Board of Directors

ANTHONY LICATA, Chairman/Treasurer 
Partner in Charge
Taft Law Firm, Attorneys at Law 

Mr. Licata joined the firm of Taft Law Firm in 1998, and is currently is Partner in Charge, responsible for all day-to-day management of the firm. He serves as the Department Head for the firm’s Real Estate Group, and his practice focuses on major commercial real estate transactions and on private equity venture capital matters. Tony entered the practice of law as an associate with Sidley & Austin in 1979, in the area of real estate. In 1984, he became Vice President and General Counsel of The Broadacre Companies, a real estate developer. In 1989 Tony became the President of Broadacre Partners, Inc., with responsibility for the management of the North Pier Chicago mixed-use development. In 1992, he returned to Sidley & Austin as a partner, before joining Shefsky & Froelich in 1995.

 

LISA MAZUR, VICE CHAIRMAN
Partner
McDermott Will & Emery

Ms. Mazur is Partner at McDermott Will & Emery in the Healthcare Group where she focuses on digital health topics, including telehealth, telemedicine, mobile health.

 

PAT SCHOU, Secretary

Executive Director
Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network

Ms. Schou is Executive Director of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, an organization that strengthens Illinois critical access hospitals, thereby ensuring access to appropriate health care services for rural residents. The group is strongly focused on leveraging broadband technologies for the improvement of medical care in Illinois.  

 

ELAINE LOCKWOOD BEAN
Director, Public/Government
Clayco

Ms. Lockwood Bean serves as Senior Director of the Learning Market in the BSA LifeStructures Chicago office. A licensed architect, she brings more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry. This role allows her to lead project teams that design spaces that spark innovation and collaboration where learning takes place.  Elaine was formerly an Associate Vice President for Facilities Services at the University of Chicago. Elaine earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley and Masters of Art in architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

BRUCE MONTGOMERY
Chief Executive Officer 
Technology Access Television 

Mr. Montgomery is the CEO of Technology Access Television (TATV.org) and hosts the longest running local technology-based television show in Chicago. He is Director and Co-Founder of the Chicago New Media Summit (CNMS08), a member of the Board of the Illinois Technology Association, and a member of the Mayor Dailey’s Council on Technology Advisors (MCTA). Bruce has also been a regular participant and contributor to the Governor’s Broadband Deployment Council since its inception in 2005. He is producer and host of “Critics in Black”, a weekly entertainment review TV talk show that covers film video, music and nightlife in Chicago and around the world.

 

CARLA ROBINSON
Chief Strategy Officer
Canary Telehealth 

Ms. Robinson is CEO and Co-founder of Canary Telehealth, a telehealth services company working with payers and providers to increase access to care and detect issues early for high-risk patients. Her firm works extensively in the home setting – providing services such as in-home diabetic retinopathy screening, remote monitoring, health risk screening, and other digital health solutions. An ex-McKinsey & Company consultant, prior to forming Canary Telehealth, Carla worked in management consulting for 16 years with various firms serving some of the world’s largest organizations. She worked extensively with healthcare clients in areas such as medical devices, wellness, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and nanobiotechnology. Her work included markets in the U.S., China, Japan, Australia, and France. Robinson holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she was named an Austin Scholar. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University with honors. She is a member of the American Telemedicine Association and the Economic Club of Chicago.

 

PRENTISS TAYLOR
Medical Director
Advocate at Work

Dr. Taylor is Medical Director at Advocate at Work where he helps large and middle-market employers improve health, productivity and well-being of their workforces.

 

FATEMA ZANZI
Partner
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Ms. Zanzi counsels health care providers and suppliers on how to achieve their business and service goals within a complex regulatory environment. Her broad practice encompasses all aspects of corporate, transactional and regulatory legal issues facing the health care industry. As ignificant part of Fatema’s practice involves guiding health systems and hospitals through major strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and joint ventures. Fatema has succeeded in leading large deal teams through these complex transactions. Fatema counsels clients on compliance with various health care regulations, including federal and state fraud and abuse laws, Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment and reimbursement laws, HIPAA privacy and security laws, and health care provider licensure and scope of practice requirements. She also advises clients on medical staff issues, including medical staff governance, peer review matters and fair hearings and litigation arising from such matters. As more providers and vendors are seeking to provide health care to patients via telehealth, Fatema helps clients navigate the web of laws that impact such delivery of care. As Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Children’s Hospital Affinity Group, Fatema has a particular interest in advising pediatric providers and stakeholders. Her clients also include health systems, community hospitals, teaching hospitals and academic medicalcenters, physician group practices, and health industry suppliers. Prior to joining the firm, Fatema worked with the drafters of the HIPAA privacy regulations at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, where she assisted in providing compliance education and guidance to the then newly-promulgated HIPAA regulations. Before law school, Fatema was a health care industry consultant with a national advisory firm. Fatema is the hiring partner for Drinker Biddle’s Chicago office and serves on the firm-wide hiring committee. She also serves as a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


 

CHARLES BENTON, Chairman Emeritus
1931-2015

From 1981-2015, Mr. Benton served as Chairman of the Benton Foundation. Its mission is to articulate a public interest vision for the digital age and to demonstrate the value of communications by solving social problems. Among its current program priorities are projects on Universal Broadband/Universal Service, Community Media/Community Development, and Digital Media Access/Inclusion. He graduated from Yale University, and did post graduate work at Northwestern University. In 1978, President Carter appointed Charles as chairman of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Mr. Benton was also a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters.  Mr. Benton passed from this life in May 2015.

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