Healthy Schools Campaign benefits from the knowledge, experience and insight of our talented volunteer leadership.

Board of Directors

Many thanks to Healthy Schools Campaign’s talented and dedicated Board of Directors.

Rob Rogers, Chair
School Health Corporation

Kelly Dettmann, Vice Chair, Interim Treasurer
NextLevelNPO, LLC

Ernest Sanders, Secretary
COMEUNITY Based Solutions

Members at Large
Susan S. Aaron
DePaul University, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development

Lucy Ascoli

Triste Lieteau Smith
University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement

Sheelah Muhammad
Root Cause

Gwen G. Solberg

Board Committees

Communications Committee

Erin Slucter
Avani Patel
Veronica Anderson
Jen Le
Jordan Lemick
Howard Korey

Finance and Operations Committee

Human Resources Committee

Sustaining Board

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Civic + Business Advisory Committee

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

Committee Co-Chairs
Sandra Bruce

Terry Mazany
President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust

Committee Members

Deborah Bennett
Senior Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation

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

Gwendolyn Butler
President and COO, Capri Capital Partners

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

Jaime Dircksen
Deputy Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Public Health

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

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

Donna Gerber
Vice President, Public Affairs and Community Investments, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

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

Tiffany Hamel Johnson
Interim Senior Vice President, Strategy and Community Development, Chicago Urban League

Robin Lavin
President, Osa Foundation

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

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

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
Vice President, Chicago Board of Education

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

Sadie Stockdale Jefferson
Deputy Policy Director of Education, City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor

Susan Terry
Vice President of Culinary Operations-Americas, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

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

Pat Yuzawa-Rubin
Program Officer, Circle of Service Foundation

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National Collaborative for Education and Health Steering Committee

The National Collaborative for Education and Health is co-convened by Trust for America’s Health and Healthy Schools Campaign. Learn more about the National Collaborative.

Co-Chairs of the National Steering Committee

Rochelle Davis
President and CEO, Healthy Schools Campaign

Rich Hamburg
Interim President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health

Members of the National Steering Committee

Peggy Agron
National Director, Healthy Schools, Kaiser Permanente

Trina Anglin
Co-chair of the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety

Marty Blank
President, Institute for Educational Leadership

Gail Christopher
Vice President of Program Strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Bechara Choucair
Senior Vice President – Safety Net & Community Health, Trinity Health

Elaine Gantz Berman
State Board of Education Member, Colorado State Board of Education

Breena Holmes
Chairperson, Council on School Health, American Academy of Pediatrics

Frederick Isasi
Director – Health Division, National Governors Association

Jeff Kirsch
Vice President, Council for a Strong America

Alicia Lara
Senior Vice President of Impact, United Way Worldwide

Jeff Levi
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

Kent McGuire
President and CEO, Southern Education Foundation

Jennifer Ng’andu
Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Mary Cathryn Ricker
Executive Vice President, American Federation of Teachers

Karen Seaver Hill
Director of Children’s Advocacy, Children’s Hospital Association

George Sheridan
Executive Committee Member, National Education Association

Brian Weaver
Vice President – Healthy Schools Program, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Ex Officio Members of the National Steering Committee

Shavon Arline-Bradley
Director of External Engagement, Office of the Surgeon General

Khesha Reed
Associate Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Children’s Health

Andrea Harris
Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Jane Sanville
Deputy Director for Demand Reduction, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Joaquin Tamayo
Special Assistant, U.S. Department of Education

Katie Wilson
Assistant Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Program Committees

Healthy Schools Campaign works with a number of knowledgeable and experienced committee members who help inform our specific program areas. These include:

Fit to Learn Principal Advisory Committee

Dana Butler
Irma C. Ruiz Elementary

Katherine Elmer-DeWitt
Academy for Global Citizenship

Michael Heidkamp
Nathanael Greene School

Flavia Hernandez
McCormick Elementary

Allison Slade
Namaste Charter School

Read more about Fit to Learn for principals.

Green Clean Schools Leadership Council

Tom Adams
Director of Facilities & Operations, South Kitsap School District
Port Orchard, Washington

Mervin Brewer
Assistant Custodial Supervisor, Salt Lake City School District
Salt Lake City, Utah

Olivia Claus
Director of School Facilities, Howard County Public Schools
Ellicott City, Maryland

Mike Jones
Director of Custodial Services, Columbia Public Schools
Columbia, Missouri

Jodi Krause
Assistant Director Housekeeping, University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Tommy Little
Associate Director of Building Services, Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

Patrick Pizzo
Assistant to the Superintendent for Administration & Special Projects, East Meadow School District
Westbury, New York

Kimberly Thomas
Executive Director – Plant Services & Custodial Operations, Clarke County School District
Athens, Georgia

Keith Webb
Executive Director of Plant Services, Newport News Public Schools
Newport News, Virginia

Gene Woodard
Director of the Building Services Department, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Read more about the Leadership Council.

School Nurse Advisory Committee

Martha Bergren
University of Illinois at Chicago – College of Nursing

Kathleen Browning
DuPage County Health Department

Eva Detloff
Barrington School District 220

Onna Ford-Kendrick
Chicago Public Schools

Jessica Gerdes
Illinois State Board of Education

Linda Gibbons
Illinois Association of School Nurses

Beverly Govednik
DuPage County Health Department

Susan Gregory
Joliet Public School District 86

Victoria Jackson
Illinois Department of Human Services

Phyllis Pelt
Rush University

Pam Seubold
Naperville North High School

Mitzi Walker
Chicago Public Schools

Ellen Wolff
Naperville School District 203

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