Board and Officers
- Executive Director: Stephen Devries, MD
- President: Harry Gaples
- Treasurer: Mark Swislow
- Secretary: Mary McGarrigle
- Advisory Board: Andrew Weil
- Advisory Board: Adele Simmons
- Advisory Board: Joe Calabrese
- Advisory Board: David Eisenberg
Stephen Devries, MD
Dr. Stephen Devries is a preventive cardiologist with over 20 years of clinical experience in university based medical centers. He attended medical school and completed Internal Medicine training at the University of Michigan. Dr. Devries received Cardiovascular subspecialty training at Washington University in St. Louis and later completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil. He is currently Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University.
Dr. Devries previously wrote a weekly column, “Heart Beat”, in the Chicago Sun-Times. He authored What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Cholesterol (2007, Warner Wellness). He later co-edited the textbook Integrative Cardiology (2010, Oxford University Press) with Dr. James Dalen. He has been voted by his peers many years over as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and lectures nationally on integrative approaches to prevention of heart disease.
Harry Gaples is the President and CEO of Kleinschmidt, Inc. of Deerfield, IL, an electronic data interchange provider and the largest privately owned firm dedicated exclusively to providing network-based eBusiness solutions and services. He has also served as director of NorStates Bank and NorStates Financial Corporation for more than a decade. Mr. Gaples has a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Mark Swislow has founded and developed numerous consumer product companies including C2, a leading computer accessory brand sold to Fellowes in 1995. He went on to become Vice President and General Manager of Fellowes in Itasca, Ill. Mark later started the consumer products company, Visionworks. Mark served as the Vice President of Development on the board of Directors for the Solomon Schechter Day School. He is currently President of Innovative Mobility Products, a start up company that manufactures products that enhance mobility. Mark continues his passion as a consultant to companies during their start up phase.
Mary McGarrigle has more than 25 years experience as a registered nurse with most of her career focused on education of patients at risk for heart disease. At the Heart Center of the University of Illinois, Mary gained special recognition for her work in counseling patients at risk for heart disease and for helping to launch a new clinic for cholesterol disorders. Her innovative work in this area was recognized by the American College of Cardiology in a research presentation accepted for presentation at a national meeting. Mary is a strong patient advocate with a passion for prevention.
Dr. Weil is Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he holds the Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Rheumatology and is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health. The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is the world leader in developing a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. Graduates serve as directors of integrative medicine programs throughout the world.
Andrew Weil is the author of many scientific and popular articles and of 12 books. He has twice been featured on the cover of Time magazine in recognition of his impact on medicine. Oxford University Press is currently producing the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, a series of volumes for clinicians in various medical specialties.
Andrew Weil was born in Philadelphia in 1942, received an A.B. degree in biology (botany) from Harvard and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
Adele Simmons was President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for a decade, overseeing grants of over $175 million a year, including an annual $25 million program for Chicago. The foundation’s international programs focus on the environment, population, international peace and security, understanding inequality within and among nations and climate change.
She served on President Carter’s Commission on World Hunger and President Bush’s Commission on Sustainable Development and was a member of the Commission on Global Governance as well as the UN High Level Advisory Board on Sustainable Development. Before joining the MacArthur Foundation, Mrs. Simmons was President of Hampshire College, Dean of Students and Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University.
Adele Simmons is currently a senior executive at Metropolis Strategies where she focuses on environmental and sustainability issues.
As President of Global Client Services at Harris myCFO, LLC, Joe Calabrese leads client service teams across the U.S., setting the strategic direction for global growth and service delivery excellence. Joe has been instrumental in making Harris myCFO a recognized industry leader in providing investment advisory and integrated wealth management services to ultra-high net worth individuals and families.
A chartered accountant since 1984, Joe brings more than 25 years of financial services and wealth management experience in investment management, finance, and taxation to clients of Harris myCFO.
Joe graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a joint honors degree in Economics and Finance.
David M. Eisenberg is an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and Executive Vice President for Health Research and Education at the Samueli Institute. In addition, Dr. Eisenberg is the Director of the continuing medical education conference entitled, “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives-Caring For Our Patients and Ourselves”, co-sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health and the Culinary Institute of America.
Dr. Eisenberg has served as an advisor to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the Federation of State Medical Boards with regard to complementary, alternative and integrative medicine research, education and policy. Dr. Eisenberg has authored numerous scientific articles involving complementary and integrative medical therapies and continues to pursue research, educational and clinical programs relating to integrative and lifestyle medicine.