The Light The Night Executive Leadership Committee is a group of select 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.
Executive Leadership Committee
Executive Leadership Committee Chair 2019, Michael Castellano - Esse Health CEO
Michael Castellano, chief executive officer, is leading Esse Health into its third decade of growth in a rapidly changing health care market. He joined the company in 2007 after holding leadership positions with Evans & Dixon, LLC, UniGroup Inc., Nooney Co. and Emerson Electric.
With nearly 35 years of experience, Castellano has successfully completed and executed strategic plans in a variety of businesses, industries and organizational structures. He has experience in operations, strategic planning and analysis, human resources, information technology, risk management, accounting/finance, treasury management and marketing.
Castellano is currently the Chairman of the LLS Gateway Chapter Board of Trustees.
Frank D'Antonio, Aetna
Heather Fitzgerald, Walgreens
Holly Ringleb, Janssen Biotech
Karen Miller, SSM Healthcare
Mike Maher, Edward Jones
Nick Risch, DMR Events
Rich Heppe, R.A. Heppe Consulting
Richard Jones, Essence Healthcare
Ron Auld, Volkert, Inc.
Sara Fietsam, Schnuck Markets
Sean Fetsch, Deloitte & Touche
Suzanne Strothkamp, SSM Healthcare