Media Inquiries

The OSF HealthCare Media Relations team is available to assist with all media needs. 

Contact information and the areas each supports are listed below, but feel free to reach out to any of us for your media needs.

Karen Brodbeck 

Vice President Brand Management
Phone: (815) 993-3995

Areas Supported:
Health Care Transformation
Partnerships & Growth
Reputation Management

About Karen:
I have been with OSF HealthCare since 2007, and am currently an executive leader within the Marketing and Communications division responsible for brand strategy and strategic communication planning and execution throughout the Ministry. The media relations team is one of my immediate areas of oversight. I enjoy sharing the OSF HealthCare Ministry with multiple audiences, and invite you to connect with me.

Shelli Dankoff

Media Relations Supervisor
Office: (309) 655-3897
Cell:    (309) 634-8583

Areas Supported:
Central Region:
          OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center - Peoria
          OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois | Children's Service Line

OSF HealthCare Foundation
OSF HealthCare Ministry projects

About Shelli:
I was a television news anchor, reporter, and producer for nearly 20 years and have been with OSF HealthCare since 2008. I am the Supervisor of our Media Relations team. My background helps in knowing what reporters want, and how and when they need it. I enjoy helping tell the stories and look forward to working with you.


Libby Allison

Media Relations Coordinator
Office: (309) 308-5015
Cell:    (309) 368-0868

Areas Supported:
Eastern Region: 
          OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center - Bloomington
          OSF HealthCare Saint James Medical Center - Pontiac
          OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center - Urbana
          OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center - Danville

OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute
OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute

About Libby:
I have been with OSF HealthCare since 2016 following a nearly 15 year career as a television news anchor and reporter in multiple television markets. I enjoy working with reporters walking in the shoes I once did - there are so many stories to share throughout our Ministry.


Colleen Reynolds

Media Relations Coordinator 
Office: (309) 308-5025
Cell:    (309) 825-7255

Areas Supported:
Western Region:
          OSF HealthCare St. Anthony Health Center - Alton
          OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center - Galesburg
          OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center - Kewanee
          OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center – Monmouth

OSF Innovation
Jump Simulation Center

About Colleen:
I joined OSF HealthCare in 2018 after a successful career in radio news where I received numerous awards for my reporting.
I remain active in supporting journalism through the Foundation for the Illinois News Broadcasters Association and look forward to helping journalists learn about OSF Innovation and OSF HealthCare in our western region.


Paul Arco

Media Relations Coordinator 
Office: (815) 395-5036

Areas Supported:
Northern Region:
          OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center - Rockford
          OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center - Mendota
          OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - Ottawa
          OSF HealthCare Center for Health - Streator
          OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital - Escanaba, MI

About Paul: 
I joined OSF HealthCare in 2016, returning to my health care roots after years working in print, nonprofit and the government sector. I enjoy working alongside the media, sharing the incredible stories of the work being done every day within our Ministry.

Lee Batsakis

Media Relations Coordinator
Office: (708) 229-5841
Cell:    (708) 408-0720


Areas Supported:
Metro Region
          OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center - Evergreen Park
OSF Digital Health


About Lee:
I grew up on Chicago's southwest side and have been with OSF Little Company of Mary since 2013. I have been recognized by the Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC) for my achievements and am passionate about sharing the stories of our health care Ministry. I look forward to connecting with you.