BraveHearts : Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors


Chair,  Board of Directors, Co-Founder

Rolf M. Gunnar, M.D., MACP,

Professor and Chair Emeritus
Department of Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center 

Founder, Secretary,
Board of Directors
Marge Tautkus Gunnar
Medical Administrator, Retired

Vice Chair, Board of DirectorsCharles E. Reiter, III.
Attorney at Law 
System General Counsel
Ruff, Weidenaar & Reidy, Ltd. 

Treasurer, Board of DirectorsCynthia Gonya
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
University of Illinois
School of Dentistry 


Kathy Allegretti
President, Corporate Events 
Denise Drane, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Searle Center for Advancing
Learning & Teaching
Northwestern University 

Andrew Pataky
Senior Vice President
Institutional Sales & Marketing
Mesirow Financial 

Patty Boyd
Gold Star Mother
Son Cpl. Christopher Boyd,
killed in Afghanistan 8-19-2010  

Laurie Johnson
Attorney at Law
Director of Legal Services
Scheck & Siress Prosthetic, Inc. 

Helen Dorner
Director, People Relations
Nurse Executive, Retired 

Dayle Marsh
Emeritus Board Member
Morris Animal Foundation 

President & Chief Operating Officer

Meggan Hill-McQueeney

General Counsel

Daniel A. Marsh, Jr., Esq.

Life Guide

Rev. C. Christian Pierce

Advisory Board

Meredith Birchfield

Ken Boyd

Jerry Kehe

Michael Richardson

Barb Schulte

Shannon Hall

Jeff Payne

Karla Wagner

Emeritus Board

Joseph Barrett

Thad Goretski

Laura Linley


Our Partners

 American Airlines     •    American Hippotherapy Association    •     Aurora Vet Center    •        Becca’s Legacy    •     Canine Companions        Capt. James Lovell VA Hospital    •    Department of Children and Family Services         Division of Specialized Care for Children     •    DuPage County Vet Center  •  Easter Seals    •     Experience Works    •    Families of the Fallen    •   Fort Sheridan First Calvary      Goldie B. Floberg Center    
                  The Gracie Center   Hines VA      Illinois Joining Forces      •  Illinois National Guard     •      Jesse Brown VA Hospital    •    Lake-McHenry County Veterans' Initiative     •    Madison VA Outpatient Clinic             McHenry County Adult Program    •   McHenry County College    •    McHenry County Veterans Assistance Commission   •     Midwest Center for the Blind  Milwaukee VA Hospital     •   The Mission Continues                  Mustang Heritage Foundation     •    National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification   •       North Boone School District      •     Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association     •    Oak Park Vet Center  
 Operation Support Our Troops     •   OSCAR Mikes • Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Intl.      •    PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes  Provider Connections     •   PEAK Construction   •    Pioneer Center     Presence Saint Anne            Provider Connections     •    Regional Access and Mobilization Project    •       Regional Alternative School, Winnebago County     •    Rockford Career College    •     Rockford Passages Hospice          Rockford VA Outpatient Clinic   •    Rock Valley College     Salute, Inc.    Saint Coletta's of Illinois          Seguin Services, Inc.    •     Senior Community Services Employment Program                                                    Special Education District of McHenry County       •   Special Olympics of Illinois         Starlight Foundation       The Heart of a Marine Foundation    •    William Shatner's Hollywood Charity Horse Show                        Wounded Warriors