Every 30 seconds...

a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Holiday Heroes partners with hospitals to provide happy distractions for children confined to the hospital. They take a child's mind away with a day of play, thereby promoting better recovery from illness.

Meet the Team

Board Members

Stuart Baum

Board President
LargerPond


Josh Spencer

Board Chair
Holland and Knight


Ann Behrens

Treasurer
Mueller Accounting


Bill Burris

Board Member
NPN 360


Heather Grove

Board Member
Caliber Advisors


Johnathan Hirsh

Board Member
JP Morgan


Reed Hudson

Board Member
FIDELITONE


Brian Pomis

Board Member
Grant Thornton


Ron Repking

Board Member
Fractional COO


Matt Robertson

Board Member
Byline Bank


John Newell

Board Member
Marsh


Mike Winters

Board Member
Marsh


Morgan Olenski

Board Member
Morningstar


Laura Pone

Board Member
GoodRx


John Fortunato

Board Member
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago



Emeritus Board

Brandt Kucharski

Emeritus Board Member
Matterport

Larry Kaufman

Emeritus Board Member
Jefferson Wells

Steve Westerberg

Emeritus Board Member
Nelson Westerberg

Staff

Mike Jostes

Executive Director

Maggie Drain

Director of Operations

Karrie King

Director of Programming