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Lake County Community Foundation Welcomes Six New Board Members.

Byline: Vito Aluia

WAUKEGAN, IL -- The Lake County Community Foundation (LCCF) is pleased to announce the addition of six new business and community leaders recently elected to its Board of Directors. The organization officially welcomed them at the September 20, 2018 Board Meeting, where long-time members Horacio Lopez and Shaunese Teamer were honored for their 9 years of service. Dr. Helene Gayle, CEO of The Chicago Community Trust joined the Lake County philanthropy leaders by teleconference to discuss plans for greater regional alignment and social impact across Lake County.

"LCCF is fortunate to have the service of this group of new leaders representing Libertyville, Deerfield, Lake Forest and western Lake County to help build charitable assets for the long-term benefit of our growing, changing region," said Martha Hinchman, Board Chair.

LCCF invites the public to celebrate the power of art and philanthropy to change lives across Lake County by attending its 15th Anniversary Warehouse ART party on November 10 in Lake Bluff. For tickets to this uniquely Lake County event or more information about The Lake County Community Foundation, visit

Jeanne Ang is the Director of Community Health, North Region, for Advocate Health Care, where her work encompasses the counties of Lake, McHenry and DuPage. Jeanne maintains strong relationships with community stakeholders, local health and social service providers, businesses and government officials in order to implement local and regional community health initiatives.

Dr. Laura Brown Hoult is a practicing veterinarian and is principal of Green Tree Animal Hospital in Libertyville, which she founded in 1996. After serving for a year on the LCCF Grants Committee, Dr. Brown joins the Board and brings a strong regional network and experience within the animal welfare sector. Since 2010 LCCF has held, grown and stewarded the Lake County Humane Society Fund which provides grants to qualified Lake County-based organizations whose missions promote animal welfare.

Lisa Sarris Cowhey is the Chief Operating Officer at Rosalind Franklin University Health Clinics in North Chicago where she oversees the health clinic aspects of RFUHC's community outreach and external relations. Prior to transitioning into the academic sector, Lisa spent nearly 20 years with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Lisa is a CPA and holds an MBA in Healthcare from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Shana Hayes is currently the Managing Director for AUSL in Chicago, The Academy for Urban School Leadership, where she has worked since 2011. Shana brings extensive external relations, marketing and development experience to LCCF as it works to grow visibility and assets across the local market in Lake County. Shana holds a BS degree in Molecular Biology from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Scott Humphrey has been a member of the LCCF Grants and Community Investment Committee since 2016, and recently retired as President and CEO of One Hope United, a multi-state provider of social services dedicated to helping families and communities live a life without limits. Prior to One Hope United, Scott had a long business career in Investment Banking and Finance with BMO Harris Investment Banking. Scott holds a BS in Economic and Finance from The University of Arizona.

John Sonnier is a Partner and Managing Director, Biotech and Pharma Investment Banking with William Blair & Company, LLC, where he has been since 2002. John has a strong interest and experience in public health, having spent his entire career in the pharma and bio-pharma industries, and holds a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, and BS in Business Administration from University of Southern Mississippi.


Since 2003, The Lake County Community Foundation has connected the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to improve the lives of the most vulnerable residents of Lake County.

The Lake County Community Foundation (LCCF), is one of three geographic affiliates of The Chicago Community Trust, that bring together philanthropists and donors, dollars and ideas to build permanent funds to benefit Lake County, Illinois -- today and for generations to come.

LCCF has awarded grants totaling over $5 million to nonprofit agencies serving the residents of Lake County and beyond. The organization provides leadership on key issues, insight on emerging trends and helps donors learn more about local needs to make their giving as effective as possible. Through collective philanthropy and by partnering with others, LCCF's donors help make a greater impact together than any one organization can make alone.


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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
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Date:Oct 2, 2018
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