Sep 24, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

Leadership and Governance



Rush University Board of Governors

Carole B. Segal, Chair

Robert A. Wislow, Vice Chair

Matthew F. Bergmann

Frederick M. Brown Jr., DNP

Alyson Coates

Ann Watson Cohn, EdD

Lewis M. Collens

Sherine E. Gabriel, MD (ex officio)

Marcie B. Hemmelstein

Bradley J. Henderson

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 L. Freeman, MD, MS, Provost, Rush University

Vince Gattuso, MBA Chief Financial Business Officer

Dino P. Rumoro, DO, Acting Dean, Rush Medical College

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

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

Andrew 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

Ryan Nagdeman, Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications

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

John McClatchy, Senior Director, Medical Affairs

Brenda L. Weddington, MEd, Senior Director, Enrollment Management and University Registrar

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

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, Student Affairs

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

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

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

Marsha A. Cruzan

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

Cary S. Grace

Sandra P. Guthman

David C. Habiger

Darrel H. Hackett

William J. Hagenah

Christie Hefner

Marcie B. Hemmelstein

Bradley J. Henderson

Jay L. Henderson

Marvin J. Herb

John W. Higgins

John L. Howard

Ron Huberman

William T. Huffman 

Kip Kirkpatrick

Thomas E. Lanctot

Omar B. Lateef, DO

Sheldon Lavin

Kenneth H. M. Leet

Susan R. Lichtenstein

Pamela Forbes Lieberman

Todd W. Lillibridge

Juan R. Luciano

Paul E. Martin

Brian T. McCormack

Gary E. McCullough

Roger S. McEniry

Christopher N. Merrill

Andrew J. Mills

Wayne L. Moore

William A. Mynatt Jr.

Martin H. Nesbitt

Michael J. O’Connor

William H. Osborne

Tonise C. Paul

Aurie A. Pennick

Sheila A. Penrose

Perry R. Pero

Stephen N. Potter

José Luis Prado

Stephen R. Quazzo

Eric A. Reeve

Joan S. Rubschlager

John J. Sabl

E. Scott Santi

Gloria Santona

Carole B. 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 K. Verma

Thomas J. Wilson

Robert A. Wislow

Barbara Jil Wu, PhD

Sam Yagan

Annual Trustees

Frederick M. Brown Jr., DNP

Melissa Browning, DNP

Catherine A. Dimou, MD

James M. Farrell

Justin Ishbia

Cindy Clark Mancillas 

Cindy Nicolaides

Vijaya Reddy, MD

Karen C. Reid

R. Jeffrey Snell, MD

Edward J. Ward, MD

Life Trustees

James A. Bell

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.

Ronald J. Gidwitz

Richard W. Gochnauer

Larry Goodman, MD

Joan M. Hall

William K. Hall

Leo M. Henikoff, MD

Mrs. Edward Hines

Thomas R. Hodgson

Anthony D. Ivankovich, MD

Edgar D. Jannotta

John E. Jones

John P. Keller

Herbert B. Knight

Vernon R. Loucks Jr.

Donald G. Lubin

John W. Madigan

Robert A. Mariano

Robert S. Morrison

Abby McCormick O’Neil

Maribeth S. Rahe

John W. Rogers Jr.

Sheli Z. Rosenberg

Patrick G. Ryan

The Hon. Anne O. Scott

Michael Simpson

Harold Byron Smith Jr.

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

Paul E. Casey, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

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

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

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

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 

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

Christa Brawley, Vice President, Research Operations and Chief Research Administrator

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

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

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

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

Jeff Gautney, Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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

Shonda Morrow, Vice President, Patient Care Services

Hiten Patel, PhD, Vice President, Chief Product Officer

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

Paola Pescara, Vice President, Strategic Outreach Growth

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

Quincy M. Stanley, Vice President, Hospital Operations

Janet Stifter, Vice President, Perioperative and Interventional Services

Jeremy E. Strong, Vice President, Supply Chain

Kelly Sullivan, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer

Denise N. Szalko, Vice President, Revenue Cycle

Thomas P. Wick, Vice President, Individual Giving, Philanthropy

Alex D. Wiggins, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

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

Carolyn Reed, Assistant Secretary

Mariella Mercer, Assistant Treasurer

Rush University System for Health (RUSH) 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 B. 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

Omar B. Lateef, DO, President

Wayne E. Keathley, Chief Operating Officer

Carl Bergetz, Chief Legal Officer

Marcos DeLeon, Chief Human Resources Officer

John Diederich, Hospital Integration Officer

Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, Chief Academic Officer

Patricia O’Neil, Chief Financial Officer