Lee A. Daniels, lawmaker, businessman, civic leader, and advocate, is an attorney, Distinguished Fellow and Senior Advisor to the President of Elmhurst College and former Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. Mr. Daniels practiced law from 1967 until he retired in 2006 from the Chicago law firm of Bell Boyd & Lloyd, where he was an equity partner. He previously had been an equity partner at Katten Muchin & Zavis from 1982 to 1991 and Daniels & Faris from 1967 to 1982. Mr. Daniels served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1975 to 2007, was Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1997, was Republican Leader from 1983-2003 and served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois from 1971 to 1974. Mr. Daniels founded Lee Daniels & Associates, LLC in February 2007, a consulting firm for government and community relations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois, and the Board of Trustees at Kite Realty Group Trust, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lee Daniels serves as a member (2010-present) and Chairman (2014-present) of the Board of Directors of Haymarket Center, a nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment center located in Chicago, IL. He recently served as Chairman of the College of DuPage Presidential Search Committee (2015-2016). He previously served on the Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Board of Trustees, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Board of Governors, and the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation Board. Other boards Mr. Daniels has served on include Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc., the Suburban Bank and Trust Company of Elmhurst Board of Directors, Elmhurst Federal Savings and Loan Association Board of Directors, and the DuPage Easter Seals Board of Directors.
Mr. Daniels is a graduate of the University of Iowa and earned a law degree from John Marshall Law School. He has received numerous honors including an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Elmhurst College where he serves as a Distinguished Fellow.
Dr. O'Connor is President of PROactive Strategies, Inc. of Chicago, a consulting firm specializing in regulatory policy in the insurance and energy industries and previously had a lengthy career in the competitive electricity business and was a consulting principal with Coopers & Lybrand. He has also had substantial public service and in the private sector including chairmanship of the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Illinois Health Care Reform Task Force and the Illinois Task Force on Human Services Consolidation. Phil has also been a member of the Illinois State Board of Elections, the Illinois Commerce Commission Millennium Review Committee and the Children and Families Transition Committee of Governor-elect George Ryan. Phil was a founding member of the Alumni Board of Loyola University of Chicago’s John Felice Rome Center and of the Loyola University Museum of Art. In 2007-8, he served in the U.S. Embassy Baghdad as an advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A native of California, O'Connor attended the University of San Francisco, the Loyola University of Chicago-Rome Campus of Liberal Arts in Italy, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University of Chicago, and received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Political Science from Northwestern University.
Mr. Davis has nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry. His professional career started with the General Electric Company. He left General Electric in 1986 to start Electrical Resource Management, the first Will Group Company. The Will Group celebrated its 25th year in business in 2011. In 2010, The Will Group was named by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the Top 100 Black businesses in the country.
Mr. Davis serves as manager for 7+ Properties, a family owned real- estate trust. At Wheaton Bank and Trust his duties as bank director include, serving on the loan committee; reviewing residential and commercial loan portfolios, developers, home builders and C&I loans. As Commissioner of Aviation for the DuPage County Airport Authority, the board oversees management of airport operations, Prairie Landing Golf Course operations and development of the authorities over 500 acre DuPage County Business Park. Mr. Davis is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.
Mrs. Davis is the wife of Stephen Davis and the mother of 7 children The oldest is 33 and the youngest is 20. Her greatest blessing has been to be home for her family. She was raised in Asheville, NC. Tanya and Stephen has resided in Wheaton, Illinois for 27 years. She has her BA from DePaul University (Biblical Counseling Focus area) and a master certification in Biblical Counseling. She has written two books- "May I Please Speak with My Father?" and "I Don't Want to Shame my Daddy's Name". Her family started a foundation-The William & Mary Davis foundation. The mission of the foundation is to help loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to help the oppressed go free. To give bread to the hungry, and when we see the naked, to cover him. When we do this, light will break forth as the morning, and our health will spring forth speedily: and our righteousness will go before us and the glory of the Lord will be revealed (Based on Isaiah 58:6-8). The foundation gives to organizations that line up with this mission statement. They have given to organizations such as Daystar, Fox Valley Christian Action, Young Life, Orange Hands, and Women at Risk International. Tanya served on the board of FVCA for 6 years and also served as Board Chair. She serves on the advisory board of WPJC.FM, and Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya. She also does a mentoring retreat in the summer for teens called Purpose by Design at their farm in Knoxville, TN. She believes God created everyone with a purpose and it brings her joy to help others find their God created purpose.
