The office hours of the American Diabetes Association's Chicago location are:
- Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday: Closed
To reach staff members by phone, please call 312-346-1805. Wait for the prompt and then enter the appropriate extension from the listings below. You are also welcome to email staff with any questions or comments you may have. For health fair or brochure requests, please complete this flyer and email to Mary at HealthFairsChicago@diabetes.org.
Jeanette Flom, Executive Director; ext. 6561
Jeanette loves being outside, especially walking along the lake with her husband and baby girl or spending time at the beach. Her favorite splurge after a work-out is wine, cheese and chocolate and her hobbies are cooking and entertaining!
M. Alexandra Santana, Manager; ext. 6603
Mission Delivery - Por tu Familia
Alexandra enjoys having a great balance between her career and her family. Her passion for discovering new cultures and traditions has provided her with new opportunities to be curious, open minded and thoughtful. She loves trying new restaurants with her husband and friends, as well as walking and biking along the lake. In her free time, she also likes reading about successful entrepreneurs.
Allison Gronski, Manager; ext. 6579
Suburban Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
Allison is a Chicago native, and with that comes a love for the Bears, Hawks, Cubs and yes, White Sox too! She enjoys trying new things, diving into a good book and hitting the volleyball nets along North Avenue Beach during the summer time. She loves to be with family and friends, especially when it involves venturing out a new restaurant, festival or local band around town.
Anna Van Handel, Manager; ext. 6578
Chicago Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
Anna enjoys exploring the scenes of Chicago behind her lens, as she is an aspiring photographer. Come Summer in the city you can find Anna dining at many of the charming restaurants Chicago has to offer, as well as running along the lakefront path! While Anna lives in Chicago, she's a Green Bay Packer fan at heart.
Ashley Oakes, Associate Director; ext. 6564
Father of the Year and Galas
Ashley enjoys working out, cheering for the White Sox and attending music festivals and concerts.
Claire Griffith, Specialist; ext. 6565
Administrative Specialist and Third Party Events
Claire loves living in the city of Chicago and taking advantage of its museums, restaurants, shops and theatres. When not enjoying one of Chicago's cultural treats, Claire can be found running along the lakefront, baking at home and spending time with her husband, family and little dog.
Jackie Ross, Manager; ext. 6581
Mission Delivery - Diabetes EXPO, Advocacy and Safe at School
Still an '80s child at heart, Jackie enjoys relaxing and watching the classics such as Ghost Brothers, The Goonies, Big, Troop Beverly Hills, The Three Musketeers, Short Circuit, Uncle Buck and Caddyshack to name a few. On any given day, you can find her trying out a new recipe in the kitchen, running (inside or outside) or preparing for the next Halloween season.
Jennifer Sloan, Manager; ext. 6573
Tour de Cure
Jennifer is a Chicago native who is happy to be home after spending 12 years on the East Coast. She is an avid sports fan who spends much of her time watching the Bulls, Blackhawks, Bears, White Sox – and her son’s little league games. Jennifer loves to run and is currently training for her second Chicago Marathon, this time as a member of Team Diabetes!
Lisa Adams, Associate Director; ext. 6568
Tour de Cure and Bike the Drive
Lisa spends her free time traveling, reading, riding her bike along the lake shore and enjoying married life!
Mallory Dahlquist, Associate Manager; ext. 6572
Mission Delivery - Camp, Family Link and School Walk for Diabetes
Mallory started as a camper with the American Diabetes Association when she was seven years old and has continued volunteering ever since! She has her Masters in Social Work and a passion to help those affected by diabetes. In her spare time she can usually be found with her family and friends, taking her crazy dog for a walk, bowling, playing games, reading, watching movies or baking.
Mary Sullivan, Specialist; ext. 6602
Mary is a fun-loving, easy going sports nut, who could watch her Chicago Blackhawks take down the Redwings any day! She loves yoga, any song sung by Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble, reading and seeing every musical that come to Chicago. As long as she is surrounded by friends and family, she's got the world on a string!
Sarah Fried, Director; ext. 6569
On a typical weekend, you can find Sarah at the park with her young son and husband or at a museum taking advantage of all that the city has to offer. Sarah enjoys gardening in the summer months and cooking, organizing and spending time with friends and family throughout the year!
Sheena Bryant, Manager; ext. 6571
Grants and Mission Delivery - Live Empowered
Sheena is a Chicago native who believes that there are few things that rival summer in the city. She is a sports enthusiast who sees red during basketball season and bleeds orange and blue during football season. Shoes, chocolate, puppies, books, colorful nail polish, cupcakes, music, shoes, shoes and shoes are a few of her favorite things.
Simintha Esson, Director; ext. 6574
Development and Mission Delivery
An island girl all around, Simintha enjoys spending time with her family and friends especially when it involves tropical vacations. When she is not on the beach or kickboxing with her fierce pink boxing gloves, she is patiently awaiting the next shoe sale. Much like Charles Swindoll, Simintha believes "life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent of how you react to it."
Suzanne Apsey, Associate Director; ext. 6567
Mission Delivery - Youth Initiatives: Camp
Sue loves spending time with her grandboys, her granddogs and their mom's and dad's, traveling with hubby Bill and the smiling faces of "happy campers".
Traci Bruce, Manager; ext. 6582
Online Fundraising & Engagement
Traci enjoys reading, going to the dog park, exploring the lakefront path and trying new Chicago restaurants.
Yamileth Coreas, Executive Assistant; ext. 6563
Chicago Leadership Team
Yamileth loves to spend time with her family and friends. She and her son enjoy swimming, going for walks at the park and visiting museums. Yamileth also likes to read about astronomy, nature and philosophy. Her favorite times of the year are spring and the Winter Solstice season.
For a listing of the open positions at the Chicago American Diabetes Association Office, please visit careers.diabetes.org.
Chicago Office Interns
The local Chicago office staff is supported each year by a strong group of volunteer interns. To meet our interns for 2013, please visit our Intern Appreciation page.
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