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2022 Annual Meeting and Healthcare Awards! 

June 30, 2022 

5:00 PM CT - 8:00 PM CT 

 VenueSix 10 Info   |  Program Booklet

Video Highlights of 2021-2022 

The celebration will be held at the contemporary VenueSix 10 located at 610 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. 

Networking, Open Bar, and Seated Dinner

Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH 

CEO, Chicago Community Trust 

The featured speaker is Helen D. Gayle, MD, MPH who is the CEO of the Chicago Community Trust. Dr. Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker, current IOMC President will interview Dr. Gayle about her experience in healthcare advocacy, pushing boundaries to reduce healthcare inequities, and experience in building successful strategic partnerships. 

In addition to networking, IOMC will conduct its Annual Business Meeting open to all members. The new Board of Governors will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting. Immediately following the business meeting, the evening will proceed to honor and celebrate its 2022 Healthcare Award recipients and others. 

2022 Healthcare Awards 

2022 Lifetime Achievement Award- Donna Thompson, RN, MS, CEO of ACCESS Community Health Network

2022 Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Award - Lisa Green, DO, Family Christian Health Center

2022 Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Award (System) - University of Illinois – Emergency Department -Better Health Through Housing

2022 Humanitarian Global Health Award - Ukrainian Medical Association of North America- State of Illinois  

(We wish to introduce the 2021 award recipients since no in-person convening was held due to the COVID-10 pandemic)

Recognize the 2021 Healthcare Award Winners 

(We were not able to honor them in 2021 in person due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.)

2021 Lifetime Achievement Award - Mark Shields, MD, MBA

2021 The Henry P. Russe Citation for Exemplary Compassion in Healthcare Award - Melissa Simon, MD. MPH

2021 Innovation in Health Care Delivery Award- Angela Moss, PhD, RN

2021 Humanitarian Global Health Award- Neli Vazquez-Rowland, President & Co-Founder of The Safehaven Foundation 

2021 Special Public Service Awards

Ngozi Ezike, MD, MPH, State of Illinois, Public Health Director, formerly 

Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, City of Chicago, Commissioner of Public Health 

Rachel Rubin, MD, MPH, FACP, Sr. Medical Officer & Co-Leader of Cook County Dept of Public Health 

Kiran Joshi, MD, MPH, Sr. Medical Officer & Co-Leader Cook County Dept. of Public Health 

Karen Ayala, MPH-Executive Director, DuPage Health Department

Barbara Jeffers, Executive Director(retired), Kane County Dept. of Public Health 

Susan Olenek, MAOL, Executive Director, Will County Dept. of Public Health

Melissa Adamson, MPH, Public Health Administrator, McHenry Dept. of Public Health 

Mark Pfister, MSES, DrPhc, Executive Director, Lake County Dept. of Public Health & Community Health Center 

For the agenda, more details and to Register, visit this page. 

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We look forward to you joining us at the 107th Anniversary of IOMC! 


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