The Board of Directors of Grant Healthcare Foundation

Robert F. Carr, III Joseph S. Carr

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 Thomas C. Vanden Berk

Chief Executive Officer of UCAN for 30 years and now serves as CEO Emeritus. Tom has had an extensive career within the child welfare sector serving on several state-wide association and government advisory boards.

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 2014, Ms. O'Connor was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois 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. Ms. O'Connor holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from Ohio University.

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