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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Ken Hoffman* – President
Group President, Signode Industrial Group

Harvey Gaffen* – President Emeritus
CEO, Private Client Group
RSM McGladrey, Inc., Retired

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

Matthew Brown
Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Kenneth M. Crane* – Vice President
Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

John T. Culliton
President, Global Solutions
Managing Director
Sourcing Strategies International LLC

Robin Fern* –  Vice President, Staff Liaison

Vicki Flahaven
Corporate Concierge, Concierge Unlimited International

Bonny J. Gaffen

William N. Haarlow, PhD* – Treasurer
Director of College-Admission Relations and
Lecturer, American Studies Program,
Northwestern University

Scott L. Heller, MD* – Vice President, Medical Services
Neurologist, Lakeshore Neurology

Richard Hirsch
Vice President, Gold Eagle Co.

David T. Hoppe
President, Cors, Inc.

Bob Lee
Owner, B. Lee Marketing
Founder of Ride for 3 Reasons

Doug McConnell
Managing Director, Vissant Capital Corporation
Founder of A Long Swim

Joshua P. Newsome
Vice President, Goldman Sachs

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

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

Joel A. Schechter* – Vice President
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

Research & Patient Center

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 nearly 90% of the Chicagoland ALS population.