1st Meeting of Smile Train’s Chicago Advisory Council

Chicago Advisory Council

Back Row left to right: Dr. Alvaro Figueroa, Lou and Kate Hall, Jessica Duggan, Suzanne Le Mignot, Howard Witt. Front row left to right: Susan Reyman, Michele Figueroa, Marilyn Witt, Yani and Peter Huften, Linda Gerber. Not pictured: Sondra Rabin, Jason Lersch and Neville Shah.

The first meeting of Smile Train’s Chicago Advisory Council was a resounding success. This newly established group of Chicago-based loyal Smile Train supporters is committed to raising awareness about clefts by lending their skills, insights and knowledge. The fifteen elected members of the council come from diverse professional backgrounds and will host several Smile Train events throughout the year.

The meeting, graciously hosted by Howard and Marilyn Witt, included presentations about Smile Train’s sustainable model as well as information about cleft lip and palate. A highlight of the evening was when the group took a break from their meeting to enjoy the fireworks show visible from Navy Pier.

Smile Train is so thankful for the commitment shown by members of our Chicago Advisory Council. Ellyn Harris, Smile Train Director, Major Gifts said, “We are excited to see the effect the council will have on the Chicago Metro Area and ultimately all of the new smiles the group will help provide for children with unrepaired clefts.”

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