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

Christi Mayo Turner - Associates Board Chair
Northwestern Medicine

Kenneth Monarrez - Associates Board Co-Chair
Syniverse Technologies

Catherine Pfaff - Secretary

TJ Gilboy - Treasurer
Metlife Premier Client Group of Chicago-O’Hare

Whitney Ahrens - Communication Committee Co-Chair
American Medical Association

Julia Pfeifer - Communication Committtee Co-Chair
One North Interactive

Dana Hassey - Membership and Engagement Co-Chair

Melissa Ciani - Community Engagement Committee Chair

Justin Alden - Research Committee Chair
Medical Search Technologies

Meghan Garofolo - Donor Engagement Committee Chair

Catherine Baer - Member

Eric Eckerman - Member
BMO Financial Corp.

Emmanuel Lopez - Member
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Michael Kallabat - Member
Control Risks

Taylor Meehan - Member
The Federal Savings Bank

Erika Patching - Member

Ashley Simms - Member

Travis Smith - Member

Shelby Stephenson - Member
Brown Legacy Group

Joseph Van Leer - Member

Corey Walz - Member
Alliance Consolidated Group of Companies

Jill Wilson - Member
Simple Machines Marketing

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