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Start the most difficult conversation American isn’t having- the conversation about our end of life preferences

Board of Directors

Celeste Gallati has close to two decades of experience in the financial services industry, including roles as a human resources generalist, recruiter and project manager for key business initiatives.

She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has completed the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations Certificate Program at Northwestern School of Professional Studies.

After being widowed at 35 and serving as a caregiver for her mother who has dementia, Gallati understands the importance of having end of life discussions with loved ones and is passionate about helping others have these vital conversations.

mitchell-goldbergMitchell Goldberg is Marketing Partner at the Chicago firm of Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop, LLC, where he has worked since 2001. His practice concentrates in financial services and commercial litigation, and he has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in securities litigation for 2008-2010 and 2012. Mitch is also a trained mediator and a member of the adjunct faculty at IIT’s Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Apart from his legal work, Mitch is active in numerous bar associations and legal organizations. He serves as a board member of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, where he also serves as co-chair of the Legal Education Committee. Mitch is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, where he served as co-chair of Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee from 2005-2007. He is also a member of the ABA, ISBA, and the Chicago Lincoln-American Inn of Court. In 2010, Mitch was named Illinois State Liaison to the national American Inns of Court.

Mitch is a member of the board of Congregation Ezras Israel. He serves as Vice Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board for DePaul University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Also at DePaul, Mitch serves as a mentor for the Alumni Sharing Knowledge program and is a Chairperson of the Hernandez Award in Meritorious Journalism, a scholarship he helped found in honor of the memory of his classmate and close friend, Carlos Hernandez Gomez.

Mitch received his Juris Doctor with honor in 1999, and his Bachelor of Arts with highest honor in 1996, both from DePaul University. In 1999, he was inducted into the DePaul Chapter of the Order of the Coif.

Mitch has been repeatedly recognized for his volunteerism and leadership roles, as well as his efforts to advance the practice of law. He was the 2011 winner of the Decalogue Society’s Award of Excellence and was named one of DePaul University’s “14 under 40” in 2011. Mitch is a frequent writer and presenter on several topics, including securities arbitration and networking skills.


Kathleen M. Hill has 26 years of experience in oncology/biotech holding positions in sales, marketing and product management. She is currently a Clinical Oncology Specialist for Genentech BioOncology supporting an anti-angiogenesis monoclonal antibody. Kathleen piloted the patient program “Write to Fight Cancer” and is involved with creating materials for patient disease education. As part of her responsibilities, Kathleen facilitates peer-to-peer programing for physicians, oncology nurses and pharmacists including the OncReach program on Advance Care Planning. As an advocate for screening, Kathleen was on a team to plan Genentech’s 2016 and 2017 Colon Cancer Awareness month initiatives. Kathleen has also raised money for research via Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training completing Memphis in May and Chicago Triathlons.

Kathleen holds an MS in Health Communication from Northwestern University and a BS in business from Southern Illinois University. Kathleen has completed two preceptorships at MD Anderson Cancer Center and is currently a Respecting Choices First Steps ACP facilitator.