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 (Past President), Alyson Aron (Marketing/Publicity), Jan Evans (2020 Event Chair/President-Elect), Debbie Frei (Marketing/Publicity), Noelle Hunken (Junior Board Advisor), Nora Larkin (Sponsorship), Courtney Mathy (Hospitality), Jeanne McAtamney (President), Sara McClain (Membership), Amy O'Donnell (Simpson Academy), Nicole Ochsenhirt (Treasurer), Dena Pavlopoulos (Sponsorship), Heather Pigott (President), Julie Rocap (Technology), Becky Sanderson (Simpson Academy), Jill Severino (Communications), Tina Tedeschi (2020 Event Chair), Lisa Weis

General Board Members

Linda Anderson, Mary-Audrey Attebury, Kelly Bachman, Jennifer Bunge, Laurie Cahill, Erica Chesney, Janene Clark, Justine Cody, Gina Dillig, Erin Donaldson, Nancy Doyle, Carolyn Duris, Jennifer Ellerman, Laura Elsaden, Anissa Forman, Leslie Graham, Sarah Graham, Penny Greenspahn, Natalie Hamm, Jennifer Hayes, Fran Jacobs, Beth Kaufman, Lindy Kelly, Sophia Kondos, Rachel Kozina, Betsy Lewis, Sarah Lyons, Sarah Magner, Theresa Malin, Kathryn Mangel, Heather Martin, Amara Martini, Holly Miller, Katie Minturn, Nicole Mooney, Roni Neumann, Greta O'Keef, Julie Pagliaro, Aimee Paracchini, Jena Radnay, Molly Randle, Cindy Razeghi, Kimberly Romic, Nicole Rivera, Jody Savino, Heather Smith, Sara Sullivan, Tine Tschackert, Colleen Walker, Adrienne Weisenberger, Allison Wiese, Jennifer Zaban

The Auxiliary of the Woman's Board of RUMC Projects

Simpson Academy

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 on a monthly basis throughout the school year to support them them in their school work, job searches, parenting support, and general life balance skills.