Board of Directors

The Board of Directors’ commitment and passion for our mission keeps the Cancer Wellness Center fiscally healthy and thriving.

Justin Sheperd

Justin Sheperd

Chairman

"My wife and I are past participants of the Center’s programs and services and are aware of how vitally needed they are."

David Frank

David Frank

Vice-Chairman

"I know first hand how important the work of the Center is. My mom was a participant. Her CWC support group improved her quality of life, and she in turn helped those in the group on their journey."

Arlene Levin

Arlene Levin

Treasurer

Partner
Wipfli, LLP
"I am proud to serve on the board of directors and I am inspired by both the donors and cancer patients and their families who come together to support this organization."

Scott Winicour

Scott Winicour

Strategic Planning

Co-President, Gibraltar Capital Holdings, LLC

“Many of my friends and family have been affected by cancer. The CWC helps cancer patients live better before, during and after treatment. It feels great to support an organization that helps so many people during such a difficult time.”

Lynne Butler Adams

Community Volunteer

As a cancer survivor and a member of the Center’s first support group, I am dedicated to supporting the Center’s mission in any way I can. After 29 years, I continue to be a proud supporter of the vitally needed programs of the Cancer Wellness Center.

Josh Aling

President of the Lisa Klitzky Foundation

Derivatives Trader at Citadel Investment Group

Susan Barr

Susan Barr

Community Volunteer

Board Member, Founder of the Barbara Demovsky Pritikin Library
"I have dedicated nearly 30 years to supporting this incredible organization, a tribute to my dear friend Barbara Demovsky Pritikin."

Jason Benjamin, D.O.

Jason Benjamin, D.O.

Radiologist, Vista Imaging Associates
"As a radiologist, I see cancer through a medical lens. I am proud to support an organization which heals the mind, body and soul."

Rachel Fein

Community Volunteer

"I joined the CWC board this year. My father was on the board before me. As I have gotten older, cancer has had a much larger affect on the people around me. I believe the Center performs such a vital role in helping families cope with a cancer diagnosis. The dedication, enthusiasm and compassion displayed by the staff is truly exceptional and motivates me to be more active and involved with the Center." - Rachel Fein

Allyson Marks Greenfield

Allyson Marks Greenfield

Executive Director, Israel Cancer Research Foundation
"When I was diagnosed nearly 10 years ago, the Cancer Wellness Center was my safe place to process and begin my road to recovery."

Brett Kroner

Brett Kroner

Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield
"My mom is a 6 time survivor of cancer. At CWC, my mom, who has always been quiet in her battle, realized she was not alone in her fight. I am committed to ensuring the future of the Cancer Wellness Center."

Steven H. Lewis

Steven H. Lewis

Owner, Lewis Floor and Home

“There is nothing more rewarding that giving back to the community that allows me to make the living I do.”

Rhonda Salins

Rhonda Salins

Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley

"I lost my father, my sister, and my best friend in a span of 5 years. I came to the Center and found the Center to be a warm and helpful place."

Marc Z. Samotny

Marc Z. Samotny

Partner, Attorney at Law, Patzik, Frank & Samotny
"The breadth of CWC services is remarkable; education, supportive care and wellness. I am proud to be counted among their biggest supporters."

Gary Weiss

EVP, Chief Financial Officer, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Howard Wolkoff

Retired Partner, Group One Investments

Lisa Cole Zirin

Lisa Cole Zirin

Community Volunteer

“I have always been passionate about helping people. Joining the Board allows me to support the amazing people at CWC who help others.”

Judy Brannon, RN; Patsy Winicour

Founders