’s Civic + Business Advisory Committee members represent Chicago’s robust corporate, philanthropic, education, health and civic communities.

Civic + Business Advisory Committee

The Civic + Business Advisory Committee is integral to the success of our ambitious plan to improve the quality of school food, physical activity, schoolyards and the classroom experience for all Chicago students.

Committee Chair

Gayla Brockman
President and CEO, Michael Reese Health Trust

Committee Members

Ellen Braff-Guajardo
Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Gwendolyn Butler
President and COO, Capri Capital Partners

Kathleen E. Cangemi
Program Officer, Community Investment, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Donald Cooke
Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, McCormick Tribune Foundation

Rochelle Davis
President and CEO, Healthy Schools Campaign

Tarrah DeClemente
Manager of Student Wellness, Chicago Public Schools

Deborah DeHaas
Vice Chairman, Central Region Managing Partner, Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte

Catherine DeWeirdt
Program Officer, Stuart Family Foundation

John Edelman
Managing Director, Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility, Edelman

Michael Farrell
President, Advocate Children’s Hospital, Advocate Health Care

​​Dr. Ken Fox
Chief Health Officer, Chicago Public Schools

Lisa Harrell
Senior Vice-President Consultant, Chicago Urban League

Dougal Hewitt
Chief Officer for Mission & External Affairs, Presence Health

Robin Lavin
President, Osa Foundation

Connie Lindsey
Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
and Global Diversity & Inclusion, Northern Trust

Tameshia Bridges Mansfield
Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation

Dr. Terry Mason
Chief Operating Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health
Chief Medical Officer, Cook County Health and Hospitals System

Terry Mazany
President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust

Mark Murray
Senior Program Officer, Field Foundation of Illinois

Rob Rogers
Vice President and COO, School Health Corporation
Chair, Healthy Schools Campaign Board of Directors

Jennifer Rosenkranz
Senior Program Officer, Michael Reese Health Trust

Jesse Ruiz
Partner, Drinker Biddle
President, Chicago Park District

Marc Schulman
President, Eli’s Cheesecake Company

Susan Sher
Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Public Affairs,
University of Chicago Medical Center

Diana Spencer
Executive Director, William G. McGowan Charitable Fund

Kai Tao
Deputy Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Public Health

Dr. Cheryl Whitaker
President and CEO, Whitaker Kinne Group, LLC

Pat Yuzawa-Rubin
Program Officer, Circle of Service Foundation