SSW Board/Governance


SSW Regional Board Chair

L. Marie Asad
Community Relations Coordinator, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois


Mayme C. Buckley-Leonard
Community Relations Manager, NextLevel Health

Chair – Resource Development Committee

Johanns Williams
Franchise Service Director, LaQuinta Inns & Suites

Chair- Board Development and Nominating Committee

Jay Readey
Counsel, Ginsberg Jacobs LLC


Vernard L. Alsberry, Jr.
Village President, Village of Hazel Crest
Vice President, Kids Health Club

Robin Bettenhausen
Vice President, Horton Benefit Solutions, The Horton Group

Jeff Cohn
Energy Systems Group
Business Development Executive

Dr. Lakshmi Emory
JenCare Senior Medical Centers
Chief Medical Officer, Illinois Market

Scott Frech
AMITA Health
Chief Financial Officer/Vice President-Population Health

Shamus Hayes

Rev. Larry L. Jackson 
Vice President Mission & Spiritual Care
Advocate South Suburban Hospital & Advocate Trinity Hospital

Debra Meyers-Martin
Program Coordinator, Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford

Victor Roberson
Lobbyist, Governmental Business Consulting Group, LLC

Barbara Suggs-Mason
Retired Superintendent of Schools, Elementary School District #159

Tyrone Ward
Mayor, Village of Robbins
Dean, Posen-Robbins School District 143

Deadra Woods Stokes
Owner/Attorney, Consumer Legal Group, P.C.

Rev. Dr. Ronald Wilson
Founder & Pastor, Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International