Leadership & Board of Directors
About the PCFC
Roksana Tech, M.D.
Director of Research and Education
Board of Directors
Denotes Prostate Cancer Alumnus
Developing products for the treatment of prostate cancer has been Mike’s passion and career since 1998. He is a founding partner of SourceTech Medical and developed the BrachySource I125 seed implant as well as the SourceLink bioabsorbable seed connector system used in brachytherapy procedures. He is currently the Plant Manager at Bard brachytherapy in Carol Stream, IL.
Mike has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in chemistry from the Ohio State University. Prior to founding SourceTech Medical he spent 10 years as a nuclear chemist in the manufacture of radioactive agents used in Nuclear Medicine, as well as in the production of radioisotopes for medical use.
John Aguzino is a retired 3M sales professional residing in Downers Grove. His 41-year career spanned packaging systems, industrial services, and most recently, 3M’s Renewable Energy Division, where he developed and sold energy conservation and security solutions to clients including McDonald’s, United Postal Service, Willis Tower, and the federal government. Over the years, John has achieved numerous city, regional, and national awards for his salesmanship and customer-focused approach.
John carries his strategy and leadership skills to his current role as President of the Downers Grove FISH Food Pantry. The 100% volunteer-based organization serves over 100 families each week and provides financial assistance to community members in need.
A five-year prostate cancer survivor, John believes in the power of education, advocacy, and offering a listening ear to newly diagnosed men.
Is currently Senior Vice President of Business Development for Advantage Futures, where he has worked since 2005. He originally traded interest rate products for 23 years on the floor of Chicago Board of Trade (now CME Group.) Tim fundraises for both Trinity High School and Fenwick High School, where as a Fenwick Fathers’ Club officer he helped raise more than $290,000 in a four-year span. An avid sports enthusiast, he enjoys working out and playing golf. A recent prostate cancer survivor, Tim’s passion now is raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago, which spreads awareness hand-in-hand with Chicago Prostate Cancer Center. Tim was instrumental in making the Foundation’s inaugural charity golf outing a well-sponsored, successful event.
Catherine became interested in Prostate Cancer after her husband’s diagnosis. The process of getting the diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan was overwhelming, and with so many different options, she found finding the one that suits the patient best was not an easy process. Given that, she wants to provide support and information to the partners of those diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. There are many treatment options and it is important that the patient and his partner make the most informed treatment decisions.
A small business owner, Verzell has owned and operated an automotive service and repair business for over eleven years. He has also worked in automotive and diesel education for thirteen years. He continues to assisted several small businesses in their development and growth. Verzell also donates countless hours per year to the Chicago Food Depository, Pacific Garden Mission, and other various organizations that provided assistance for the less fortunate. His hobby is riding his Harley Davidson.
A life-long relationship builder, Mike has created inspirational environments for businesses and organizations for over 35 years, and currently serves National Office Furniture, an award-winning Chicago company. A Wheaton resident who enjoys landscaping his yard while keeping up with his ever-growing extended family, Mike knows no stranger. He volunteers with St. Daniel the Prophet Church and enjoys coaching advanced students at Wheaton Warrenville South High School’s “INCubatoredu” program, a curriculum that provides a valuable entrepreneurial experience much like Shark Tank. Mike is leading efforts to nurture new connections and expand Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago’s engagement possibilities. His passion to help people, especially those facing health problems, makes Mike an understanding advocate for prostate cancer awareness.
Has enjoyed his career of over 40 years in accounting, and is a principal with Goldenberg and Barasch, P.C. Earl also works with companies to provide custom medical billing services. He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and making regular visits to Florida. A Deerfield resident, Earl is a prostate cancer survivor.
Joe has worked in the Industrial Chemical Distribution Industry for over 30 years, and is currently the Vice President of Bulk Chemical Distribution for Univar Solutions, who happens to be one of the foundation’s largest financial supporters. The chemical distribution industry is largely made up of men, and Joe is passionate about taking the foundation’s message back to his industry to raise awareness and provide a clearer path for all men to better understand their options with respect to this disease.