About Us

Our Board

Rimland maintains an efficient and caring staff and my son is very happy there. I am very happy with all that has been done for him.

— Ramona Marshall, Parent

Lorraine Ganz, President
A retired special education teacher, Ms. Ganz has dedicated herself to improving the lives of young adults with significant behavioral challenges.  She has played an instrumental role in Rimland’s success since its inception.  As a co-founder and governance officer, Ms. Ganz was instrumental in establishing the State of Illinois’ first community-based residential facility.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Illinois State University.

Barbara Cooper, Secretary
Joining the Rimland Board of Directors and becoming an Executive Officer six years ago, Ms. Cooper was our long-term Medication Administration trainer for all Direct Support Professionals at Rimland.  Ms. Cooper is also a Registered Nurse.

William Egan
Mr. Egan has committed himself to a life of service, providing health and pension benefits to the United Methodist Church and joining Rimland’s Board in 2001.  He is an expert relationship manager both professionally (overseeing critical service provider relationships) and on Rimland’s behalf (spearheading fundraising events).

Dr. Petham Muthuswamy
Dr. Muthuswamy is currently the Director of the Cardio-Pulmonary Department of Chicago’s Jackson Park Hospital.  He attended Stanley Medical College in Madras, India, before moving to Chicago in 1970 for post-graduate training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.