Open Heart Magic has pioneered an innovative way to reach sick children at their hospital bedsides through the surprise, excitement and wonder of magic.

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Our Amazing Volunteers & Board of Directors

Open Heart Magic Hospital Magicians* & Magic University Instructors

Ryan Abney
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Vicki Acevedo

Kevin Adams
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Tom Agam
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Joe Alfonso
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Heather Baran

Dave Barclay

Lauren Barounis

Ed Barry
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Andrea Berg
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Marina Beric
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Kat Bockli

Dan Brander

Jessy Broniarczyk

Cassie Brooks

Lauralyn Clawson
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Emily Clouse

Howard Cohen
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Marty Collins

Bob Corvino
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Rima Daubenspeck
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Himanshi Desai
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Duane Dibble
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Becky DiGregorio

Loren Doppelt

Matt Doughtie
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Chris Duenas
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Greg Dziwulski
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Kayla Dziwulski

Kevin Ebbesen

Nick Ellis

Marty Faber

Michael Fiore

Kelly Folliard

Susan Forney
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Katy Friday

Maura Gallagher

Chuck Gekas
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Hilary Goldin
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Diego Gonzalez

Dave Graff

Christine Gravel

Rob Gronko
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Jake Hagelow

John Hernandez
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Natalie Hughes

Paul Huynh
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Mark Jamrozek

Kent Johnson

Shery Johnson
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Colin Joliat
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Lori Kalbfleisch

Ashish Karamchandani

Joe Kasprzyk

John Keippel

Dru Kim

Cheryl Knoner

John Kurth

Paul Lampier

Allen Lee
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Christina Luccio

Steve Magnino

April Markus
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Rebecca Maroon

Sean McCarthy
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Bruce Mitroff

Bill Mulcahy

Brian Murphy
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Lisa Oliver

Veronica Orejel
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Kyle Palazzolo

Teeka Panigrahy

Matt Parrilli
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Mark Passerini
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Saleem Penny

Tom Polansek
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Matt Poremba

Sammy Powers

Meghan Pritzlaff
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Mary Quinnert

Meera Raja
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Paul Rudzinski

James Sanden
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Haley Sandroff

Brian Saunoris
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Saly Sebastian

James Sibley
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Scott Smith

Noreen Snyder

Eric Steigerwald

Alyson Stevens

Mike Stevens

Melinda Stringer
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Jennifer Tello

Katherine Tello

Bob Thomas
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Anna Toth

Saldie Villarma

Tom Vranas
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Amy Vranicar
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Ellyn Vranicar

Seth Wainer

Kelly Waller

Ryan Walsh

Mike Walton
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Liz Wright

WK Yee
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Jen Yeh

Dan Zettinger

*Hospital Professionals! If an individual is not on the above list, then he/she is not an OHM Magician.  The high standards of OHM magic and volunteer commitment require on-going training and internal certification to be in good standing.

To see who had the biggest impact in 2014, check out the Children’s Impact Award Winners

Programs & Events Chairpeople

Open Heart Magic Charity Team Program Co-Chairs


Sue Walton

Karl Flener


Tricks are for Kids Benefit Co-Chairs


Sara Zeimetz

Sean Hartness


Magicpalooza Co-Chairs


Kelly Folliard

Ed Barry

Advisors

Child Life

Robyn Hart,
Rush University Medical Center

Marketing

Michael Piper,
Proverb Associates

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Maureen Lesak,
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Chairman Emeritus/Secretary

Nader Salah,
Towers Watson

Founder & Executive Director

Michael Walton,
Open Heart Magic

Director

Ryan Walsh,
Eastdil Secured

Director, Marketing

Christine Gravel,
Proverb Associates

Director

Ed Barry,
CBOE

Director

Steve Cotariu
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Director

Sanjay Patel
Kraft Foods

Treasurer & Finance Chairperson

Roxanne Gilbertsen,
G Compensation LLC

Director, Chief Legal Officer

Aaron Werner,
Horwood, Marcus & Berk Chartered

Director

Matt Kenter,
The Ayco Company

Management & Operations

Manager of Program Development Eric Steigerwald
Manager of Magician Recruitment, Partnerships, and Operations Diego Gonzalez
Grants, Communications & Office Coordinator Emily Clouse
Founder & Executive Director Michael Walton
Director of Magic, Programs & Communications Colin Joliat