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Easterseals Board of Directors


Chair - Joe Creed, Group President Energy & Transportation, Caterpillar Inc.

First Vice-Chair – Meenakshy Aiyer, M.D., Regional Dean, UICOMP

Second Vice-Chair - Tim Erickson, President, CORE Construction ǀ Midwest                     

Treasurer – Jeff White, CFO, Petersen HealthCare

Secretary – Amy Braet, Associate Vice President, Total Rewards, RLI Corp.

Immediate Past Chair -  Jon Michael, Chairman RLI Corp., Ex Officio

Assistant Secretary – Brittany Personett, Easterseals Central Illinois, Ex Officio

President / CEO – Steve Thompson, Easterseals Central Illinois, Ex Officio



Lindsey Birkel, HR Director, Global Construction, Caterpillar Inc.

Todd Bryant, Vice President & CFO, RLI Corp.

Susie Camacho, Easterseals Ambassador Family

Jen Espinosa, Technical Information Manager, Global Services Department, Caterpillar Inc.

Seshadri Guha, Managing Partner - CGN Global and CEO - TADA

Brad Halverson, Group President & CFO, Retired, Caterpillar Inc.

Kyle Ham, Senior Vice President, ELM Companies

Brad Kahler, Lifesong for Orphans

Keith Knepp, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, UnityPoint Health - MethodistProctor

Lance Lelm, CEO, Heart Technologies

Stephanie Lindstrom, M.D., Vice President Medical Director, UnityPoint Clinic Central Illinois Region

Tom Meischner, Executive Vice President, The Finch Companies

Karen Crowley Metzinger, Director of University Communications and Marketing, Retired, Bradley University

Sree Muktevi, Strategic Account Manager, YASH Technologies

David Osnowitz, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch

Prasad Parupalli, Commercial Manager, Retired, Caterpillar Inc.

Mark Scott, Vice President, Scott Communication Services, Inc.

Bob Sehring, CEO, OSF HealthCare

Sarah Stewart de Ramirez, M.D., Medical Director, Population Health - OSF HealthCare and Associate Dean for Population, Health Equity, Innovation – University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria

Art Tillman, Operations Group Manager, Caterpillar Inc.

Adam White, Owner - RC Outfitters and Partner - ShaZam Racing

Jamel Santa Cruze Wright, Ph.D., President, Eureka College

Walter Zakahi, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bradley University

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