Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body for Loyola University Health System, Loyola University Medical Center and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

Steve Bergfeld
Senior Vice President, Health Sciences Division, Loyola University Chicago

Steve Bergfeld is senior vice president of the Health Sciences Division at Loyola University Chicago.  He has served in a leadership role at the university since 2008, holding positions that included senior vice president of Advancement and chief operating officer of the Health Sciences Division.  Previously, Steve was vice president, corporate services and administration, at Baxter Healthcare and held several administrative positions at Tenet Healthcare.  He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Louis University.

Joy V. Cunningham
Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court

Joy Virginia Cunningham sits on the First Division of the Illinois Appellate Court, First Judicial District. Before joining the Illinois Appellate Court in 2006, she served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare System. Prior to joining Northwestern Memorial in 2000, she served as a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Over the course of her legal career, Justice Cunningham served as associate general counsel for Loyola University of Chicago and Loyola University Health System.

She also served as a law firm litigator, as an assistant Illinois attorney general and as a judicial clerk to Illinois Appellate Justice Glenn Johnson. Justice Cunningham was the first African-American woman to be president of the Chicago Bar Association (2004-05). She has served on the board of directors for the Chicago Bar Foundation, the Center for Conflict Resolution, the Center for Disability and Elder Law, the Chicago Legal Clinic, the Advisory Board of the Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business and the Legal Advisory Council for CAFLS of the Chicago Community Trust. Justice Cunningham has authored professional publications and is a member of a number of professional and civic associations. She has been recognized for her service to several community and civic organizations.  Justice Cunningham attended John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Robert C. Flanigan, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Dr. Flanigan is chair of the Department of Urology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. In 1994, he became the medical school's first Albert J. Speh, Jr. and Claire R. Speh Professor of Urology. In 2006, Dr. Flanigan also was awarded the Stritch Medal of Loyola University Chicago, the highest honor given to a Loyola faculty member or alumnus of the Stritch School of Medicine.

In addition, he has served as president of the American Board of Urology, president of the Society of Urologic Oncology, the North Central Section of the American Urological Association, the Society of University Urologists, the Society of Pelvic Surgeons, and was founder and first president of the Society of Urologic Chairpersons and Program Directors. Dr. Flanigan also served as secretary of the American Urological Association from 2006 to 2011. Dr. Flanigan has been very involved in basic and clinical research throughout his career and has contributed more than 350 publications to the medical literature. Dr. Flanigan earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University Medical School before completing his residencies in urology and general surgery at Case Western Reserve University Affiliated Hospitals (Cleveland) in 1978.

Larry M. Goldberg
President and CEO, Loyola University Health System

Larry M. Goldberg serves as president and chief executive officer of Loyola University Health System. Prior to joining LUHS in 2011, Mr. Goldberg served as chief executive officer of Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.  Earlier in his career, he served as vice president of hospital operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and was a consultant for Ernst & Young. Mr. Goldberg received a master's degree in health administration from Duke University and a bachelor's degree in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina.

Lori T. Healey
CEO, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA)

Lori Healey currently serves as chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA). Prior to joining MPEA, she served as CEO of Tur Partners LLC, a firm that partners with leaders and innovators to drive growth within global urban markets. Immediately prior to her tenure at Tur, she served as principal in charge of the Development Group for The John Buck Co., focused on growing the firm’s private real estate- and infrastructure-related public-private partnership transactions.

She also recently coordinated the organizational and planning activities for the NATO summit in Chicago, acting as director of the NATO Host Committee as an executive “on loan.” Prior to joining The John Buck Co., Ms. Healey built a strong public sector career during which she earned a reputation for bringing together private and public leaders. In 2009, she was appointed as president of Chicago 2016, in which she was responsible for leading Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. She also held several senior leadership positions for the City of Chicago under the administration of Richard M. Daley, most recently acting as Mr. Daley’s chief of staff. She earlier served as commissioner of the City’s Department of Planning and Development, overseeing more than $1 billion of combined investments into the city’s economic development programs and projects. Ms. Healey is widely credited with the successful implementation of more than 110 tax-financing districts and a myriad of projects, including improvements for the Chicago Transit Authority, infrastructure investment, a new schools program and significant private sector development. Ms. Healey’s previous experiences also include time as a principal at Perkins + Will, a leading corporate, commercial and civic architecture firm. Ms. Healey has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science and a Master of Public Administration degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

Robert J. Hombach
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer, Baxalta

Robert J. Hombach is executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operations officer at Baxalta, a biopharmaceutical company. Prior to his current role, he worked at Baxter for more than 25 years in a variety of roles, including corporate vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Hombach also served as vice president of finance, Europe and vice president of corporate planning, where he led several enterprise-wide initiatives and served as a member of the Baxter strategy team.

