Past Leadership

2013-2015 Chicago Bridge Leadership Team

  • Tim Andriano, University & Professional Liaison
  • Michelle Hochwert, Membership Director
  • Meghan Jenkins Morales, Program Director
  • Shannon Stone, Communications Director
  • Stacy (Delvo) Subida, Social Media Director
  • Laura Sutherland, Events Director

2011-2013 Chicago Bridge Leadership Team

  • Maria Soria, Events Director
  • Emily Mysel, Communications Director
  • Carmen Wyttenbach, Membership Director (2011-2012)
  • Mehwish Abid, Membership Director (2012-2013)
  • Kristen Pavle & Gayle Shier, Mentorship Program Co-Directors
  • Alix Foisy, Social and Support Program Director

2009-2011 Chicago Bridge Leadership Team

  • Jaimie Robinson, Communications Director
  • Gayle Shier, Student Outreach Director
  • Alix Foisy, Events Director
  • Michael Kocher, Operations Director

Past leaders of the Chicago Bridge

  • Rob Mapes
  • Cynthia Phon
  • Karen Kolb
  • Kate Krajci

Early Leadership Members

  • Angie Deokar
  • Amy Wiatr-Rodriguez
  • Debra Markovitz
  • Deb Del Signore
  • Gerri Persin

Founders

  • Nicole Batsch is currently a global consultant with Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and a PhD Candidate with King’s College London.  Through her work with ADI, she has co-authored the World Alzheimer’s Report 2012:  Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia and is currently assigned to a special project with the World Health Organization.  Nicole has over 16 years experience developing aging and dementia programs across the U.S. focusing on practical implementation with consumer involvement, evidence-base and sustainability for local organizations such as senior centers, Alzheimer’s organizations, acute hospital settings, long term care and research institutes. She has served on the board of directors for the American Society on Aging and the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter young professional’s board.  Nicole has participated in the Chicago Bridge mentorship program as a mentor and continues to offer guidance as needed and enthusiasm for Chicago Bridge’s many accomplishments.
  • Amy Eisenstein is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences, at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  Her work focuses on a variety of issues related to aging and health including lifestyle behaviors, environmental correlates of health, and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s disease.  Amy has expertise in mixed-methods analysis, qualitative methods and use of triangulation to validate health measurement and research findings. Amy completed her PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), in the School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences, with a focus on Aging in August of 2011. While working on her degree Amy split her time between working on research projects at Rush University Medical Center and at UIC. Amy received her Master’s degree in Gerontology from the University of Southern California and has presented her work locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Laura Rosenfeld