Born and raised in New York where he got a Jesuit education, Jerry’s lived in the Chicago area since 1964 except for a stint in the Marine Corps that included two tours in Vietnam. After returning to Chicago he joined McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook. He left after 14 years there to pursue a career in the graphic arts business. After a successful 25 years in sales he retired in 2010. He and his wife Cathy have been married 45 years and have 3 grown children in the area and 5 grandchildren. Since retiring, he splits his time between mentoring people in the program and volunteering at Loyola University Medical Center with many grandkids activities wedged in between. Jerry first was introduced to Fr. Mac back in the mid 80’s through his mentor Jack Whalen when they started holding meetings at Haymarket on Wednesday nights at 7:30 before the windows went in.
A former Illinois Medicaid administrator, Matt Powers provides expert consultation on a variety of Medicaid policy and financing projects. As administrator of medical programs for the Illinois Department of Public Aid, Matt led the $8 billion division, which provided health care for 1.7 million Illinois residents. During his tenure, Illinois obtained the nation's first “Pharmacy Plus” Medicaid waiver and substantially increased enrollments in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program. He also worked to develop and implement policies to achieve a balance between controlling costs and maintaining patient access. Immediately prior to joining HMA, Matt headed a health care consulting practice with a special focus on Medicaid, Medicare, and the uninsured. He was a frequent conference presenter and provided technical assistance and training to numerous health care providers, advocates and government agencies.
Matt holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign.
His liveliest job and best preparation for his current work was de-tassling corn several decades ago.
Chris Robling is a principal at Jayne Thompson and Assoc., Ltd., a Chicago communications consultancy that does considerable work in complex legal and regulatory disputes. A former award-winning radio news anchor, Mr. Robling has worked in media, politics, government and business. He is the treasurer of the City Club of Chicago, and he moderates the Union League Club of Chicago’s public affairs discussion series. He has served on the Haymarket board since 2009.
Susan is a Professor of Social Work and Research Scientist affiliated with the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, where she has been since 1992. She received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1989. Her current research interests include development of interventions with substance abusing women who are incarcerated. She is the Principal Investigator of a current project assessing the mental health needs of incarcerated women. A recent project, Keeping Families Together, explored innovations in screening, brief intervention, and follow-up for substance abusing incarcerated mothers and pregnant women in Milwaukee County. She was also the Co-Principal Investigator of the Women in Jails project that tested an intervention directed at incarcerated women to motivate them to seek substance abuse treatment after their release. Her teaching responsibilities are in the areas of mental health and child welfare. She currently co-directs the Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program, developing specific curriculum to train MSW level child welfare workers. In the past 20 years, she has conducted numerous research studies at the intersection of child welfare, substance use, and incarcerated women and has published over 35 manuscripts, book chapters, and monographs in professional journals on these subjects. Dr. Rose currently chairs the school’s International Study Committee (developing programs in comparative public policy in England, Austria, and South Africa), and served as Alderman in Elmhurst, Illinois for 20 years from 1991 – 2011.
Growing up as the great nephew of Father Mac, he watched Haymarket grow into the amazing treatment center it is today. Joe came to understand the great need for centers like Haymarket and welcomed the opportunity to serve in any capacity that would continue the mission of providing aid to people with chemical dependency in their recovery. Having personally been sober for 24 years, thanks to the help and support of his uncle ‘Ig’ (Father Mac, Haymarket’s founder) and Jack Whalen, has inspired Joe to help those being served at Haymarket Center with the same love and care he received in his journey. As a twenty-year member of the Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group), Joe has built a successful institutional options brokerage business along with his current partners George Gianakis and Tim Dillman, who service the institutional and independent options trading communities. Their sales approach to the banking and trading communities at large has always been to provide honest, complete and accurate information and execution. Joe has worked in what has always been known as a pay your dues business, from the bottom as a runner while learning the ins and outs of the futures and options business in the thirty years since stepping onto the trading floor. While the exchange-traded business continues to evolve with the growth in computer trading, they continue to strive to change and adapt to the needs of their clients. Joe attended Loras College, studying business and served in the USMCR.
Thomas J. Stack, Jr. is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Since 1984, Mr. Stack has owned his own business, Thomas J. Stack, Jr., LTD. He is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Ledger and Quill Society of DePaul University. Mr. Stack also serves as a board member of DePaul University’s President’s Club and the Chicago Police Chaplains Ministry. Mr. Stack has a long history with Haymarket Center as a volunteer. Haymarket Center’s founder, Monsignor Ignatius McDermott, was Mr. Stack’s great uncle.
