Put Gilda’s on your cancer support team

The friendly, caring and knowledgeable staff members at Gilda’s Club Chicago are ready and eager to provide information and support to anyone impacted by cancer. Come meet them today.

Our team

LauraJane Hyde

LauraJane Hyde

Chief Executive Officer

Kathleen Boss

Kathleen Boss

Chief Program Officer

Bradford Newquist

Bradford Newquist

Director of Development

Brad Most

Brad Most

Marketing Director

Shannon Zaleski

Shannon Zaleski, LCSW, OSW-C

Associate Director Clubhouse Programs

Lindsay Tynes

Lindsay Tynes, LCSW, OSW-C

Associate Director Community Programs

Ross Alexander

Ross Alexander, LCSW

Hospital Program Manager, Advocate Christ Medical Center

Sanjana Goranov

Sanjana Goranov

Digital Marketing Manager

Rebecca Peters

Rebecca Peters

Development Manager

Kassandra Billups

Kassandra Billups, MPC

Program Manager

Jasmine Carrazco

Jasmine Carrazco, MSW

Bilingual Coordinator

Debbie Slowinski

Debbie Slowinski

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Stephanie Beckner

Stephanie Beckner, JD, LPC

Program Coordinator Advocate Christ Medical Center, Contractor

Sophie Canadé

Sophie Canadé, LCPC, ATR

Art Coordinator

Paige Jeffrey

Paige Jeffrey

Hospital Program Coordinator

Sherman

Sherman

Certified Animal Assisted Therapy Dog

Join our team!

Gilda’s Club Chicago is currently looking for a facilitator for a monthly LGBTQIA+ Support Group in partnership with Howard Brown Health

Facilitators must be a licensed mental health professional. If you are interested and believe you are a good fit please submit your resume to our Associate Director Clubhouse Programs, Shannon Zaleski.

Download the job description

Our board members

  • Tim Mohan, Chairman, Chief Executive Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP
  • Jennifer Cavanaugh, Treasurer, National Professional Practice Director - Midwest, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Nina Abnee, Eyes Forward, LLC, Coaching Consultancy
  • William Adams IV
  • Bill Albin, Partner, Deloitte
  • Monroe Anderson
  • Howard Conant, Chairman, Urban Innovations
  • Paula Conrad, Vice President of Corporate Relations and President of the Exelon Foundations
  • Barbara Cooney
  • Ronald Culp, Culp and Co./ Director, Graduate Public Relations and Advertising Program, DePaul University
  • Stephen D’Amore, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Christopher Foltman, Senior Vice President, Commercial Division Manager, MB Financial Bank
  • Susan Goodenow, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Chicago Bulls
  • Jon Harris, Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, ConAgra Brands
  • Tony Iannessa, Founder and CEO, Big Construction
  • Jim Jacobsohn, National Vice President, Sg2
  • Sunney Kohlhoss, Owner, SK Law, PC
  • Sandye Lerner
  • Anne Libera, Director of Comedy Studies, The Second City/Columbia College Chicago
  • DeLonce Martin, Sr CRA, Clinical Operations, IQVIA
  • Sarah McEneaney, Partner|Digital Talent Leader, PwC
  • James Mitchell, Managing Director, Stout
  • Steven Molo, Partner, MoloLamken LLP
  • Heather Morris, Senior Vice President, Sales, Magellan Corporation
  • Gabrielle Novacek, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
  • Kristie Paskvan, Senior Advisor, Mesirow Financial
  • Dr. Jeffrey Raizer, Senior Medical Director at Astellas Pharma US
  • Sherman Reynolds, Senior Vice President, Risk Strategies
  • Alex Richardson, Executive Vice President & Partner, Holden Richardson
  • Brenda Russell, PwC
  • Courtney Sanger, Managing Director of Customer Relationship Management, CIBC Bank USA
  • Leslie Sawyer, Chairman and CEO, Environmental Design International, Inc.
  • David Selby, Chief Executive Officer, Schafer Condon Carter/Chicago
  • Jan Starr, President, Chicago/Springfield Consultants, L.L.C.
  • Peter Volpe, President - Norridge/Mont Clare at Wintrust Bank
  • Larry Wert, Chicago Stories

Gilda's Club Chicago is supported by dedicated board members who donate their time, talents and tenacity to advancing our mission.

  • Andrew Alexander
  • Bob Arthur
  • Honorable Richard Durbin
  • Christina Gidwitz
  • Terry Hillard
  • Bonnie Hunt
  • Holly Hunt
  • Larry Levy
  • Bruce Lubin
  • Allison Rosati
  • Honorable Jim Ryan
  • Shirley Ryan
  • Terry Savage
  • Chuck Swirsky
  • George Wendt
  • Honorable Corinne Wood
  • Nancy Anderson, B.S.N., M.S.N., Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Philip Bonomi, M.D., Rush University Medical Center
  • David Cella, Ph.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Morris Kletzel, M.D., Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Gustavo Rodriguez, M.D., NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Patrick Stiff, M.D., Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola University Health System
  • Nick Aiello, Grubhub
  • Tracey Baker, Current Health
  • Jennifer Bassik, Invoca
  • Cary Black, Crowe LLP
  • Adam Busch, Amada Senior Care
  • Sean Burke, United
  • Christy Chiapetta, PwC
  • Liza DeMello
  • Kandis Draw, Chathum - Journey Care Community Health
  • Colleen Flanagan, DHL
  • Kenneth Flaxman
  • David Himmel, August Jackson
  • Abbey Jennings, Northwestern Memorial Foundation
  • Sucheta Kinger, Boston Consulting Group
  • Colleen Moran, Boeing
  • Puja Narain, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP.
  • Dan Olas, Lucas Group
  • Kim Pulmano, Janssen US
  • Sarah Rittner, SASU Project Management
  • Rebecca Rittner, Spark44
  • Chelsea Rosenberg, Mekky Media Relations
  • Patrice L. Scelzo, Ariel Investments
  • Matthew Serafin, Strategia Consulting
  • Meg Templeton, Northwestern Medicine
  • Stacy Tsihlopoulos, ISE Baseball
  • Hannah Warren, LGIM America
  • JoAnn Yatooma, Loadsmart