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The Auxiliary Board is a non-profit organization of Chicago’s young professionals who are dedicated to raising funds for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Since becoming affiliated with the hospital in 1987, The Auxiliary Board has committed more than $2,000,000 to enhance treatment for Northwestern Memorial’s patients and their families through a host of patient care initiatives.

Northwestern Memorial ranks 13th in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. The hospital is also recognized in 11 of 16 clinical specialties rated by U.S. News and rated No. 1 in Illinois and Chicago in the 2017-18 state and metro rankings.

Our Cause

The Auxiliary Board recently pledged its support to a pivotal project that will explore cardiogenic shock (CS) and the potential role of multidisciplinary shock teams in improving outcomes and saving lives.

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The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial
Hospital for 2017-2018:

Executive Committee Board Members
Valentina Vulcu

Meg Chrisman
Executive Vice President

Michelle McCloskey

Jessica Fricke

Meredith Maienza
Vice President, Philanthropy

Mary Pircon
Vice President, Summer Lovin’

Kayla Hogan Makinen
Vice President, Membership

Scott Kennedy
Vice President, Nominating

Louise Arnott
Vice President, Program Selection

Jessica Perez
Vice President, Marketing &
Public Relations

Nick Theisinger
Vice President, Procurement Chair

Scott McIntosh
Vice President, New Members

Ashley Hayes
Vice President, Silent Auction &

Josh Alfaro

Natalie Alvarado

Jessica Armbrust

Ford Culver

Jared Fruland

Doug Golan

Benjamin Herman

Sean Hickey

Keri Hodnik

Marla Izbicky

Amy Kang

Michael Kritsmar

Mani Kumar

Brandon Leviton

Megan Ogorzalek

Mike Oliver

Chris Roman

Kaitlyn Rossi

Megan Russell

Rachel Sass

Ken Schultz

Jeff Smart

Douglas Spale

Tim Staebler

Gil Villavicencio

Kimberly Wong

Legacy membership is a new initiative for The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital that is meant to maintain a strong relationship with past members that committed three years to the Board (or two, with one being on the Executive Committee). We are thrilled to have their support as we continue to build the footprint of The Auxiliary Board.

Legacy Members:

Marcy Fridman
Ryan Aprill
Dan Huml
Rick Goddard
Ed Egawa
Jamie Teets
Nella DiSanto
Amanda Crivlare
Stephanie Linder
Kelsey Scheive

Interested in becoming a member? More information can be found at Become a Member. Other questions? See Frequently Asked Questions.