The Board of Directors of Grant Healthcare Foundation

Robert F. Carr, III Joseph S. Carr
Chairman

Former board member of Grant Hospital of Chicago. Principal of Michigan Avenue Ventures, LLC, a Chicago-based boutique investment banking firm.

George M. Covington

Former Chairman of Board of Grant Hospital of Chicago. Attorney practicing in Lake Forest, Illinois, specializing in real estate law, with a particular expertise in conservation easements.

Richard C. Norton, Secretary-Treasurer Robert L. Friedlander

Former board member of Grant Hospital of Chicago. International industrial development consultant; Chicago real estate investor; attorney and engineer.

Lawrence D. Glass Richard M. Norton

Former board member of Grant Hospital of Chicago. Managing Director of Richard Norton, Inc., and The Country House, Lake Forest, Illinois. Member of the Furniture History Society, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.

Lawrence D. Glass Richard M. Ross, Jr.
Secretary/Treasurer

Former board member of Grant Hospital of Chicago. Real estate professional and principal of Electrum Partners. Founder of Scribcor/Ross, Inc., a corporation formed to manage the National Foundation for Philanthropy.

Staff
Kate Grubbs O'Connor Kate Grubbs O'Connor
Executive Director


Kate Grubbs O'Connor is the current Executive Director of Grant Healthcare Foundation (GHF) where she is responsible for understanding the non-profit health landscape within the Chicagoland area and developing and setting the strategic priorities for the foundation's funding portfolio. Prior to her joining GHF in January of 2014, Ms. O'Connor was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) where she oversaw all of the program and fundraising related activities of the organization as well as general operations, fiscal/board responsibilities and management of staff. Prior to her appointment as CEO, Ms. O'Connor served as the NKFI's Chief Operating Officer for seven years where she was responsible for the development, management and evaluation of all community disease prevention and awareness programs as well as fundraising. Ms. O'Connor was the Principal Investigator of a three-year grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which systematically evaluated social and behavioral interventions to increase organ and tissue donation in the workplace. Kate brings over 10 years of experience in the development and evaluation of community awareness programs and over 12 years of experience in general program development, fundraising and non-profit management. She currently serves on the board of Weiss Memorial Hospital. Previously, she also held board positions on the Illinois Diabetes Caucus Foundation and was the co-chair of the Illinois Diabetes Policy Coalition. Ms. O'Connor holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from Ohio University.


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