Executive Board

The 2017 Executive Board welcomes you to the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board!

The Executive Board is comprised of young professionals from a variety of companies, professions, and educational backgrounds working towards our mission to support pediatric medical research being conducted at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute.

Lauren JosephLauren Joseph: Co-Chair
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Board Member Since: 2015
Profession: Sales


Dan MartinoDan Martino: Co-Chair
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Board Member Since: 2013
Profession: Financial Analyst


John DanaJohn Dana: Vice Chair
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Board Member Since: 2014
Profession: Private Banker


Matt AllardMatt Allard: Treasurer
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Board Member Since: 2015
Profession: Private Banker


Kelly KapshandyKelly Kapshandy: Secretary
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Board Member Since: 2016
Profession: Marketing/Advertising


Amy GersteinAmy Gerstein: Membership Chair
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Board Member Since: 2011
Profession: Corporate Event Planner


Nikki KeidanNikki Keidan: Education & Outreach Chair
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Board Member Since: 2015
Profession: Digital Recruiting HR


Brittany AbrahmsBrittany Abrahms: Marketing & Communications Chair
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Board Member Since: 2016
Profession: Executive Recruiter


Brian DuffyBrian Duffy: Corporate Giving
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Board Member Since: 2016
Profession: Commercial Real Estate


Brittany HartwigBrittany Hartwig: Special Events Co-Chair
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Board Member Since: 2015
Profession: Attorney


Melli ProusisMelli Prousis: Special Events Co-Chair
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Board Member Since: 2015
Profession: Social Media Marketing


Jackie HartzJackie Hartz: Cocktails for a Cause Co-Chair
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Board Member Since: 2014
Profession: Sales Executive


Katie LyonsKatie Lyons: Cocktails for a Cause Co-Chair
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Board Member Since: 2016
Profession: Attorney


Tonya GeesmanTonya Geesman: Spring Event Co-Chair
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Board Member Since: 2012
Profession: Entrepreneur


Kelsey GarvinKelsey Garvin: Spring Event Co-Chair
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Board Member Since: 2015
Profession: Health Administration


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ANNUAL APPEAL

Annual Giving to the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board is critical to our ability to continue to fund innovative pediatric medical research that will benefit countless children. It is also critical in enabling Lurie Children’s to remain competitive in securing external funding necessary to become one of the country’s leading pediatric research centers. Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated. Gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized at our signature event, Cocktails for a Cause.

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The Children’s Research Fund Junior Board needs your help in order to continue to play a vital role in improving the health and lives of children. Philanthropic gifts from donors like you are important to enabling the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute one of the country’s leading pediatric research centers.

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Co-Chairs:
Lauren Joseph  •  Dan Martino

Executive Committee:
Brittany Abrams  •  Matt Allard
John Dana  •  Brian Duffy
Kelsey Garvin  •  Tonya Geesman
Amy Gerstein
Brittany Hartwig  •  Jackie Hartz
Kelly Kapshandy  •  Nikki Keidan
Katie Lyons   •  Melli Prousis

Children’s Research Fund Liaison:
Tammy Whelan

Legal Counsel:
David P. McHugh  •  Schiff Hardin LLP

Children’s Research Fund Junior Board:
c/o Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation
225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 4
Chicago, IL 60611-2605
p 312.227.7500  •  f 312.227.9534
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