Nora Reyes

Ms. Reyes grew up on the Southeast Side of Chicago and currently serves as SVP, Compliance and CRA Officer at Republic Bank of Chicago. She joined the CFHC Board of Directors in 2008.

As a Board member, I’m excited to be part of the change that brings community leaders together to improve health outcomes on Chicago’s South Side.

Vice Chairman

Nick Valadez

Mr. Valadez is a practicing lawyer who currently serves as Village Attorney for the Village of Midlothian, IL. He specializes in law, organizational management, and governance. He joined the CFHC Board of Directors in 1992.

Healthcare is essential for all human beings. I believe access to healthcare should be a universal, basic human right available to all, regardless of status, or ability to pay.


Fulton Nolen

Mr. Nolen is the former Principal of Robert Lindbolm College Preparatory High School in Chicago and has had an expansive career in education that spans more than 40 years. He joined the CFHC Board of Directors in 2014.

Through my work on this Board, I seek to enable positive health outcomes for our patients in whatever capacity I serve.


Cheryl A. Briscoe

Ms. Briscoe served as Senior Leadership Administrator at Accenture LLC, Strategic Services, before her retirement. She joined the CFHC Board of Directors in 2018.

I was a CFHC patient and appreciate the hard work and dedication of this organization. I have served on other boards but find CFHC is professional and thorough, and this was my opportunity to give back.

Founding Member

Rev. Mark Brummel, C.M.F.

Fr. Brummel has served on the Board of Directors at CFHC since the clinic opened in 1977. He served as Treasurer for The Claretians until he retired in 2017.

I continue to serve on this Board because I want to advocate for the health and well-being of our South Chicago communities.


Blair Dietrich

Ms. Dietrich is the President of ATI Ambulance and Vice President of Business Development for Chicago Ambulance Alliance. She joined the CFHC Board of Directors in 2023.

I want to serve on this board because I support the mission, vision, and innovative delivery of healthcare equity to the communities CFHC serves. They are invested in the physical health and mental well-being of all Chicago-area families.


Kevin McGhee

Mr. McGhee serves as Senior Director of Data Management at Marillac St. Vincent Family Services in Chicago. He joined the CFHC Board of Directors in 2023.

With more than 15 years of experience with FQHCs and nonprofits, I hope to employ my skills as an effective communicator with a fervent commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


Markena D. Peavy, Esq.

Ms. Peavy serves as Senior Counsel at BMO Bank, N.A. and her expertise includes legal and compliance services. She joined the CFHC Board of Directors in 2023.

CFHC provides essential medical care to underserved communities. Its growth, advancement and stability are vital to those who depend on their services. I am committed to this mission and to the health of communities.


Lyleth Rodriguez

Ms. Rodriguez is the president of a local food pantry on the South Side of Chicago. She has been an active member of her community for many years and served as a foster parent to many. She joined the CFHC Board of Directors in 1983.

I helped families start over again and know what it’s like to care for people with physical and emotional problems. CFHC meets the healthcare needs in the community through health and support programs.


James Simmons

Mr. Simmons is a retired Electrical Engineer. Prior to his retirement, he worked as an Engineer at Exelon Corporation. He joined the CFHC Board of Directors in 1997.

I believe that serving on this Board provides me the opportunity to give back to the community in any way I can.


Rachel Smith-Kovarsky

Ms. Smith-Kovarsky is the Program Manager, Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity, Social Work and Community Health Department at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. She joined the CFHC board in 2024.

After over 10 years-experience in Social Work and Community Health I know the importance of our community having access to affordable high-quality care. I believe in the work being done at CHFC and excited to be a part of the board.

Founding Member

Lupe Valadez

Member since 1977
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