Rosalinda Alvarado

M.D., F.A.C.S. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Dr. Rosalinda Alvarado is a General Surgery Specialist in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated with honors from Stanford University School Of Medicine in 2005. Having more than 12 years of diverse experiences, especially in GENERAL SURGERY, Dr. Rosalinda Alvarado affiliates with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in many medical groups including Advocate Health And Hospitals Corporation, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.

Dan J Epstein

Managing Partner; Edgeline Capital Partners

Viviana Ploper

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Viviana Ploper, MA, LCPC is an independent Clinical Mental Health Consultant and a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, who provides MHFA Adult and Youth courses both in English and Spanish. 

She is a Clinical Member and an Approved Supervisor for AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Family Institute at Northwestern University.  She also serves as an individual supervisor at the Family Institute providing individual supervision to students in the MSMFT program. She provides clinical consultations and is active in consultation, business development, collaboration, training, and the implementation of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) at different organizations. Additionally, she serves as a peer reviewer for SAMHSA federal grant proposals.

Until July 2016, Ms. Ploper was the Vice President of Children and Family Services at a large community mental health services agency in Chicago. She was in public mental health for over 35 years, providing treatment and advocacy for adults and children with mental, emotional, and behavioral problems and their families. Throughout her years in community mental health, she was part of many state committees and has worked both in administrative and clinical capacities including overseeing Human Resources, supervising adult, child and adolescent outpatient mental health services, crisis services for youth, parenting education, and prevention services.

Marina Rostein

Experiential Marketing & Regional Expansion Manager
One Table

Chicagoan. Argentine-American millennial. Informal amateur social philosopher, connector, and builder of millennial community, creator and curator of experiences. Notorious people watcher. Energized when immersed in hospitality, and when bringing people together for meaningful and delightful in-person moments.

Yamilé Molina

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health Faculty Affiliate, Center for Research on Women & Gender Academic Partner, Cancer Center’s Office of Community Engagement, Research and Implementation Science University of Illinois at Chicago

Yamilé Molina is an assistant professor with affiliations to the School of Public Health, Center for Research on Women and Gender, and Cancer Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Since beginning these positions in 2015, Molina has led multiple studies characterizing and intervening upon the disproportionate burden of cancer that Latinx, African Americans, and rural populations face. This work has culminated in more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, garnering over$500K in peer-reviewed funding, and training opportunities for over 20 high school, undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, medical, and graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds. Molina’s efforts have resulted in competitive membership in national networks such as the Pardee RAND’s Faculty Leaders Program, Professorial Advisory Council for HHS Office of Minority Health’s Office of Minority Health’s Resource Center, and National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 under 40 Leaders in Minority Health. Molina earned BA and MS degrees in biopsychology and cognitive studies from Tulane University, a PhD in biopsychology from the University of Washington, and a MPH in epidemiology from UIC.

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