Leadership

Our Leadership Team works to improve people’s health in Cook County. Each team member has years of health care experience. They understand your needs and care about your community. Use this Contact Form to talk with the team. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Cheryl Whitaker, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Executive Officer of NextLevel Health

Cheryl Whitaker

MD, FACP

Chief Executive Officer, Chairwoman

Dr. Cheryl Whitaker is a 20-year veteran health care professional who has dedicated her career to finding innovative health care solutions for underserved populations. She...

Read More >

Dr. Cheryl Whitaker is a 20-year veteran health care professional who has dedicated her career to finding innovative health care solutions for underserved populations. She has extensive experience in health care information technology, leveraging I.T. solutions toward better quality care for patients.

Most recently, Whitaker served as the chief medical officer of a publicly traded health information technology company where she guided product strategy. In 2011, she was appointed to serve as the inaugural chair of the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority, where she guided the state’s effort to create secure data exchange for health information.

Prior to that, Whitaker worked as a senior program officer for the Chicago Community Trust, which for the past century has connected donors to organizations working to improve metropolitan Chicago. She oversaw the grant strategy for all health-related grants given by the Trust, including efforts related to healthcare reform and the health information exchange.

Whitaker also served as a faculty member at Rush University Medical Center, where she earned additional certification as a specialist in clinical hypertension and numerous grants to help the medical industry understand the needs of marginal populations living with chronic conditions. The Stanford Patient Education and Research Center certified her as a master trainer in self-management of chronic disease.

In her position as chair and CEO of NextLevel Health, Whitaker provides strategic direction to the executive leadership team, focusing on altering the care delivery system by bringing the “medical home” to the “member’s home.”

Whitaker earned her bachelor of science in biology from Emory University and a medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine. She has a master of public health from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in health policy and management. Her clinical training in primary care internal medicine was completed at Stanford University and the University of California San Francisco. Whitaker’s medical training focused on the care of diverse populations in the Bay area, which included immigrant populations from across the world, HIV-positive populations, as well as populations struggling with addiction, poverty and mental illness. Whitaker also completed a fellowship in health services research at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Whitaker is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a former member of the advisory board for Northern Illinois American College of Physicians, and an appointee to the Chicago Institute of Medicine.

Collapse >

Thomas Fisher

MD

President

Dr. Thomas L. Fisher is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and health policy leader. He brings more than 15 years of health care experience in...

Read More >

Dr. Thomas L. Fisher is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and health policy leader. He brings more than 15 years of health care experience in government, insurance and provider perspectives to this important leadership position.

In his most recent position, Fisher served as vice president of health delivery transformation at Health Care Service Corporation, where he developed innovative healthcare solutions for Blue Cross and Blue Shield members in five states. Prior to joining HCSC, Fisher was a White House fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he worked on Affordable Care Act regulations and led the development of the HHS Action Plan for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

As an assistant professor, Fisher was named a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at The University of Chicago, where he researched race- and class-based health disparities and their impacts on minority and disadvantaged populations.

Now, in his role as NextLevel Health’s president, Fisher is responsible for day-to-day operations, overseeing medical and pharmacy management, business and financial operations, regulatory adherence and community relations.

Fisher holds a bachelor of arts in biology from Dartmouth College, a master of public health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a medical degree from The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Fisher continues to care for the people and community where he was raised on Chicago’s South Side.

Collapse >

Keith Wolski, MBA, Chief Financial Officer of NextLevel Health

Keith Wolski

Chief Financial Officer

Keith Wolski is an accomplished senior healthcare executive and entrepreneur, with extensive leadership and management experience in healthcare finance and operations. He brings more than...

Read More >

Keith Wolski is an accomplished senior healthcare executive and entrepreneur, with extensive leadership and management experience in healthcare finance and operations. He brings more than 20 years of leadership and expertise in driving strategic planning, financial management and operational analytics.

