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The Board of Directors is the governing body of AgeOptions. It is responsible for ensuring that AgeOptions is effective in achieving its mission and goals, and for setting the agency’s direction, establishing policies and managing and allocating resources. Its primary responsibilities are to:

  • Set policy, approve position statements, programs and services
  • Approve the annual budget and financial statements
  • Represent the public need and interest to the organization and positively represent AgeOptions to the public
  • Find the resources needed for an efficient organization
  • Evaluate organizational effectiveness

If you are interested in serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors, please contact Karen Abee at (708)383-0258, or for information and a nomination form.

AgeOptions Board of Directors

Brad Winick, AICP

Genevieve Kruse, MBA
Divisional Vice President Retail Markets
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas


Mitchell Abrams
Managing Director
Homewatch Caregivers

Karen Babos, DO, MBA
Senior Medical Director, Health Plan Assessment
Molina Healthcare

Mary E. Coonda
Social Security Administration (Retired)

Murray A. Gordon
Chief Executive Officer
MAGA LTC Insurance

Fred P. Karutz
Senior Vice President
AIM Specialty Benefits

John Lee

Vice President 
Government Programs & Business Development



Roslyn Lennon, MS, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

West Suburban Medical Center

Bruce Matson, CPA
Chief Financial Officer (Retired)

Miriam Mobley Smith, Pharm.D., FASHP
Doctor of Pharmacy

Donna Moore
American Cancer Society (Retired)

John P. O'Connor


Plante Moran, PLLC

Rev. Kirsten Peachey
Congregational Health Partnerships
Advocate Health Care

Anthony J. Perry, M.D.
Vice President
Population Health & Ambulatory Services
Rush University Medical Center

Carla J. Rozycki
Jenner & Block LLP

Enrique Salgado, Jr.

Manager of Advocacy & Community-Based Programs

WellCare, Inc.

Jeff Waddy, Dr.PH, MS.Ed., MCHES
Dean, Health Professions, English, Humanities & Communications
South Suburban College, South Holland, IL