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Board of Governors


July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 


Raul Garza, MBA                                                                                      President, Billings Fellow

President & CEO, Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness

Lorenzo Pence, DO                                                                                 President-Elect, Billings Fellow

SVP, Osteopathic Accreditation, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education  


Janice Odiaga, DNP                                                                                Vice President, Billings Fellow

Associate Professor, Rush University College of Nursing

Neli Vazquez Rowland                                                                          Secretary, Billings Fellow

President Emeritus & Co-Founder, The Safehaven Foundation

Clark Stanford, PhD, DDS, MHA                                                         Treasurer, Billings Fellow

Professor and Dean, Edwin B. Green Chair, College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics at the University of Iowa

Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker, MD, MPH, FACP                                       Immediate Past-President, Billings Fellow

Chief Executive Officer, Complete Care Management Partners, LLC



Tom Allen, MD                                                                                        Fellow

Executive Medical Director, Health Service Corporation,  and Chief Psychiatrist, BCBS Medicaid- Illinois

Courtney Avery, MPH                                                                           Billings Fellow

Public Affairs, Culloton + Bauer Luce

Archana Chatterjee, MD                                                                      Fellow

Dean, Chicago Medical School & Vice President for Medical Affairs, Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Lisa Green, DO                                                                                        Fellow

CEO & Physician, Family Christian Health Center

Maurice Lemon, MD, MPH                                                                  Billings Fellow

Institute of Medicine of Chicago

Pat Merryweather-Arges, MA                                                            Billings Fellow                               

Executive Director, Project Patient Care

Doriane Miller, MD, MPH                                                                    Fellow

Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Community Health and Vitality, University of Chicago
Howard Nochumson, MA                                                                    Billings Fellow

Executive Director, Washington Square Health Foundation

Peter Orris, MD, MPH                                                                           Fellow

Professor and Chief of Service, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UI Health
Melissa Andrea Simon, MD, MPH                                                     Fellow

George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology, Northwestern University Health System

Anita Stewart, MD, MPH, JD                                                                       Billings Fellow

Medical Director Government Programs, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois

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