- Leadership Team
President, Board Member
Rob Rogers is President of School Health Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of health supplies, physical education equipment and assistive technology to healthcare and education professionals in school-based settings. Founded in 1957, School Health is committed to supporting the health – physically, mentally, and emotionally – of students so that all can learn and perform to the best of their abilities.
Rob is the past chair of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Endowment Fund for which he helped raise $1 million. In 2013, he was awarded the NASN’s President’s Above and Beyond Award in recognition of his outstanding services and continuous support of NASN.
Rob’s commitment to student health extends to the leadership he demonstrates as board chair for the Healthy Schools Campaign, an independent not-for-profit organization which advocates for policies and practices that allow all students, teachers, and staff to learn and work in healthy school environments. Rob also serves as an advisor to both the Northeastern University School Health Academy and the Center for School Health Innovation & Quality.
Rob graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Marketing and received his M.B.A. in Finance from Chicago’s DePaul University.
Chief People Officer, Board Member
Susan C. Rogers is the Chief People Officer of School Health Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of health supplies and services to school nurses, athletic trainers, special educators, physical educators, and early childhood educators. Susan is responsible for the entirety of the Human Resource and Corporate Training departments and serves as the Chairman of the Board for School Health Corporation.
Susan’s grandfather, Carleton Good, founded School Health Supply in the 1950s and Susan, as a third-generation owner, is passionate about continuing and enhancing the legacy of his mission; to help improve the health and well-being of our nation’s children.
Susan began working at School Health in 1993 as the V.P. of Administration in Marketing and Human Resources, taking over as President from her father in 2000 and led the company in this role through 2014, where she landed as the Chief People Officer.
Susan serves on the Harper College Education Foundation Board and the Excel Beyond District 211 (EB211) Advisory Board and received the “Woman of Vision” award from Prevent Blindness America which recognized her leadership role in fighting blindness and saving sight among children.
Susan graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Speech Communications and received her M.B.A. from Lewis University in 1997.
Vice President Corporate Development, Board Member
Scott Cormack serves as the Vice President of Corporate Development Chief Strategy Officer at School Health Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of health supplies and services to school nurses, athletic trainers, special educators, physical educators, and early childhood educators. Scott’s responsibilities extend to corporate strategy, corporate development, and company acquisitions.
As a third-generation owner with three decades of industry experience, Scott has developed a comprehensive understanding of market dynamics and holds a successful track record solving strategic challenges that has affected School Health. Scott’s experience has provided vital planning, competitive positioning, market research and analysis, and corporate development.
It is a gratifying experience for Scott to hold a family legacy with heritage focused on supporting the physical, mental, and emotional health of students so that all can learn and perform to the best of their abilities. We do so through the dedicated healthcare professionals and educators entrusted in their care.
Scott attended Elmhurst University where he acquired a B.S. in Finance and holds an M.B.A. from Lewis University.
Vice President of Demand Generation
John Rooney is the Executive Vice President of Demand Generation at School Health, responsible for Sales and Marketing, which includes Ecommerce, Product Management, Contract Sales, and Services.
John has been instrumental in the leadership at School Health, generating revenue, that he helped triple, while doubling the sales force, and increasing the profitability of the company. John’s numerous initiatives, annual planning, and participation on the executive leadership team, aided in the acquisition and integration of Enablemart, Palos Sports, and Focus Fitness into School Health.
Prior to joining School Health in 2008, John had a 15-year career at Grainger Industrial Supply, where he led the inside sales organization as Director of the National Service Center and was responsible for 92 branches in the Midwest as Regional Operations Manager.
With a multitude of years leading and planning among various departments, John understands how School Health can continue to grow, while better serving the individuals that help keep students safe and healthy. John shares the passion of his colleagues in providing the supplies and resources that schools need to succeed.
John holds a B.S. in Business from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.
Vice President Supply Chain & Operations
As Vice President of Supply Chain & Operations, Melissa Agema is responsible for demand fulfillment, which includes all the operational functions related to Customer Care, Order Processing, Inventory Control, Warehousing, and Logistics.
Since 2011, Melissa’s responsibilities at School Health have included company relocation, acquisitions, and ERP integration, where she has assisted with significant productivity and efficiency increases. These acquisitions helped launch School Health into two new markets: Special Education and Physical Education. In addition, Melissa co-founded the Project Management Office (PMO) that leads and prioritizes the main company projects in relation to strategic direction.
Prior to School Health, Melissa grew in her career with 17 years at Ace Hardware Corporation where she worked in supply chain procurement, overseeing product imports into support centers across the US, before moving into inventory control and a project support role that required implementing SAP as their ERP system.
