STAFF TEAM

Experienced, Compassionate Care

Our staff is dedicated to caring for the whole child. We have experienced professionals who have supported the Clinic for many years. These professionals go beyond treatment by placing a strong emphasis on prevention and health education.



Peggy LaFleur, MBA, MHA
Executive Director

Peggy LaFleur is a 25 year resident of Oak Park and received her Bachelor’s Degree from UIC; a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from UIC and a MBA from Boston College. She is fluent in Spanish and has considerable healthcare management, fundraising and marketing experience. Her passions include reading, traveling to Latin America and Ireland, gardening and her dog Kennedie.

Medical Staff

Stephanie Weller, MD, FAAP
Medical Director

Dr. Weller earned her Medical Degree from University of Illinois at Chicago and completed her residency at University of Maryland. She likes to spend time camping, baking cookies, and reading with her two young children.


Wendy Castro, RDN, LDN
Dietician

Wendy joins the clinic in August 2017. She enjoys the great outdoors.


Darla K. DeWolff, PhD, CPNP, MPH
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

PhD Loyola University – Chicago, IL,MSN Wayne State University – Detroit, MI,MPH University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI. I have worked at the clinic for 8 years. Experience with pediatric hematology/oncology, adolescent health, and primary care. I enjoy staying active - biking, running, reading books, and spending time with family.


Keila Hawkins, CMA, CNA
Medical Assistant

Keila has worked in the medical field for over 19 years. Today, she adds regular singing and dancing to her daily routine.


Angelica Hernandez, CMA
Medical Assistant

Angelica enjoys working in healthcare and practicing compassion and attentiveness with all children.

 
 
 
 
Dental Staff

Wanda Laszcz, DDS, MPH
Oral Health Director

Dental Degree from University of Illinois at Chicago. Pursuing a Masters in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Has worked in a community health setting for over 10 years, lives in Chicago and enjoys running.


Daniela Brzozowski, DDS
Dentist

Dental Degree from University of Illinois at Chicago. She had her dental school extramural rotation at the Children's Clinic which sparked her interest in public health. She also practices in Woodridge. She enjoys healthful cooking, outdoor activities, antiques and bungalow architecture.


Elizabeth Samore, DDS
Portable Dentistry Director

DDS, University of Illinois at Chicago, works in private practice and at Children's Clinic since 1997. Teaches at the College of DuPage. She lives in River Forest with her husband, has four sons and enjoys travel, biking, hiking, and yoga.


Margaret Vizgirda, DDS
Dentist

Received her B.S. at St. Olaf College and her DDS from UIC College of Dentistry. She served in the Army Dental Corps for ten years and has enjoyed working in public health for the past nine years. She keeps very busy with her three children.


Jazmine Dillard, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Dillard grew up in Evanston, and did an externship at the Children’s Clinic before she graduated from UIC. She then went on to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. Her husband is also a dentist, and their favorite thing to do in their free time is travel, get together with family and eat out!


Jessica Mattern, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Mattern received her D.D.S. from Creighton University and went on to complete her pediatric dentistry residency at Montefiore in N.Y. In her spare time she loves to bike, run, and spend time with her family.


Delia Alvarado, RDH
Dental Hygienist

Dee has worked in dentistry for 25 years. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association and the Hispanic Dental Association. She has a talent for decorating cakes.


Kim Blount, RDH
Dental Hygienist

Kim works with our Portable Dentistry Program. She has worked in Pediatric Dentistry since 2001. When she was young, she enjoyed playing with her Cabbage Patch Kid, Cabby. Today she enjoys playing with her niece and nephew.


Elizabeth Aguilar, RDA
Dental Assistant

Elizabeth is a Registered Dental Assistant and also works at the clinic at front reception. One of her favorite books is the Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. In her free time she enjoys running with her dog.


Jennifer Martinez
Dental Assistant

Jennifer is a registered Dental Assistant. She likes to dance, listen to music and go to the gym. She also enjoys trying new foods.


Gladys Medel
Dental Assistant

Gladys is a Registered Dental Assistant, who graduated from her program with honors. When she was a little girl, she liked Barbie and reading the Junie B. Jones series of books by Barbara Park.


Lisbeth Ortiz
Dental Assistant /Patient Access

Lisbeth grew up in the town of Cicero and started working in the clinic in December of 2017. Her hobbies and interests are dedicated to music and dancing, but also enjoys volunteering at her Parish, and helping others in any way/form needed.


Marisol Ortiz
Dental Assistant

Marisol has been a Dental Assistant for more than 8 years. She enjoys working with children, movie night with her family and reading a good book.

 
 
 
 
Behavioral Health Staff

Denise V. Gonzalez, MSW
Director of Behavorial Health

She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Loyola University with an Undergrad Degree in Social Work from Northeastern Illinois University. She has 10 years of experience working with children and families through a variety of life changing situations. She enjoys volunteering in the community and being active doing other things she loves such as fishing, yoga, and running.


Judith M. Crivolio, MSW
Social Worker

Masters Degree of Social Work from Loyola University. She has experience as a school social worker, a psychiatric social worker, and a member of the Peace Corps in Brazil. Her favorite children’s book is The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.

 
Administrative Staff

Betty Alanis
Director of Office & Information Services

With nearly 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Betty brings a wealth of knowledge to our clinic. She enjoys being healthful and active and loves to visit the beach.


Tanya Kumar
Receptionist

loves to start her day with yoga, followed by a big cup of iced coffee. Aside from her job and outdoor activities, she enjoys spending time with her children and family.


Eva Perri
Accounting & Billing Specialist

Eva earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos. She has worked in Accounting & Finance over 20 years. ) In October 2017 she gained her Professional Biller Certificate from the American Academy of Professional Coders. She likes to travel, especially to destinations with relaxing beaches.


Lynda Murphy
Director of Grant Funding

Lynda earned a MA in Grant Writing, Management & Evaluation from Concordia University Chicago and a MA in Sociology from UIC. Lynda serves as the VP on the Riverside District 96 school board. She enjoys time with her husband and sons watching LOTS of sports.


Victoria Novotny
Health Education Outreach Coordinator

Victoria coordinates the portable dentistry program that brings free dental exams to schools in the community. She is certified as a health education specialist with a degree in health education from Illinois State University. She enjoys long distance cycling, visiting new places, and playing with her cat.


Katie O’Brien, MBA
Director of Strategic Marketing

Over 20 years marketing and nonprofit management experience. Earned a MBA degree in March 2013. Undergrad degree from University of Notre Dame in American Studies. She enjoys spending time with her daughter Colleen, and visiting Chicago parks with her shitzapoo.


Jienica Samonte
Accounting Assistant

Jienica is originally from the Philippines moved to the U.S. to further her education. She has a Master’s Degree in Accounting at Keller Graduate School of Management and is working on earning her CPA license. She loves to spend time with her family, to read books, and play video games.


Annie Shen, MA
Director of Finance & Operations

Graduate degree In Accounting from University of Illinois at Chicago. Over 12 years’ accounting and finance management experiences. Specialized in healthcare and managed care field. Love to spend time with two boys and family. Hobbies include biking, tennis and reading.


Cindy Rezulak
Development/Marketing Assistant

Cindy’s career in non-profit healthcare spans over 20 years. She is a lifelong resident of Elmwood Park, and attended Triton College. With her family, she enjoys visiting museums, quaint historic towns and unusual places.


Alexis Witkowski, MPH
Clinic Director

Alexis Witkowski earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Northern Illinois University and is currently working towards a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois Chicago. Alexis has worked almost 10 years in community health. Outside of work, Alexis enjoys spending time with family and trying new recipes.

 
 
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