Board of Trustees 2016

La Rabida is grateful to the many who volunteer their time in support of the hospital. Leaders from Chicago's academic, health care, business and civic communities lend their time and talent to increase awareness of the hospital and help raise money for operations, capital improvements and special projects.



Chairman — Fred Berglund, Berglund Construction Company
Vice Chair — Terence Donnelly, ComEd 
Vice Chair — Cedric Shaw, Illinois Tool Works (retired)
Secretary — Bob Arthur, Magellan Corporation 
Treasurer — Mark Renfree,  La Rabida Children's Hospital 
President & CEO Brenda J. Wolf, La Rabida Children’s Hospital


Howard C. Alper, Alper Services, LLC
Neal Baker, CVS Health
Richard Burridge, RMB Capital Management
Michele B. Bush, Legal Consultant
John Clifford, Clifford Capital Markets
Bruce Cohen, Flexan Corporation
Brian B. Devane, J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC
Adam Fox, Chicago Sky
Brian Gaspardo, O’Neill & Gaspardo, LLC
John Gyann, Gycor International, Ltd.
Patricia Halper, Chicago Equity Partners
John Harney, Mesirow Financial Services
Patricia Brown Holmes, Riley Sater Holmes & Cancila, LLP
Drew M. Horowitz, Hubbard Radio, LLC
Lisa Haley Huff, PNC
Mark E. Jacobs, The Duracell Company
Gloria Jacobson, School of Nursing, St. Xavier University
Allen Kanter, Kanter & Morgan
Allen Kutchins, Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.
Ryan Lawrence, Textura Corporation
Randy Markowitz, FGMK, LLC
Craig Miller, ACG Chicago
Kweku Obed, Marquette Associates, Inc. 
David B. Patzwald, ichealth & Real FIT
Dan S. Real, ECC Insurance Broker, Inc.
Richard Rodgers, BMO Harris Bank
Emilio S. Salvi, The Northern Trust Company
Kathy Schaeffer, Kathy Schaeffer & Associates, Inc.
John Q Smith, Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group
Frederick Thomas, Mayer Brown LLP
Fred Walz, Grant Thornton LLP (retired)