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Executive Leadership Team
Dr. Lee Francis joined Erie Family Health Center in 1991 and has served as President and CEO since 2007. Dr. Francis is charged with enacting Erie’s strategic vision of serving as a national leader in the provision of community-based health care.
Amy Valukas joined Erie Family Health Center in 2003 and served as Vice President of Patient Support Services from 2012 to 2016. Ms. Valukas ensures that Erie is focused on performance outcomes and the achievement of long- and short-term goals within its strategic plan, while adhering to the organization’s mission, vision and values.
Dr. David Buchanan joined Erie Family Health Center as Chief Medical Officer in 2008 and became Chief Clinical Officer in 2012. He oversees all medical, dental and behavioral health providers, working to continuously improve the quality of Erie’s services.
David Bruce joined Erie Family Health Center in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Bruce is responsible for leading the development of Erie Family Health Center’s financial strategy and for the success of its financial operations.
Vicki Whildin provides executive oversight for Erie’s Humboldt Park, Foster Avenue, Helping Hands, and Waukegan health centers, as well as Erie’s Oral Health program and our Patient Access (call) Center. She is also responsible for the success of Erie’s Process Improvement, