Michelle Braccioforte, MPH
Education and Community Outreach Coordinator
Board of Directors
Dave Ricordati, Real Estate Broker for County Line Properties-Hinsdale, brings expertise from 26 successful years in the industry to advance the Foundation’s outreach efforts. Dave is a member of the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce, Westmont Chamber of Commerce, and a Director on the Boards of Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce, and the 100 Percent Foundation, a group that donates and delivers toys to hospitalized children at Christmas. Also active in his parish, St. Isaac Jogues in Hinsdale, Dave directs and volunteers his time for their 3 annual blood drives, coordinates parishioner Christmas gifts to families in need, and serves as a Parish Council Member. Dave was a village trustee in his hometown of Westchester for 8 years, and now serves as Precinct 61 committeeman in Downers Grove Township. Dave plays and coaches men’s floor hockey, and is a big fan of the White Sox, Blackhawks and Bears. He is a 6 year prostate cancer survivor. Dave & his wife Kathy currently reside in Westmont.
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.
Nancy Gecas is retired after having contributed to some of the largest companies in the world for over 35 years. An award winning consumer packaged goods leader at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Nestle S.A., and Kraft Foods, Inc., Nancy had a highly successful track record of delivering profitable strategic, technical and innovative growth in Marketing, Marketing Services, and R&D organizations, and within a broad spectrum of disciplines including business and product development, consumer insights and strategy, and knowledge management & technical information management. Nancy brings expertise in leveraging partnerships and strategic alliances to further advance the Mission of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago. Her husband, George, was a brachytherapy patient of the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center and is a recent prostate cancer survivor. Nancy’s experiences inspire a passionate advocacy for treatment modality options that offer long-term quality of life to prostate cancer patients, and their families.
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.
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.
Tim Toohey is currently Senior Vice President of Business Development for Advantage Futures, where he has worked since 2005. He originally traded interest rate products for 23 years on the floor of Chicago Board of Trade (now CME Group.) Tim fundraises for both Trinity High School and Fenwick High School, where as a Fenwick Fathers’ Club officer he helped raise more than $290,000 in a four-year span. An avid sports enthusiast, he enjoys working out and playing golf. A recent prostate cancer survivor, Tim’s passion now is raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago, which spreads awareness hand-in-hand with Chicago Prostate Cancer Center. Tim was instrumental in making the Foundation’s inaugural charity golf outing a well-sponsored, successful event.
Ed Wundrum serves Amalgamated Bank of Chicago as Chief Information Office. Originally educated as an industrial engineer, Ed made the switch to information technology and banking over 40 years ago. After commuting to the city for many years, Ed and his wife now enjoy living in downtown Chicago and taking advantage of city life. They also enjoy membership and volunteer activities at the Moody Church, skiing and visiting children and grandchildren living in Austin and Spokane. Ed serves on multiple boards for homeowners associations. As a prostate cancer survivor, he is passionate about talking with other men facing prostate cancer. Ed shares his treatment experience to offer hope and encouragement to men discovering their treatment options.