2014 DBSA Board of Directors

Executive Members

Cheryl T. Magrini, MS.Ed, MTS, Ph.D., Chair
Minister, First United Methodist Church Chicago Temple
Chicago, IL
Message from Cheryl

Mike Kuhl, Vice Chair
System Analyst, Humana
Louisville, KY

Gregory E. Ostfeld, Treasurer
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Chicago, IL

Catherine M. Fields, J.D., Secretary
Senior Consultant, Independent Healthcare
Grayslake, IL


Gregory Simon, M.D., M.P.H., SAB Chair
Senior Investigator, Psychiatry, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA 

William Gilmer, M.D., Member-at-Large
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Manuel Silverman, Ph.D., Member-at-large
Clinical Psychologist
Chicago, IL

Lucinda Jewell, Ed.M., Immediate Past Board Chair
Writer, Philanthropist, Principal, Bon Mot, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Message from Lucinda


LaGenia Bailey, Pharm.D., B.C.P.P., RYT-500
Senior Area Medical Specialist, Sunovion, Inc Medical Affairs
Chicago, IL  

James J. Blaha, BS/CPA, MBA
Owner, BHC/ JJB
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Suzanne Bergoffen
Philanthropist, Event Planner
New York, NY  

Karen Cruise
Self-employed, Investment Work
Princeton, MA

Thomas Lane
National Director, Consumer and Recovery Services at Magellan Health Services
Urbana-Champaign, IL

Susan Madian
Retired Social Worker, Program Developer, Business Manager, Construction Management company owner & CEO
Doylestown, PA


David Mizenko
Network Administrator
Lawrenceville, NJ

Jean Meister
Communications and project management
River Forest, IL

Hakeem Rahim, Ed.M, M.A.
Owner & Mental Health Educator and Speaker, Live Breathe, LLC
Hempstead, NY
Co-President, Uniondale Foundation for Educational Excellence
Hempstead, NY

John S. Tamerin, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College
Greenwich, CT

John Wade II
Author, Investor, Philanthropist, Retired CPA
New Orleans, LA