2017 Board of Trustees

Rev. Mary Altenbaumer,
BCC



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ACPE Supervisor,Assistant Professor, Rush University College of Health Sciences
Mary L. Altenbaumer is a certified Supervisor in the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education and an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a Master of Divinity degree from the Chicago Theological Seminary. She has served churches in Michigan and Illinois before becoming an ACPE supervisor. She currently serves as the Chair of the ACPE North Central Region Accreditation Committee and the National Accreditation Commission. Topics of interest and study for her include the Enneagram and Bowen family systems theory.

Mary is an active member of Pilgrim Congregational UCC in Oak Park where she serves as Chair of the Personnel Committee and as a Liturgist. She enjoys singing with the “Sing to Live Community Chorus, a chorus for people whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. She also enjoys being a great aunt to Henry and Maggie who live in Mundelein.

Richard Chandler

Treasurer



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Dick has served as Treasurer of BAH, as well as St. Mary's Park Ridge, and is retired from IBM. Dick remains involved with Bishop Anderson House because the enthusiasm of those involved is so evident.

Rev. Beth Collier,
BCC



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Beth Collier is the Chaplain Manager at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, where she leads the ministry site’s Spiritual Care Services and provides spiritual care to patients, their family members/significant others, staff, and physicians regardless of faith tradition or spiritual practice. In this role she and her staff are responsible for addressing the spiritual needs and requests of persons of many different faith traditions, and those with no faith or spiritual tradition. Beth has advocated for the service of volunteers in spiritual screening within the Medical Center, and has been happy to have several of the Bishop Anderson House trainees serve at her Medical Center in their practicum, and continue as regular Spiritual Care Volunteers.

Beth comes to this position from a varied background of work and service, including local church ministry, hospital chaplaincy, social service agencies, and secular employment. She is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, has served as pastor or associate pastor in congregations in South Carolina, and has worked closely with other churches in South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Illinois in pastoral care and preaching. She holds degrees in psychology, divinity, religious studies, and theology.

Erin Emery-Tiburcio, PhD

Past President



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Dr. Erin Emery-Tiburcio is an Associate Professor of Geriatric and Rehabilitation Psychology at Rush University Medical Center.  Her research and clinical work focuses on older adults with multiple chronic conditions, as well as developing and testing faith-based health interventions. She is the Associate Director of the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program of Illinois based at Rush, and is a representative on the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Aging. 

Erin is Buddhist by tradition and has been affiliated with Bishop Anderson House since 2008, recently as secretary and currently as President of the board. She also makes a mean mushroom risotto and can rock a karaoke room. Working hospitals for 20 years, Erin believes strongly that every patient and every staff member needs every support possible to cope with the challenges of being in the hospital. For many, spirituality is the core of their experience, thus spiritual support – perhaps in the form of chaplaincy – is critical to healing for the sick and those who care for them.

Rev. Katie Hines-Shah



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Katie Hines-Shah is the Senior Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hinsdale, IL. Over the last four years, Katie has led Redeemer though reformulating vision planning, a complete staff turn over, the addition of a third weekly service, and also has supervised two interns. Next year she is looking forward to starting a major renovation project at Redeemer. Previously Katie was Pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Berkeley CA. Chicago is familiar territory for Katie who was born in Elgin and who completed her Masters of Divinity Degree at the University of Chicago. Katie discovered BAH's Lay Chaplain Training program when working to establish a lay visitation ministry. Impressed with BAH’s thorough and thoughtful training of her members, Katie was please to be asked to join the board.

Katie is married to Jay Hines-Shah and has two children, John (11) and Betty (3). They live in Hinsdale.

Rev. Erin James-Brown

President-elect



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Hailing from the great state of Texas (and proud of it!), Erin James-Brown serves as the Director of Discipleship at Urban Village Church in Chicago. In addition to filling her time as a group exercise instructor, a dog owner, and a voracious reader of young adult literature, Erin has also served as a hospital chaplain and as the director of a ministry for youth and children. She is incredibly excited to be working with Bishop Anderson House in fulfilling its mission to provide pastoral care for those in need and education for those who seek to care for them.

The Rev. David Kyllo

President




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David is the Head Pastor at Zion Lutheran, Deerfield, former Director of Chaplaincy at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and is an administrator and faculty member of out Volunteer Lay Chaplain Training.

BAH has a part of my heart. This organization does not have any "airs" about it or seek to do something which it cannot promise. It exists to care for patients, their families, and those who care for them; and it seeks to continuously bring the Love of God to each person, no matter who they are or what their background might be. BAH seeks to challenge each person associated with it by asking, "What can I do better to serve my God and my fellow human beings?" And there are opportunities in meetings, symposiums, the Lay Volunteer Chaplaincy Program, and other events to seek to help one grow in Faith and the Ability to Serve. BAH, to me, is a mentor which says that there's always more to learn; but there's also a need for rest and self-care. I cannot see a more fitting way to serve than in this way.

Miki Mancine



Miki Mancine is the Associate Director of US Medical Education for Abbvie. Miki originally started her career in pediatric nursing and is a single mother of three children, Elizabeth (9), William (8), and Henry (7) through the blessing of adoption. Miki grew up in the Northshore and now is a new member at Holy Spirit in Lake Forest. In joining Holy Spirit this winter, Miki was introduced to several new ministries and opportunities to serve but felt most drawn to the work the Bishop Anderson House is doing blending physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental health. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors with her family, jogging, and trying new dining experiences.

Trevor McClain-Duer



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Trevor is a Senior Manager with Cendrowski Corporate Advisors (CCA). He has over 10 years of experience in business valuation, private equity, venture capital, real estate, investment management, and financial advisory services.

