A successful and well-functioning nonprofit organization requires care and feeding from so many community members. Our Support Seekers and Mentor Angels, our volunteers, and our staff all add value and substance to Imerman Angels.

Our Board of Directors are often the invisible heroes helping advance our mission and supporting all aspects of our community in the background. These incredible leaders share personal connections to Imerman Angels and the cancer community as a whole.

This past December, Imerman Angels made some critical announcements and changes to our Board of Directors. We are thrilled to welcome 15 new Board members representing the depth and breadth of Chicago’s business, hospitality, medical and civic communities.

These new additions will help support the mission and vision of Imerman Angels by lending their time and talents to furthering our work in the cancer space. At this same meeting, Imerman Angels Co-Founder and Board Chair John May announced that in December of 2021 he will be stepping down as Chair of the Board and Dr. Caralyn Nowinski Collens will be taking over.

We are excited to start 2021 with the strength of the Board of Directors propelling us forward. These amazing individuals will bring unique insights, critical support and invaluable connections to help us help more people this year and beyond.

Meet the 2021 Imerman Angels Board of Directors! Click here to read more about them.

John May, Managing Partner, CORE Industrial Partners

Imerman Angels Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board

Jonny Imerman, Owner and Founder of CLOZTALK

Imerman Angels Co-Founder, Chief Mission Officer

Carl Allegretti, President, Arbor Investments Management, LLC

Annie Bao, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Jarietta Benton, Owner and Founder, JBeyond Fitness

Valerie Beck, CEO and Founder, Chocolate Uplift

Steven Crowe, Tax Partner, Deloitte

Tai Duncan, Vice President of Community Integration, Cresco Labs

Melanie Giglio, Real Estate Broker, Compass Real Estate

Lourdes Gonzalez, Director, Workmate Experience, Workday

Bonnie Gordon, Director, WBA Relationship, Vitamin Angels

Dr. Lauren Green, MD, Section Chief of Breast Imaging, Department of Radiology at University of Illinois Hospital

Jeffrey Imerman, Owner, CLOZTALK

Nimesh Jhaveri, President, Community Pharmacy, McKesson Corporation

Stephen Lee, CFO/COO, CORE Industrial Partners

Chris Lorenzen, CEO, Eagle Seven Trading

Victoria Magnus, Director, Magnus Charitable Trust

Ian Mahoney 

Joy Lyu Monahan, Associate Director, Legal Diversity and Outside Council Programs, AbbVie

Dr. Caralynn Nowinski Collens, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Dimension Inx

Dr. Elif Oker, Principal and Founder, InSun Solutions, LLC

Florian Pfahler, Managing Partner, Hannah’s Bretzel

Timo Rehbock, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

Sharbel Shamoon, Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate

Christoph Sitzer, Director Global Supply Chain Management, Leica Microsystems

Noel Smith, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Member, Convexity Asset Management; Options and Volatility Trading, Tanius Technologies

Daryl Sneed, Executive Director, SOUNDOFF

Julius Talley, Managing Director, James Capital, LLC

Dr. Garth Walker, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Jesse Brown Veteran Affairs Hospital and Deputy Director at the Illinois Department of Public Health

Dr. Karriem Watson, DHSc, MS, MPH, Associate Executive Director, Mile Square Health Center

Thad Wong, Co-Founder, @properties

David Zimmer, Owner, Fleet Feet Sports Chicago