Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Edward D. Rickert President
Elizabeth Hennessy Treasurer
Carolyn Clift Secretary 
Timothy B. Johnson Investments Chair
Tomitra Latimer, MD Quality Assurance Chair
Jose Alvarez Board Developement Chair
Patricia Ritsman Finance Chair


Lesley Arroyo
Claire M. Bennett
Elizabeth Berglund
Araceli Carrillo
Lynda K. Given
Ivan Gonzalez
Jose Hernandez
Richard D. Raskin
Adonna Roberts
Maricela Robles
Sharon Smith


William Carmichael
Colleen Creighton
Michael W. Davis
Kathleen K. DeVine
Kathleen M. Ferket
Marta Gazda-Auskalnis
Tricia Hennessy
Kristin V. MacRAE
Rosanne Merrill
Martin J. McHale
Madeleine McMullan
Suzanne Murin
Steven R. Rothbloom
Pat Pulido
Sanchez K. Sue
Sanford James H. Stacke
Benjamin E. Wolff, III
JoEllen Bursinger Zacks


Elizabeth Berglund Co-President
Maria Enright Co-President
Kimberly O’gorman 1st Vice President
Laura Alter 2nd Vice President
Kelly Yates 3rd Vice President
Sara Dekuiper Treasurer
Barbara Benezra Assistant Treasurer
Kelley Gibson Recording Secretary
Sarah Georgi Corresponding Secretary
Lynda Given Board Advisor


Bryan C. Cressey
Nathan P. Eimer
Cynthia Landreth
John W. Stimpson
John P. Volkman

Dr. Tara Ioffe

Family Practice

Dr. Tara Ioffe is a dedicated and compassionate Board-Certified Family Medicine physician with a strong commitment to providing excellent care to her patients. She obtained her medical degree from Avalon University in Curacao and went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma. She has worked at the University of Chicago and most recently NorthShore University. She has since returned to Chicago and is thrilled to join the IWS Family Health team in 2023, where she will continue to provide excellent care to her patients.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ioffe has gained experience in diverse medical fields, such as immediate and urgent care medicine while working at NorthShore Immediate Care. She did clinical research at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ioffe strives to foster a secure and inclusive environment for all her patients. She believes in an integrated approach to medicine, dedicating her time to understand each patient’s unique needs.

During her leisure time, Dr. Ioffe indulges in reading a variety of books for pleasure, plays boardgames, and loves to explore Chicago with her spouse and young child.