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CCPA Board of Directors

CCPA board of directors are elected by CCPA members and comprised of ten CCPA physician members.


Jonathan W. Necheles, MD is the current president of CCPA.  He has been a member of CCPA since 2008.  He practices at Children's Healthcare Associates in Chicago and Northbrook, IL.  Dr. Necheles graduated from Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago and received his postgraduate training at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Necheles is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatric Community Based Primary Care at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 


Timothy A. Geleske, MD is the current vice-president of CCPA.  He has been a member of CCPA since 1999. He has served on the CCPA Quality Safety and Clinical Integration Committee since 2012. Dr. Geleske practices at North Arlington Pediatrics, SC in Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Geleske is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and received his postgraduate training from Children's Memorial Hospital. Dr. Geleske is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Guy R. Randolph, MD is the current secretary and treasurer of CCPA.  He has been a member of CCPA since 1999. He is a pediatric cardiologist and practices at Thomas J. Weigel, MD, SC in Chicago, Naperville, & Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Randolph is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and received his postgraduate training at Baylor College of Pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Randolph is an Instructor of Clinical Pediatrics at Northwestern University of Feinberg School of Medicine.

Douglas Ashley, MD has been a member since 2013. He is a primary care pediatrician who currently practices at Lake Forest Pediatric Associates, Ltd., in Lake Bluff, IL. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and received his postgraduate training at Loyola University Medical Center Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Ashley has held the position of Vice- Chief of the Department of Pediatrics of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and served as a member of the NLFH Quality Improvement subcommittee prior to that where he still serves. Dr. Ashley is also an Instructor of Clinical Pediatrics-Community-Based Primary Care at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


Mary C. Hall, MD has been a director since 2009. Dr. Hall is an owner of Kids Health Partners, LLC, a three-physician practice in Skokie, IL. She is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and received her postgraduate training at St. Louis Children's Hospital and at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.


Valerie Kimball, MD is the past president of CCPA.  She has been a director since 2013. Dr. Kimball practices at Chicago Area Pediatrics, formally known as Traismans, Benuck, Merens and Kimball in Evanston, IL. Dr. Kimball is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Dr. Kimball received her postgraduate training at Loyola University Medical Center and currently serves as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


Ushma Patel, MD has been a member of CCPA since 2007. She practices at ABC Pediatrics in Naperville, IL. Dr. Patel graduated from Northwestern University Medical School and received her postgraduate training at The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Patel has also served on the CCPA Quality Committee from 2011 - 2013.


Dov Shapiro, MD has served as president of CCPA. He has been a CCPA board member since 2010. He practices at Associated Pediatric Partners, SC in Northbrook and Buffalo Grove, IL. Dr. Shapiro is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and did his postgraduate training at Lutheran General Hospital.


Rebecca Unger, MD has been a director since 2003. Dr. Unger practices at Northwestern Children’s Practice in Chicago, IL. Dr. Unger graduated from Rush Medical College and received her postgraduate training at Children’s Memorial Hospital. Dr. Unger is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


Kena Norris, MJ, FACHE is the executive director of CCPA and CCPA Purchasing Partners. Kena joins CCPA/PP after five years as the Chief Operating Officer for the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP). Prior to her tenure at ICAAP, Kena served as executive management for other medical associations, including the Illinois Primary Health Care Association and the Illinois Health Education Consortium. Kena holds a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law and Policy from Loyola University Chicago and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).