ITF Staff Members


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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.

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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.

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As Executive Director of ITF and Gift of Hope’s Chief Policy Officer, Elizabeth provides executive leadership for ITF and the legislative strategy for Gift of Hope, focused on building broad community support and charitable giving to support the mission and vision of ITF and Gift of Hope. She has served as an executive in both the hospital provider and hospital association communities in Illinois in the philanthropy and government relations space. As president of the Midwest Health Foundation, she led the four Adventist Midwest Health (now Amita Health) hospital foundations, collaborating with board members, staff and the community to achieve $16 million in contributions, a 77 percent increase in dollars raised over three years.

ILLINOIS TRANSPLANT FUND

425 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
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