About Our Board
The women of the Auxiliary of the Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center are proud of their continued efforts to support the work of the hospital and its programs. In addition, they provide support and guidance to the Rush Junior Board, an active board of high school aged girls on Chicago's North Shore.
Executive Board Members
Tricia Albian, Alyson Aron, Justine Cody, Laura Elsaden, Dana Fallon, Anissa Forman, Sophia Kondos, Nora Larkin, Betsy Lewis, Sarah Lyons, Teresa Malin, Heather Martin, Jeanne McAtamney, Amy O'Donnell, Dena Pavlopoulos, Beth Robinson, Jill Severino
The Auxiliary of the Woman's Board of RUMC Projects
Simpson Academy for Young Women is a small, 6th-12th grade school located in the Illinois Medical District of Chicago that exclusively serves pregnant and parenting teen mothers. Simpson Academy is a Chicago Public Middle and High School, and has city-wide attendance boundaries such that it serves young mothers from all over the City of Chicago. The mission of Simpson Academy is to empower young mothers, and to prepare them for success in college, career, and life. The school offers a competitive academic standards-based curriculum, as well as parenting and life-skills education. They employ advanced technology and tailor new programs to guide their students toward success in a 21st century world. The Simpson Academy provides a supportive environment for young mothers while providing them with holistic educational experiences. Simpson Academy strives to provide emotional, parental, and academic development with a personal touch in the small school environment. Rush University Medical Center operates a health center at at Simpson Academy.
Our board donates in-kind items for the mothers at Simpson Academy. Our members work directly with Academy seniors to support them them in their school work, job searches and in other facets of their lives.