chicagoprostatefoundation.org

Leadership

Michelle Braccioforte, MPH
Director of Research & Education

Jenny Smalcuga
Research and Education

Cindy Stark
Research and Education

Board of Directors

President

John Aguzino is semi-retired after 41 years as a business development executive at 3M Corporation.  A Downer’s Grove resident, John serves on the city’s Events Commission, volunteers with Downer’s Grove’s Public Action to Deliver Shelter (P.A.D.S.), and led new fundraising initiatives for School District 99 Foundation.  His strategic leadership experience has helped Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago expand its Informational Support Group attendance three-fold.  John is a prostate cancer survivor.

Directors

Mike Cebry, a life-long relationship builder, has created inspirational environments for businesses and organizations for over 35 years, and currently serves National Office Furniture, an award-winning Chicago company.  A Wheaton resident who enjoys landscaping his yard while keeping up with his ever-growing extended family, Mike knows no stranger.  He volunteers with St. Daniel the Prophet Church and enjoys coaching advanced students at Wheaton Warrenville South High School’s “INCubatoredu” program, a curriculum that provides a valuable entrepreneurial experience much like Shark Tank.  Mike is leading efforts to nurture new connections and expand Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago’s engagement possibilities.  His passion to help people, especially those facing health problems, makes Mike an understanding advocate for prostate cancer awareness.

Earl Goldenberg has enjoyed his career of over 40 years in accounting, and is a principal with Goldenberg and Barasch, P.C.   Earl also works with companies to provide custom medical billing services.   He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and making regular visits to Florida.  A Deerfield resident, Earl is a prostate cancer survivor.

Jim Hanke has worked over 20 years in home construction and currently serves as Safety Manager for Ascher Brothers Co., Inc., transforming major sports properties and well-known landmarks in the Chicagoland area and across the US.  Jim is certified as both Construction Health and Safety Technician, and as Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) Trainer.  He has enjoyed volunteering for annual March of Dimes celebrity golf fundraisers and served as an Area Captain for the 2003 US Golf Open.  A life-long resident of Chicago’s western suburbs, Jim grew up in Oakbrook.  A recent prostate cancer survivor, Jim is dedicated to drawing from his experiences to help even more men become aware of quality of life options with prostate cancer.

Dave Ricordati, Real Estate Broker for Coldwell Banker, Hinsdale, brings expertise from 25 successful years in the industry to advance the Foundation’s outreach efforts.  Dave serves the Westmont and Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chambers of Commerce, is board member of The 100% Foundation—which distributes toys to hospitalized children at Christmas.  Active in St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Hinsdale, Dave also volunteers at their 3 annual blood drives.  Dave was Village Trustee in Westchester for 8 years, and now serves as Precinct 61 Committeeman in Downers Grove Township.  A Westmont resident, Dave plays and coaches floor hockey, is a fan of Chicago Blackhawks and Bears, holds White Sox season tickets, and is a 5 year prostate cancer survivor.

Alan Rosen is retired after more than 40 years with WBBM NewsRadio.  After semi-retiring, he returned to the station during football seasons to work with the Chicago Bears broadcasts.  Alan’s experience with media continually informs and advances the initiatives of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago Foundation.  A prostate cancer survivor and brachytherapy patient of Chicago Prostate Cancer Center, Alan brings his perspective as a huge proponent of early detection and treatment to serve the Foundation.

 

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