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Roberta Lane

Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, CFO
Telephone: (847) 578-8309
Email: roberta.lane@rosalindfranklin.edu

Roberta Lane

The Executive Vice President (EVP) for Finance and Administration is Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science's Chief Business and Financial Officer and oversees all aspects of the University's financial, administrative, human resources, technology and learning resources and campus services management.

Prior to this appointment, Roberta served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration (CFAO) at Feeding America; and as Senior Vice President of Finance and Information Services (CFO) at Children's House and Aid Society of Illinois.

She has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the not for profit environment. Her roles reflect her commitment to mission-driven organizations. She remains active as a volunteer and Board member with several human service organizations within her community.

Ms. Lane began her professional career at Deloitte & Touche after earning her MBA and a BS degree at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is a certified public accountant in the state of Illinois.

John H. Nylen
Associate Vice President for Financial Planning, Analysis & Budgeting
Telephone:  (847) 578-3252
Email: john.nylen@rosalindfranklin.edu

John Nylen joined Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in June 2014 as the Associate Vice President for Financial Planning, Analysis and Budgeting. In this role John is responsible for short and long term financial planning and the annual budgeting process.

John has held executive leadership positions in both the private and the nonprofit community for over 35 years. Before joining Rosalind Franklin, he was the COO/CFO of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), as well as the EVP of ACGME International, responsible for all business functions of both entities. He was Assistant Director of the Cooperative Computer Center of the Illinois Board of Governors of Higher Education, and he began his career in Information Technology as a Systems Programmer then Information Center Supervisor at Signode Corporation of Glenview.

Mr. Nylen has a BS degree in Mathematics from Loyola University of Chicago and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Business. 

Thomas Buns
Controller
Telephone: (847) 578-3405
Email: thomas.buns@rosalindfranklin.edu 


Tom Buns joined the University family in 2006 after a 35 year career in accounting and financial management roles at three for-profit manufacturers.  Tom is a graduate of Roosevelt University and is a CPA.

As Controller, Tom is responsible for all accounting and accounts payable activities here at the University.  This includes preparation of the University’s financial statements and coordination with our outside auditors, preparation of the University’s annual Form 990 tax return, accounting for the University’s student loan programs and non-research grants, and the development of systems and procedures to safeguard the University’s assets and comply with all accounting and tax rules. 

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