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Luncheon: Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion

Rotary and CommunityHealth Co-Sponsor a forum on the Affordable Care Act
Founded in 1993, CommunityHealth is dedicated to serving the uninsured and underserved in Chicago and surrounding communities. In 2015, CommunityHealth provided more than 20,000 medical and dental visits for more than 10,500 patients. This level of care is made possible thanks to the time and talent of more than 1,000 volunteers, including 350+ providers (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, counselors, etc.) who donate nearly 60,000 hours of their time every year.

CommunityHealth’s main facility is located in Chicago’s West Town – 2611 W. Chicago Ave. In 2010, we opened a satellite in Chicago’s south side Englewood neighborhood — a community with great need and limited resources. The Englewood site is housed in the Chicago Department of Health’s Englewood Health Center at 641 W. 63rd Street.

As the largest volunteer-based free medical facility in the nation, we offer demonstrated success and an innovative model for providing compassionate and comprehensive medical and dental care to the uninsured.

Babs Waldman, MD, FACP, Medical Director - CommunityHealth

Dr. Babs Waldman is a renowned and highly-respected physician in the medical community. After spending the majority of her career in private practice, Dr. Waldman served as the Medical Director, Health Care Bureau at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. She has been volunteering at CommunityHealth for more than a decade and formally serves as CommunityHealth’s volunteer medical director, an officer on CommunityHealth’s Board of Directors, and chair of the Board’s Program Committee. In addition, Dr. Waldman volunteers for the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force and the Global Health Program at Rush/Haiti Project & Dominican Project. Dr. Waldman is the recipient of the 2011 Humanitarian Award from Shaare Zedek Medical Center and 2013 Serafino Award from CommunityHealth.

Judith Haasis, ACSW, Executive Director - CommunityHealth
Ms. Haasis, MSSW, ACSW joined CommunityHealth in 2004.  She has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the nonprofit sector where she has spearheaded the growth of organizations involved in direct services, advocacy, leadership development and philanthropy at both the community and national levels.  Ms. Haasis is a founding member and Chair of the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and serves on the Board of the Chicago based South Side Healthcare Collaborative. She is a member of the Community Leadership Board of Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and the Community Advisory Council of the University of Chicago Medicine.  A fellow of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, Ms. Haasis has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Henry P. Russe, MD Citation for Exemplary Compassion in Health Care

Jim M. Durkin, President, Board of Directors - CommunityHealth
Mr. Durkin is the President and a Founding Partner of The Martec Group, a global market research consulting firm with offices in the US, Europe and Asia. Mr. Durkin also heads up The Martec Group’s Healthcare practice and has served a variety of Fortune 1000 companies during his 30+ year tenure.  Mr. Durkin is an alumnus of the Young President's Organization (YPO) and is a past President and current Treasure of the Chicago 502, a military support group which is part of the Armed Forces Council of Chicago, based at the Union League Club. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 12:10 PM until 1:20 PM
Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL  60604

Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
The Union League Club has a dress code policy, strictly enforced, of business or business casual. No jeans, tennis shoes or other casual attire. Overcoats must be checked upon arrival in the building lobby.
Registrants & Fees
No Fee


ROTARY/One Foundation

Rotaract Club of Chicago
University of Chicago Rotaract Club

Mailing Address:
65 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604 
Meeting Reservations:
All welcome, please register in advance in CALENDAR.
(3 1 2) 8 5 7 - 3 1 6 1
Voice mail  or text message only
Virtual Office:
(3 1 2) 3 7 2 - 3 9 0 0
(not located at ULC)

Conor Gee,

David Phelps,
chief administrative officer

Nancy Phelps,
member services  
Nancy Ashburn,