January 24th, 2017 at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois


The Together Summit was held on January 24, 2017 at the College of Lake County in Grayslake. Over 200 Lake County leaders gathered to focus on learning about and discussing how to collectively improve the health and quality of life of all Lake County residents.  

Those who attended the Together Summit also learned how public health initiatives can have economic benefits for Lake County communities. An opening and closing question posed to Summit participants by Health Department Executive Director, Mark Pfister, was “What will it take for Lake County, Illinois to become one of the healthiest places in the country in which to live, work and play?"

Please Note: The Together Summit is not the Lake County Leaders Summit, which is hosted by Chairman Aaron Lawlor and the Lake County Board annually.

Partcipant Sectors

The community leaders who attended represented a variety of community sectors:

  • Lake County Board

  • Board of Health

  • Live Well Lake County Steering Committee

  • Hospital/Health Systems

  • Law Enforcement

  • Park Districts

  • Libraries

  • Faith Communities

  • Higher Education

  • Corporations

  • Community Based Organizations

  • City and Village Administrators


Keynote Speaker

Tyler Norris

Chief Executive

Institute for Mental Health and Wellness

Former V.P of Total Health Kaiser Permanente

Mark Pfister

Lake County Health Department 

Executive Director

Aaron Lawlor


Lake County Board

Michael Stevens

President & CEO

Lake County Partners

Jon Ashworth

Health Equity Coordinator

Lake County Health Department 

Lea Bacci

Assistant Prevention Coordinator

Lake County Health Department 

Adam Carson

Lake County Health Department 

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Summit Resources


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