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Executive Leadership Team

Robert Urso, MS, MHA, BSN
President & CEO

Mr. Urso has served as the President and CEO of PCC since 2001.  He has extensive executive experience in the FQHC and community health center environment as well as in community and tertiary hospitals.  Prior experience includes physician practice management and development, fiscal management, and managed care.  In addition, Mr. Urso has served as an ambulatory care surveyor for JCAHO and was credentialed to survey community health centers. Mr. Urso completed the Johnson and Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program in 2004, and in 2007 he completed a fellowship program through the Mid-America Regional Public Health Leadership Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Also in 2007, Mr. Urso presented at a HRSA conference about quality in healthcare titled “Celebrating Quality at HRSA: An Event to Glean, Align and Take Action.”

Lynn Hopkins, MS
Chief Operating Officer

Mrs. Hopkins currently serves as the organization's Chief Operating Officer.  She has been with PCC since 1994  and has extensive experience in program management, development, grants management, and health center operations. She received her bachelor degree from DePaul University in Chicago and earned a Master of Science in Human Services Administration from Spertus College in Chicago. Ms. Hopkins has played an essential part in PCC’s growth and success.  She played an integral role in PCC attaining 501(c)3 status, and also secured PCC’s first Section 330 grant from the Bureau of Primary Health Care.  

Paul Luning, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Luning currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at PCC.  He has been at PCC since 1995 when he joined the organization as a resident after completing medical school at the University of Chicago.  He then went on to complete PCC’s Fellowship in Community Medicine.  Dr. Luning then worked as the Director of Performance Improvement at PCC until accepting the CMO position.  He has been instrumental in the development and implementation of many programs at PCC such as the Performance Improvement Program and PCC’s clinical program at Interfaith House, a local shelter for homeless individuals recovering from illness.  His high level of expertise in the area of community health as led Dr. Luning to provide many presentations to both the state and local health agencies.

Patrick Garrick, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Patrick Garrick joined PCC in 2013 to serve as the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Garrick received his Bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Master's in Business Administration in Finance and Health Care from Dominican University.  Mr. Garrick is a Certified Public Account and has over 25 years of experience of financial accounting and management in the health care field.