Board of Directors

The Board of Directors functions to advise, assist and aid in our efforts to support breast cancer education and outreach programs serving Susan G. Komen Chicago service area.


Sheila Hartnett
Former Chairman, Geometry Global North America

Dr. Suzet McKinney
Vice President

Elizabeth Sawyer
Senior Director, Group Financial Planning & Analysis, Walgreens

Michael Kurtz
Partner, Kurtz & Augenlicht, LLP

Tiosha Bailey
Executive Director
Susan G. Komen Chicago

Board Members

Linda Borton
Board Member
Retired Managed Care Executive and Community Volunteer

Kirstin Chernawsky
Board Member
Executive Director, Erie Neighborhood House

Michelle Leigh Green
Board Member
Technology and Finance Strategy and Architecture Advisor, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Joan Knippen
Board Member
Wabtec, Triangle Engineered Products Division

Suzet McKinney, DrPH, MPH
Board Member
CEO/Executive Director at Illinois Medical District

Sean Tenner
Board Member
President, KNI Communications

Dr. Karriem S. Watson, DHSc, MS, MPH
Board Member
Director, OCERIS, University of Illinois Cancer Center, UIC Instructor, UIC School of Public Health, Community Health Services

Betina Yanez, PhD.
Board Member
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern Medicine

Honorary Board Members

Richard Biller
Honorary Board Member
Principal, Boston Equity Group (Retired CEO of Production Services Association)

Eric Brinker
Honorary Board Member
Partner & Vice President, Experience at OTG

Congressman Brad Schneider
Honorary Board Member
10th Congressional District

Dr. Melissa Simon
Honorary Board Member
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine