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

Kevin Adams

Joe Alfonso

Dave Barclay

Ed Barry

Dan Brander

Jessy Broniarczyk

Cassie Brooks

Lauralyn Clawson

Howard Cohen

Bob Corvino

Himanshi Desai

Dave DiCosola

Loren Doppelt

Matthew Doughtie

Kevin Ebbesen

Nick Ellis

Michael Fiore

Kelly Folliard

Susan Forney

April Markus

Maura Gallagher

Chuck Gekas

Hilary Goldin

Diego Gonzalez

Dave Graff

Christine Gravel

Rob Gronko

Paul Huynh

Mark Jamrozek

Kent Johnson

Shery Johnson

Myles Kaluzna

Ashish Karamchandani

Joe Kasprzyk

John Keippel III

Andrew Kim

Cheryl Knoner

John Kurth

Paul Lampier

Allen Lee

Steve Magnino

Sean McCarthy

Laura McInerney

Bill Mulcahy

Ralph Murillo

Brian Murphy

Veronica Orejel

Teeka Panigrahy

Matt Parrilli

Saleem Penny

Tom Polansek

Sammy Powers

Meghan Pritzlaff

Meera Raja

Jamie Sanden

Brian Saunoris

James Sibley

Noreen Snyder

Eric Steigerwald

Alyson Stevens

Mike Stevens

Melinda Stringer

Katherine Tello

Bob Thomas

Saldie Villarma

Tom Vranas

Seth Wainer

Kelly Waller

Ryan Walsh

Michael Walton

WK Yee

Dan Zettinger

Angelica Zhang

*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 2013, check out the Children’s Impact Award Winners

Programs & Events Chairpeople

Open Heart Magic Charity Team Program Co-Chairs


Sue Walton

Alyson Stevens

Marie Gerken


Tricks are for Kids Benefit Co-Chairs


Sara Zeimetz

Hilary Goldin


Magicpalooza Co-Chairs


Kelly Folliard

Ed Barry

Advisors

Child Life

Robyn Hart,
Rush University Medical Center

Digital News & Social Media

Colin Joliat,
Guyism

Marketing

Michael Piper,
Proverb Associates

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Nader Salah,
Towers Watson

Secretary

Matt Kenter,
The Ayco Company

Founder & Executive Director

Michael Walton,
Open Heart Magic

Director

Ryan Walsh,
Eastdil Secured

VP of Board Development

Kathy Van Neck,
Abbvie

Director, Marketing

Christine Gravel,
Proverb Associates

Director

Steve Cotariu
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Treasurer & Finance Chairperson

Roxanne Gilbertsen,
G Compensation LLC

Director, Chief Legal Officer

Aaron Werner,
Horwood, Marcus & Berk Chartered

Director

Maureen Lesak,
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Management & Operations

Manager of Magic, Training & Program Development Eric Steigerwald
Founder & Executive Director Michael Walton
Manager of Magician Recruitment, Partnerships, and Operations Diego Gonzalez