IPHCA Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of 14 people—the Chair, the Immediate Past Chair, the Chair-Elect, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the President & Chief Executive Officer, the Chair of the Legislation & Public Policy Committee and seven Regional Representatives.   


IPHCA Officers
  • Chair

    Bob Urso, Chair
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    PCC Community Wellness Center

  • Chair-Elect

    Gordon Eggers, Jr., PA-C, MPH, Chair-Elect
    Chief Executive Officer 
    Crusader Community Health 

  • Secretary

    Kim Mitroka, Secretary
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Christopher Greater Area Rural Health Planning Corporation 

  • Treasurer

    Robert Tanner, MSW, MBA, LCSW, Treasurer
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Greater Elgin Family Care Center

  • Immediate Past Chair

    Lee Francis, M.D., MPH, Immediate Past Chair
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Erie Family Health Center, Inc. 

  • Chair, Legislation & Public Policy

    Berneice Mills-Thomas, Chair - Legislation & Public Policy

    Executive Director 
    Near North Health Service Corporation

  • Ex-officio Member

    Bruce Johnson, Ex-officio Member
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Illinois Primary Health Care Association

Regional Representatives
  • Chicago Regional Representative

    Barrett Hatches, Ph.D.

    Chief Executive Officer
    Chicago Family Health Center

  • Chicago Regional Representative

    Verneda Bachus, MA, MBA, SPHR
    Chief Executive Officer
    Friend Family Health Center, Inc.

  • Chicago Regional Representative

    Veronica Clarke
    Chief Executive Officer
    TCA Health, Inc. - NFP

  • Collar Counties Regional Representative

    Mary Maragos

    Chief Executive Officer
    Will County Community Health Center

  • Northern & Central Illinois Regional Representative

    Heather Burton
    Chief Executive Officer
    Central Counties Health Centers, Inc.

  • Northern & Central Illinois Regional Representative

    Teresa Armstrong, BSN, RN
    Public Health Administrator
    Cass County Health Department

  • Southern Illinois Regional Representative

    Patsy Jensen
    Executive Director
    Shawnee HEalth SErvice

IPHCA Springfield Office
500 S. Ninth St., Springfield, IL 62701

IPHCA Chicago Office

542 S. Dearborn St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL  60605