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Advisory Council

IM AWARE (Integrative Medicine: Advising With Awareness, Resources and Education) is an advisory council for the Osher Center for Integrative Health at Northwestern University. The council's vision is to help integrative medicine become everyone’s everyday medicine and to raise awareness, provide guidance and contribute funds in support of the Osher Center. 

If you are interested in joining the council or finding out more about the work we do please email our chairperson Diane Meagher at tdmeagher@msn.com.

 

Council Members

Barb Anderson

Barb Anderson

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Leah Bostrom

Leah Bostrom

  • Certified health coach and group fitness instructor
  • Founder of Chia Leah health coaching & nutrition education in Wilmette
  • Leah learned firsthand how adding in more healthy choices can transform one's life. She is passionate about educating others about resources for holistic wellness.
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Fabrice Braunrot

Fabrice Braunrot

  • Retired Vice Chairman of J.P. Morgan, Co-Founder of Harvest Ridge Capital, and a health and wellness entrepreneur and investor.
  • Strong believer in the importance of optimizing nutritional, physical and mental wellbeing through functional integrated medicine.

 

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Christine D'hondt

Christine D'hondt

  • Operations Manager for her family farming operations company in both Illinois and Montana
  • Fundraising and Development Wiz
  • Co-Chair of the Parent Leadership Council at Tabor Academy in Marion, MA
  • Co-Chair of Giordano Dance Chicago’s Dancing with the Giordano Stars Event
  • Board Member on the Comer Children’s Development Board
  • Enjoys fly fishing, yoga, reading, needlepointing and spending time with her husband and two sons and their three Irish Terriers
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Laura Flynn

Laura Flynn

  • Principal, LCF Consulting, LLC; independent clinical research consultant and medical writer
  • Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor; happily practicing and educating people interested in living a mindful journey toward overall better health
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Emily Grace

Emily Grace

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Diane Lappin

Diane Lappin

  • Avid Organic Vegetable Gardener, Cook, and Exercise Enthusiast 
  • Believes in the Integration of a Holistic Approach to Health of Body, Mind and Spirit 
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Lori Lyman

Lori Lyman


  • President, The Lyman Group, Landscape Architectural services
  • Recognizes that healthy and inspiring indoor and outdoor environments contribute to integrative medicines goal of achieving optimal well being for both mind and body
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Karen Malkin

Karen Malkin

  • National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach
  • Graduate of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Former Fellow in Precision Medicine and Genomics 
  • Certified Apollo Health, Brain Health Coach, wo helps her clients prevent and reverse cognitive decline and enjoy the lives they deserve and desire
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Diane Meagher

Diane Meagher

Current Chair

  • Founder and Principal, Diane Meagher Events Inc.
  • Board Member, Children’s Service Board/Lurie Children’s Hospital, Erikson Institute, Anshe Emet Synagogue
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Brennan Murray

Brennan Murray

  • Principal at Cressey & Co, a healthcare focused private equity firm
  • Is passionate about maintaining optimal health and wellness and believes that Integrated Medicine is a critical component to achieve this state of being.
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Izabel Olson

Izabel Olson

  • Founder and CEO of Salt and Light Coalition, a grassroots organization breaking the cycle of human trafficking through mind-body restoration and workforce development 
  • Holds a Ph.D. in the Learning Sciences from Northwestern University
  • Advocate for holistic self-care combined with cognitive science, which gives her the unique ability to positively impact women’s lives in a multifaceted way
  • Winner of the 2017 Illinois Secretary of State’s Latina Humanitarian Achievement Award, 2020 Most inspiring Chicagoans,and 2022 Notable Brazilians in the U.S.
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Molly O'Neil

Molly O'Neil

  • Certified integrative health and nutrition coach
  • Founder of mPowering Health in Lake Forest
  • Passionate about teaching adults and children the benefits of a healthy, balanced lifestyle and an integrative approach to medicine
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Nina Schroeder

Nina Schroeder

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Sue Shattock

Sue Shattock

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Tina Trott

Tina Trott

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Junior Council

We are also seeking participation in the Junior Council. As a junior council member, you will learn about the latest developments in integrative medicine and better ways to take care of yourself and your family, attend informative events with noted experts discussing integrative medicine and learn how to leverage your personal connections, professional networks and resources on behalf of the Osher Center.

If you are interested in learning more about the Junior Council, please email our council member, Molly O'Neil, at molly@mpoweringhealth.com.

Past Council Members

We are grateful for the service and contributions of our past members. 

Carey Cooper Viki Ryan
Tara DeMarco Mary Jeanne Scott
Melinda Graham Avanti Singh
Sheila Gutman Kanwar Singh
Paul Heiselmann Aaron Underwood
Elisabeth Ihlenfeld Molly Vaile
Elinor Jannotta Marigale Walsh
Jim Karas Tracy Ward
Pam Miller Mark Weglarz
Elizabeth Pruett Vanya Weglarz
Brett Rentmeester Meredith Wood-Prince
Melissa Ritter


 

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