As the previous assistant superintendent of operations and chief legal officer of the Niles Township High School District 219 in Chicago, Illinois, John Heintz currently has numerous projects in education including founding the educational leadership consulting firm Second Rail with clients in the US, Spain and the Netherlands. John Heintz is also a foundation board member of AbilityLab, previously known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC).
AbilityLab is a nonprofit organization that has been in operation since 1953. As one of the world’s leading rehabilitation hospitals, AbilityLab pioneers advancements in medical care and features some of the best minds in the field. The Institute’s reputation attracts the best talents and has a high retention rate of staff.
The AbilityLab is dedicated to promoting education and research that advances rehabilitation treatments and procedures. The Institute deals with some of the most complex conditions, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and chronic pain, as well as dealing with Parkinson’s disease, amputation and limb deficiencies, and cerebral palsy.