Board and Committee

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mike Doyle is the founder and Chairman of the National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago. He is also Chairman and CTO of Eolas Technologies Inc., and an active angel investor and co-founder in several Chicago- area tech startups. Dr. Doyle received his PhD from the Department of Cell & Structural Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He went on to serve as Director of the UIC Biomedical Visualization Laboratory from 1989 to 1993. Prior to founding Eolas in 1994, Dr. Doyle served as Director for the Center for Knowledge Management at the University of California, San Francisco. While at UCSF Medical Center, in 1993, Dr. Doyle led a research team that developed the fundamental web technologies which enabled Web browsers for the first time to act as platforms for fully-interactive embedded applications, in the process pioneering revolutionary Web technologies such as streaming media and cloud computing. To assist the University of California in commercializing the related patents, Dr. Doyle founded Eolas, where he is the architect of the company's research and development efforts. Dr. Doyle successfully guided Eolas through major litigation with Microsoft and the development of several key technologies in use throughout the Internet. Dr. Doyle's seminal research in next-generation Web applications, 3-D biomedical visualization, and morpho-spatial genomic activity mapping has led to advances that have been adopted in the x9.95 ANSI National Standard for secure timestamps. Dr. Doyle is an active philanthropist, supporting a variety of charitable causes in the sciences and the arts both personally and through his family foundation, the Buonacorsi Foundation.

Michelle Carr, a Chicago resident and former Goldman Sachs & Co. vice president, recently joined the global Nature Conservancy as the Illinois Director. Key projects include fresh water, urban sustainability, control of aquatic invasive species in Chicago area waterways; wetland, savannah and grassland restoration and management.

Michelle has a long-standing commitment to civic leadership. She currently serves on the board of directors for the National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago and is a member of the Chicago Foundation for Women and Chicago Finance Exchange. Additionally, she has held various board positions on behalf of Links Hall, a performing arts non-profit.

Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University and holds a Master’s degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University. She resides in Chicago with her husband Dane and three children.

 

Maurice Pescitelli is the Course Director for the Medical Gross Anatomy & Embryology course at The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

John Daugherty, MS CMI is the Program Director for the Biomedical Visualization graduate program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also the owner of Highlight Studios in Mundelein, Illinois and an internationally recognized medical illustrator. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for his illustration work in medical education and healthcare marketing, including over twenty Association of Medical Illustrators salon awards. His illustrations have been included in exhibitions held by New York Society of Illustrators, National Library of Medicine, Rx Club, John Muir Medical Film Festival, Oakland Museum of Art, William Benton Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science, and Lisboa-Terreiro do Paco in Portugal.

 

 

 

Joseph Orgel is an Associate Professor and a British American Scientist based at the Illinois Institute of Technology with appointments in Biology, Physics and Biomedical Engineering. His research interests are concerned with fundamental structural biochemistry problems that have direct links to the understanding and treatment of disease. Using techniques normally applied to small protein crystals, the Orgel group (based at Illinois Institute of Technology) has been able to visualize the molecular organization of connective tissues to a resolution of less than one billionth of a meter. Joseph Orgel leads investigations of brain pathological diseases and connective tissue conditions including heart disease and arthritis, at the National Institutes of Health Biotechnology Research Resource, BioCAT, as Associate Director. He is the Biochemistry Section Editor of the Public Library of Science Journal, PloS ONE and joined the board of directors of NMHM Chicago in December of 2012.

 

 

 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Michelle Carr, a Chicago resident and former Goldman Sachs & Co. vice president, recently joined the global Nature Conservancy as the Illinois Director. Key projects include fresh water, urban sustainability, control of aquatic invasive species in Chicago area waterways; wetland, savannah and grassland restoration and management.

Michelle has a long-standing commitment to civic leadership. She currently serves on the board of directors for the National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago and is a member of the Chicago Foundation for Women and Chicago Finance Exchange. Additionally, she has held various board positions on behalf of Links Hall, a performing arts non-profit.

Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University and holds a Master’s degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University. She resides in Chicago with her husband Dane and three children.

 

Mark Kramer is a Managing Director at Duff and Phelps. He is a member of the integrated healthcare industry vertical within the firm and leads the firm's Transaction Advisory Services practice in the Midwest. Mark has over 24 years of professional experience in Big 4 accounting firms and Duff & Phelps.

Mark received his M.B.A. in management from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a certified public accountant (CPA) license in Illinois and is FINRA registered representative (Series 63 and 79). Mark is a member of the American Institute if Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association for Corporate Growth.

 

 

Meredith Mack is a Vice President at ARCADIS. She leads their national project management practice for higher education, healthcare and cultural buildings, including projects such as the Lurie Children's Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Harvard University Art Museums, Cleveland Museum of Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, and the National Gallery of Art.

Ms. Mack was most recently Deputy Director and Chief Operation Officer of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she led teams designing, building, and opening The Modern Wing, as well as leading museum financial and operating departments. Prior to that, she was Associate Vice President of Facilities Services at the University of Chicago, and responsible for all aspects of a $500 million capital initiative and operations and maintenance leadership for buildings and grounds for the campus.

She has a master's degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a BA from Stanford University.

Eva Yam