Mr. Hombach earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his Bachelor of Finance degree, cum laude, from the University of Colorado. He won an Elijah Watt Sells Award on the November 1990 certified public accountant exam and also has earned the certified management accountant designation.

Henry S. Lang
President and CEO, American Citrus Products Corp.

Henry S. Lang serves as president and chief executive officer (1983 to present) of American Citrus Products Corp., a Florida citrus fruit grower. From 1972 to 1979, he held various positions at Home Juice Co., including president and chief operating officer (1979 to 1983). Mr. Lang also served as director of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (1994 to 2001); director, National Juice Products Association (1975 to 1999); and as a member of the World Presidents’ Organization.

A San Francisco native, Mr. Lang obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco and a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Mr. Lang is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Dominican University, River Forest (1985 to 1996) and served as chair for four years. He also served on the Illinois St. Andrew’s Society Board of Governors (1993 to 1997). He has been on the Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Board of Directors since 1979, serving as chair from 1991 to 1997, and as chair of the Parent Board from 1997 until 2008.

Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Dean for Medical Education, Georgetown University

Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD is a professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and currently serves as dean for Medical Education at Georgetown University. Dr. Mitchell completed training and certification in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill and Rheumatology subspecialty training at Georgetown University.

In 1988, he accepted a faculty position to provide rheumatology teaching and service in Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology at Georgetown University Hospital, where he opened the Childhood Arthritis Center. While serving as residency program director in Internal Medicine, he initiated an innovative Medicine Pediatric residency at Georgetown in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. He has served as the chief academic officer for the past decade and has provided his services as a medical volunteer in Haiti. Dr. Mitchell has received several awards for outstanding teaching. In 2004, he was inducted into mastership in the American College of Physicians, the highest honor bestowed on only 600 living members of the 150,000-member organization, for his work in research in clinical teaching methods, as well as clinical research and care in pediatric and adult rheumatology and immunology. In 2011, he was honored with Georgetown’s Founders’ Day Award to acknowledge excellence in service to teaching and medicine. Dr. Mitchell was also presented with the Distinguished Medical Alumni Award by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

The Rev. John J. O'Callaghan, S.J.
Society of Jesus

The Rev. John (Jack) O’Callaghan is the former vice president of mission and ministry at Loyola University Health System. He has served Loyola in many capacities, including as superior of the Oak Park Jesuit Community of Loyola University Chicago and senior chaplain and adjunct assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. O’Callaghan was a member of the U.S. Catholic Conference committee on priestly life and ministry and has extensive experience serving the Society of Jesus, including as general assistant, Society of Jesus, Rome, Italy, and president and secretary for personnel development, U.S. Jesuit Conference, Washington, D.C.

Rev. O’Callaghan has served on many trustee boards, including Loyola University Chicago, University of Detroit Mercy, St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Saint Louis University, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago and the University of San Francisco. He was formerly chairman of the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education.

Terry O'Rourke, MD, FACS

Terry O’Rourke, MD, FACS, is the executive vice president and the chief clinical officer for Trinity Health. He is responsible for advancing clinical effectiveness and quality, as well as patient safety across the system. He works with Trinity Health’s clinical leaders to improve care coordination and incorporate evidence-based practices into the care delivery system.

He serves as an advocate for Trinity Health’s nursing and medical staffs and is working to advance physician-alignment initiatives throughout the organization. Prior to Trinity Health, Dr. O’Rourke was Centura Health’s chief medical officer. He also was a general surgeon in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dr. O’Rourke is a member of the American Medical Association and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Western Surgical Association and the Denver Academy of Surgery.

After graduating from the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. O’Rourke completed an internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Following his residency, he entered the military and was chief of General Surgery at the U.S. Army Hospital at Fort Carson, Colo.

