Catalina brings to ITF extensive administrative experience with health equity nonprofit organizations such as the UIC Institute for Minority Health Research, the Robert Crown Center for Health Education and Y-ME National Breast Cancer organization. Catalina also holds a MD degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Her portfolio includes managing the premium support program, screening new ITF patient applications, developing relationships with the transplant center social workers and financial counselors and leading ITF patient events and community education about the Fund.
An experienced fundraiser, Manny brings expertise from his work at the Boy Scouts of America, Morton College (Cicero, IL), American Legion Post 1941 and government experience as district director for a member of the Illinois House of Representatives. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Manny’s focus is developing relationships in the broader community for fundraising support that will provide financial stability for the Fund.