Mar 05, 2021  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog

Leadership and Governance



Rush University Board of Governors

Carole Browe Segal, Chair

Robert A. Wislow, Vice Chair

Matthew F. Bergmann

Frederick M. Brown Jr., DNP

Alyson Coates

Ann Watson Cohn, EdD

Lewis M. Collens

Ayaat Dahleh

Sherine E. Gabriel, MD (ex officio)

Marcie B. Hemmelstein

Mark Kaufman

Kenneth H. M. Leet

Richard E. Melcher, MD

Karl A. Palasz

John J. Sabl, JD

Juan Salgado

Carl W. Stern

Michael W. Urbut

Barbara Jil Wu, PhD

Honorary Governors

William G. Brown

Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr.

Marvin J. Herb

Abby McCormick O’Neil

Michael Simpson

Rush University Leadership

Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc, President, Rush University

Susan Freeman, MD, MS, Provost, Rush University

Badrinath Konety, MBBS, MBA, Dean, Rush Medical College

Christine M. Kennedy, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, College of Nursing

Charlotte B. Royeen, PhD, Dean, College of Health Sciences

Andrew J. Bean, PhD, Dean, Graduate College; Interim Vice Provost, Research

Susanna G. Chubinskaya, PhD, Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs

David Katz, PhD, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs; Chief Knowledge Officer

Gayle B. Ward, JD, Vice Provost, Student Affairs

David A. Ansell, MD, Associate Provost, Clinical Affairs

Alan Landay, PhD, Assistant Provost, Team Science

Martha Clare Morris, ScD, Assistant Provost, Community Research

Ryan Nagdeman, Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Brenda L. Weddington, MEd, Chief Enrollment Management Officer and University Registrar

Sharon D. Gates, MA, Senior Director, Student Diversity and Community Engagement

John McClatchy, Senior Director, Medical Affairs

Mai Aly, MEd, Director, Records and Registration

Scott Thomson, MLIS, Director, Library of Rush University Medical Center

Rebecca Darmoc, MS, Director, Marketing

Jill Gable, MBA, Director, Student Financial Aid

Chris Kanakis, Director, University Facilities

David J. Nelson, MBA, Director, University Systems and Operations

Kapula Patalinghug, MM, Director, Administrative Operations

Angela Velez-Solic, PhD, Director, Instructional Design and Learning Innovation

Marie S. Ferro-Lusk, MBA, MSW, LSW, Director, Student Accessibility Services

Michael J. Kremer, PhD, Co-Director, Rush Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation

Michelle Sergel, MD, Co-Director, Rush Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation

Rush University Medical Center Board of Trustees

General Trustees

Kapila K. Anand

Matthew F. Bergmann

Matthew J. Boler

John L. Brennan

Peter C. B. Bynoe

Karen B. Case

Adela Cepeda

Alison L. Chung

Karen Jaffee Cofsky

Ann Watson Cohn, EdD

E. David Coolidge III

Kelly McNamara Corley

Susan Crown

James W. DeYoung

William A. Downe

Christine A. Edwards

Francesca Maher Edwardson

Peter M. Ellis

Charles L. Evans, PhD

Larry Field

Robert F. Finke

William J. Friend

H. John Gilbertson

William M. Goodyear

Sandra P. Guthman

David C. Habiger

William J. Hagenah

Christie Hefner

Marcie B. Hemmelstein

Jay L. Henderson

Marvin J. Herb

John W. Higgins

John L. Howard

Ron Huberman

William T. Huffman Jr.

Kip Kirkpatrick

Thomas E. Lanctot

Omar B. Lateef, DO

Sheldon Lavin

Kenneth H. M. Leet

Susan R. Lichtenstein

Pamela Forbes Lieberman

Todd W. Lillibridge

Paul E. Martin

Gary E. McCullough

Roger S. McEniry

Andrew J. Mills

Wayne L. Moore

William A. Mynatt Jr.

Martin H. Nesbitt

Michael J. O’Connor

William H. Osborne

Tonise Paul

Aurie A. Pennick

Sheila A. Penrose

Perry R. Pero

Stephen N. Potter

José Luis Prado

Stephen R. Quazzo

Eric A. Reeves

John W. Rogers Jr.

Joan S. Rubschlager

John J. Sabl

John F. Sandner

E. Scott Santi

Gloria Santona

Carole Browe Segal

Alejandro Silva

David H. B. Smith Jr.

Russell P. Smyth

Jennifer W. Steans

Joan E. Steel

Carl W. Stern

Frank J. Techar

Paul W. Theiss

Shundrawn A. Thomas

Charles A. Tribbett III

Pallavi Verma

Thomas J. Wilson

Robert A. Wislow

Barbara Jil Wu, PhD

Samuel Yagan

Annual Trustees

Debra Beck

Frederick M. Brown Jr., DNP

Christopher L. Coogan, MD

Catherine A. Dimou, MD

Justin Ishbia

The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee  

Cindy Nicolaides

Karen C. Reid

Carole W. Streicher

Kenneth J. Tuman, MD

Edward J. Ward, MD

Marilyn K. Wideman, DNP

Life Trustees

Mrs. Bowen Blair

William G. Brown

W. H. Clark

Robert J. Darnall

Thomas A. Donahoe

Bruce W. Duncan

W. James Farrell

Marshall Field

John P. Frazee Jr.

Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr.

Richard W. Gochnauer

Larry Goodman, MD

Joan M. Hall

William K. Hall

Leo M. Henikoff, MD

Mrs. Edward Hines

Thomas R. Hodgson

Edgar D. Jannotta

John E. Jones

John P. Keller

Herbert B. Knight

Fred A. Krehbiel

Vernon R. Loucks Jr.

Donald G. Lubin

John W. Madigan

Robert A. Mariano

Robert S. Morrison

Abby McCormick O’Neil

Maribeth S. Rahe

Sheli Z. Rosenberg

Patrick G. Ryan

The Hon. Anne O. Scott

Michael Simpson

Harold Byron Smith Jr.

S. Jay Stewart

Bide L. Thomas

Richard L. Thomas

John R. Willis

Rush University Medical Center Leadership

Susan Crown, Chairman of the Board

Peter C. B. Bynoe, Vice Chair

James W. DeYoung, Vice Chair

Christine A. Edwards, Vice Chair

William M. Goodyear, Vice Chair

Stephen N. Potter, Vice Chair

Omar B. Lateef, DO, Chief Executive Officer and President

Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, President, Rush University

Wayne E. Keathley, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

David A. Ansell, MD, Senior Vice President, Community Health Equity

Carl T. Bergetz, JD, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel;

Susan L. Freeman, MD, Senior Vice President and Provost, Rush University

Richa Gupta, MBBS, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Rush University Medical Group

Courtney Kammer, Senior Vice President Human Resources

Badrinath Konety, MBBS, Senior Vice President and Dean, Rush Medical College

Diane McKeever, Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, Chief Development Officer and Secretary

Tatyana Popkova, Senior Vice President Strategic Planning and Marketing, and Chief Strategy Officer

Angelique L. Richard, PhD, Senior Vice President, Hospital Operatons and Chief Nursing Officer

Aney Abraham, Vice President, Patient Care Services 

Bryant A. Adibe, MD, Vice President and Chief Wellness Officer

Cynthia E. Boyd, MD, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Peter Briechle, PhD, Vice President, Philanthropy Programs and Services

Paul Casey, MD, Acting Chief Medical Officer

Edward W. Conway, Vice President, Clinical Affairs for Administration and Finance

Melissa Coverdale, Vice President, Finance

Wendy Cox-Largent, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Rush University Medical Group

Deval Daily, Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Neurosciences - Cardiac Service Line

Bruce M. Elegant, Vice President, Hospital Operations; President and Chief Executive Officer, Rush Oak Park Hospital

Darlene Oliver Hightower, JD, Vice President, Community Health Equity

Bala Hota, MD, Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer

Kate H. Jones, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Communications

Kerem Korkmaz, Vice President, Patient Care Services

Michael E. LaMont, Vice President, Facilities Management

Shonda Morrow, Vice President, Patient Care Services

Patricia S. O’Neil, Vice President and Treasurer; Acting Chief Financial Officer

Hiten Patel, PhD, Vice President, Chief Product Officer

Brian D. Patty, MD, Vice President, Clinical Information Systems; Chief Medical Information Officer

Anthony J. Perry, MD, Vice President, Ambulatory Transformation

Paola Pescara, Vice President, Strategic Outreach

Terry Peterson, Vice President, Corporate and External Affairs

Stanley Quincy, Vice President, Hospital Operations

Robert Spadoni, JD, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Rush Oak Park Hospital

Janet Stifter, Vice President, Perioperative and Interventional Services

Jeremy E. Strong, Vice President, Supply Chain

Katie Conklin Struck, JD, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Oncology Service Line

Kelly Sullivan, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer

Denise N. Szalko, Vice President, Revenue Cycle

Thomas P. Wick, Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts, Philanthropy

Alex D. Wiggins, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

James Wilson, Vice President, Financial Planning, Budget and Decision Support

Justin T. Johnson, Assistant Secretary

Carolyn Reed, Assistant Secretary

Mariella, Mercer, Assistant Treasurer

Rush University System for Health Board

Susan Crown, Chairman

Peter C. B. Bynoe

Catherine Cederoth

E. David Coolidge III

Bruce W. Dienst

William A. Downe

Christine A. Edwards

William M. Goodyear

Sandra P. Guthman

Jay L. Henderson

Mark Metzger

Stephen N. Potter

Carole Browe Segal

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan, MB, ChB (ex officio, without vote)

Rush University System for Health Officers

Susan Crown, Chairman

Diane M. Mckeever, Secretary

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan, MB, ChB, Chief Executive Officer

Wayne E. Keathley, Chief Operating Officer

Omar Lateef, DO, President

Carl Bergetz, Chief Legal Officer

Marcos DeLeon, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

John Diederich, Senior Vice President and Hospital Integration Officer

Badrinath Konety, MBBS, Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs

Patricia O’Neil, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (acting)