Dr. Andreoli received her Medical Doctorate from Boston University School of Medicine as well as her bachelors degree from Boston University College of Arts and Sciences in a combined seven-year accelerated program. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree Cum Laude, with a concentration in medical sciences. Following graduation Dr. Andreoli completed her internship at The Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, MA in the Transitional Medicine Program; she completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Loyola University Medical Center and Hines Veterans Administration Hospital. She currently is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with the Wheaton Eye Clinic in Wheaton, Naperville, Plainfield, and Hinsdale and is on staff at Central DuPage Hospital Northwestern Medicine.
Dr. Andreoli is most proud of her two young children and continues to learn from them every day about true joy, boundless love, and words that rhyme with barnyard animals.
We regret to announce the passing of John M. Butler. Mr. Butler was born in Brooklyn, New York and received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from St. John’s University in New York and New York University, respectively. He had been on the board of Haymarket Center and its predecessor, The McDermott Foundation, since 1990.
The following is an excerpt about Mr. Butler from the book, “Father Mac – The Life and Times of Ignatius D. McDermott, Co-Founder of Chicago’s Famed
Haymarket Center” by Thomas F. Roeser:
Working with Monsignor McDermott, Jack Whalen brought in a priceless resource: not just money, but a man with sophisticated experience in finance. It began when Monsignor McDermott told Mr. Whalen simply, “A man has called who wants to give money. I’d like you to talk to him.” This man was John Butler, a recently retired top financial officer with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. Whalen visited with Butler, who had been donation $2,000 here and $5,000 there. Butler was looking for a cause to give more money to. Whalen took him on a tour of the ravaged Haymarket House, pointing out what it could ultimately be. Butler joined the board and became Chief Financial Officer of McDermott Foundation, volunteering his time and ruling on important financial decisions.
As a member of the board of Haymarket Center, Mr. Butler served as a voluntary Vice President and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He was instrumental in acquiring land and buildings for Haymarket Center. One of his accomplishments was to renegotiate the bank loan for Haymarket’s properties. His efforts saved tens of thousands of dollars in interest payments. These are but a few of the many contributions that Mr. Butler has been involved in. We are grateful to his family for allowing him to be an intricate part of the history of Haymarket Center.
Haymarket Center will forever be grateful for all the good work he did for the people we are privileged to serve. His distinguished service and passion for the mission and vision set forth by our founder Monsignor Ignatius McDermott always will be remembered as an example of a person’s whose commitment serves as an example of an individual who truly wants to do God’s work.
Carol, a native of Texas, attended Southwestern Business School in Houston, Texas. Her love of fashion drew her to the Kim Dawson Modeling Agency in Dallas, Texas where she modeled for many of the top American and European designers. She then traveled to Paris and London where she resided for two years while working as a runway and print model.
After moving to Chicago, Carol continued her modeling career. She discovered a niche in the market for women’s Shape wear, which is the foundation for every well- dressed woman. She was the founder and CEO of Laracris, Inc. where she designed and manufactured an upscale line of women’s Shape wear. They were distributed to department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Begdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Ave and many others around America and Japan.
She is married to Dr. Richard Green who is also a Haymarket Center Board Member Emeritus.
Dr. Richard Green received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree with a Biology Major and a Chemistry Minor from Arkansas A. M. and N. College in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He received Doctorate of Medicine Degree and Bachelor of Science in Medicine Degree from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Dr. Green completed his Rotating Internship and Radiology Residency Program at Cook County Hospital. He has been an Attending Radiologist at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, Indiana, St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields, Illinois and St. Mary's Hospital in Streator, Illinois. He was Department Chairman at St. Mary's Hospital.
Dr. Green served on the Board of Trustees at Haymarket Center for over 20 yrs.
Karen Kissel has over twenty years of experience in accounting and finance in private industry and higher education. In 2015, Kissel joined Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, as Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Kissel also serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and the college’s Advisory Council for Strategic Planning. Prior to joining Elmhurst College, Kissel was Vice President for Finance and Administration at Governors State University in University Park, IL. Kissel earned a B.B.A with a concentration in Accounting from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame in 1991, an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 2004 and a certificate from Harvard University in Management Leadership in Education.