Dr. Mary Beth E. Sutkowski, Co-Chairman/Executive Director
The Owner and Chief Medical Officer of Paragon Clinical, Dr. Mary Beth Sutkowski, is a Board Certified Internist and native of the Chicago metropolitan area. She received her medical degree and completed her Residency at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, where she was asked to stay an additional year as Chief Resident. She completed a two year Fellowship in Internal Medicine at Loyola University / Hines VA Hospitals where she researched coronary risk prediction models and co-authored a study that was printed in the American Heart Journal in 1999. She worked 13 years at Advocate's Dreyer Medical clinic, pioneering their first Skilled Nursing Home Rounding Program.
Dr. Sutkowski has held medical directorships in nursing homes and hospice groups as well as serving on Quality Assurance and Utilization Management Committees. She has spent the last year serving as Paragon’s Medical Director, working with an outstanding team of caring and talented professionals who are driven by a passion for delivering quality health care to the elderly. She has helped develop medical infrastructures for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Residences in the Chicagoland area. She also works as a SNFist and is part of a telemedicine program that provides remote, after-hours clinical care in nursing homes in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Dr. Sutkowski has a passion for providing state of the art medical care and medical management systems for the elderly/disabled.
For the past ten years she has coordinated apostolic programs for young boys, specifically reaching out to the poor, sick and elderly, and leads a weekly bible study. Dr. Sutkowski enjoys getting away with her husband, Bob, and two sons, Danny and Jonathan, to pursue outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, and white water rafting.
Mr. Robert Sutkowski, Board Treasurer
Bob Sutkowski is an Electrical Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the field of power electronics and motion control. He has been involved with all stages of new product development, including design of uninterruptible power supplies, electronic lighting, motor control and other power supply and control circuits for treadmills and exercise equipment. He also has some military electronics background including electronic countermeasures and analysis of nuclear weapons' effects on electronics in Silicon Valley. In addition to new product development, he has experience in program management, Lean Six sigma, and has been manager of an engineering group. Currently he is a Senior Staff Engineer at Life Fitness.
Bob graduated from IIT with high honors with an MSEE and BSEE and has done graduate work in Control Theory. He is the inventor on 3 patents with the 4th one pending. He ran Conquest, a Catholic boy's club, for several years. At home he can be found enjoying having philosophical discussions about politics, religion, science and technology with his wife, Mary Beth, and their sons, Danny and Jonathan.
Mr. Alex M. Rechenmacher, Attorney At Law
Alex and his wife, Amy were married in October 2012 and welcomed their first child, Margaret on August 29, 2013. They live in Naperville, Illinois. Alex graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. He obtained his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2009 and is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and before the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Rechenmacher serves as the Executive Assistant to Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet. In addition to coordinating the Office of the Bishop, Mr. Rechenmacher serves on a number of organizations within the Diocese, including the Catholic Charities Board of Directors, St. Francis High School Board of Directors, Diocesan Pastoral Council and Diocesan Young Adult Commission. He is also a founding member of the Catholic Charities Junior Board. He is also a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Naperville Council #1369 and current Deputy Grand Knight. He also serves as legal counsel to the Diocese of Joliet on a number of matters.
Mr. Rechenmacher is also the founder and principal attorney of Rechenmacher Law, Ltd., a general practice firm serving DuPage and Will Counties. Rechenmacher Law, Ltd. serves clients in a number of areas, including estate planning, probate and guardianships, business law, real estate and bankruptcy.
Fr. Bruce Wren
Fr. Bruce Wren was born on January 8, 1962 in Cottonwood, Idaho, in the midst of a very simple, fervent, pre-Vatican II catholic community. After finishing high school he went to Santa Fe, N.M., where he received a Bachelor’s Degree of Liberal Arts in the Great Books program at St. John’s College. He received his priestly vocation at the age of 23, joined the Legion of Christ at the insistence of a Jesuit priest who was a good friend, and began his novitiate in the fall of 1985 in Cheshire, CT. He was sent to Salamanca, Spain for his second year of Novitiate, and there also completed two years of classical humanities studies. He finished his priestly formation in Rome, at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, where he received licentiate degrees in philosophy and theology.
At different times during these years he did his apostolic internship in Cheshire, Connecticut, Greenville, Rhode Island, and at the General Direction in Rome. He was ordained on January 3rd, 1996, by the Archbishop of Hartford, Daniel Cronin, and began priestly ministry as Instructor of Novices in the French-speaking novitiate in Cornwall, Canada, on the border between Ontario and Quebec, Canada. He was transferred to the Apostolic School in France in 1999, where he practiced his priestly ministry as Rector of the School and Superior of the Community until 2014, when he received a new assignment here in Chicago, as Chaplain of the Lumen Institute and auxiliary to the Regnum Christi Men’s section. He is the 3rd of ten children, the proud uncle of 56 nieces and nephews, and very happy to be a member of the vibrant and often hilarious Chicago LC community.
Fr. Thomas Koys
Fr. Thomas Koys is the author of The Ashes That Still Remain, a book that draws similarities between the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred-Scott decision and Roe vs. Wade. He broadcasts on the Winds of Change, AM 750, every other Wednesday. He is fluent in Spanish and reads Lithuanian, and enjoys kayaking and biking. In 1997, he completed a 150 mile bike ride, an MS fundraising activity, shortly after his brother was stricken with the disease. Fr. Koys enjoys reading Mexican history, particularly about the Mexican revolutions in the 1800s and the 1900s that sowed tremendous anti-Catholic seeds when the government took over Catholic hospitals, schools, churches, and sold them to pay for the revolution effort. He is currently the pastor at St. James at the Sag Bridge in Lemont.