Most recently, Wolski oversaw the start-up of Centene Corporation’s Illinois Medicaid operations. Prior to that, he served as the regional vice president of finance at United Health Group’s Medicaid Division, where he oversaw financial operations for the Midwest Region. As an entrepreneur, Wolski cofounded Care Collaborative Home Health Services, Inc., a licensed Medicare- and Medicaid-certified home health agency serving primarily the needs of Chicago’s underserved, urban-based home health patients.

As chief financial officer at NextLevel Health, Wolski is responsible for meeting growth targets, business expansion, cost containment and profitability.

Wolski earned his bachelor of arts in healthcare administration from Southern Illinois University and a master in business administration in finance and accounting from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is also an Illinois licensed securities broker.

Wolski is an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Collapse >

Mark Chudzinski, JD MBA, General Counsel of NextLevel Health

Mark Chudzinski

JD

General Counsel

With more than 20 years’ experience in business law and executive leadership, Mark Chudzinski leverages his significant experience in launching new business initiatives within public,...

Read More >

With more than 20 years’ experience in business law and executive leadership, Mark Chudzinski leverages his significant experience in launching new business initiatives within public, private and government entities involving health information technology, health data management, telecommunications and the information technology industry for NextLevel Health.

Most recently, Chudzinski provided legal support for the development and implementation of two groundbreaking healthcare industry initiatives, the Health Insurance Marketplace, facilitating the enrollment of Illinois’ uninsured in health insurance plans, and the Health Information Exchange, for the sharing of patient data among healthcare providers. He served as the acting director, general counsel and chief privacy officer of the Health Insurance Marketplace within the Illinois Department of Insurance, having previously served as the general counsel of the Illinois Office of Health Information Technology and the secretary of the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority.

Prior to his service with the State of Illinois, Chudzinski served as general counsel for Ameritech International (a division of the former Midwest “Baby Bell”, now AT&T), and partner with the law firm of Winston & Strawn. He is as an adjunct faculty member of Northwestern University School of Professional Studies/Feinberg School of Medicine in the master of health informatics program, and of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Beazley Institute of Health Law & Policy.

Chudzinski now serves as NextLevel Health’s general counsel.

Chudzinski earned his bachelor’s degree, law degree and master of business administration from Northwestern University, and a postgraduate law degree from the University of Paris.

Chudzinski serves on the board of the Chicago Legal Clinic, a premier provider of community-based quality legal services to the underserved and disadvantaged in the Chicago area.

Collapse >

Dianna Grant

MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Dianna Grant is an American Board of Family Medicine-certified physician and an executive leader certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization...

Read More >

Dr. Dianna Grant is an American Board of Family Medicine-certified physician and an executive leader certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Professionals in quality improvement, compliance and strategic planning. She brings more than 40 years’ experience in medicine and executive leadership in healthcare to NextLevel Health.

Most recently, Grant served as Chief Medical Officer/Vice President of Medical Affairs for Molina Healthcare of Illinois, where she was responsible for quality improvement, compliance and accreditation, and where she launched a disease management program for COPD/asthma, high-risk pregnancy, oncology and sickle cell anemia.

Prior to joining Molina, Grant was Vice President of Medical Management for Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago.

Now, in her role as NextLevel Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Grant oversees utilizations management, care coordination, quality of care program and compliance.

Grant earned a bachelor of science in biology from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Miss., and a doctorate in medicine from Rosalind Franklin University’s Chicago Medical School.

Collapse >

Alan Gloeckle

Chief Compliance Officer

Alan Gloeckle has more than 20 years’ experience as a compliance officer in the Medicare/Medicaid and insurance industry, interpreting regulations, providing training and product development,...

Read More >

Alan Gloeckle has more than 20 years’ experience as a compliance officer in the Medicare/Medicaid and insurance industry, interpreting regulations, providing training and product development, and monitoring and analyzing best practices in the field. He has served as chief counsel for compliance and director of compliance for a variety of companies.

