James (Jim) Lubawski joined Felician Services, Inc. in January 2009 as its Chief Operating Officer and Ministry Designee. Prior to joining Felician Services, Jim was the President of Lubawski and Associates, an executive recruiting and retained search firm. Prior to forming his own search organization, Jim worked in Executive positions for A.T. Kearney Executive Search and Ward and Howell. With his search experience Jim completed executive level searches for a wide variety of clients including emerging companies, multi-national firms, universities and not-for-profit organizations.
Before joining Ward and Howell, Jim served as President and CEO of the Catholic Health Alliance for Metropolitan Chicago. In this role, Jim led the twenty-three hospital members in the creation of numerous collaborative ventures and subsequently facilitated the formation of a major health care network with many of the alliance institutions. Previously Jim was Vice President of Business Development at Evangelical Health Systems. During his tenure he identified creating an HMO and PPO with another system and three insurance companies as one of his major accomplishments.
Jim began his business career at the Midwest Stock Exchange with responsibility for product management. Prior to this Jim held marketing positions at Gambro, Inc., the International Division of Baxter Travenol and Hollister, Inc.
Before entering industry, Jim served as a member of the Northern Iowa School of Business. After receiving tenure, he returned to Chicago to do additional graduate work and teach at Loyola University in its MBA program.
Jim received his BA in Marketing, an MBA in Marketing and International Business and a MA in Communication Studies, all from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Andrea White joined Felician Services, Inc. in January 2004 as its Vice President of Marketing. In January 2009 she assumed the role of Chief Knowledge Officer and Ministry Designee. Prior to joining Felician Services, Andrea served as President of Good Counsel High School in Chicago, a Felician sponsored ministry. During her tenure at Good Counsel High School, Andrea led several strategic planning initiatives within the Archdiocese of Chicago with focus in the areas of Marketing and Technology. With her education administration experience Andrea served on the board of a Girls’ Catholic High School while chairing a four-campus Charter School Board. She co-founded a not-for-profit Foundation that distributed college scholarships to urban high school graduates.
Andrea was invited and accepted roles of application reviewer and site examiner for the Golden Apple Foundation; application reviewer and site examiner for social service agencies seeking funds from the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago; and accreditation reviewer for a North Central Association review.
Before joining Good Counsel High School, Andrea founded and served as President of People Focus, Inc. a strategic planning and organizational development consulting firm. In this practice, Andrea worked with not-for-profit organizations and corporations. During this period Andrea served as President of the Association for Quality and Participation—Chicago Chapter. She published articles and served as a motivational and keynote speaker to a variety of association and corporate clients. At this time Andrea co-authored a series of books for a middle school language arts curriculum published by Scott Foresman entitled: Dealing with Change in a Complex World (Grades 6, 7, & 8).
Andrea co-founded an organization, Pathways through Grief that offered a week long summer camp experience for children who experienced the loss of a parent or sibling. Prior to founding Pathways and authoring the camp curriculum, Andrea served as a grief camp counselor for the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois and a volunteer for St. Francis Hospital Hospice in Evanston, Illinois, supporting both hospice patients and their families.
Prior to People Focus Andrea served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Harter Group, Inc., an international contract furnishing organization. Andrea attained this position over a five year period — beginning her tenure as Chicago District Manager. Double digit sales growth in her areas of responsibility led to these increasing levels of responsibility. Prior to serving at the Harter Group Andrea worked for Haworth, Inc. Business Office Systems, Offices by Design and Lanier as account representative and division manager.
Andrea began her career in education for Glencoe Public School in Glencoe Illinois where she also served as a consultant for the National Science Foundation. She then moved to Virginia where she taught for five years and served as unit leader of a 100 child multi-age teaching unit of 3rd through 5th graders in Albemarle County. She spearheaded the school’s program for Gifted Children.
Andrea received her BS in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois, Champaign, a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from Loyola University Chicago.
David Ward joined Felician Services, Inc. in 2010 as Vice President and Ministry Designee. He provides support and oversight for health care, senior services and related ministries.
Prior to Felician Services, Dave served as Principal for a consulting group that focused on advancing Hurricane Katrina recovery, electronic health records and health system financing. His professional experience includes - President/CEO, Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans; Senior Vice President, St. Joseph Health System, Atlanta; Regional Senior Vice President/COO, Catholic Health Corporation, Omaha; Executive Director, Illinois Association of Homes for the Aging; Commissioned Officer, US Public Health Service, Baltimore. He is an adjunct clinical faculty member of Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and LSU Health Sciences Center.
Dave earned a B.S. in Biology & Sociology from Allegheny College and a Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) from University of Michigan School of Public Health. He is a licensed nursing home administrator, Fellow in the American College of Health Care Administrators and former Board member of Catholic Health Association USA.