Irving B. Harris Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Vice Chairman, Department of Psychiatry

The University of Chicago

Bennett L. Leventhal was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Arkansas, Illinois and

Louisiana. After receiving his M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine at New

Orleans, Dr. Leventhal completed his residency and fellowship in child and adolescent

psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. At Duke, he served as chief resident and as a

junior faculty member. Following two years as a medical officer at the Naval Regional Medical

center at Portsmouth, Virginia, Dr. Leventhal joined the faculty of the University Chicago.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry

and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a Fellow of both the American Academy of Child and

Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Leventhal is Past President

of the Society of Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Past President of the

Illinois Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Leventhal is a member of several

boards including the Citizens' Committee of the Juvenile Court of Cook County, the Illinois

Orton Dyslexia Society and the Panel of Professional Advisors of the Autism Society of

American. Dr. Leventhal has been named to the National Board of Medical Examiners where he also

serves as the Chair of Step 2 for the United States Medical Licensing Examination. He also

serves as a consultant and lecturer to numerous other agencies and organizations, locally,

nationally and abroad. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his acade work and

extensive community service.

Dr. Leventhal is currently the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,

Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Vice

Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He was worked

extensively in the areas of attention disorders, autism, community services, developmental

disorders, genetics, juvenile justice and psycopharmacology. He is an active clinician,

teacher, and investigator, as well as an academic and clinical administrator. The primacy focus

of his current work is on medical education, the diagnosis, etiology and treatment of early-

onset childhood psycopathology, particularly autism/developmental disorders, and developing new

strategies for mental health services delivery to youth, especially in community agencies such

as the schools and the juvenile justice system.

 
 
 
President and Co-Founder

The Chenny Troupe Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois.


Frances Ann Rohlen has been involved in philanthropic issues for many years. She has received

the Abraham Lincoln Centre Community Leadership Award, 1993, Gray W. McQuaid Award, Trinity

College, 1991, Outstanding Volunteer Award, Junior League of Chicago, 1998, and was selected by

Good Housekeeping Magazine as one of “100 Young Women of Promise”. She serves on many

charitable Boards, including Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut (Board of Trustees),

Chicago Maternity Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), Brain Research Foundation, and the

Chenny Troupe, Inc. She is Co-Founder of Cheshire Partners, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois, an asset

management firm, and is Managing Director of RAM Financial, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois, a

privately-held venture capital company. She serves on numerous other corporate boards.

She is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.

 
 
 
Director, Emerita, Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, University of Chicago

Senior Lecturer, Emerita, Department of Education, University of Chicago

Clinical Associate Professor, Emerita, Psychiatry, University of Chicago

Jacquelyn Seevak Sanders was director of the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School and senior

lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Chicago. She earned the Ph.D. in

education and psychology with a focus on curriculum at the University of California, Los

Angeles, and is a licensed psychologist.

 
 
William A. Spence is a partner at the firm of Freeborn & Peters, Dhicago. He received a B.A.

from Northwestern University, and a J.D. from Loyola University. Prior to joining the firm, he

was partner at Iaham, Lincoln & Beale, and he served for eight years as an Assistant United

States Attorney in the Northorn District of Illinois where he won 29 of 31 cases, 22 of which

were before juries. His pratico is concentrated in areas of civil litigation, international

arbitration and mediations. He has taught law in China and lectured several Chinese government

agencies about various aspects of American law. Between 1995 and 1998 he was one of two foreign

advisors to the State Pharmaccutial Administration of China and in 1998 was appointed counsel

to the dalian High Tech Industrial Zone. In 1997 Mr. Spence was appointed by Mayor Richard

Daley as Co-chairman of the Chicago Sister Cities China Committee. Freeborn & Peters Center in

association with the East China University of Polities and Law in Shanghai.
 
