• Suzanne “Sam” Martinez, Editor

    Suzanne is Coordinator for Congregational Outreach, for the Office for Mission and Spiritual Care for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Condell Medical Center and Sherman Hospital. Suzanne’s primary role is to coordinate and supervise the congregational health ministries, such as educational seminars, health screenings and other health and wellness opportunities offered to congregations. She acts as a liaison with faith communities and clergy related to the work of Mission and Spiritual Care. Suzanne develops and initiates new programs and activities which strengthen the partnership between Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Condell Medical Center and Sherman Hospital and congregations all the while promoting health and wellness of body, mind and spirit, a “wholistic” approach to caring for the whole person.


  • Rev. Dr. Nathaniel L. Edmond

    Pastor Edmond received his Bachelor’s Degree from Xavier University in Louisiana and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He also has extensive training in Theology/Religion and Philosophy, and has completed the Young Pastoral Training...Continue Reading

  • Rev. Eric C Fistler

  • Natasha Taylor

    Natasha Taylor, health enews contributor, is a public affairs and marketing coordinator at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill. She has over 10 years of communications experience working for various nonprofits throughout Chicagoland. Outside of work she spends her time working...Continue Reading
  • Lisa O'Neil

    Lisa O’Neil, health enews contributor, serves as director of public affairs and marketing at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL. She loves spending time with her husband, three children and cocker-spaniel. In her spare time, you will most likely find her on the tennis court or on...Continue Reading
  • Congressman Robert Dold

    Congressman Bob Dold is currently in his second term serving the people of Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.

    A native of northern Illinois, Bob was born at Evanston Hospital and grew up with his three sisters in the same house where his parents still reside. Like his father, Bob...Continue Reading

  • John T. Piotrowski, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

  • Kathleen Troher

    Kathleen Troher is public affairs and marketing manager at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinios. She has more than 20 years of journalism experience, with her primary focus in the newspaper and magazine industry. Kathleen graduated from Columbia College in Chicago, earning...Continue Reading
  • Rev. Benjamin J. Dueholm

    Rev. Benjamin J. Dueholm is Pastor of Worship and Education at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wauconda. He writes on faith, culture, and society for various publications including The Christian Century, Aeon, and Let's Talk. Click for full Bio
  • William Gentes

    Bill Gentes is the Project Coordinator for the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force hosted by the Lake County Health Department. The Task Force focuses on underage drinking, prescription drug abuse, heroin and marijuana issues. The Task Force was the leader in passage...Continue Reading

  • Rev. Michele Monroe-Clark, LCSW, BCC

  • Rev. Mark Sundberg

    Mark Sundberg is a Lutheran pastor in Lake Zurich. He is on the Advisory Board of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. He is married with one daughter. Click for full Bio
  • Rev. Jeanne Hanson

    Rev. Jeanne Hanson is the Executive Director of the Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs, with professional counseling and psychiatric services. Office locations are Barrington, Algonquin, Crystal Lake and McHenry. Click for full Bio
  • Dr. Denise Casey, Psy.D, CADC, NBCCHT, ACH, CCT

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    Certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor
    National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist
    Certified Cognitive Therapist
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  • Mike Nerheim

    Mike Nerheim was chosen by voters in the November 2012 election to serve as Lake County State’s Attorney. He is recognized for vigorously prosecuting violators of the law and respecting the rights of victims and the accused while ensuring justice for all. As State’s Attorney, Mike oversees an...Continue Reading

  • Debra Susie-Lattner, MD, MBA

    Debra Susie-Lattner is a board certified internist. Click for full Bio