Dr. Arthur Hernandez is currently completing residency at PCC as part of the West Suburban Medical Center - Family Medicine Residency Program. Prior to starting at PCC, he completed his medical education at the University of Illinois - College of Medicine (Chicago), and his undergraduate studies at Northern Illinois University. Growing up in the Chicagoland area, Dr. Hernandez is passionate about serving his community and continuing his training towards becoming a full-spectrum family practice physician. In between his studies, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, staying active, and appreciating the rich arts and culture the city has to offer.
Dr. Brisa Gulari-Jones is a Family Medicine Physician and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She received her medical degree from St. George's University in 2017 and completed the UnityPoint Methodist Family Medicine Residency in Peoria, IL. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in health science from the University of Hartford. Dr. Gulari-Jones is a member of the Iota Epsilon Alpha Honor society and received a Patient Care Award July 2021. Before her career in medicine, she was a caseworker with at risk families and children. Her professional interests include obstetrics and women's health, breastfeeding medicine, procedures, and teaching. Dr. Gulari-Jones is fluent in Spanish and her hobbies include gardening, reading, and concert going.
Temitope Olutade is a board-certified psychiatry mental health nurse practitioner. She specializes in treating individuals with behavioral health disorders She has a 5-year history of working as a psychiatric nurse in a forensic treatment Center. Temi has lived in the Chicago area for the past 20 years. She completed her associates degree in Nursing from City Colleges of Chicago – Harry Truman College in 2014, and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Oak Point University in Chicago in 2016. She further pursued her Master’s Degree in Nursing at Walden University in Michigan, and graduated in 2020. Temi has excelled in different leadership capacities as a registered nurse in both private and government establishments. Her passion for the nursing profession and her commitment to providing the best possible care motivated her to transition to a nurse practitioner. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling and spending quality time with her family.
Rachel Strietzel is a Certified Nurse Midwife. She completed her Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery at Frontier Nursing University in 2022. Before completing her master's degree, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Oak Point University in Chicago. Prior to becoming a nurse, Rachel was a labor and delivery doula. She was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador and is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Ashley Chen completed medical school at Texas A&M College of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Houston College of Medicine. Dr. Chen is currently completing PCC's 2022-2023 PCH Fellowship program. Her interests include Latin dancing, history/historical fiction, cinema/films, traveling, interior design, and spending time with her husband.
Dr. William Ward is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2024). He majored in Spanish and Biology at Augustana College and completed his medical education at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is the son of two Peace Corps volunteers who met in Senegal. From a young age, Dr. Ward's parents encouraged his curiosity in medicine and marginalized communities. During medical school, he worked to keep housing insecure individuals safely home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Ward believes all people deserve dignified and fulfilling lives. He is excited to train at PCC where it is possible to care for all people, no matter their background or social status. In his free time, Dr. Ward enjoys reading, being in nature, and spending time with his spouse, Katie, and their daughter.
Dr. Iris Marin is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2024). She completed her medical education at Ross University School of Medicine. As a physician, Dr. Marin strives to make a difference in people’s lives. Her goal is to become a significant part of her patients' journeys and help them live rich and fulfilling lives. Growing up in Puerto Rico and subsequently moving to the contiguous United States, Dr. Marin has witnessed firsthand healthcare disparities and the lack of access to healthcare in certain communities. She has an interest in women’s health and obstetrics, paying special attention to healthcare disparities in this field. As a Latina woman living in the U.S., she is personally invested in the subject of healthcare outcomes in African American and LatinX patients in obstetrics, such as pregnancy complications, maternal morbidity and mortality, as well as newborn morbidity and mortality. Dr. Marin's personal interests include dancing to Latin music and spending time cooking and experimenting with new flavors and recipes.
Dr. Nicole Runkle completed her medical education at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2023). Her medical areas of interest include underserved medicine, social determinants of health, maternal child health, women's health, and public health and policy. She's done qualitative research on food insecurity from the community and primary care perspectives. Prior to residency, she was an AAFP Foundation Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Scholar, MCW student-run free Clinic Manager, FMSA Health Room Helpers Coordinator, former AmeriCorps member through the National Health Corps, and an MCW Apprenticeship in Medicine Mentor. Dr. Runkle's non-medical interests and hobbies include running and trying out new workouts, playing with her dog, spending time with family and friends, hiking and being outdoors, pyrography, trying new food, and binge watching Netflix.
Bianca Cervantes is a Licensed Professional Counselor at PCC. She received her Master's of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in 2017. She completed her undergraduate degree at Chicago State University, majoring in Psychology. Bianca completed an internship at the Pediatric Developmental Center at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She formed part of the Latino Mental Health Program at the center that provided individual therapy to children with Autism and other psychological disorders. Bianca co-facilitated parenting psychoeducation therapy groups and has experience working in a private practice providing therapy to a diverse population of patients. Her professional interests include autism, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time reading, traveling, and spending time with family.
Megan Dawson is a Certified Nurse Midwife. She completed her RN and Midwifery degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing. Before nursing, she received a Bachelor's in Spanish from Northern Illinois University and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Mexico. Megan completed the 2014-2015 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and had a previous career in political fundraising in Washington D.C. and New Mexico. In her free time, Megan likes to play board games, cook, go on beach days, hike, and play "mermaid" with her 4-year-old. She speaks Spanish.