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Howard Brown Health Center’s (HBHC) Board of Directors Elects New Officers
Board prepares for strategic growth in services
Chicago, Ill. (June 13, 2012) – Howard Brown Health Center’s (HBHC) board of directors recently held elections to continue and enhance its leadership in preparing to guide HBHC through a period of strategic growth in services and capabilities.
The election of new board leaders, though minimal, continues to convey that the governance body for HBHC is actively cultivating and developing its thought leadership and strategic capacity as it builds a more sustainable, comprehensive, and expansive health, wellness and research institution for the patients and clients it serves.
Elected as the new Executive Vice Chairman is Duke Alden, vice president, Global Information Management at Aon Corporation. Duke will succeed F. Patrick Robinson, who was recently promoted to president, Chicago Campus, at Chamberlain College of Nursing and as a result will be stepping down when his term ends.
Elected as the new Vice Chair At-Large is Jeff Todd, chief operating officer, Prevent Blindness America.
Re-elected as Vice Chairman and Treasurer is Jenetta Mason, senior manager, Grant Thornton.
"We are extraordinarily grateful to our board members who tirelessly choose to serve Howard Brown Health Center and its patients and clients. And I couldn’t imagine having a better team," said HBHC’s Board Chairman Karma Israelsen.
Effective June 1, 2012, members of HBHC’s executive committee, in addition to Todd, Alden and Mason, include Karma Israelsen, chairman; and Frank Buttitta, vice chairman and secretary. At-large board members currently include: Bradley F. Carlson, C. Alan Eaks, Marla Kaiden, Susan Muller, Matthew J. Nielson, Richard Rouse, Robert Ruschmeier, Brent Styles, Anthony Sullivan, Jr., Christine Swartz, MD and Don Wiener. The board remains open to regularly considering opportunities to engage with qualified and committed candidates from the community HBHC serves, which includes a diverse array of people from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and business community, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and people impacted by HIV/AIDS.
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About Howard Brown Health Center
Founded in 1974, Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) is one of the nation's largest health care and research organizations, primarily serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and its allies. It is the largest such organization in the Midwest and serves more than 36,000 adults and youth each year throughout the region. An innovative and patient-centered health home, HBHC provides primary medical care, behavioral health services, and specialty chronic and infectious disease services, and conducts nationally-renowned clinical and behavioral research.