Adam C. Young, MD
Alan C. League, MD
Albert Knuth, MD
Alejandra Rodriguez-Paez, MD
Alexander E. Michalow, MD
Alexander Gordon, MD
Alexander J. Tauchen, MD
Alexander M. Crespo, MD
Alfonso Bello, MD
Ami Kothari, MD
Amy Jo Ptaszek, MD
Anand Vora, MD
Andrea S. Kramer, MD
Andrew J. Riff, MD
Angela R. Crowley, MD
Angelo Savino, MD
Anthony Savino, MD
Anuj S. Puppala, MD
Ari Kaz, MD
Ashraf H. Darwish, MD
Ashraf Hasan, MD
Bradley Dworsky, MD
Brian Clay, MD
Brian J. Burgess, DPM
Brian R. McCall, MD
Brian Schwartz, MD
Brian Weatherford, MD
Brooke Vanderby, MD
Bruce E. Noxon, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA
Bruce Summerville, MD
Bryan Waxman, MD
Bryant S. Ho, MD
Carey E. Ellis, MD
Carla Gamez, DPM
Cary R. Templin, MD
Charles L. Lettvin, MD
Charles M. Lieder, DO
Chinyoung Park, MD
Christ Pavlatos, MD
Christian Skjong, MD
Christopher C. Mahr, MD
Christopher J. Bergin, MD
Craig Cummins, MD
Craig Phillips, MD
Craig S. Williams, MD
Craig Westin, MD
Daniel M. Dean, MD
David Beigler, MD
David Guelich, MD
David H. Garelick, MD
David Hamming, MD
David Hoffman, MD
David M. Anderson, MD
David Raab, MD
David Schneider, DO
Djuro Petkovic, MD
Douglas Diekevers, DPM
Douglas Solway, DPM
E. Quinn Regan, MD
Eddie Jones Jr., MD
Edward J. Logue, MD
Ellis K. Nam, MD
Eric Chehab, MD
Eric L. Lee, MD
Evan A. Dougherty, MD
Garo Emerzian, DPM
Gary Shapiro, MD
Giridhar Burra, MD
Gregory Brebach, MD
Gregory J. Fahrenbach, MD
Gregory Portland, MD
Harpreet S. Basran, MD
Holly L. Brockman, MD
Inbar Kirson, MD, FACOG, Diplomate ABOM
Jacob M. Babu, MD, MHA
Jalaal Shah, DO
James M. Hill, MD
James R. Bresch, MD
Jason G. Hurbanek, MD
Jason Ghodasra, MD
Jason J. Shrouder-Henry, MD
Jeffrey Ackerman, MD
Jeffrey Goldstein, MD
Jeffrey Staron, MD
Jeffrey Visotsky, MD
Jeremy Oryhon, MD
Jing Liang, MD
John H. Lyon, MD
Jonathan Erulkar, MD
Jordan L. Goldstein, MD
Josephine H. Mo, MD
Juan Santiago-Palma, MD
Justin Gent, MD
Justin M. LaReau, MD
Kellie Gates, MD
Kermit Muhammad, MD
Kevin Chen, MD
Kris Alden MD, PhD
Leah R. Urbanosky, MD
Leigh-Anne Tu, MD
Leon Benson, MD
Lori Siegel, MD
Lynn Gettleman Chehab, MD, MPH, Diplomate ABOM
Marc Angerame, MD
Marc Breslow, MD
Marc R. Fajardo, MD
Marie Kirincic, MD
Mark Gonzalez, MD
Mark Gross, MD
Mark Hamming, MD
Mark Mikhael, MD
Matthew L. Jimenez, MD
Mehul H. Garala, MD
Michael C. Durkin, MD
Michael Chiu, MD
Michael J. Corcoran, MD
Michael O'Rourke, MD
Nathan G. Wetters, MD
Nikhil K. Chokshi, MD
Paul L. Goodman, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA
Peter Hoepfner, MD
Peter Thadani, MD
Phillip Ludkowski, MD
Priyesh Patel, MD
Rajeev D. Puri, MD
Rhutav Parikh, MD
Richard J. Hayek, MD
Richard Noren, MD
Richard Sherman, MD
Ritesh Shah, MD
Robert J. Thorsness, MD
Roger Chams, MD
Ronak M. Patel, MD
Scott Jacobsen, DPM
Sean A. Sutphen, DO
Serafin DeLeon, MD
Shivani Batra, DO
Stanford Tack, MD
Steven C. Chudik, MD
Steven Gross, MD
Steven J. Fineberg, MD
Steven Jasonowicz, DPM
Steven M. Mardjetko, MD
Steven S. Louis, MD
Steven W. Miller, DPM
Surbhi Panchal, MD
T. Andrew Ehmke, DO
Taizoon Baxamusa, MD
Teresa Sosenko, MD
Theodore Fisher, MD
Thomas Gleason, MD
Timothy J. Friedrich, DPM
Todd R. Rimington, MD
Todd Simmons, MD
Tom Antkowiak, MD, MS
Tomas Nemickas, MD
Van Stamos, MD
Vidya Ramanavarapu, MD
Wayne M. Goldstein, MD
Wesley E. Choy, MD
William P. Mosenthal, MD
William Vitello, MD