 
Education

The International School of Brussels-Brussels, Belgium 1965

The American College-Paris, France 1965-1967

Dennsion University 1969

Beax Art-Brussels, Belgium

Studied sculpture; painting under M. Dutrieu

American Accademy of Art-Chicago, Illinois

Work History

Assistant Registrar-The American College-Paris, France

Professional Membership

Palette & Chisel Academy of Art-Member

St. Ignatuis College Preparatory-Trustee

 
 
President & CEO. China Online, L.L.C.

Ms. Lyric M. Hughes is founder of china Onlines, L.L.C., a new Internet-based news and

information service providing bussiness and economic inteligence about China. an expert in

Asian markets, Ms. Hughes arranged for the first broadcast of the Super Bowl in China in 1986

and was the first person of non-Chinese descent a Chinese publication in the U.S.

Ms. Hughes made her first visit to China in 1979. She was the first American Woman to visit

Hainan Island (in southernmost China off the Golf of Tonkin) since the Chinese Revolution in

1949. She has lectured in China on American advertising and marketing and was featured in the

best-seiling book in China on American enterpreneuship. 100 Days in America.

Ms. Hughes also founded T.L.I International Coporation in 1976 in order to assist corporations

reach global audiences through effective marketing communications. T.L.I hosted the first

conferance on advertising and public relation in the PRC, ChinAd, Which received national

attention. As a result of the conferance, Ms. Hughes produced a videotape on advertising and

marking in China. A videotape co-produced entirely in japanese with Golden Dome Productions for

the City of South Bend/Nishawaka (St. Joseph County, Indiana) received two Addy awards from the

American Advertising Federation. In 1989, she produced television commercials for Motorola and

Wilson Sporting Goods in Chinese. These were the first Chinese Commercials to be entered in

competition at the International Festival of Television Commercial in Chinese. Effective

September, 1998. T.L.I. Interantional Coporation became Hughes International Coporation.

Ms. Hughes is a member and officer of numerous boards, including Education for Global

Involvement, Inc., Japan America Society and the Chicago Horticultural Society. She also serves

on the Council of the Brookings Institution and on the Advisory Board of IREX. She is active in

professional organizations that promote overseas trade and in 1980 founded Women in

Internatioal Trade, now a national organization. She has testified before the Iillinois Senate

and U.S. House Way & Means Committee on trade issues.

In 1987-88, she was president of the International Trade Club of Chicago, that first woman to

head the 60-Year old trade organization. In 1987, she was appointed by Governor James Thompson

to the Illinois Export Council, Where she served with council leader Lt. Govornor George Ryan.

In 1991, she was appointed to the illinois Literacy Council by Governor Jim Edgar. She

frequently speaks to educational and civic groups concerning the need for greater understanding

of the languages and cultures of other peoples, and the necessity of this knowledge in

International bussiness.

Ms. Hughes was vice-president and program chair of the Japan America Society, and currently

serves on The Board of Directors. She is a member of the Chicago Committee of the Chicago

Council on Foreign Relations and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Chicago. She also serves

on the Ad Hoc Committee for the formation of the Asia Society in the Midwest. She has also

appleared as a guest columnist in Advertising Age. She is currently acting president of the

International Advertising Association in Chicago.

Ms. Hughes was educated in the U.S., Iran, Switzerlasnd and Japan. She is a graduate of the

Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, where she studied Neer Eastern Languages and

Civilizations, as well as Japanese.

the youngest person in Illinois to receive a research grant from the American Cancer Society.

Ms. Hughes also served as an intern to former Illinois Governor Richard Ogilvie. She was

president of New Voters at Northwestern University, Where she convinced George Dunne and the

Cook County Board to allow voting on the Evanston campus. She established the Legal Aid Office,

an organization that, to this day, offers free legal assistance to Northwestern students. Ms.

Hughes served as Student Advocate during her junior year. As an undergraduate, she also worked

as a proffessional figure-asking insdtractor.

Ms. Hughes has three children and live in Chicago. She travels frequently to the East and

Europe.