Gloeckle started his career in immunology and biochemistry, working for ten years testing and researching biomedical products. He then earned his law degree and began practicing law. He leverages his methodological foundation in the medical sciences in his understanding and practice of compliance law.

Gloeckle is NextLevel Health’s Chief Compliance Officer responsible for developing and implementing the company’s compliance and ethics program. Gloeckle ensures that NLH and its employees are complying with all regulatory and internal policies, programs, controls and evaluation standards of the company.

Prior to coming to NextLevel Health, he served as Director of Medicare/Medicaid Compliance for Aetna Medicare-Medicaid Plans. In this capacity, Gloeckle developed the company’s Medicare-Medicaid Compliance Plan, monitored and analyzed performance standards, and interpreted regulations for both clients and the company.

He earned his bachelor of arts in biology from Carlton College in Northfield, Minn.; a master of science in microbiology and immunology from Northwestern University Medical and Dental Schools; and a juris doctorate in law from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Collapse >

Terrell Anderson, MBA, Senior Director of Operations of NextLevel Health

Terrell Anderson

Vice President of Business Operations

Terrell Anderson has more than 25 years of experience in operations management, business development, portfolio management, program and project management, merger integrations and sales management....

Read More >

Terrell Anderson has more than 25 years of experience in operations management, business development, portfolio management, program and project management, merger integrations and sales management.

In his most recent position, Anderson served as the director of treasury management and specialized markets at Urban Bank, where he established a new business unit, implemented training programs and managed a specialized market portfolio of nonprofit and socially conscious entities.

Anderson now serves as NextLevel Health’s Vice President of Business Development.

Anderson earned a bachelor of science in economics from Central Michigan University and a master of business administration from Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg School of Management.

As a result of Anderson’s active engagement with many nonprofit organizations, he was awarded the 2011 Business Leader of Color Award from Chicago United.

Collapse >

Theodore Dixon III

Vice President of Provider Network Services

Theodore Dixon is a health care leader with a record of results in Medicaid, Medicare, physician practice management and government relations for managed care organizations....

Read More >

Theodore Dixon is a health care leader with a record of results in Medicaid, Medicare, physician practice management and government relations for managed care organizations.

Before coming to NextLevel Health, Dixon served as the Network  Director – Illinois for Jencare Neighborhood Medical Centers. There he contracted with national and local health plans serving Medicare Advantage populations to increase Member  assignment to the Practice.  Additionally he was responsible  developing alliances and expanded access to primary care physicians, specialists, hospitals and other health care professionals for a senior population of adults.

Serving as Vice President of Provider Network Services for NextLevel Health, Dixon will be responsible for directing the strategic development and maintenance of a regional and statewide networks of providers. He will oversee how NextLevel Health interfaces with providers and will identify opportunities to support clinical operations and population health management.

As a health care and management consultant, Dixon has been focused on physician, hospital and vendor relationships through product knowledge, network analysis, network development, strategic integration.

Dixon also brings extensive experience leading the startup phase of managed Medicaid health care plans including HealthSpring of Illinois, CareSource Management Group, Inc.,  and Harmony Health Plan of Indiana, Inc.,

Dixon earned his bachelors of science degree in Political Science from Illinois State University and a master’s in public administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

He is affiliated with the Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum and American College of Health Care Executives.

 

Collapse >

Sheon K. MacNeill

MSN, APN, FNP, CCM

Vice President of Integrated Care Management

Sheon MacNeill is an advanced practice nurse, board-certified as a family nurse practitioner with a sub-specialty in occupational nursing, and is a certified case manager. She...

Read More >

Sheon MacNeill is an advanced practice nurse, board-certified as a family nurse practitioner with a sub-specialty in occupational nursing, and is a certified case manager. She brings 15 years of national and international experience in providing health care to underserved populations as a provider in public health and insurance.

Most recently, MacNeill served as a director of medical management for government-sponsored programs at a Fortune 500, multi-national health solutions enterprise, where she established and oversaw successful care management programs to provide high quality, cost-effective health care services.