IBJI Extends Glenkirk Partnership in 2022

(L-R) Vanessa Yee, PT, DPT, IBJI CARES Foundation Chairperson; Kim Berenberg, Glenkirk CEO; and Michalene LoBue, Expense & Cash Management Coordinator for IBJI’s Near North Region.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), one of the largest independent, physician-owned orthopedic practices in the United States, is proud to announce the continuation of a partnership between the IBJI CARES Foundation and the Northbrook-based nonprofit organization Glenkirk to support its mission to serve those in the community with intellectual disabilities.

IBJI CARES established the charitable partnership in 2020, but due to challenges related to COVID-19, the desired fundraising goals could not be achieved in 2020 and 2021. Extending the partnership into 2022 will provide more opportunities to benefit Glenkirk with better attendance at scheduled events.

Despite the limitations of a pandemic, in 2021 IBJI CARES was able to raise more than $44,000 which will go towards Glenkirk’s new behavioral health clinic. It provides specialized mental health services to adults with intellectual disabilities who are living independently in the community. Funds will also support the reopening of Glenkirk’s four-day program sites, ensuring they can put into place the necessary COVID-19 precautions to keep participants safe.

“The generous support of the Foundation this past year has directly supported our pandemic-related wellness and behavioral health initiatives,” said Glenkirk CEO Kim Berenberg. “From fitness and nutrition programs to art therapy and behavioral intervention, these vital supports ensure individuals with developmental disabilities can live full, healthy, and inclusive lives in the community.”

IBJI CARES has several events planned for 2022, according to Dr. Vanessa Yee, PT, DPT, Chairperson, IBJI CARES, including three tentatively planned volunteer days and a golf outing on July 23. 

“We are hoping to have an even more successful year this year,” Yee says.

The tentative volunteer days include signing up for a Spring Clean-up Day planned on Earth Day. A group exercise class may be planned in May, and in October – for Global PT Day of Service – IBJI employees and their families plan to take part in a beautification project for a Glenkirk residence. Last year, they refinished a deck.

“As we look forward to the year ahead, Glenkirk will be growing our residential program with the opening of a new home in Northbrook, as well as opening a new program site that will provide day services, medical services, and behavioral health services to residents of Mundelein and the surrounding community,” Berenberg says. “We will also be expanding our community-supported employment program, which matches adults with disabilities with local businesses to create inclusive work opportunities.”

Organizations like Glenkirk rely on community partnerships and volunteers to continue their important work.

“These initiatives are only possible through the support of organizations such as IBJI CARES,” Berenberg said. “Thank you for your ongoing support of Glenkirk and the work we do on behalf of adults with developmental disabilities.”

For more information on IBJI CARES, visit www.ibji.com/ibjicares.

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