Changing the lives of students and teachers is what drives Melissa to continue to innovate at School Health. Respectful coworkers and appreciative customers help continue to grow the vision and core values that make Melissa passionate and motivated in her position.
Melissa holds a B.S. in Sales & Marketing from Northern Illinois University and holds an M.B.A. from Benedictine University.
Vice President Finance
Laura Hannon is School Health’s Vice President of Finance and is responsible for School Health’s financial functions, including financial reporting and audit, receivables and payables, treasury, corporate finance, and sponsoring various company initiatives.
Laura’s career spans over 20 years with diverse experience in finance, accounting, management, and process improvement. Additionally, Laura has been an integral piece of the core teams involved in the sale of one company and one large business unit, along with the integration of several acquired companies throughout her career.
Prior to joining School Health in 2013, Laura led the finance and accounting functions as Controller and then Chief Financial Officer at PromoWorks, a marketing services company. She also served as Finance Director at creative event marketing & communications companies, such as Caribiner International and Common Knowledge Communications. Early in her career, Laura held various accounting positions in a consumer recreation distribution company.
With her proven expertise, Laura is able to help School Health give back and work through difficult periods to continue providing educators with the tools and resources they need to care for their students.
Laura holds a B.S. in Accounting from Illinois State University.
Laurance P. Birch
Laurence (Larry) Birch is a proven change agent who is passionate about creating great companies. He has a keen sense for identifying the key metrics that drive success within the unique characteristics of each company he has managed; driving ever-improving results for customers, employees, and shareholders.
Larry is a Certified Public Accountant who has over 30 years of experience with industry leading organizations, including Baxter Healthcare, EDS, Aksys Inc, NeoPharm Inc, BioTech, and Datatrak Inc. He has held leadership positions in General Management and Finance, focusing on delivering optimal solutions from corporate strategy to financial health. Larry is a member of the Faculty of the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management where he teaches courses in Corporate Training.
Larry is a leader in industry and civic entities, serving on the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Board of Managers and is an Executive Advisor to the Chicago Life Sciences Consortium (CLSC), a non-profit organization committed to serving as a key driver for the Chicago area life sciences industries. Committed to excellence, he is also a Mentor at Matter Chicago, a Life Science Incubator and Industry Mentor for the National Science Foundation.
Larry has been involved with School Health reviewing SaaS pricing and strategies for WELNET and SH Connect, our new compliance management software.
Larry earned an M.B.A. and an M.M. degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois.
Sonia Nagar is a Venture Capitalist, angel investor, and board director. With over 14 years of experience, she has contributed to ventures across different industries and organizations.
Sonia is currently a General Partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital (PGVC), responsible for sourcing, diligence, and oversight of the firm’s investments in marketplaces, consumer products and services, and emerging technology companies. Prior to PGVC, Sonia co-founded the award-winning app, Pickie, and had roles at RetailMeNot, Booz & Company, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, and General Motors where her main responsibilities focused in product management, investment banking, and engineering.
In addition to her work with PGVC, Sonia invests in the Community Fund, an early-stage fund investing in community-driven companies and is currently on the board of directors of Wander Beauty and School Health. Sonia has been on the board of directors of Interior Define, Sittercity, and Curiosity.com and was also previously a board observer for Backlot Cars and Repurpose.
Sonia holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan as Magna Cum Laude and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Liz Hudlin is a trusted advisor to start ups, family businesses, and a diverse group of senior leaders. She focuses on networked solutions to accelerate world-class talent attraction and diversity, image, and corporate investment. She frequently speaks and writes on topics of effective global corporate and board governance, design thinking, mergers & acquisitions, talent, culture & diversity, and transformative change.
Liz is currently CEO and Founder of Catalytic, a platform for driving complex change and transformation through collaboration of the public, private business, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to Catalytic, she built her career in positions of increasing responsibility at Boeing, Motorola, Honeywell, and Eaton as a global strategic leader who guided these organizations through complex change, transformation, and organic growth, building more diverse and inclusive environments. Additionally, Liz’s time as EVP of People & Organization at The Heritage Group (THG), a 6B+ rated, fourth-generation family business, saw her navigate a transition and establish an innovation center.
Liz chairs the board’s Compensation Committee and has been working with School Health’s Chief People Officer, Susan Rogers, and Human Resources to benchmark School Health’s compensation to the marketplace across similar businesses and industries.
Liz holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, a J.D. degree, Cum Laude from Wayne State University Law School, and Executive M.B.A. from Northwestern University, Kellogg School.