Leadership

Board of Directors

Sara Dado – Chair

Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care


Doug Irvin – Vice Chair

Vitas Healthcare
1340 S. Damen Ave, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60608


Laurie Fester – Treasurer

Northern Illinois Hospice
Rockford, IL 61108


Connie Lemon – Secretary

Uplifted Care (formerly Hospice of Kankakee Valley)
482 Main Street NW
Bourbonnais, IL 60914


Wendy Bongero

Wendy Bongero

Residential Hospice and Palliative Care
5440 Corporate Drive
Troy, MI 48098


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Julie Goldstein

Ethics and ACP Educator – Advocate Health Care
836 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL  60657


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Cordt Kassner

Hospice Analytics, CEO
2355 Rossmere Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80919


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Mary Mihalyo

Delta Care Rx / Duquesne University
105 Whitehall Place
Steubenville, OH 43953


Kate Proctor

Kate Proctor

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care Rosemont, IL – Vice President, General Counsel
6400 Shafer Court, Suite 700
Rosemont, IL 60018


Ellen Byrne

Public Policy Consultant
Chicago, IL


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Mary Sheehan

Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care
Joliet, IL 60431


Kristin James

Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition
Evanston, IL 60202


Melissa Popp

Transitions
Huntley, IL 60142


Executive – Mary Sheehan
Finance- Laurie Sievert
Education – Connie Lemon
Communications & Membership – Wendy Bongero
Government Affairs – Doug Irvin
Governance Committee – Mary Sheehan
POLST Committee – Julie Goldstein
Reimbursement Workgroup – Carrie Bill
Veterans Workgroup – Linda Rockwell
Palliative Care Workgroup – Sara Dado
Pass-Through Elimination Workgroup – Ellen Byrne

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