Healthy Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Forum

Gubernatorial candidates Chris Kennedy, J.B. Pritzker and IL State Sen. Daniel Biss met at the Healthy Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Forum

Healthy Illinois and its partner organizations introduced community members, students, faith leaders and civic leaders to the Gubernatorial candidates of Illinois. We asked them questions about immigration and healthcare policy. Our organization has worked with public elected officials on both sides of the aisle to advocate for quality healthcare and immigration policy.


Rev. MSGR Michael Boland, C.E.O. Catholic Charities of the Arch Diocese of Chicago
Patrick Cacchione, Executive Director, Illinois Catholic Health Association
Karen Teitelbaum, CEO, Mt. Sinai Hospital
Lori Pacura, President, Holy Cross Hospital
Guy Medaglia, CEO, Saint Anthony Hospital
Sandra Bruce, CEO, Presence Health
Bishop Wayne N. Miller, Metropolitan Chicago Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Bishop John R. Manz, Archdiocese of Chicago, Vicariate IV
Bishop Alberto Rojas, Archdiocese of Chicago, Vicariate III
Jesse Ruiz, Interim CEO, Chicago Board of Education
Sam Toia, President and CEO, Illinois Restaurant Association
Carmen Velazquez, Founder, Alivio Medical Center
Josh Hoyt, Executive Director, National Partnership for New Americans
Esther Corpuz, CEO, Alivio Medical Center
Stephen Stabile, CEO, PrimeCare Community Health
Rebecca Shi, Executive Director, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, President, DePaul University
Donna M. Carroll, President, Dominican University
John Pelissero, President, Loyola University
Christine Wiseman, President, St. Xavier University
William J. Carroll, President, Benedictine University
James Gaffney, President, Lewis University
Arvid Johnson, President, University of St. Francis
Sr. Carol Cook, Sisters of Charity, Blessed Virgin Mary
Sr. Gwen Farry, Sisters of Charity, Blessed Virgin Mary
Fr. Corey Brost, Clerics of St. Viator
Br. Michael Gosch, JPIC Coordinator, Clerics of St. Viator
Br. Leo V. Ryan, Clerics of St. Viator
Sr. Rose Therese, JPIC Coordinator, Holy Spirit Missionary Sister-USA
Rev. Dr. Larry GreenField, Executive Minister, American Baptist Church of Metro Chicago
Rabbi Seth Limmer, Chicago Sinai Congregation
Rev. Thomas G. Mescall, St. Adrian Catholic Church
Rev. Lyle Gundrum, St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church
Rev. William Lego, St. Turibius Catholic Church
Jaime di Paulo, Executive Director, Little Village Chamber of Commerce
Sheriff Mark Curran, Lake County
St. Agnes of Bohemia Catholic Church
Good Shepard Parish Catholic Church
St. Adrian Catholic Church
Unity Church in Chicago
St. Nicolai United Church-Christ
St. Peters Church Catholic Church
Queen of the Universe Catholic Church
Urban Village Church-Hyde Park & Woodlawn
St. Leonards Catholic Church, Berwyn
St. Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Church
St. Turibius Catholic Church
The Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters-USA
The 8th Day Center for Justice
St. Ann’s Catholic Church
St. Procopius Catholic Church
St. Clare of Montifalco Catholic Church
St. Adalbert Catholic Church
St. Paul Catholic Church
Northern Illinois Conference of United Methodist Church
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Southwest Organizing Project
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
The Resurrection Project (TRP)
Catholic Charities of the Arch Diocese of Chicago
The Latino Alzheimer’s Alliance
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Campaign for Better Health Care
National Partnership for New Americans
ENLACE Chicago
Asian American Advancing Justice-Chicago
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Chicago Religious Leadership Network
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Interfaith Leadership Project
Illinois Catholic Health Association
Korean American Resource and Cultural Center
Young Invincibles
Heartland Alliance
Metropolitan Family Services
Mujeres Latinas en Accion
Chinese American Service League
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
South Suburban Immigrant Project
Association of Latino/as Motivating Action
Community Health Partnerships of Illinois
Korean American Community Center
Chicago Irish Immigrant Support
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos
Health & Medicine Policy Group