Lee A. Daniels, lawmaker, businessman, civic leader, and advocate, is an attorney 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. Andreoli received her Medical Doctorate from Boston University School of Medicine as well as her bachelor’s 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 young children and continues to learn from them every day about true joy, boundless love, and words that rhyme with barnyard animals.
Erin Lavin Cabonargi serves as the Managing Director of Hibernian Advisors, a strategic advisory practice focused on commercial real estate, infrastructure, and government affairs. Prior to Hibernian Advisors, Ms. Cabonargi was the Director of Development Services for Sterling Bay, a Chicago‐based commercial real estate investment and development firm. Prior to Sterling Bay, Ms. Cabonargi was a leader in public sector development and a Cabinet member to Chicago Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel. She served as the Executive Director of the Public Building Commission of Chicago, successfully delivering nearly $3 billion of new development, major capital renovation, infrastructure, surveillance, technology and asset repositioning work on behalf of sister agencies and municipalities. She also had significant facility management responsibilities, inclusive of the Richard J. Daley Center, one of the nation’s largest courthouses and civic gathering spaces.
Ms. Cabonargi is actively involved with the Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago Building Congress, Leadership Greater Chicago, Urban Land Institute, American Institute of Architects, the Economic Club of Chicago, City of Hope, Lambda Alpha Society for Land Use Economics and the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.
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 mother of 7 children and greatest blessing has been to be home for her family. She was raised in Asheville, NC. Mrs. Davis and Stephen reside in Wheaton, Illinois. 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. Mrs. Davis 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.
Ms. Harrington currently leads Corporate Affairs efforts for Humana, Inc. in the Midwest region. In addition to setting and executing strategy on legislative
and regulatory issues impacting Humana members, she also serves on insurance and business industry boards, manages consultants and state associations
and directs the public policy agenda and political action committee budget within her region.
Ms. Harrington has had extensive experience managing regional, state and local government, issue advocacy and media relations. She served as Director of State Government Relations for non-investor owned Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, as well as Manager of State Government Relations for the northeast, mid-Atlantic and southern regions at Walgreen Co.
Prior to her corporate government affairs experience, Harmony served as Staff Attorney for the Illinois House of Representatives (civil law, elections, ethics and campaign finance reform). During the Ryan Administration (1999-2002), she also held multiple positions working for Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood, including travel aide, director of operations and legislative director. During the Blagojevich Administration (2003-2004), she worked for Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn as a legal policy assistant.
Harmony graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Mr. Masterson was born and raised in New York where he received a Jesuit education. Mr. Masterson has lived in the Chicago area since 1964 except for his time serving in the Marine Corps that included two tours in Vietnam. Upon returning to Chicago, he joined McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook where he worked for 14 years. Upon leaving McDonald’s Corporation, he had a successful 25 year career in the graphic arts business.
He and his wife Cathy have been married for nearly 50 years. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren who reside in the Chicagoland area. Since retiring in 2010, he splits his time between mentoring people in the program, volunteering at Loyola University Medical Center and attending many grandchildren events and activities. Mr. Masterson first was introduced to Fr. Mac back in the mid 80’s through his mentor Jack Whalen.
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.
Dr. Rose 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 Ignatius McDermott (Uncle Ig), he watched Haymarket grow into the amazing treatment center it is today. Mr. Stack 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. Thanks to the help and support of his Uncle Ig and Jack Whalen, Joe has been sober for over 25 years and it has inspired him to help those being served at Haymarket Center with the same love and care he received during his journey.
As a twenty-year member of the Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group), Mr. Stack has built a successful institutional options brokerage business with his partners George Gianakis and Tim Dillman, who service the institutional and independent options trading communities. Their sales approach to the banking and trading communities has always been to provide honest, complete and accurate information and execution to their customers. He worked in what has been known as a “pay your dues” business. Thirty years ago when he stepped on the training floor as a Runner, he learned the ins and outs of the futures and options from the ground up. While the exchange-traded business continues to evolve with the growth in computer trading, Joe and his partners continue to strive to change and adapt to the needs of their clients. Mr. Stack 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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS - IN MEMORIAM
Dr. O'Connor was 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.
Dr. O’Connor was an active and dedicated member of the Board of Directors, serving from 2010 through 2018. Most recently, Dr. O’Connor was Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and served as Chairperson for the Compensation, Nominating & Governance Committee.