Mr. May co-founded Imerman Angels with Jonny Imerman and has been Chairman of the Board since its inception. Inspired to make sure no one fights cancer alone, John's primary role is developing Imerman Angels strategic plan while making sure its program and operations support its mission on a daily basis.
Mr. May also serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for select portfolio companies and as Operating Executive for a Chicago-based Private Equity firm called Industrial Opportunity Partners focused on acquiring and managing middle-market manufacturing and value-added distribution businesses. Prior to that he was CEO of Heat Transfer Products Group, the 2nd largest commercial refrigeration products manufacturer in North America. He was also President & CEO of Aluminum Shapes and Delair Group LLC, a $400+ million leading aluminum products manufacturer and President of Kidron, Inc.; the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty refrigerated vehicles. John attended East Carolina University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors. He is also active in Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the world's largest global network of approximately 20,000 business leaders in 123 countries.
Jason Canner has joined the Imerman Angels Board of Directors in April, 2009. His addition will provide insight about medical outreach and bring an oncology background to the group.
Dr. Canner, was born and raised in Michigan, and was brought to Chicago in 1998 to pursue his medical career. Following pediatric residency, he moved to Columbus, Ohio to complete a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He and his wife, Janie, recently settled back in the Chicago area. Dr. Canner is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL and has quickly become involved in both hospital and local outreach projects. His passion for kids, their families and the support that they deserve will complement our mission.
Dr. Canner was involved with the development of a sibling support program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and worked with the Columbus Blue Jacket’s Foundation ‘Hats for Heroes’ program to benefit children with cancer. In Chicago, he has become involved with Make-A-Wish, Imerman Angels and is busy at home with his first baby, Max.
Noel Hara joined the Imerman Angels Board of Directors in 2012 and chairs the Corporate Sponsorship Committee.
Mr. Hara is Business Development Director for SALO Project, responsible for helping the Minneapolis based Inc. 500|5000 consulting firm launch its new Chicago operations. A native Chicagoan, Mr. Hara received his B.S. from Illinois State University in 1997.
Mr. Hara lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife Betsy and 5-year old twins Nate & Jordan. He also services as the Vice-Chairman to The Dean’s Senior Advisory Board at Kendall College and on the Illinois Young Leadership Council at The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Caralynn Nowinski Chenoweth joined the Imerman Angels Board of Directors in 2012. Her previous volunteer work with Imerman Angels includes service on the Major Gifts Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and as a member of Team Imerman Angels.
Dr. Nowinski Chenoweth is the Associate Vice President for Innovation & Economic Development at the University of Illinois. As a former entrepreneur, physician and venture capitalist, she offers a unique perspective to the University’s efforts to foster innovation and stimulate the Illinois economy. Previously, Caralynn was a Senior Vice President of Sikich Investment Banking and a Principal with early-stage venture capital firms ARCH Development Partners and Midwest Venture Partners. As a graduate student, she co-founded SanoGene Therapeutics, a biotech startup in oncology. Among her honors, Caralynn is a Governor-appointed member of the Illinois Innovation Council and was named to the Crain’s Chicago Business 2008 “Forty Under Forty” List. She received M.D. and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with honors (B.S.) from Northwestern University.
Dr. Greg Roslund has served as a member of the Imerman Angels Board of Directors since the organization’s inception. He served as Chairman of the Outreach Committee from January 2007 until April 2008. He also played an instrumental role in the 2009 Strategic Planning Initiative.
Dr. Roslund is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, a large multi-hospital healthcare system headquartered in Northern Indiana. He is board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. A native of Rochester Hills, Michigan, Dr. Roslund received his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1998 and his M.D. from Loyola University – Stritch School of Medicine in 2003. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, in 2006 after serving as chief resident during his final year.
Dr. Roslund received the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Best Resident Presentation Award in 2006 and the American Medical Association Foundation Excellence in Medicine Award in 2008. In addition to his clinical work, he currently serves as the Preceptor for the Emergency Medicine elective at the Indiana University School of Medicine–SB on the campus of Notre Dame.
Ryan W. McCain joined the Imerman Angels Board of Directors in 2012 bringing his sales and financial expertise to the organization.
Mr. McCain is the founder and Managing Partner of KMG Private Wealth Management and KMG Accounting in Skokie, Illinois. Mr. McCain is a Certified Financial Planner™ who manages assets for high net worth individuals, families, and small businesses. KMG has been recognized as a member of the Chairman's Club by LPL Financial for top production. McCain was formerly a financial advisor and Vice President of Investments at LaSalle Financial Services/ABN AMRO where he was a six time President's Council recipient, an award bestowed on the top 10 percent of Advisers.
Mr. McCain is a member of the Imerman Angels Corporate Development team. As a testicular cancer survivor, he is an active Mentor Angel. He has also served on the Board of Acquirent, a top outsourcing vendor and is a member of the St. Mary's Men's Circle in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Ryan is Ohio State University graduate with a B.S. in Family Financial Management. While at OSU, he played rugby and although he has retired his rugby skills, Ryan still enjoys playing club hockey.
Mr. McCain is married to Kristin McCain and together, they stay quite busy raising their three young children.