Advocacy Council Leadership

They lend their passion, their time, and their expertise to drive the work of our Advocacy Council—friendraising and fundraising to build a movement for change.

Lisa Battisfore


Marketing Director for Medical Exam and Disposable Gloves

Cardinal Health

Teresa Becvar


Stephan Zouras, LLP

Hannah Bonecutter

Licensed Educator, Professional Organizer, Actress, Model, Poet, Filmmaker, Social Activist, & Master of Public Health Candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago

Antonia Coffelt

Senior Program Manager, Customer Experience & External Relations

Egon Zehnder

Julie Erdmann

Program Administrator and MA Candidate in Public Policy

University of Chicago

Kate Everson

Communications Specialist 


Mara Heneghan

Aide to the Chief of Staff

Cook County Board President

Elizabeth Kenefick


Program Manager

American Hospital Association

Julia Mohan


Roetzel & Andress LPA

Kathryn Robertson

Technical Project Manager

Ounce of Prevention Fund

Lauren Smith


Talent Management Consultant

Adtalem Global Education

Ellison Snider

Paralegal & Executive Assistant

Lopp Mathias Law

Melissa Souto

Pre-Health Student & Research Assistant, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Marketing Coordinator, Madison Construction

Rebecca Zavala


Advancement Officer

Casa Central

“Over the past five years on the Advocacy Council I’ve gained friends, and more importantly new perspectives on long-held beliefs. It’s exciting to be in a space that challenges my thinking with the common goal of improving the lives of all working women—and men, too.”

– Beth Kenefick

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