Prior to that, she served as a nurse practitioner in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine for Cook County Health and Hospitals System, where her roles and responsibilities expanded. She functioned as a provider and served as the Associate Director of Ambulatory Pulmonary Medicine, and was the research project manager for studies specific to coal miners.

In Guam, MacNeill worked in utilization management for the largest commercial insurance organization and was responsible for coordinating care for health plan members on and off the island.

Now, in her role as NextLevel Health’s Vice President of Integrated Care Management, MacNeill oversees case management utilization management, and care coordination.

MacNeill holds a bachelor and masters of science in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Collapse >

Renee Mitchell

D.M.

Vice President of Human Resources

Renee Mitchell, a 20-year veteran in human resources, specializes in organizational development, change management and workforce planning. She has held positions in a variety of...

Read More >

Renee Mitchell, a 20-year veteran in human resources, specializes in organizational development, change management and workforce planning. She has held positions in a variety of industries including government, insurance, financial and higher education administration.

In her most recent position, Mitchell served as associate vice president of human resources at Chicago State University, supporting more than 1,000 employees. While there, Mitchell provided strategic human resources leadership university-wide. These initiatives included the implementation of a talent management strategy, recruitment plans, management training and compensation structures.

Mitchell joins NextLevel Health as vice president of human resources, and will serve as a strategic leader in all initiatives related to human capital, including talent acquisition, retention, benefits, compensation and performance management.

Mitchell earned a bachelor of arts in industrial organizational psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a master of arts also in industrial organizational psychology from Roosevelt University, and a doctorate of management in organizational leadership from University of Phoenix.

Collapse >

Lorrie Rickman-Jones

Ph.D

Vice President of Strategic Innovation and Behavioral Health

Dr. Lorrie Rickman-Jones has over 25 years of experience in behavioral healthcare strategy, systems management, monitoring and evaluation, conducting diagnostics, clinical, neuropsychological forensic and competency-based...

Read More >

Dr. Lorrie Rickman-Jones has over 25 years of experience in behavioral healthcare strategy, systems management, monitoring and evaluation, conducting diagnostics, clinical, neuropsychological forensic and competency-based assessments.

Most recently, Rickman-Jones consulted with NextLevel Health as senior behavioral health strategist where she was responsible for the development of the Integrated Home Health Program Model. Prior to that, Rickman-Jones served as the Director of the Division of Mental Health (DMH), for Illinois Department of Human Services. She was responsible for the strategic management and operations of nine state psychiatric hospitals, establishing mental health policies, and funding services in the community system of care (serving over 200,000 individuals). She later became a Senior Policy Advisor to the Illinois Governor’s office, where she was responsible for creating, directing and overseeing the behavioral health policy development across several state agencies.

Currently, Rickman-Jones now serves as the Vice President of Strategic Innovation and Behavioral Health for NextLevel Health. She will be responsible for the implementation and execution of the Integrated Home Health Program (IHH) while overseeing the management and implementation of the behavioral health services department.

Rickman-Jones holds a bachelor’s from Tufts University in Maryland, a master of science in clinical psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology and neuropsychology from Howard University in Washington, DC.

Collapse >

Bruce Wegner

Vice President of Claims Operations

Bruce has over 20 years of experience in the field of healthcare claims processing. He began his career in healthcare claims in 1989 with Metropolitan...

Read More >

Bruce has over 20 years of experience in the field of healthcare claims processing. He began his career in healthcare claims in 1989 with Metropolitan Health Plan, a small Medicaid and dual Medicare/Medicaid managed care organization in Minneapolis, where he was responsible for all claims processing functions, as well as internal and external budgeting and financial reporting.

Wegner served as claims director at Meridian Health Plan in Detroit. Most recently, Wegner served as NextLevel Health’s Director of Claims for the last 2 years.

Today, as the Vice President of Claims and Operations, Wegner is responsible for the development, implementation, and quality of three core operational functions: Claims, Encounters, and Management of our third party claims administrator.

