Les Turner ALS Foundation

Board of Directors

The Les Turner ALS Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from the business and civic world. They volunteer their time, talents and leadership skills to provide strategic direction for the Foundation. Their dedicated involvement is crucial to helping the Foundation fulfill its mission of research, patient services, and education and awareness.

The Les Turner ALS Foundation is one of the nation’s largest, independent ALS organizations

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Kenneth A. Hoffman*  Board Chair
Sr. Vice President, Global Marketing & Innovation
Signode Industrial Group, Retired

Harvey Gaffen* – Treasurer/Chair Emeritus
CEO, Private Client Group
RSM McGladrey, Inc., Retired

Thomas F. Boleky* – Vice Chair 
Attorney, Beutel Hurst Boleky LLC

Matthew Brown
Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Kenneth M. Crane* – Vice Chair
Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP

Deborah Crockett
Vice President for IT, Ariel Investments

Robin Fern* –  Vice Chair, Staff Liaison

Vicki Flahaven
Corporate Concierge

Bonny J. Gaffen

Scott L. Heller, MD* – Vice Chair
Neurologist, Lakeshore Neurology

David T. Hoppe
President, Cors, Inc.

Janene Ingram Jonas
Senior Benefits Consultant, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Joshua P. Newsome
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Joan A. Parker
Consultant, Joan A. Parker Government Affairs, Retired

Mary Lou Pisone
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network –
McTigue Group, Retired

Sue Randall
Broker, Baird & Warner

Joel A. Schechter* – Vice Chair
Attorney, Law Office of Joel A. Schechter

*Denotes member of Executive Committee

The Foundation’s mission supports:

Support Services

Patient Services

The Les Turner ALS Foundation patient services programs help patients and their loved ones cope with the day-to-day difficulties of living with a chronic disease.

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Research & Patient Center

ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine

The Center brings together all ALS disciplines under one umbrella, enabling enhanced collaborations between researchers and clinicians to provide a full spectrum of treatment to ALS patients while facilitating the development of new therapies for ALS.

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Events, Education & Awareness

Events, Education & Awareness

Local focus—Global reach. Events in various neighborhoods support ALS families in Chicago and beyond.

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Hope and help for people with ALS.

Your contribution helps support the vast majority of the Chicagoland ALS population.