Rosalinda Alvarado

M.D., F.A.C.S. Rush University Medical Center – Chicago

Dr. Rosalinda Alvarado is a General Surgery Specialist in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated with honors Dr. Rosalinda Alvarado is a Breast Surgical Oncologist in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 2005. She completed her General Surgery residency at Rush University Medical Center and a breast surgical oncology fellowship at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Having more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Rosalinda Alvarado treats patients at Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital. 

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.

Claudia Tellez 

M.D., Northwestern Medical Group -Chicago, IL

Dr. Claudia Tellez is a board-certified hematologist-oncologist in Chicago.

She received her medical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1990. Dr. Tellez completed her residency training in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology-oncology at McGaw Medical Center at Northwestern University. 

She is a clinical assistant professor at Feinberg School of Medicine. Since 1996 Dr. Tellez is actively involved with the Breast Cancer Tumor Board Teaching Conference and is responsible for teaching sessions for the oncology and internal medicine department at Northwestern. Dr. Tellez treats breast cancer patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Marina Rostein

B2B Marketing – Enterprise @ Cue Health

Marina Rostein is an Argentine American raised in the suburbs of Chicago, now residing downtown. She came back to Chicago after 9 years in DC, where she attended The George Washington University. While in DC, she worked in HR at BBYO and later spent five years at OneTable, first leading the organization’s DC-area expansion and later focusing on partnerships and experiential marketing nationally. She’s recently joined the B2B marketing team at Cue Health while attending business school at UNC Kenan Flagler. She’s deeply passionate about helping women to reach their potential.

Yamilé Molina

Associate Professor, School of Public Health; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Research on Women and Gender; Associate Director, Community Engaged Research, Mile Square Health Center; Associate Director, Community Outreach & Engagement, University of Illinois Cancer Center

Since becoming a Chicago resident 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 90 peer-reviewed publications, garnering over $900K in peer-reviewed funding, and training opportunities for over 50 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 Faculty Inductee for the Lamda Chapter of Delta Omega 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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