Local Leadership

Executive Challenge Leadership Committee and Steering Committee

The Executive Leadership Committee and Steering Committee are two groups of area professionals and volunteers who support the mission of LLS through fundraising initiatives, expanding corporate partnerships and planning special events. They are leaders and advocates for the Light The Night Walk.

Please contact Kat Graham at Kat.Graham@lls.org for more information.


Executive Committee


Guy Hill, Chair

Executive Vice President, Product Management



Committee Members


Adam Caplan

Vice President



Patrick Dominick

Senior VP, Institutional Client Advisor

U.S. Trust


Kelly Fay

Clinical Resource Leader

Cancer Treatments of America Midwestern


Andrew Gibson

Vice President



Kathy Goss

Sr. Science Writer & Director for Strategic Partnerships

University of Chicago medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center


Lynn Hanessian

Chief Science Strategist



Jeff Kepes

Director of Business Development



Michele Robinson

Chief Operating Officer

Heartland Blood Centers


Clio Silman

Director, Business Transformation

MB Financial


Amy Smith

Director of Donor Recruitment

Heartland Blood Centers


Bob Smoller


Harwood Marcus & Berk

Steering Committee



Scott Levinson - Teama Mema

Kate Petersen - Cancer Treatment Centers of America


Committee Members

Jon Adler

Dan Koutsis

Sherry Allen - Team Sherry

Marley Kotler - Kiven, Kotler, Lieberman, Goldschmidt & Kepes

Jenny Berger

Carly Mondane - Carly's Cure

Jenn Bohannon - Team J-Walkers

Amy Pappas

Angela Brandenburger - BP

Adam Pettke

Amy Christiansen - Allstate

Kenny Piccolo - Northwestern Mutual

Jillian Eyl

Madelyn Quillopo

Patrick Fitzgerald - Justin's 99 Red Balloons

Stacy Srivastava - Cancer Slayers

Brian Guth - Big O

Jeff Stern - Just Cure It

Amy Hall - Lust for Life

Kate Welbourne

Patrick Jessee - Healing Through Hazmat       

Jenni Wise - Yes! I am a Katelyn Friend!



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