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5th Annual All In Chicago
Breakfast Summit


April 30, 2019

Mid America Club of Chicago
Burnham Ballroom, 80th Floor
200 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

7:30 – 10:30 am

$100 Individual / $650 Table of 7 Guests

In order to achieve our goal of access to health care for all Chicagoans, we need everyone to be all in. At the 5th Annual All In Chicago Breakfast Summit, we will discuss initiatives and explore collaborative efforts happening throughout Chicago to improve health care access and overall health and well-being.


2019 Agenda

8 am Opening Remarks

8:15 am Keynote Presentation

Building Blocks to Better Health:  Presenting the collaborative efforts of the West Side United to address disparities in health equity and access to care

9 am Panel Discussion

9:40 am Q&A

10 am Closing Remarks

  • Keynote Speaker

    Larry J. Goodman, MD, CEO, Rush University Medical Center

    Larry J. Goodman, MD, is CEO of the Rush System. He is also the CEO of Rush University Medical Center, a position he has held since 2002. He holds the academic rank of professor of internal medicine, and is the James A. Campbell, MD, Distinguished Service Chair of Rush University.


    Before his appointments as CEO, Goodman served as senior vice president of medical affairs and dean of Rush Medical College. From 1995 to 1998, Goodman was the medical director of Cook County Hospital (now the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County). Prior to that appointment, Goodman served at Rush University Medical Center as an infectious disease specialist, associate dean of Rush Medical College and as assistant dean of clinical curriculum.


    Goodman is a 1976 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, and he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious disease at Rush University Medical Center. During his fellowship he served as chief medical resident before joining the faculty.


    From 2002 until early 2019, Goodman was president of Rush University. During Goodman’s leadership, enrollment in the University doubled to more than 2,500 students. The University includes Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.


    Goodman serves on the Board of The CORE Foundation, a model public-private venture between Cook County and Rush University Medical Center that established The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, which cares for approximately 7,000 patients with HIV/AIDS. Goodman is also a board member of its Civic Consulting Alliance, which provides pro bono consulting services to the City of Chicago and Cook County in areas of greatest public need.



  • moderator

    Stephanie Goldberg, Reporter, Crain’s Chicago Business

    Stephanie Goldberg joined Crain's in September 2018 as a health care beat reporter.


    She most recently was a marketing communications specialist for a division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, based in Detroit. Before that, she was an associate editor for Business Insurance magazine in Chicago from 2014 to 2016, when production was suspended and the title was sold by Crain Communications, which owns Crain's Chicago Business.


    Goldberg also had a one-year stint inside Walgreens' marketing operations in Deerfield and worked as a writer and producer at CNN in Atlanta from 2010 to 2013. A native of suburban Detroit, she is a journalism graduate of Michigan State University.



  • panelist

    Brenda Battle, MBA, BSN, President, Urban Health Initiative and Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Officer, University of Chicago Medicine

    Brenda Battle, MBA, BSN serves as The University of Chicago Medical Center’s Vice President for the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) and Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Officer (CDIO). She is responsible for designing and implementing care management initiatives that support integration of care between the hospital and community. Battle leads the UHI, UCMC’s community and public health division focused on eliminating health disparities and improving health and access to quality care for persons living on the Chicago’s South Side. As CDIO, Battle is responsible for crafting strategies and programs to create an environment that promotes diversity, inclusion and health equity. Prior to joining UCMS, was the founding director of the Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence for Barnes-Jewish Hospital on the Washington University Medical Center Campus, St. Louis, MO. She served as a health care lobbyist for several years and held several leadership roles in the managed care industry.

  • panelist

    Judith Haasis, Executive Director, CommunityHealth

    Judith Haasis, MSSW, ACSW is the Executive Director of CommunityHealth, the largest free clinic in the nation. She has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the nonprofit sector where she has spearheaded the growth of organizations involved in direct services, advocacy, leadership development and philanthropy at both the community and national levels. Ms. Haasis is a founding member and Chair of the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and serves on the Board of the Chicago based South Side Healthcare Collaborative. She is a member of the Community Leadership Board of Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, the Community Advisory Council of the University of Chicago Medicine and the Health Advisory Committee of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights. A fellow of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, Ms. Haasis has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Henry P. Russe, MD Citation for Exemplary Compassion in Health Care and the 2017 Community Leadership Award from the Chicago Health Executives Forum.

  • panelist

    Maria del Socorro Pesqueira, President, The Healthy Communities Foundation

    Maria del Socorro Pesqueira was appointed President of the Healthy Communities Foundation (formerly The Arthur Foundation) in May 2017. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities in over 20 communities in western Cook County by promoting health equity, quality and access. As an award-winning visionary leader, she is a sought-after speaker addressing local, national, and hemispheric audiences on a wide variety of topics ranging from private/nonprofit partnerships, health disparities, immigration reform, women and family issues, violence prevention, and the future of philanthropy. Prior to joining the Healthy Communities Foundation, Maria served as President to Mujeres Latinas en Accion. Preceding her time at Mujeres, Maria led The National Museum of Mexican Art’s Development and Marketing team. Maria is the eldest daughter of Mexican immigrants and a graduate of the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Program; St. Thomas University, Mini-MBA in Nonprofit Management; and DePaul University, B.A. Latin American Studies. Maria and her husband David are proud parents of their son David Ollin.

  • panelist

    Thomas L. Fisher, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, University of Chicago

    A board-certified emergency medicine physician and experienced health insurance executive, Thomas Fisher is motivated by decades of experience in health care leadership to shape a just and efficient health care system. Dr. Fisher founded Headwaters Consulting LLC where he advises national health care companies on healthcare management, technology integration, health equity policies and go-to-market strategy. This work builds on a diversity of leadership experiences in both government and corporate settings as a care provider. Tom is past president of NextLevel Health, a Cook County Medicaid managed care health plan. Responsible for the operation of NextLevel Health he built a broad network and grew the organization to a P&L of $350M. Previously he served as Vice President of Health Delivery Transformation at Health Care Service Corporation. There he led Affordable Care Act preparation and implementation for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Montana. Tom served as a 2010-11 White House Fellow at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. He worked as the special assistant to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius where he led the development of the HHS Action Plan for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities and edited ACA regulations. In addition, Tom is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and as an attending physician at The University of Chicago Medical Center, cares for the south side community where he was raised. Tom is a current Aspen Health Innovation Fellow and serves on various board. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Dartmouth College, a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a medical degree from The University of Chicago.


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