Marc H. Schwartz
Board Chair; Partner, Harrison & Held

Marc H. Schwartz is a partner at the law firm of Harrison & Held, where he leads the firm’s real estate and banking practices. Before joining the firm, he was the managing partner at Laser, Pokorny, Schwartz, Friedman & Economos, P.C. Mr. Schwartz has represented clients in the purchase, sale, development, financing and leasing of commercial, residential, industrial and office-type real estate in Illinois and throughout the country.

Mr. Schwartz has acted as counsel for a number of large developers and real estate syndicators in the Chicago area in the development and financing of properties for retail, office, commercial and industrial use.  Mr. Schwartz also has assisted clients both as landlord and tenant in complex lease negotiations. He was appointed by former mayor Richard M. Daley to serve on the City of Chicago Blue Ribbon Committee & Abandoned Property Program. He currently serves on the LUHS President’s Council and is a co-trustee of the Bill Bass Foundation. Mr. Schwartz is active in the University of Illinois Athletics Department and its development efforts. He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 1979. In 2006, he was named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Chicago magazine.

Sister Joan Marie Steadman
Executive Director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

Sister Joan Marie Steadman is executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). She has served in diverse ministries, including leadership of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and education and healthcare institutions. Her Catholic healthcare experience spans more than 25 years, from providing pastoral and support care for those with HIV/AIDS, to integrating mission in healthcare institutions, to serving on hospital bioethics committees and boards of outreach organizations.

Prior to her tenure at LCWR, Sister Joan Marie was elected president of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. She was associate director of Health Care Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, at Santa Clara University in California, where she was the Health Care Ethics fellow from 2006 to 2007. Currently, Sister Joan Marie is on the board of Holy Cross Ministries of Utah, Salt Lake City, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. A San José, Calif., native, Sister Joan Marie entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1962. Sister Joan Marie earned her master’s degree in spirituality from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh and later received bioethics training from the Bioethics Consultation Group in Berkeley, Calif.

Keith Veselik, MD
Medical Director of the Division of Primary Care; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

Dr. Veselik is the medical director of the Division of Primary Care at Loyola University Health System and an associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Loyola University Medical Center.

He is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. He attended the Center for Continuing Professional Education at the Harvard School of Public Health. He was named to Chicago magazine's Top Doctor list in 1996, 1999 and 2002, among numerous other awards. He has also been a school board member and president at Notre Dame Parish School.

Jack A. Weinberg
Chairman, Gottlieb Memorial Foundation

Mr. Weinberg is chairman of the Gottlieb Memorial Foundation, vice president of the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg Foundation and vice president of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. He began his career at Columbia Pictures in both Chicago and Los Angeles, where he managed various television production and post-production facilities.

In the mid-1980s, he returned to Chicago and founded Post Pro Film and Video Ltd, which provided television post-production services to commercial, theatrical and corporate clients. The company was sold in the 1990s, and he went on to establish Pro Consulting Associates, Ltd., which has been involved in a variety of business and consulting ventures. He is the former president of the Glencoe Board of Park District Commissioners. Mr. Weinberg’s avocation has always been youth sports. He was the hockey director for the Niles Nighthawks high school hockey program. Mr. Weinberg also coached soccer at New Trier High School for 15 years and Loyola Academy for five. He also has coached hockey from mite (eight-year-olds and younger) to college holding a Level 4 Certification from USA Hockey. He is an associate of the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association, a charitable organization that provides college scholarships for Illinois high school hockey players. Mr. Weinberg earned his Bachelor in Finance degree from the University of Denver.

David J. Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC
George M. Eisenberg Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Department of Medicine; Division of Cardiology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Dr. Wilber is the co-director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, director of the Cardiovascular Institute, division director of Cardiology and medical director of Clinical Electrophysiology at Loyola University Medical Center.  Dr. Wilber also is the George M. Eisenberg Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Wilber is a fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society and a member of the Association of University Cardiologists. He also is a consultant for the Food and Drug Administration on atrial fibrillation and a member of the steering committee and executive committee for several multicenter clinical trials. Dr. Wilber serves on editorial boards for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Journal, Circulation-Electrophysiology and the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and is the author or co-author of more than 500 original manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his internship and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wilber went on to complete a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Michigan and a fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Massachusetts General Hospital.