Wegner earned his bachelor of science in accounting from Minnesota State University.

Collapse >

Board Members

Rodney Armstead, MD, FACP, Board Member of NextLevel Health

Rodney C. Armstead

MD, FACP

Board Member

Dr. Rodney C. Armstead is a dedicated health care professional committed to driving the highest quality and cost effective health care to all Americans. He...

Read More >

Dr. Rodney C. Armstead is a dedicated health care professional committed to driving the highest quality and cost effective health care to all Americans. He is currently a principal at Armstead & Esslinger Health Consultants, LLC, focusing on strategy; operations and automation; integration of clinical and care solutions for physical, behavioral, pharmacy and social needs for Medicaid; aged, blind and disabled, fully integrated dual-eligibles for Medicare and Medicaid; subsidized expansion; long term services and support and institutional populations.

Most recently, Armstead was executive vice president for complex population management at Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company. He worked to deliver integrated, intelligent solutions to modernize the health care system and improve overall individual and population health. He led Optum’s business unit responsible for transforming health care for the most medically complex patients by providing provider-led, patient-centric care and care management in the most clinically appropriate setting to the most vulnerable populations, including those with multiple chronic conditions and those facing serious illness.

Armstead earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of California, Irvine, and his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Armstead is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is a trustee for the Stanford Center on Longevity in Palo Alto, Calif., as well as the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, and a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Phoenix campus.

Armstead is also active in the community and volunteers his time promoting education.

Collapse >

Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, Board Member of NextLevel Health

Regina Benjamin

MD

Board Member

Dr. Regina Benjamin has more than 25 years of health care experience dedicated to providing care to underserved individuals. President Barack Obama appointed her as...

Read More >

Dr. Regina Benjamin has more than 25 years of health care experience dedicated to providing care to underserved individuals. President Barack Obama appointed her as the 18th United States Surgeon General and served a four-year term. Benjamin currently holds the NOLA.com/Times-Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences at Xavier University of New Orleans.

As surgeon general, Benjamin implemented the National Prevention Strategy, shifting the nation from a focus on sickness and disease to one based on wellness and prevention. She advocated for eating nutritiously and breastfeeding, and addressed the dangers of tobacco use. In conjunction with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, she released the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention to reduce the number of suicides, a public health issue that results in the deaths of 100 Americans each day. Benjamin joined leaders of five U.S. federal agencies to announce Advancing Healthy Housing: A Strategy for Action, which unifies federal efforts to expand healthy housing, demonstrating the connection between housing conditions and residents’ health. She also strongly promoted the value of health IT systems and electronic health records.

Benjamin served simultaneously as surgeon general and as the first chair of the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council, a consortium of 17 cabinet-level Federal agencies that developed the National Prevention Strategy. During her tenure as surgeon general, Reader’s Digest ranked Benjamin as one of the “100 Most Trusted People in America”.

Prior to her position as surgeon general, Benjamin worked at the rural health clinic she founded in Bayou La Batre, Ala. She kept the clinic in operation during multiple natural disasters including Hurricanes George and Katrina, as well as a devastating fire.

Benjamin is former associate dean for Rural Health at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Ala., and past chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States. She was the first physician under age 40, and the first African-American woman, to be elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. She served as president of the American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation and chair of the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. Benjamin was the first African-American female president of a state medical society in the United States when she assumed leadership of the Medical Association State of Alabama.

Benjamin has a bachelor of science in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana, a medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a master of business administration degree from Tulane University. She attended Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency in Macon, Georgia. Benjamin is also the recipient of 22 honorary degrees.

Collapse >

Justin Dearborn, JD, Board Member of NextLevel Health

Justin Dearborn

JD

Board Member

Justin Dearborn is the chief executive officer of Tribune Publishing. Prior to Tribune Publishing, he served as chief executive officer and director of Merge Healthcare....

Read More >

Justin Dearborn is the chief executive officer of Tribune Publishing.

