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External Advisory Board

The EAB fulfills an important advisory role to the dean and faculty of the College of Nursing.

The External Advisory Board includes community and business leaders who advise college leaders on issues related to identifying, implementing and funding key strategic initiatives in line with the ongoing vision and mission of UIC as one of the nation’s leading urban research universities.

The EAB helps garner resources for the UIC College of Nursing by advising on fundraising goals; creating connections with potential individual, corporate and foundation partners; leading by example through personal philanthropy; and seeking opportunities whereby the college’s mission tripartite mission—education, research and practice—can be achieved.


Current External Advisory Board Members Heading link

Janet A. Deatrick, PhD ’82, Co-Chair – Professor Emerita of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

M. Christine Schwartz, BSN ’70, Co-Chair – Principal, Schwartz Capital Group

Patricia Anen, BSN ’78, RN, MBS, NEA-BC – Principal and Co-Leader, Advanced Practice Providers Workforce

Dale Beatty, DNP ’17, RN, NEA-BC – Chief Nursing Officer, VP Patient Care Services, Stanford Healthcare

Laura Calamos, PhD, RN, FNP, FHEA – Chief Administrative Officer, Calamos Investments LLC

Julie Creamer, MS ’91, RN – President, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Suzanne L. Feetham, PhD, RN, FAAN – Retired, Professor Emerita UIC

Mary R. Haack, PhD ‘85, MS ’80 – Retired Professor and Program Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Graduate Program, UIC College of Nursing

Judith E. Hicks, MS ’75 – President and CEO, Beechwood Health Solutions LLC

Lynn F. Lenker, MS ’95 – Vice President and Chief Nursing Information Officer, SSM Integrated Health Technologies

Patricia  S. Lewis, PhD ’93 – Retired Assistant Professor, Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for Nursing Clinical Practice Studies, UIC College of Nursing

Judith Lloyd Storfjell, PhD – President, Lloyd Consultants LLC; Retired Professor Emeritus and Associate Dean, UIC College of Nursing

For information about EAB membership, contact: Heading link

Jill Corr, Assistant Dean for Advancement

845 S. Damen Ave., (MC 802), Chicago, IL 60612