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The Board of Directors is the governing body of AgeOptions. It is responsible for ensuring that AgeOptions is effective in achieving its mission and goals, and for setting the agency’s direction, establishing policies and managing and allocating resources. Its primary responsibilities are to:

  • Set policy, approve position statements, programs and services
  • Approve the annual budget and financial statements
  • Represent the public need and interest to the organization and positively represent AgeOptions to the public
  • Find the resources needed for an efficient organization
  • Evaluate organizational effectiveness

If you are interested in serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors, please contact Dominique Lott at (708)383-0258, or for information and a nomination form.

AgeOptions Board of Directors

Genevieve Kruse, MBA
Divisional Vice President Consumer Markets
Health Care Service Corp.

Bruce Matson, CPA
CFO (Retired)


Mitchell Abrams
Managing Director
Homewatch Caregivers of Northshore

Rose Canonaco, SPHR
Vice President of Human Resources

Mary E. Coonda
Social Security Administration (Retired)

Murray A. Gordon
Chief Executive Officer
MAGA LTC Insurance

Fred P. Karutz
Senior Vice President
AIM Specialty Health

Soo Yeon Lee
Mauck & Baker, LLC

Roslyn Lennon, MS, RN


Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, MBA, MPH, FACP
President and CEO

Miriam Mobley Smith, Pharm.D., FASHP
Health Care Education Consultant

John P. O'Connor


Plante Moran, PLLC

Rev. Kirsten Peachey
Faith & Health Partnerships
Advocate Aurora Health

Anthony J. Perry, M.D.
Vice President
Ambulatory Transformation
Rush University Medical Center

Carla J. Rozycki
Jenner & Block LLP

Enrique Salgado, Jr.

Manager of Advocacy & Community-Based Programs

WellCare Health Plans

Jeffery Waddy, Dr.PH, MS.Ed., MCHES
Allied Health & Career Programs
South Suburban College

Brad Winick, AICP