IWS Family Health Announces CEO Transition

The Board of Directors of IWS Family Health would like to share with you the announced retirement of Jerry Isikoff, Chief Executive Officer. Over the past five years, Jerry has been an outstanding leader for the organization. Prior to 2018, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for three years. We are extremely grateful for his years of commitment and dedication.

During his tenure as CEO, Jerry has successfully overseen the transition of IWS Family Health to a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, the expansion of our healthcare services for the medically underserved, the receipt of several HRSA Quality Recognition Badges, and the launch of a food pantry, same-day clinic, and co-located pharmacy, among other accomplishments.

If you were to ask Jerry what his prized accomplishment has been, he would say the working relationship with his staff that makes all things possible for the Clinic. Perhaps most important, he has ensured that the Clinic remains a welcoming and caring environment for our patients and staff. Jerry is passionate about the work of IWS Family Health and a well-planned transition has now begun.

As Jerry wishes to retire by the fall, a search executive has been retained and she will be working closely with the Search Committee of the Board in the months ahead. IWS Family Health has selected Tina Erickson of Erickson Coaching & Consulting, LLC to conduct a search for Jerry’s successor. We were impressed by Tina’s 25 years of experience in the Chicago area nonprofit community, including her work within health and human service organizations.

Please contact Tina at if you wish to nominate or recommend a candidate. We are fortunate to have an incredible staff and management team who will be working closely with our new leader as we continue to fulfill the organization’s important mission.

Thank you for your partnership with IWS Family Health. An organization cannot carry out its work for over a century without the support of many in our community. We look forward to introducing you to our new CEO later in the year.

Richard D. Raskin
President, Board of Directors of IWS Family Health

“Serving as the CEO of IWS Family Health has been an incredible honor, contributing to a historic mission that began in 1911. As one of my mentors wisely said, ‘Always leave it better than when you came,’ and I trust I have done just that. I am confident that the next CEO will carry on this legacy with your continued support and contributions so vital to this organization.”

– Jerry Isikoff

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.