Associate Board



The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Associate Board is a group of emerging business and civic leaders who are committed to raising funds and increasing the awareness and ongoing success of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab through beneficiary events and volunteer programs. Founded in 1990, the board currently boasts over 60 members.

For more information, download the PDF below or scroll down for answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Executive Members


President: Michael Khuans
Vice President (2): Nick Schaefer and Dennis Connolly
Secretary: Jennifer Fernandez
Treasurer: Joseph Morgan
Prospective Membership (2):  Dianne Datu and Caroline Dolan
Membership Enrichment: Ellen Bozek



Maureen Andersen
Ellen Bozek
Kage Brown
Eunice Buhler
Andrew Cardillo
Carly Carynski
Nathan Chambery
Kristina Chapman
Meg Chrisman
David Connelly
Dennis Connolly
Dianne Datu
Brian Dennen
Jack Deroche
Caroline Dolan
Genevieve Dolan
Sangeeta Driver
Cory Ehrenberg
Jennifer Fernandez
Ted Fournier
Jordan Freedman
Neal Goss
Charles Hartman
Bradley Heit
Stephen Hiatt-Leonard
Kevin Hull
Kirsten Hull
Michael Khuans
Nicollette Khuans
DJ Laux Charles Lee
Garrett Lessem
Marissa Lev
Dylan Lingelbach
Breanne Littleton
Clare Marlin
Rachel Mayuga Meredith McBride
Liz McCarthy
David Meyers
Amy Mikel
Jason Miller
Joseph Morgan
Megan Noonan
Mariam Paré
Alexandra Potter
Punam Rahman
Sara Reyes
Corbett Ryan
Nick Schaefer
Ashley Scott
Tony Seaman
Joshua Singewald
Andrew Solar
Barrett Stephan
Paige Stromayer
Micheal Swan
Trisha Tesmer
Chelsea Toth
Ryan Vilnius
Matt Wesley
Brian Zmarlicki

Board FAQs


How do I join the Associate Board?
The Associate Board welcomes those interested in joining the board to attend one of its business meetings or many events to learn more about the group. To request additional information, please contact or 312-238-6209.

How often does the Associate Board meet?
Full Associate Board meetings are held at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab each spring and fall. There are also various social gatherings and volunteer events throughout the year. The board’s signature fundraising event, Art in Motion, is held in February.

Where are philanthropic contributions to the Associate Board distributed?
The Associate Board directs contributions to the hospital’s Art Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation Programming, Pediatric and Adolescent Program and Pediatric Charity Care.

What are the expectations of Associate Board members?
Associate Board members are asked to attend the spring and fall business meetings, volunteer at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Associate Board events, serve on Associate Board committees and make an annual dues contribution in the amount of $250.


If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Associate Board, please contact Kayla Nelson, Manager, Keystone Board & Associate Board at or 312-238-6209.

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