Interfaith Advisory Council

INTERFAITH ADVISORY COUNCIL

Our Interfaith Advisory Council represents many religions, including Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism. The Council serves as an advisory group that helps Gift of Hope staff members better understand how to support the diverse families and hospital staff that we interact with. The Council also helps us identify educational needs within various religious communities. We are privileged to have such a distinguished group of religious leaders agree to be an intricate piece of promoting hope through the gift of life.

Dr. Shashank Atre

Math and Science Professor
Oakton Community College

Dr. Shashank Atre
Math and Science Professor
Oakton Community College

Shashank Atre, PhD, is Professor of Natural and Physical Sciences at Robert Morris University Illinois in Chicago. He represents the Hindu faith on our Council.

Lori Chana

Donor Mom

Lori Chana
Donor Mom

Lori Linton Chana is the owner of Money Mailer of Eastern DuPage County. Her business provides direct-marketing services for local, regional and national companies. As owner, Ms.Chana manages all aspects of her business and has special expertise in developing and designing marketing plans and project management. She previously served as area director for Norrell Corporation in Los Angeles.

Ms. Chana earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from San Diego State University and studied international business at Richmond College Extension in Kensington, England.

A tireless philanthropist and community volunteer, Ms. Chana has served as a Gift of Hope Advocates for Hope volunteer in honor of her son, Cameron, who died in 2009. The donation of Cameron’s organs provided great comfort to Ms. Chana and her family. Cameron’s heart, lungs, liver and kidneys saved the lives of five people, and his tissue gifts have enhanced ...

Karen Danielson

Muslim American Society

Karen Danielson
Muslim American Society

Karen Danielson is Executive Board Secretary of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago and PACE, and Outreach Director for the Muslim American Society in Chicago. She represents the Muslim faith on our Council.

Fr. Domingo Hurtado-Badillo

St. Alexius Medical Center

Fr. Domingo Hurtado-Badillo
Spirit Rising Chicago

Father Domingo Hurtado-Badillo is Coordinator Chaplain at St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, Ill.

S. S. Shiva Singh Khalsa, E-RYT500

Singh Sahib
Minister of Sikh Dharma International

S. S. Shiva Singh Khalsa, E-RYT500
Singh Sahib
Minister of Sikh Dharma International

Shiva Singh Khalsa is President/CEO of Spirit Rising Foundation in Chicago. He represents the Sikh faith on our Council.

Becky Lorentzen

Baha'i Faith Representative

Becky Lorentzen
Baha'i Faith Representative

Becky Lorentzen represents the Baha’i faith on the Interfaith Council.

Suzanne ‘Sam’ Martinez

Congregational Outreach Coordinator, Office for Mission and Spiritual Care
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital | Advocate Sherman Hospital | Condell Medical Center

Suzanne 'Sam' Martinez
Congregational Outreach Coordinator, Office for Mission and Spiritual Care
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital | Advocate Sherman Hospital | Condell Medical Center

Suzanne Martinez is Congregational Outreach for Advocate Aurora’s Illinois Northern Region; Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and Advocate Sherman in Elgin. Suzanne represents the Roman Catholic Faith tradition.

Father Chris Mihalopoulos

Parish Priest of St Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church

Father Chris Mihalopoulos
Parish Priest of St Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church

Víctor Mirelman

Rabbi Emeritus
West Suburban Temple Har Zion

Víctor Mirelman
Rabbi Emeritus
West Suburban Temple Har Zion

Víctor Mirelman is Rabbi Emeritus of West Suburban Temple Har Zion in River Forest, Ill.

Pastor Scott Onque

St. Luke's Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor Scott Onque
St. Luke's Missionary Baptist Church

Scott Onque is Pastor of St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago.

Michael Zedek

Rabbi Emeritus of Emanuel Congregation
Senior Advisor to the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Michael Zedek
Rabbi Emeritus of Emanuel Congregation
Senior Advisor to the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Rabbi Michael Zedek is Senior Rabbi at Emanuel Congregation in Chicago.

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