Meet our leaders

Our staff is available to work with you to meet your philanthropic goals. Gift officers are based at each hospital and supported by specialized teams at our headquarters.

 

Randy Varju, FAHP, CFRE
President
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
Chief Development Officer, Advocate Aurora Health
630-929-6910 
randy.varju@advocatehealth.com

 

Patrick Rath
Executive Development Officer, System Services & Strategy
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
414-219-4745 
patrick.rath@aurora.org

Sue Abderholden
Executive Development Officer
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
630-929-6950 
sue.abderholden@advocatehealth.com

 

Allyson Regnier
Vice President, Development for Near North Chicago & West Suburbs
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
630-275-1360 
allyson.regnier@advocatehealth.com


Jo Amick
Vice President, Development for South Chicago and South Suburbs
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Advocate South Suburban Hospital
Advocate Trinity Hospital
708-684-5056 
jo.amick@advocatehealth.com


Alicia Smith
Vice President of Development Services & Analytics
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
414-219-7338 
alicia.smith@aurora.org

Shelleigh Birlingmair
Vice President, Development for Central Illinois
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Advocate Eureka Hospital
309-268-2086 
shelleigh.birlingmair@advocatehealth.com

Pat Smith-Calascibetta
Vice President, Finance
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
630-929-6965 
patricia.smith-calascibetta@advocatehealth.com

Erin Hareng
Vice President, Development, Racine/Kenosha/Lake Counties
Aurora Medical Center Kenosha
Advocate Condell Medical Center
414-587-9778 
erin.hareng@aurora.org

 

Jennifer Thanos
Vice President, Events and Donor Engagement
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
630-929-6950
Jennifer.cosbythanos@advocatehealth.com

Doug Hutchings
Vice President, Development
Advocate Children’s Hospital
630-929-6930 
douglas.hutchings@advocatehealth.com

Christopher Toft
Vice President, Development for Central Chicago
Advocate Illinois Medical Center
773-296-7424 
christopher.toft@advocatehealth.com


Susan Mongillo, JD
Vice President, Gift Planning
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
630-929-6940 
susan.mongillo@advocatehealth.com

Michelle Weber
Vice President, Development for South Central and Northwest Chicagoland
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Advocate Sherman Hospital
Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
Aurora Medical Center Burlington
262-741-2382 
michelle.weber@aurora.org


Ina Owens
Vice President, Grants and Program Development
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
630-929-6928 
ina.owens@advocatehealth.com

Leslie Wininger
Vice President, Corporate Philanthropy and
System Well Community Programs
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
414-219-4737 
leslie.wininger@aurora.org