Rockford Register Star: Mercyhealth HR Director Named “40 Leaders Under 40”

ROCKFORD — The Rockford Chamber of Commerce recognized the region’s emerging leaders on Thursday with its annual list of 40 Leaders Under 40.

More than 350 people celebrated the 40 honorees at an evening reception at Tebala Event Center.

The recipients come from a variety of professions, including health care, architecture, construction, government and broadcasting, among others.

Here are the 40 honorees:

• Danielle Angileri, NAMA Northern Illinois

• Andre Balka, SupplyCore Inc.

• Jake Castanza, Project First Rate

• Matthew Dalstrom, Saint Anthony College of Nursing

• Kira Devin, Prairie State Legal Services

• Kelly J. Epperson, Rosecrance Health Network

• Justin Djuane Francis, Soar Radio

• Antwon George, Winnebago County Health Department

• Emily Hardy, Prairie State Legal Services

• Daniel Huntley, WilliamsMcCarthy LLP

• Theresa Kegley, Movement Fitness

• Jaclyn Kolodziej, Transatlantic Connection Inc.

• Greg Lundquist, Blackhawk Bank

• Meredith Stoll, Crusader Community Health Foundation

• Amy McIntyre, Rockford Park District

• Ryan G. Monette, Savant Capital Management

• Dr. Zakera Nanabawa, Crusader Community Health

• Rebecca Nunes, Stenstrom Construction Group

• Zack Oakley, Chicago Rockford International Airport

• Thomas Person, Serola Biomechanics Inc.

• Danial Petrie, Townsquare Media

• Alderman Bill Rose, city of Rockford

• Ryan Rydell, RyCom Creative

• Amber Sanders, Blackhawk Bank

• Ashley Sarver, Gary W. Anderson Architects

• Peter Schmeling, Schmeling Construction Co.

• Dr. Kyle Shick, OSF Healthcare

• Colin Simpson, Imperien

• Andrew Smith, Collins Aerospace

• Jennifer Smith, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

• Brooke Spencer, Mercyhealth

• Dr. Sumeet K. Tewani, Rockford Gastroenterology Associates

• Nicole Ticknor, 17th Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Coordinated Courts

• Gabrielle Torina, U.S. House of Representatives

• Trisha Tousant, YMCA of Rock River Valley

• Sydney Turner, Region 1 Planning Council

• Ashleigh Van Thiel, Keith Country Day School

• Rob Young, Midwest Packaging and Container

• Kika Young-Risa, Forest City Gear

• Lauren Zerey, SupplyCore Inc.

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