Kovler Diabetes Center Names 3 New Members to Leadership Board

Lisa Allegra, Amy Franze and Eve Tyree have been appointed to the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center's leadership board. The 10-member board promotes the vision and mission of the Kovler Diabetes Center and supports the needs of the physicians who provide clinical care, research, education and outreach.

Lisa Allegra has been a commodity trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for more than 25 years and owns an interior design business specializing in residential homes. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1976 at age 12, Allegra has educated youth groups on how they can incorporate diabetes care into their existing routines, instead of changing their active lifestyles to suit their treatment. She lives in Hinsdale with her husband, Bob, and her son.

Amy Franze is the former chief philanthropy officer of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization. She also served as executive vice president of development for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRFI) and executive director for the Illinois chapter of the JDRF. She has deep connections in the Chicago-area diabetes community. Amy lives in Chicago with her husband, Harry.

Eve M. Tyree is chairman of the board of the James C. Tyree Charitable Foundation. The foundation honors the memory and continues the legacy of her late husband, James C. "Jim" Tyree. Eve is the former chief financial officer of Mesirow Financial. She serves on the boards of the Erikson Institute and Rush NeuroBehavioral Center. A longtime Chicago resident, Eve lives in Chicago with her daughter and twin sons.

About the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center
The University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center offers a patient-centered, science-based approach to managing insulin-dependent Type 1 and complex Type 2 diabetes. Its multidisciplinary team works with patients and referring physicians to address all the challenges of diabetes, from hypertension and vascular problems to foot conditions and kidney disease. Kovler is a leader in diabetes research and is one of only six designated National Institutes of Health Diabetes Research and Training Centers in the nation. The University of Chicago Medicine receives more NIH funding for diabetes and endocrinology research than any other Illinois hospital. For more information, please visit kovlerdiabetescenter.org.

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