Michelle Braccioforte, MPH
Director of Research & Education

Jenny Smalcuga
Research and Education

Cindy Stark
Research and Education

Board of Directors


Dennis Zimmerman is a retired executive having worked for both corporate and non-profit organizations. His volunteer experience includes serving on the Board or committees for United Way, Junior Achievement, Associated Colleges of Illinois, Foundation for Independent Higher Education, Easter Seals and Central Du Page Health Systems. Dennis is a prostate cancer survivor.


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.

Rand Haas currently serves as Program Manager for Business Career Services. Rand has extensive experience in marketing, public relations, business outreach and economic development. He provides volunteer services to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and two Illinois U.S. Representatives. Rand is a prostate cancer survivor. 

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 semi-retired after 40 years with WBBM NewsRadio.  He still returns to the station each year to work with the Chicago Bears football broadcasts.   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 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago.

Jennifer White joined Chicago Prostate Cancer Center in 1998 and serves as Administrative Director.  Instrumental in the establishment of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago, she oversees their annual fundraiser Run & Walk for Prostate Cancer Awareness.  Jennifer also volunteers as secretary for the Parent Teacher League of St. Peter Lutheran Church and School, Arlington Heights.