Culture of Philanthropy Nominees

Culture of Philanthropy2018 Pearl Award Nominees

Dr. Kim JohnsonDr. Kim Johnson spent her early years in Barrington, Illinois. She left her hometown to pursue her Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Med and Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University- C.C.O.M. Dr. Johnson then completed an Osteopathic Internship and Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Michigan State University-E.W. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, where she served as Chief Resident.

Kim joined OSF Healthcare in October, 2008 as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at the OSF St. Francis Hospital Women’s Center. Since that time, she has taken on additional roles and responsibilities including serving on the Physician Governance Council, working on the OSF Healthcare Obstetric Collaborative and serving as Vice President of the St. Francis Hospital Medical Staff.

“Working for OSF in a clinical and administrative capacity is both challenging and rewarding. I find great joy in working collaboratively with our administrative team to find ways to better serve the patients of our community with the greatest care and love.”

Dr. Johnson resides in Bark River with her husband, Scott and two young children, Sisu and Tillie. She enjoys their family time exploring a variety of activities throughout the beautiful Upper Peninsula. She and her family are all avid cross country skiers, mountain bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts. What is left of their time is spent on their family farm.

Dr. Jim PiephoffDr. Jim Piephoff, board certified Radiation Oncologist, has been serving Alton, IL and the Riverbend community for over 15 years.  He is also the longest tenured Radiation Oncologist in the area.  He served his residency at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center and Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Piephoff has a long history of leadership at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center, and has filled the role of Chief of Staff on multiple occasions.  He champions early cancer detection and donates his time to the community for free cancer screenings.  He advocated for and encouraged the creation of a satellite oncology office in a neighboring town that he now collaborates with the attending Oncologist to help patients receive care closest to their home.  He also serves as a Key Clinician for the Oncology Physician Advisory Committee and encourages clinician participation.

Dr. Piephoff serves on the Capital Campaign Committee to help raise funds for a new Cancer Center in Alton.  He is actively involved in Relay for Life, the Annual 5k Run for Sickle Cell, and Power of the Giraffe.

Over the summer he and his wife, Tonya, purchased a home in the Alton area and are looking forward to being closer to their work and further engrained in the local community. He is the father of 3 boys, 1 daughter and son-in-law, and one grandson.  He is also the proud wearer of Happy Socks!

Dr. VozenilekDr. Vozenilek is the Chief Medical Officer of the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center and the Duane and Mary Cullinan Endowed Professor for Simulation Outcomes at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. “Dr. Voz” is the leader of the Jump center, which focuses on improved quality and safety in healthcare while reducing healthcare costs through simulation. Under his direction, OSF Healthcare System and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria have created tremendous organizational capabilities and infrastructure, building resources for engineers and educators who wish to use innovative technologies for the improvement of clinical performance. He has been in this field since 1999 and has led programs in simulation for Northwestern University from that time until 2012. In 2012 he had served for four years as the Director of the Northwestern Simulation program before joining OSF and UI’ Colleges of Medicine and College of Engineering.

Dr. Jo-Mel LabayogBorn in Los Angeles, Dr. Jo-Mel Labayog completed his Internal Medicine and Fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Directly after training he joined the Cancer Center in Danville and became the Medical Director in 1997.

Since that time, he has grown the practice to become a well-respected and integral part in providing cancer care to the community of Vermilion County.

Jo-Mel is married for almost 25 years to his wife Dorothy and two children, Nicholas and Jasmine.

As a travel enthusiast, this last summer he and his family hiked the trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.