We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and accomplished Board with a wide range of expertise. Together, they’re helping Bear Necessities change lives.

Board of Directors

Co-Chairpersons

Claire Jolcover, Loadsmart

Joy L. Larisey, US Foods

Vice Chairperson

James F. Herbison, Winston & Strawn LLP

 

Board of Directors

Chris Armstrong, Hoffmann Creative Agency

Kathleen A. Casey, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Andrea Caputo, Ratio Architecture

Kendra Castelloni, Wintrust

Paula Hamric, BDO USA, LLP

Barbara Hartman, Retired – Procter and Gamble

Susan Hitch, Abbott

Jon Jelinek, Advanced Resources

Pamela Mikulec, Parthenon-EY

Ajani Nimmagadda, MD, Cigna

Rob Pellicano, Griffith Foods

Young Professionals board president

Jennifer Goodwin, J.P. Morgan

Officers

CEO: Kate Tillotson, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

President/Founder: Kathleen Casey, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Vice-President, External Affairs: Courtney C. Krupa, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Treasurer: Paula Hamric, BDO USA, LLP

Secretary: Barbara Hartman, Retired – Procter and Gamble

Legacy Board

The Hon. Fredrick H. Bates, Michael Curran, Susan Hallen, Paul Iacono, Kelly Kramer, RN, MSN, Eric Lundstrom, Elizabeth Neuhoff, Russell Scurto, Jr., Tracy Scurto, The Hon. Bradley A. Stephens, Ralph Wakerly, Fr. Paul White

Scientific Committee

Rebecca J. Chan, MD, PhD; Sinisa Dovat, MD, PhD; Anat Erdreich-Epstein, MD, PhD;
Paul M. Kent, MD; Charles S. Hemenway, MD, PhD; Corinne Linardic, MD, PhD; Rishi Lulla, MD; John P. O’Bryan, PhD; Michele Redell, MD, PhD; Kathleen M. Sakamoto, MD, PhD; Marcelo Bento Soares, PhD; Jacquie Toia, APN, NP; David O. Walterhouse, MD

Honorary Members

Tony and Laurie Amonte, Gary and Sandy Fencik, Jay Levine and Mary Ann Childers, Mike and Kim Singletary

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Chicago, IL 60601

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