Erikson welcomes two new board members.Sandra Perez Sterling has worked and volunteered in multiple positions in school-based health care and pediatric specialty care.
Sterling also is a founding member of the Greenwich Hospital Teen Pregnancy Task Force, and her article,“Contraceptive Use among Adolescent Latinas Living in the United States—the Impact of Culture and Acculturation” was published by the Journal of Pediatric Healthcare in 2009.
Recently, Sterling was the lead organizer of Lincoln Park Moms, a community-building, service, and parental education group with 250 members.
She received her B.A. degree in economics and psychology from Duke University and her master’s degree in nursing with a pediatric nurse practitioner specialty from Yale University.Diane Goldstick Meagher manages and produces events for corporations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. Her most recent projects include working with Invest for Kids, CURE, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
She began her career as an event producer in 1996, joining the special events division of JAM Productions, Ltd. as a senior account manager. She was responsible for the Millennium Park inaugural gala in 2004; the Museum Campus opening gala and Chicago Board of Trade 150th anniversary celebration, which were both in 1998; and many more milestone events over the course of 10 years.
Prior to this, she worked in state government for 14 years. She served as the director of the Council and Panel Office at the Illinois Arts Council, as well as a public information officer under James R. Thompson in the Office of the Governor.
Meagher has served since 1988 on the Children’s Service Board of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and also serves on the board of Northwestern Integrative Medicine.
She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in journalism.