Executive Leadership Council

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Joe Flanagan

Chairman & CEO, Acquirent

board chair, cook county health foundation

Joe Flanagan is a successful entrepreneur who used his ability to sell and his understanding of building relationships into several multi-million dollar businesses. After five years of working at a large, international insurance brokerage, Joe struck out on his own at the age of 27. He built JP Flanagan Corporation, his own insurance agency, into one of Chicago’s largest, with offices throughout the country. In 2001 he sold his company to Hub International, where he sat on their Executive Committee for three years and was on the floor of the NYSE when Hub went public. In 2002, he was named one of the “rising stars” in the industry by Business Insurance Magazine.


As the Chairman & CEO of Acquirent, Joe is involved in virtually all aspects of the business with his main responsibility being the primary contact for new business opportunities. Joe’s years of sales experience has allowed him to do what he loves most, which is teach and coach so many of our young, talented sales professionals the lessons of sales that he learned through trial and error.


Joe currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Cook County Health Foundation, Co-Chairman for McGaw YMCA’s Camp Echo Capital Copay, and on the Board of Directors for First Bank and Trust of Evanston and the Evanston Youth Job Center. Joe has been very active in his community where he has served as a community activist and participates in many different political roles.

Kimberly Hobson

President & CEO, JourneyCare 

Kimberly Hobson was named President and CEO of JourneyCare in September 2019. Previously, she had been the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the organization, Kimberly served as vice-chair of JourneyCare’s Board of Directors.

As President and CEO of JourneyCare, Kimberly leads the transformation of the largest adult and pediatric hospice and palliative care delivery system in Illinois. She provides visionary insights to ensure that the organization achieves excellence and efficiency while ultimately, sustaining its mission and providing best-in-class care for patients, families, and the communities JourneyCare is privileged to serve.

With an extensive healthcare background of over 20 years, Kimberly has held several leadership roles within University of Chicago, Advocate Health Care, Mercy Hospital and Humana Health Plan. She has a proven record in successfully developing strategic affiliations, leading clinical expansions, building regional health consortiums, program development, operations, managed care contract negotiations and achieving financial growth and performance.


Kimberly earned her Master of Business Administration from Purdue University and is also a graduate of the Chicago Management Institute at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

John T. Maples 

President & CEo,

Delta dental of illinois

John T. Maples is the president and CEO of Delta Dental of Illinois and its subsidiaries Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, TruAssure Insurance Company and ProTec Insurance Company. Prior to joining Delta Dental of Illinois in October 2018, Maples served on the Delta Dental of Illinois Board of Directors for 14 years, serving as Chairman from 2015 to 2017 and Vice Chair from 2012 to 2014. Additionally, he was Vice Chairman in 2011 and Chairman of the TruAssure Board of Directors from 2012 to 2014.

Maples has a distinguished career in the consumer goods market that spans over 30 years.  He has a strong track record of growth and innovation combined with a steadfast focus on the customer experience. He has held leadership positions, including Chief Customer Officer, Division President, Chief Marketing Officer, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Sales, at leading brands including Campbell’s Snacks, Snyder’s-Lance, ConAgra Foods, Primo Water,  PepsiCo and Quaker Oats.

Maples has a history of community involvement. He was a member of the Board of Directors for Students in Free Enterprise, an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. He is also a volunteer adult committee leader at Young Life and an active member at Williamson Chapel Methodist Church. 

Maples graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MA


NOwPOW, mapscorps, and womanlab


university of chicago medicine

Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP, Professor of Ob/Gyn and Medicine-Geriatrics at the University of Chicago, is a population health scientist, a practicing gynecologist and an entrepreneur.


She directs the CommunityRx program of research which studies a theory-based intervention to match people to community-based supports for basic, wellness, disease self-management and caregiving needs. CommunityRx has been developed and tested with support from a Round I Health Care Innovation Award from the US Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) as well as grants from NIH and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research. The CMMI funding had, as an expectation, that awardees implement a sustainable business model. To deliver on this commitment, she founded NowPow, LLC and MAPSCorps, 501c3, both headquartered on the South Side of Chicago where CommunityRx was developed.


Dr. Lindau is also an expert on sexuality in the context of aging and illness. She founded and directs the Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine at the University of Chicago and was founding Chair of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer. To accelerate knowledge dissemination and expand reach to women without access to specialized care, Dr. Lindau founded WomanLab, a web-based platform co-designed with women affected by cancer to preserve and recover sexual function after cancer. Dr. Lindau’s scientific work in the field of gerosexuality has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the highest impact medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal and CA.


She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Brown University School of Medicine, the University Of Chicago Harris School Of Public Policy Studies and trained in residency at Northwestern University. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and served its National Advisory Committee. She is an Aspen Institute Health Innovator Fellow and serves its Board of Overseers. She is president of MAPSCorps and serves the board of directors of RISE, an organization devoted to the elimination of racism through sport.

2020 All In Committees

Programming and Education

Christopher Benassi 

Rachelle Bennett

Vidya Chakravarthy

Janet Conneely 

Sylvie Doppelt 

Benjamin Ewell 

David Ginsburg, MD

Fil Guipoco 

Graciela Guzman

Joseph Harrington 

James Kiamos

Asher Perzigian 

Genesis Rios 

Casey Sheridan 

Liz Simpkin 

Amanda Starc

Jess Vavra

Babs Waldman, MD

Marketing and Communication 

Sydney Dillard, Ph.D.

Jim Durkin

Keith Graff

Iman Jandali 

Kathryn Kniola 

Michelle Rivas

Katie Ryan 

Adam Seidler 

Emily Van Camp 

Sally Benjamin Young 

Fundraising and Engagement

Jim Berkhout

Mary Harrington

Rebekah Kohmescher

Lela Manning 

Meghan Phillipp 

Mark Schumacher 

Thad Smith

Arshia Wajid

Stephanie D. Willding

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