Michael Pribaz

Michael Pribaz is the father of Jack and serves as President of the Jack Pribaz Foundation’s Board of Directors. He teaches United States History at Wheaton North High School in Wheaton, IL. Mike also coaches boys’ varsity golf and girls’ junior varsity basketball at Wheaton North and has been at the high school since 2003. Mike is a 1995 graduate of the University of Iowa and has completed graduate work at Concordia University and Aurora University where he earned a Master’s Degree in School Administration.

Elizabeth Pribaz

Elizabeth Pribaz is the mother of Jack and serves as Jack’s greatest advocate and primary caregiver. Liz attended Northern Illinois University where she earned a business degree in 1999. Following college, she found success as a sales rep for The Real Estate Book followed by a career in Pharmaceutical sales for King Pharmaceuticals in the Chicagoland area. Liz went on to represent Scientific Intake, a medical device company, before deciding to start a family and put her professional career on hold. Since the birth of Jack she has dedicated her time and energy to his therapy sessions and medical needs as well as to Jack’s younger brother, Matthew.

Brian Baird 

Brian Baird serves as Vice President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  Brian is President of MagnetStreet an online, full-service stationery store where he has served for 15 years.  Brian received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wheaton College, an MA in Mission from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.

Eric Pierce

Eric Pierce serves as a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. He also serves as the Foundation’s Secretary-Treasurer. Eric is the Managing Director of St. Charles Consulting Group, a firm dedicated to providing learning, human capital, and process solutions to help people achieve better business results. Before joining StCCG, Eric was a Partner with KPMG, LLP, consulting with Fortune 1000 companies on a variety of tax and business operational issues and leading the growth of the business units under his responsibility. Prior to joining KPMG, Eric practiced law for eight years, focusing on legislative and lobbying activities, business and transactional negotiation and planning, and litigation and dispute resolution. Eric received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and his law degree from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).

Dr. John Vozenilek

John Vozenilek, MD, FACEP, is the Duane and Mary Cullinan Professor of Simulation Outcomes at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Chief Medical Officer for the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center in Peoria, Illinois, where he lives. “Dr. Voz” was formerly the Director of the Simulation Technology and Immersive Learning program for the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, where he remains an adjunct professor. Dr. Vozenilek is a graduate of the University of Miami School Of Medicine and trained in emergency medicine at Northwestern. He is married to Gina.

Gina Vozenilek

Gina Vozenilek is Jack’s aunt and the Jack’s Army “science storyteller.” In June 2013 she earned her MFA in creative nonfiction from Northwestern, where she also developed and taught a writing curriculum for postdoctoral researchers at the Feinberg Institute for Healthcare Studies. She has a BA from the University of Notre Dame in pre-professional studies and English and a Masters of English literature from the University of Iowa.

Advisory Board

Dr. John Millichap

John Millichap, MD, is a pediatric epileptologist in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Children’s Memorial Hospital and an instructor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. His education includes a bachelor of arts from Northwestern University and a medical doctorate from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Millichap trained in pediatrics at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University prior to child neurology and clinical neurophysiology/pediatric epilepsy fellowships at Children’s Memorial Hospital. Current clinical practice utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and comorbidities.  Dr. Millichap has over 20 peer-reviewed medical publications and serves as the Deputy Editor of the Resident and Fellow Section of the journal Neurology.  As a member of the academic faculty of Northwestern University, he is involved in the education of trainees and grant-funded clinical research concerning epileptic encephalopathies.