Associates Board

Associates Board


Founded in 2013, the Associates Board was created to elevate Gateway's mission and vision among young professionals in the Chicago area and beyond. Its members host fun and exciting events to spotlight Gateway's groundbreaking work. Members volunteer their time to further Gateway’s reach and impact, participate in activities that increase awareness of Gateway within their networks and raise funds for cancer research.

To submit your application to become a member of the Associates Board, click here.

Gateway Associates Board

Kenneth Monarrez - Associates Board Co-Chair
Syniverse Technologies

Shelby Stephenson - Associates Board Co-Chair
Brown Legacy Group

Eric Eckerman - Treasurer
BMO Financial Corp.

Jill Wilson - Secretary
Simple Machines Marketing

Julia Pfeifer - Communication Committee Chair
Eyeview Digital

Catherine Lyman - Communication Committee Co-Chair
Trunk Club

Meghan Garofolo - Donor Engagement Committee Chair

Christi Mayo Turner - Donor Engagement Committee Co-Chair
Northwestern Medicine

Melissa Ciani - Mission Connection Chair

Emmanuel Lopez - Membership and Engagement Co-Chair
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Travis Smith - Membership and Engagement Co-Chair

Whitney Ahrens - Member
American Medical Association

Justin Alden - Member
Medical Search Technologies

Elle Bausch - Member

Danny Cameron - Member

TJ Gilboy - Member
Lakeshore Financial Group

Dana Hassey - Member

Michael Kallabat - Member
Control Risks

Christin Luckman - Member
Guaranteed Rate

Erika Patching - Member

Joseph Van Leer - Member

Corey Walz - Member
Alliance Consolidated Group of Companies

Robert Watson - Member

Catherine Weiner Pfaff - Member

99 cents of every dollar received directly funds cancer clinical trials


Current Gateway-funded clinical trials


Clinical trials funded at leading institutions worldwide


Funds one patient for one day at a Gateway-funded clinical trial


Mission Partners