Prior to Tribune Publishing, he served as chief executive officer and director of Merge Healthcare. During his tenure, he led the company through a period of transformation and sustainable growth. Merge was acquired by IBM and was integrated into IBM’s Watson Health division to deliver intuitive, cognitive computing solutions to healthcare providers. Before joining Merge Healthcare, Dearborn served as managing director and general counsel at Merrick Ventures, LLC., and in various executive senior management positions for Click Commerce, Inc., a publicly traded software company.

Dearborn earned a bachelor of science in accounting from Illinois State University and a law degree from DePaul University College of Law.

Collapse >

Robert Jordan, Board Member of NextLevel Health

Robert Jordan

Board Member

Robert Jordan has been launching and growing companies and helping other entrepreneurs for 20 years. His first company, Online Access, the first Internet-coverage magazine in...

Read More >

Robert Jordan has been launching and growing companies and helping other entrepreneurs for 20 years.

His first company, Online Access, the first Internet-coverage magazine in the world, put him on Inc. magazine’s “Inc. 500” list of fastest growing companies.

After the sale of Online Access, Jordan launched two companies: RedFlash and the Association of Interim Executives. RedFlash champions entrepreneurs by establishing teams of trusted business builders who take on tough tasks like product launch, money raising and company sale that company founders or management may be facing on their own for the first time. As well, the Association of Interim Executives serves to educate the business world about this new and growing specialty, while connecting the best interim execs in the world with corporations and owners seeking fast, strategic talent on demand.

Jordan is author of How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America and author of the Nightingale Conant audio production, How They Did It: Real World Advice from Today’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs.

His areas of specialty include startup ventures, new product rollouts, strategic marketing, negotiations, raising venture capital, angel funding and private equity, multiple project management, rapid-fire brainstorming and creation of SPEED Days for company owners needing immediate improvement.

Jordan earned a bachelor of arts in economics and political science from the University of Michigan and a master of business administration in management, marketing and finance from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Collapse >

Cheryl Whitaker, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Executive Officer of NextLevel Health

Cheryl Whitaker

MD, FACP

Chief Executive Officer, Chairwoman

Dr. Cheryl Whitaker is a 20-year veteran health care professional who has dedicated her career to finding innovative health care solutions for underserved populations. She...

Read More >

Dr. Cheryl Whitaker is a 20-year veteran health care professional who has dedicated her career to finding innovative health care solutions for underserved populations. She has extensive experience in health care information technology, leveraging I.T. solutions toward better quality care for patients.

Most recently, Whitaker served as the chief medical officer of a publicly traded health information technology company where she guided product strategy. In 2011, she was appointed to serve as the inaugural chair of the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority, where she guided the state’s effort to create secure data exchange for health information.

Prior to that, Whitaker worked as a senior program officer for the Chicago Community Trust, which for the past century has connected donors to organizations working to improve metropolitan Chicago. She oversaw the grant strategy for all health-related grants given by the Trust, including efforts related to healthcare reform and the health information exchange.

Whitaker also served as a faculty member at Rush University Medical Center, where she earned additional certification as a specialist in clinical hypertension and numerous grants to help the medical industry understand the needs of marginal populations living with chronic conditions. The Stanford Patient Education and Research Center certified her as a master trainer in self-management of chronic disease.

In her position as chair and CEO of NextLevel Health, Whitaker provides strategic direction to the executive leadership team, focusing on altering the care delivery system by bringing the “medical home” to the “member’s home.”

Whitaker earned her bachelor of science in biology from Emory University and a medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine. She has a master of public health from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in health policy and management. Her clinical training in primary care internal medicine was completed at Stanford University and the University of California San Francisco. Whitaker’s medical training focused on the care of diverse populations in the Bay area, which included immigrant populations from across the world, HIV-positive populations, as well as populations struggling with addiction, poverty and mental illness. Whitaker also completed a fellowship in health services research at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Whitaker is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a former member of the advisory board for Northern Illinois American College of Physicians, and an appointee to the Chicago Institute of Medicine.

Collapse >