2018 Annual Luncheon

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Friday, May 18, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

 Our Annual Luncheon will bring together corporate, civic and health care leaders to honor trailblazers and innovators who have impacted the lives of Erie patients and our community, and to raise funds to ensure anyone in need has access to care.

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Register for the 2018 Annual Luncheon
or sponsor a table!

Keynote Speaker

Maria del Socorro Pesquiera
Healthy Communities Foundation

Maria del Socorro Pesqueira was appointed President of the Healthy Communities Foundation (formerly The Arthur Foundation) in May 2017.   HCF’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities in over 20 communities in western Cook County by promoting health equity, quality and access.  As an award-winning visionary leader, she is a sought-after speaker addressing local, national, and hemispheric audiences on a wide variety of topics ranging from private/nonprofit partnerships, health disparities, immigration reform, women and family issues, violence prevention, and the future of philanthropy. Previous to joining the Healthy Communities Foundation, she served as President & CEO to Mujeres Latinas en Accion. Pesqueira’s civic and community involvement includes appointments to the United States Congressional Commission for a National Women’s History Museum, Illinois Children and Family Services Advisory Commission, Illinois Partners for Human Services, Community Memorial Foundation, Aetna Medical Advisory Board, and The Chicago Network.



Mona Van Kanegan, DDS, MS, MPH
Chief, Division of Oral Health
Illinois Department of Public Health


Nneka Jones Tapia, Psy.D
The University of Chicago Institute of Politics Pritzker Fellow and Former Executive Director, Cook County Department of Corrections

Rachel Kohler and Stacy Lindau

To learn more about the benefits of sponsorship or hosting a table, please contact Kate Birdwell at 
kbirdwell@eriefamilyhealth.org or 312.432.2721

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!


Awards Ceremony Sponsor

Paul and Mary Finnegan

Speaker Sponsors

Benefactor Sponsor

Patron Sponsors

Lee Francis and Michelle Gittler

Brian P. and Michele Marsella

List complete as of April 3, 2018

Premium Table Hosts

Linda Cushman

Eckenhoff Saunders Architects

Gould & Rattner LLP

Barbara and Kenneth Kaufman and Sara Elsasser

Bill and Joan Kistner

Nixon Peabody LLC

Presence Health

Rush University Medical Center

Table Hosts

Belcore Electric

Nancy Bock

Burwood Group

Chicago Dental Society


Dick and Sandra Hutson

Will Kenworthy



Northern Trust

Norwegian American Hospital

Partners in Performance, Inc.

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at The University of Chicago

Quick Leonard Kieffer International

Daniel and Elizabeth Reidy

Jill and John Svoboda

Darryl Tom

UIC School of Public Health