Prior to joining CCA, Trevor provided investment management and valuation services to a family wealth management office with over $1B in assets under management. He was responsible for managing a portfolio of over 40 fund-of-fund and direct real estate, private equity, and venture capital investments. He also performed pre- and post-close due diligence and mark-to-market valuations for the firm and worked on underwriting and transaction structuring as part of the deal team. Additional experience includes auditing private equity and venture capital firms while providing financial advisory services for a Big 4 accounting firm.
Trevor obtained his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame where he also ran track. He earned his Masters in Accounting from The Ohio State University. He currently lives in the Roscoe Village neighborhood of Chicago with his wife and dog. He is a CPA and CFA charterholder.

Linda McMillan



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Linda is an Information Technology Director, with 30 years of experience at Baxter Healthcare corporation. She is a trusted business partner and has a demonstrated history of delivering results. She is highly skilled at streamlining business processes and translating business needs into effective technology solutions.

Linda became aware of the work of Bishop Anderson House in the early 1980's as she became a member of the McMillan (Anderson) family. Linda firmly supports the mission of BAH and is honored to serve on the board of trustees and contribute to the continued success of the organization. In her free time, Linda enjoys travel, cooking and music.

Crystal Plummer



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Crystal is project manager for Canticle Communications and a capital campaign consultant with the Episcopal Church Foundation. Crystal currently serves as the Acting Director of Networking for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, and was previously responsible for the coordination of the annual diocesan convention, bishop's appeals and capital campaign.

Prior to her work with the Episcopal Church, Crystal worked more than 20 years in the financial services industry. She has been an Episcopalian for 20 years serving in leadership roles at churches in her native New Jersey, Oklahoma and Chicago. She is a member of St. Paul and the Redeemer in Hyde Park/Kenwood. Crystal holds a B.A. in Spanish and education and an M.B.A. in management from Rutgers University.

Crystal believes in the positive impact of caring for patients, families and caregivers -- mind, body, and soul -- and is enthusiastic about supporting Bishop Anderson House’s work in its three areas: chaplaincy, education and Operation Bear Hug.

Martha Proctor Gano



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Martha Proctor Gano is a member of St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church in Chicago where she serves as a lector, usher and lay Eucharistic minister. She is currently a member of the Outreach Committee which has a primary goal of making distributions from the Good Samaritan Fund to Episcopal charities and other entities.

In the spring of 2015, she completed training through Bishop Anderson House to become a lay volunteer chaplain. She continues to develop this ministry at two locations: Warren Barr Pavilion, a nursing home/rehabilitation facility in Chicago's Gold Coast and The Hallmark Residence, a retirement community with extended care options in Lakeview. She also makes visits to home-bound parishioners from St. Chrysostom's as needed.
Martha is a board certified endodontist in downtown Chicago. She is an associate staff member of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and taught part-time for 10 years at Northwestern University Dental School.

Ann G. Ryba

Assistant Treasurer



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Ann has been affiliated with Bishop Anderson House in one regard or another since 1988. She served as Board President for two terms and is a graduate of the Volunteer Chaplain (Spiritual Care Visitor) Training.

She attends St. Michael's, Barrington and she and her husband Rick have two grown children. New Orleans is her favorite place on earth and gardening and cooking keep her sane. (reasonably so) Ann became involved with BAH after seeing the conditions in the wards at Cook County Children's Hospital, and hopes that we can provide professional and volunteer chaplain service to those who are so underserved at Stroger Hospital.

The Rev. John Schumacher,
BCC



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A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Chicago has been “home” since 1974 when I began my seminary training at the Lutheran School of Theology. I completed clinical training at Rush University Medical Center and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

Ordained by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1979, I served two parishes under call and also provided transitional and interim support to a number of congregations in the metro Chicago area. I currently serve the ELCA through my participation in the process of reviewing and endorsing candidates for ministry in chaplaincy, pastoral counseling, and clinical education.

In 1993 I was called as the first full-time staff chaplain at Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care and during my tenure created and managed a Spiritual Care and Healing Arts staff of 15 chaplains and therapists. I also developed relationships with the clinical pastoral education programs at ALGH and Presence Health and mentored CPE residents as well as pastoral counseling interns from the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola University. I continue to serve on the CPE Professional Advisory Board at ALGH and the CPE Professional Consultation Committee for Advocate Health Care. I retired from Rainbow Hospice in December 2015, however, I continue to enjoy opportunities to do end-of-life education and mentoring of chaplaincy students

My spouse, Judy and I have been married 42 years and our shared passion is our Mazda Miatas; we have been members of the Windy City Miata Club since 2000. I am beginning my second year as president of the organization.

The Rev. Robert Wyatt



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The Rev. Robert Wyatt is recently retired from the Diocese of Chicago and serves on a part time basis at Grace Church, Hinsdale. Bob has recently served on the St. Augustine College board and Episcopal Charities and Community Services board. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for hospital chaplaincy from my experience in Clinical Pastoral Education, first at Cook County Hospital in the late '60s, then at Nashville's VA in 2002. As a lay person and a rector, I was always aware that some parishioners feel called to pastoral care and would make wonderful chaplains for the homebound and those in hospitals and nursing homes. The lay chaplain training at Bishop Anderson House has provided wonderful opportunities to open up new ministries for such people.

Georgianna Gleason

Ex-officio member

Georgianna is the Executive Director of Episcopal Charities and Community Services, Diocese of Chicago

The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee

Ex-officio member

Jeff is the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.

Life Trustees

Lester E. Frankenthal, III

Canon Miriam U. Hoover, DD

Katharine F. McMillan

The Rt. Rev. James W. Montgomery