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. Zorica "Zoe" Ljubic 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. Dr. Ljubic quickly developed a strong passion for working in underserved populations while as a medical student in Chicago. She has a strong passion for volunteerism, underserved communities, and academics. While in medical school, she founded Chicago COVIDsitters, a student volunteer organization that paired medical student volunteers with healthcare professionals to provide free childcare, pet care, and household errands during the COVID-19 lockdown. Her research in medical school focused on women’s health, including obstetrics surgical techniques and cultural differences and interventions in Puerto Rican and Mexican women in Chicagoland. Dr. Ljubic enjoys spending her free time outdoors, especially running and walking on the Chicago lakefront. One of her favorite things to do at home includes trying out new recipes and cooking traditional Croatian food. She loves to travel, especially to see her family in Croatia. Dr. Ljubic has a strong passion for global health and plans to pursue more international medical mission trips as her career progresses. One of her bucket list goals is to visit all the continents in the next ten years.
Dr. Jessie Kue Ndukwe is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2024). She was born to Cameroonian parents who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s. She was born in Detroit and raised in Okemos, MI. After completing a bachelor's degree at Evangel University in biological chemistry, she attended Wayne State University School of Medicine for medical school. During that time, she developed her passion for addressing health disparities via research by pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Research at the University of Michigan. She is newly married to her loving, supportive husband, who is an ophthalmology resident in Chicago. When she has free time, Dr. Kue Ndukwe enjoys bike rides, visiting jazz clubs and restaurants with her husband, cooking, exercising, and hanging out with family and friends.
Dr. Natasha Thern completed her medical education at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2024). Dr. Thern up in a small town (Lola) in central Wisconsin. She attended St. Norbert College as an undergraduate and studied biology there. She then attended Dominican University in River Forest for a post-bac pre-med program before continuing on at Rosalind Franklin University. Dr. Thern is currently living in River Forest with her husband and a cat and enjoys cooking in her spare time.
Dr. Maggie Spini completed medical school at the University of Maryland. She is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2024). Dr. Spini grew up in a small town (Arcata) in northern California, among the redwoods. She studied English as an undergrad at Duke University and spent some time after graduation in politics in California. Dr. Spini then completed a post-bac pre-med program before attending medical school. She is now living in Wicker Park with her cat and likes to read, bake, run, and bike.
Dr. Shayna Friedman is a Pediatrician at PCC. She completed her pediatric residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, with primary care and community health area of focus. Prior to her residency, Dr. Friedman completed her medical degree at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of work she enjoys spending running, biking, gardening, reading spending time with her family and exploring Chicago.
Patricia Billingsley is a Family Nurse Practitioner at PCC. She completed her nursing education at the University of Illinois College of Nursing in 2020. Patricia has an undergraduate degree with a major in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was a Spanish teacher prior to her career in nursing. Patricia enjoys reading, studying languages, and cooking.
Andrew Wojda is a Behavioral Health Consultant and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) at PCC. He received his Master's In Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, and his Bachelor's in Social Work from Governors State University. Working in Street Medicine, he's worked with individuals living with substance use disorders and continues to work to encourage the public to understand the social pitfalls that come with this lifestyle through a trauma lens. Helping people through homelessness and the additional struggle of drug dependence has been a passion of his for most of his life and he hopes to expand his knowledge and therapeutic reach through PCC, where he can continue to focus on substance use and comorbid disorders. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys collecting and listening to music, hanging out at the Art Institute of Chicago, camping, and walking his dog.
Mary Rose Benson is a Behavioral Health Consultant at PCC. She obtained her Master's in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2019. She completed her undergraduate education at Alma College in Michigan, with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Mary Rose completed her field internship at the Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center in South West Detroit. In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends and family. She is fluent in Spanish.
Jeslyn John Lukose is a Family Nurse Practitioner at PCC. She received her Bachelor's in Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She then obtained her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Olivet Nazarene university in Bourbonnais, IL. Outside of work, Jeslyn enjoys spending time with family, reading, sewing, travelling, and visiting new places. She is fluent in Malayalam.
Dr. Bridget Doyle completed her medical education at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. 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, community medicine & public health policy/advocacy, women’s & maternal-child health, behavioral health, addiction medicine, sports medicine, nutrition and fitness education, and patient-centered medical home models of care. Her research experience includes: "Infants Cared for by Mother’s Family Physician Maternity Care Provider Have Higher Well Baby Attendance Rates"; “Home-Based, Interactive Nutrition Education with High-Need Southeast D.C. Families”; “Game On! Provider Usage of a Sports Directory to Target Pediatric Obesity”; and “Park Rx: Increasing Provider Prescription of Outdoor Physical Activity to Promote Long-Term Health and Well-Being." Prior to residency, she was a member and advocate for Doctors for Camp Closure, a school-based health center public health education Curriculum Coordinator, and on the Biomedical Ethics Club Executive Board. Dr. Doyle has won the Silver TOUCH Award for community services and the ATSU MPH Scholarship. Her non-medical interest and hobbies include tennis, running, hiking, concert going, watching Netflix, traveling to new cities, and exploring new cuisine.
Dr. Katie Ives-Louter completed her medical education at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. 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 full spectrum family medicine, women's health, obstetrics, underserved medicine, addiction medicine, medical education, and healthcare policy. Before residency, Dr. Ives-Louter worked with the Chicago and Illinois Departments of Public Health to evaluate the barriers and treatment outcomes of a state-funded hepatitis C treatment program for low-income Illinois residents co-infected with HIV and HCV. In the past, she was an Education Centered Medical Home Clinic Chief, a National Health Services Corps Scholar, a Chicago Youth Programs Tutor, and a Blood Drive Coordinator. Outside of medicine, Dr. Ives-Louter enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, cooking new recipes, playing with her cats, and house plants.
Lisa Kozinski is a Family Medicine Physician. She received her medical degree from Rush Medical College in 2002 and completed residency at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL. Dr. Kozinski completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Northern Illinois University. She speaks fluent Polish.
Krys Rollins is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certification from DePaul University in 2014. She completed her her undergraduate education in biological anthropology and anatomy at Duke University. Krys worked as a labor and delivery nurse for three years, and as a clinical instructor in DePaul’s graduate nursing program before transitioning to a full-time family nurse practitioner. Krys is passionate about assisting patients in their family planning, providing a variety of birth control options, including IUD, Nexplanon, and vasectomy. She speaks Spanish and values seeing patients of all backgrounds, genders, and ages. Krys's interests include adolescent health and preventive medicine, gluten-free cooking, maintaining an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, Bikram yoga, resistance training, getting outside in any weather.