Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Selects Interim Director and Search Firm
The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors announced the appointment of Jim Durkan as the Foundation's Interim Director. During the search for the Foundation's next president, Mr. Durkan will be responsible for the day to day activities of the Foundation. (see contact information above).
Jim Durkan retired as President/CEO of Community Memorial Foundation (CMF) in December 2011. Established in 1995, Community Memorial Foundation is a private foundation with a focus on community health improvement. JIm was the founding President of CMF after serving as President of LaGrange Memorial Hospital Foundation for five years and worked in leadership roles for over fiftenn years at hospitals on the east coast.
The Foundation engaged the firm of DHR International to lead the search process for its next President. Executive Vice President Mary Lee Montague is heading the engagement. The position guide is currently under develoment. For further information, please contact Kara Zavaleta at email@example.com.
The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) has a single vision: to ensure every child in Illinois has the opportunity to grow up healthy. Working through grantee partners across the state, the Foundation focuses its grant making on identifying and funding solutions to the barriers that prevent children from accessing the ongoing health care they need.
The Foundation's philosophy is that health care must address the whole child, and that the healthcare system in Illinois must be responsive to the needs of all children. The Foundation is also committed to the concept of a medical/dental home where a child and his/her family can receive high quality and consistent care informed by knowledge of the child and family, has a primary focus on prevention, and facilitates a strong relationship between those who come in contact with a child.
The Foundation's Board of Directors is keenly aware that to make a positive impact in all areas of children's health care in the state of Illinois will take significant resources - time and money. Taking it one step at a time, the Foundation, through a process of research, listening, and planning, has focused its current grant making in two high needs areas in children's health: Improving oral health of Illinois' children and addressing themental healthneeds of children in Illinois.
In 2007, ILCHF announced a signficant intiative in its grant making efforts to more directly target children's oral heatlh.
In 2009, ILCHF launched a multi year/multi million dollar initative to improve the children's mental health system of care, community by community.
In addition, the Foundation continually monitors and funds innovative programs and emerging needs in the area of children's health care. The results of this work will be fundamental in the selection of the next area of focus for ILCHF's work.
Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation, 1200 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 301, Oak Brook, IL 60523 Phone: 630.571.2555 Fax: 630.571.2566