Our Board of Directors & Leadership

Managing a community health non-profit requires the best and brightest leaders in their field. We are proud to be led by a diverse team of talented individuals who are committed to the Erie Family Health Centers' values.

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Erie Family Health Centers Governing Board (2022-2023)

The majority of Erie’s Board proudly consists of members who are actually served by our health centers, ensuring our community responsiveness and accountability.

Matt Aaronson
Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group

Rosalie Alicea, Vice Chair
Reyes Holdings, LLC

Betzy Berganza
Director of Health and Human Service
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Nancy Bock
Community Volunteer

Michael Boyd
Community Volunteer

Celeste Castillo, Secretary
Community Volunteer

Ernest Chang
Senior Advisor
BMO Harris Bank, N.A.

Michael Cole
Aetna North Atlantic Territory

Linda Cushman
Community Volunteer

Dr. Carolyn Ann Dickens
Associate Dean for Faculty Practice and Community Partnerships
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
University of Illinois Chicago

Lisa Dykstra
SVP & Chief Information Officer
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Iman Emamifard
Community Volunteer

William G. Kistner, Treasurer
Retired Partner
Ernst & Young

Brian P. Marsella, Chair

Eric Mayeda
The Chartis Group, LLC

Judy Mendez
Community Volunteer

Richard J. Romanowski
Community Volunteer

Rev. Ed Sarden
Senior Minister
Christian Church Center

Alice Setrini
Attorney, Executive Director
Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute
DePaul University College of Law

Jill Simon Svoboda
Community Volunteer

Katherine Wilson
Community Volunteer

Our Leadership

Lee Francis

Lee Francis, MD, MPH

President and CEO
Nicole Kazee

Nicole Kazee, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development
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Kevin Davis

Senior Director of Marketing & Brand Strategy

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Kate Birdwell

Associate Director of Communications

Annet Miranda

Annet Miranda

Associate Director Community Engagement
Dalia Galvan Morales

Dalia Galvan Morales

Associate Director of Strategy & Government Relations
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David Bruce, CPA

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

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Tiffany Okoniewski

Grant Accounting, Contact Administration


Raheel Shahzad

Vice President of Finance

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Eric Davidson

Associate Director
Financial Planning & Analysis

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Melissa Hilton

Vice President, Development Executive Director, Erie Family Health Foundation
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Sandra Del Toro

Director Government Grants,
Foundation Relations

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Cathy Junia

Associate Director of Individual Giving and Events
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Adriana Diaz

Senior Director of Human Resources

Diana Perez

Diana Perez

Associate Director, HR Reward Systems
Analytics and Benefits

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Victoria Whildin

Chief Operating Officer


Elizabeth Bennetts

Process Improvement

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Nancy Greenwalt

Compliance and Risk Management

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Hannah Chi

Director of Operations
Humboldt Park


Liliana Delgado

Director of Operations
Erie Helping Hands

Carla Jones

Carla Jones

Front End Revenue Cycle

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Marisol Jimenez

Regional Director Operations
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Hannah Keel, DNP

Clinical Operations

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Kelly Klingensmith

Regional Director of Operations

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Kim Koziol

Senior Director Nursing
and Practice Transformation  

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Suzanne Kunkel

Patient Access Operations

Shay Lashley

Shay Lashley

Associate Director of the Patient Access Operations

Betsy Lopez

Director of Operations
Foster Avenue

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Emily McDonald

Director of Business Operations

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Kellie Medious

Associate Vice President, Patient Operations & DEIB Officer


Miriam Rodriguez

Director of Operations
Erie HealthReach Waukegan

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Robin Varnado

Associate Vice President of Operations

Kim Williams

Kim Williams

Director of Operations
Erie Division Street and Teen Center


Ruben Zarate

Director Facilities
Caroline Hoke

Dr. Caroline Hoke

Chief Clinical Officer
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Amy Valukas

Chief Population Health Officer

Josephine Llaneza

Josephine Llaneza

Senior Director of Patient Programs & Health Equity, Health Promotion & Outreach

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Bridget Magner, MPH

Director of Patient Programs & Population Health
Maria Matias

Maria Matias

Director of Patient Programs & Health Equity
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Geoyia Nightengale, MPH

Associate Director of Patient Programs
& School-Based Health Operations
Michelle Byrne

Michelle Byrne, MD

Clinical Director
Population Health and Care Innovation

Miranda Hart

Miranda Hart, MD

Medical Director
Adult & Family Medicine

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Tracy Irwin, MD

Hospira Foundation Endowed Medical Director
Reproductive Health

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Lisa Kearney, DDS

Clinical Director
Oral Health

Deb Midgley

Deborah Midgley, MD

Medical Director

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Sara Naureckas, MD

Medical Director
Adolescent and Pediatric Medicine

Natalie Raghu

Natalie Raghu, DNP, FNP-C, APRN-FPA BC, ADM

Medical Director
Advanced Practice Providers & APRN Fellowship

Rachel Ramaswamy

Rachel Ramaswamy, DO

Medical Director

Jose Viruet

Jose Viruet, LCPC

Clinical Director
Behavioral Health

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Syed Mustafa Alavi, MD

Co-Site Medical Director
Erie Evanston/Skokie

Lucy Amaro

Lucy Amaro, DNP, FNP-BC

Site Medical Director
School-Based Health


Christopher Benavente, MD

Delivering Family Physician
Erie Division Street

Milap Bhatt

Milap Bhatt, DO

Medical Director
Erie Foster Avenue

Christopher Boisselle

Christopher Boisselle, MD

Program Director
Swedish Family Medicine Residency

Alissa Carlson

Alissa Carlson, MD

Clinical Director
Prentice Women's Hospital

Catherine Chen

Catherine Chen, MD

Clinical Director
Lake County


Judith Horwitz, MD

Co-Site Medical Director
Erie Evanston/Skokie

Martha Glynn

Martha Glynn, FNP

Erie Johnson School-Based
Health Center


Kate Laslo, MD, MPH

Senior Medical Director
Erie Helping Hands and Telehealth

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Emily MacDonald, BSN, RN

Business Operations

Jackie McSparron

Jackie McSparron, PA-C

Medical Director
Erie Humboldt Park

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Sherry Nordstrom

Clinical Director of
Reproductive Health
Swedish Covenant Hospital


Heidi Vyhmeister, CNM

Clinical Director CNM
Prentice Women’s Hospital

Santina Wheat, MD

Program Director
Northwestern McGaw
Family Medicine Residency

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Daisy Wynn, MD

Medical Director
Erie Division Street

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Nancy Greenwalt

Interim Compliance & Privacy Officer

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Marisol Jimenez

Emergency Preparedness Officer
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Kellie Medious

Officer of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging


Ruben Zarate

Safety Officer

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