Gail Linskey Rosseau is director of skull base surgery of NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is board-certified and has been an examiner for the American Board of Neurological Surgery. She has been elected to the leadership of the American Association of Neirological Surgeons, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, and the Société fe Neurochirurgie de Langue Française. Gail devotes considerable energy to philanthropic endeavors. She is the colunteer coordinator of the Foundation for International Edication in Neurosurgery, which sends volunteer neursurgeons to the developing world. She is on the board of directors of the World Federation of Neursurgical Societies Foundation, which rasies funds and donations-in-kind to provide equipment for neursurgical services in the developing world. Gail is also a civic leader. She served on the finance committees and women's committes for Barack Obama's senatorial and presidential campaigns. She also acted as his surrogate speaker on healthcare issues during the primary and general presidential election campaigns.