Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (847) 578-8309
Roberta Lane joined Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in December 2008 as the Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Financial Officer, Roberta is responsible for ensuring the financial well-being of the University, including short and long term financial planning, accounting, financial reporting, and debt and treasury management.
Roberta has held executive leadership positions in the nonprofit community for over 20 years. Before joining Rosalind Franklin, she held senior financial and administrative positions at Feeding America, formerly America’s Second Harvest, and Children’s Home and Aid Society of Illinois.
Ms. Lane has a BS degree in Computer Science and an MBA, with an emphasis in Accounting. As a Certified Public Accountant, she began her professional career with Deloitte & Touche.
John H. Nylen
Associate Vice President for Financial Planning, Analysis & Budgeting
Telephone: (847) 578-3252
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.
Telephone: (847) 578-3405
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.