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Chief Executive Officer

Barrett Hatches, Ph.D

Barrett Hatches joined Chicago Family Health Center in February 2014. He manages an operating budget of more than $20 million and oversees more than 200 staff members including physicians, dentists, administrative, clinical and support staff across five health center sites.


Chief Operations Officer

Dee LaGioia, BSN RN CNBA

Dee LaGioia joined CFHC as Chief Operating Officer in October 2014. In this role, Ms. LaGioia has primary oversight of health center operations including patient care, grant- and contracted-funded programs, as well as overseeing program and support staff.


Chief Administrative Officer

Eric Boklage, MBA

Eric Boklage, MBA was appointed Chief Administrative Officer at CFHC in April 2016.  Mr. Boklage is leading the CFHC Finance team to meet its strategic financial goals, as well as develop and grow its managed care healthcare delivery system presence.


Chief Medical Officer

James Valek, MD, FAAFP

James Valek, MD, FAAFP joined CFHC as the Chief Medical Officer in November 2015 to oversee all clinical operations at five health center locations in South Chicago, Pullman, East Side, Roseland and Chicago Lawn, as well as manage the functions of more than 30 providers and other healthcare professionals.


Sr. Director of Practice Management

John Carey, MBA

John Carey was appointed Sr. Director of Practice Management at Chicago Family Health Center in 2015. He spearheads and supports the organization’s Information Technology, Human Resources, Credentialing and Physician Recruitment areas.


Director of Behavioral Health

Melissa Duplantis, Psy.D.

Melissa Duplantis joined CFHC in July 2015 as the Director of Behavioral Health. In this new role, Dr. Duplantis is developing the service line and infrastructure for integrated primary care-behavioral health services at CFHC.


Director of Development and Communications

Stephanie Willding, MPA

Stephanie Willding was named CFHC Director of Development and Communications in September 2015. Ms. Willding has extensive experience in non-profit management, fundraising, marketing, event planning, grants administration, as well as program development and management.


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Chicago Family Health Center provides comprehensive primary healthcare for all who seek care and the improvement of the health of the communities we serve by utilizing innovative health solutions.