Living Our Legacy: Lesley Arroyo

This year we presented Lesley Arroyo with our premiere Living Our Legacy Award. Lesley’s work in the CHAT department makes her an exceptional example of how our Living Legacies help promote the mission and vision of the Angel Harvey Family Health Center.

Lesley is a sophomore at Dominican University on the psychology track, aspiring to be a speech pathologist. She and her family are also IWS patients. She became interested in speech pathology as a career option because of her experiences volunteering in the Child-centering Health & Advanced Therapies (CHAT) program and assisting in the social skills group for children with special needs.

Lesley says,

“It always makes my day to see a child realize how he/she is improving during therapy as well seeing how they are using their communication and compassion skills with other children. CHAT has been such a great learning experience.

I hope I will be able to use all the skills I have learned to help children in the future.”


Posted March 18, 2019

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.