Kent Dauten
Chairman, Keystone Capital
Northfield, IL

Vice Chair

Christy B. Beckmann, 
Development and Marketing Consultant
St. Louis, MO
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Margaret Annett
Corporate Treasurer, The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL


Eileen Kamerick
Chief Executive Officer
The Governance Partners
Chicago, IL 

Scientific Advisory Board Chair

Roger McIntyre, M.D. FRCPC
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Head, Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit
University of Toronto
University Health Network
Toronto, Canada
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Suzanne Bergoffen
New York, NY
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Jerry Pavlon-Blum, Ed.M., M.A.
Director, School Administration/Special Education
New York, NY
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Immediate Past Chair

Michael Kuhl
System Analyst, Humana
Louisville, KY
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John Budin, M.D.
New York, NY
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Rebecca Weinstein Bacon
Bartlit Beck, LLP
Chicago, IL

Breege A. Farrell, CFA
Private Investor
Arlington, VA

Steven Harris
McDonald Hopkins
Chicago, IL
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Sagar P. Iyer
New York, NY

MJ Leman 
Chicago Martech
Evanston, IL

Gary Sachs, M.D., Scientific Advisory Board Chair
Psychiatrist, Founding Director, MGH Bipolar Clinic and Research
Lincoln, MA

Daniel Smulian
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
New York, NY

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