When you think bout it, every business is a people business. And it’s not just clients and customers; there are important personalities driving the success of every endeavor. The people who make these nonprofit initiatives and businesses live and grow are also the ones you’ll see behind the counter, at a desk or on your doorstep. So take a moment to come face to face with these elite Chicago-area personalities.
Faces of Medical and Aesthetic Excellence in Dermatology
Anne Marie Leger, MD, FAAD, Amy Forman Taub, MD, FAAD and Monika Kaniszewska, MD, FAAD
Voted Best “Cosmetic Dermatologist — Suburbs” four years in a row by Better Readers, Amy Forman Taub, MD, FAAD, and her partners, Anne Marie Leger, MD, FA AD, and Monika Kaniszewska, MD, FA A D are leading the way in innovative dermatology in the greater North Shore and Chicago area. Advanced Dermatology, one of the top medical and cosmetic dermatology practices in the US, is recognized for excellence in dermatological care, skin cancer detection as well as specializing in aesthetic dermatology, including injectable fillers, neuromodulators, laser surgery including resurfacing, non-invasive body shaping, treatments for acne scarring, procedural treatments for acne, photodynamic therapy and cosmeceutical-grade skincare. Advanced Dermatology has two locations in the Chicago suburbs, Lincolnshire and Glencoe, IL.
Face of Design
Annie Liddle, Principal Annie Liddle Design
2021 Winner for Best Interior Designer! Annie Liddle Design is a boutique interior design company based in Lake Forest. Annie’s work features traditional style with a fresh perspective tailored for her clients’ lifestyle. An expert at combining classic elements and colorful textures she creates beautiful and welcoming spaces for families of all ages. A native of Winnetka, Annie graduated from New Trier High School before earning a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan.
Annie returned to Chicago to obtain a degree from Harrington College of Design and pursue her passion. With her wealth of experience, she has now come full circle bringing her vast knowledge and expertise to all her design projects. Throughout her 15 years in the design industry, Annie has collaborated with clients in Illinois, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Florida, Washington D.C., Connecticut, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Virginia. Lake Forest, IL
312.505.4688 I annieliddle.com
Faces of Philanthropy
Erica L. Sandner, Suzanne W. Mulshine, Nancy S. Searle and Eileen Murphy, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Under the leadership of co-chairs Nancy S. Searle and Erica L. Sandner and Vice Chairs Suzanne W. Mulshine and Eileen Murphy, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Wine Auction makes a profound impact on Lyric’s ability to provide a broad, deep, and relevant cultural service to the Chicago region and the nation. Since its inception in 1988, Wine Auction has raised over $11 million in support of Lyric Opera of Chicago. Held every three years by the Women’s Board, Lyric’s Wine Auction was named a “Top Charity Wine Auction” by Wine Spectator. These four amazing women are working tirelessly to secure a dazzling array of curated wines, unique dining experiences, and exquisite travel packages that will make Lyric’s Wine Auction on May 13, 2023 an event not to be missed! To learn more about Wine Auction 2023 and to receive email updates, please contact [email protected] lyricopera.org or call 312-827-5676.
Face of Dance Education
Linda Swayze, Director of Community Engagement, The Joffrey Ballet
Linda Swayze, a native of Chicago, has dedicated her life to the arts as a performer, teacher, and mentor, including a prestigious performance career as an artist with The Dance Theatre of Harlem for 17 years. She is beloved by colleagues and students alike, a champion of aspiring artists and the performing arts. Linda joined The Joffrey Ballet’s Community Engagement Teaching Artist staff in 2008 and became a program supervisor in 2015. Since taking over the role of Interim Director of the program in 2020, Linda oversaw a successful leadership transition, accelerated by the arrival of Covid-19 by keeping the program running full steam, providing students with uninterrupted Joffrey programming. In August 2020, she was appointed The Joffrey Ballet’s Director of Community Engagement overseeing 93 dance enrichment programs in 58 schools, reaching approximately 7000 students. Linda also serves on the Joffrey’s committee for IDEA – inclusion, diversity, equity and access. She is committed to dance education while assisting schools in providing high quality arts to their students.
10 East Randolph Street Chicago, IL
312.739.0120 I joffrey.org
Face of Healthy Skin
Jordan C. Carqueville, MD Founder, Derm Institute of Chicago
Dr. Jordan C. Carqueville, Medical Director of the Derm Institute of Chicago, has been named Chicago’s Best Cosmetic Dermatologist by Better readers for the third year in a row. Dr. Carqueville, also recently named a 2021 Top Doc by Chicago Magazine, has opened a new location in Hinsdale, bringing Chicago’s leading skincare specialists and surgeons to the western suburbs. The Derm Institute of Chicago providers are committed to delivering high quality care and helping patients feel great in their skin. Two new providers have joined the growing practice: board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Stephanie Bayers, and nurse practitioner, Elizabeth Russeau. The Hinsdale location is the Derm Institute of Chicago’s third, with two other offices located in downtown Chicago and at Old Orchard Mall in Skokie.
In addition to practice expansion, D r. Carqueville began her role as president of the Chicago Dermatological Society in July. This year, the organization will hold the inaugural “Art of Skin Gala,” a celebration of diversity, equity, and inclusion brought to life through the beauty of skin. The event will take place on June 10, 2022 at the Revel Motor Row. This sensually captivating live event will help support education for youth in underserved communities of color. Dermatologists , patients, friends, skin care enthusiasts, and supporters of diversity and education are all invited to join this fundraising celebration. More to come!
Chicago – Downtown
Old Orchard I Hinsdale
312.319.1978 I DermIC.com
Face of Physical Therapy
David Reavy, PT, OCS, React PT Founder and CEO, React Physical Therapy
Patient – first, whole – body care is priority one at React Physical Therapy. The Chicagoland practice approaches physical therapy from a different angle, utilizing their proprietary Reavy Method© to address both the cause and symptoms of pain. Developed by founder David Reavy, this revolutionary treatment helps patients break free of limitations to achieve strength, mobility, and freedom within their bodies. While other clinics focus only on the injury site, React PT goes deeper, educating patients on proper technique and form to help prevent pain and get back to the activities they love. React Physical Therapy is privately owned with five convenient Chicago-area locations. They offer a full range of restorative services including Pro Athlete Performance Therapy, Women’s Health Therapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy, dry needling, and more. Every patient receives 1-on-1 attention and care for customized treatment plans that get them back on their feet.
Face of Real Estate and Philanthropy
Angelica Sturm, Founder, Sturm Realty LLC
As the founder of Sturm Realty, Gail is an award-winning, experienced professional who has gained the trust and business of companies regarding their commercial and industrial real estate needs. Her insight, experience and attention to detail have earned her accolades from a long list of industry associations and clients. She has trailblazed the way for women by being chosen as the first female industrial broker in Chicago, elected the first female President of Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association and Gail co-Founded Chicago Real Estate Executive Women.
Her passion for art, nature and people is woven through her professional roles and personal pursuits. Gail has applied her knowledge and leadership skills to benefit many worthy Nonprofit organizations, including The Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, The Lake Forest Symphony, Fenix Family Health Center, The Luster Learning Institute: Calm Classroom, The Transportation Management Association of Lake Cook and The Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago.
One of her greatest joys was gained through her families’ participation in Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program. Sharing their home and lives with 16 students spanning 4 continents and 11 countries over 14 years created an opportunity to discover and embrace other cultures.
847.533.4422 I sturmrealty.com