Cherilyn G. Murer - NIU - Board of Trustees

Cherilyn G. MurerCherilyn G. Murer

Term Expires:  January 16, 2017

Fourth Member of the Executive Committee
Chair - Legislative Affairs, Research and Innovation Committee
Chair - Compliance, Audit, Risk Management and Legal Affairs Committee
Member - Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
Member - Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee

Office Address:

Murer Consultants, Inc.
19065 Hickory Creek Drive
Suite 115
Mokena, Illinois  60448
(708) 478-7030

Professional Experience:

  • President and CEO (current)
    Murer Group, Mokena, Illinois
  • Director of Rehabilitation Medicine
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine


  • J.D. with Honors, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

 Awards/Honors and Public Service:

  • Board of Trustees, Northern Illinois University (2005-present)
  • Board of Trustees, Lebanese American University, New York City and Beirut (2015-present)
  • Board of Trustees, Buck Institute of Research in Novato, California (2015-present)
  • 2010 Northern Illinois University Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award
  • Induction into Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame (February 2010)
  • Northern Illinois Proton Therapy and Research Center (NIPTRC) Founding Member
  • Board of Managers – Chair NIPTRC (2009-2011)
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Northern Illinois University (2007-09 and 2011-13)
  • Development Committee Chair, NIU Foundation Board of Directors
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Steering Committee
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Board of Visitors (2002-present)
  • 2003 NIU College of Law Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Advisory Board National Readmission Prevention Collaborative (NRPC) (2013-present)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Dean’s International Council, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago (2012-present)
  • Chair, International Advisory Counsel, Buck Institute of Research in Novato, California (July 2016)
  • Mother Gerard Phelan Gold Medal Award, Marymount University
  • American Express Platinum Profile, for Outstanding National Leadership (1994)
  • Lewis University Distinguished Alumni Award (2011)



  • “The Case Management Sourcebook,” McGraw Hill (1997)
  • “Post Acute Care Reimbursement Manual-A Financial and Legal Guide,” McGraw Hill and HFMA (1997)
  • “Compliance Audits and Plans for Healthcare,” McGraw-Hill (1998)
  • “Healthcare Records Management,” McGraw-Hill (2000)
  • “Understanding Provider-Based Status,” Commerce Clearing House, Inc. (2003)
  • “The Case Management Workbook; Defining the Role of Physicians, Nurses and Case Managers,” CRC Press, Routledge-Taylor & Francis Group (2011)
  • "Clinical Co-Management: A Bridge to Clinical Integration and Pathway to Bundled Payments," CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group (2015)

Hundreds of published articles and Book/Journal Chapters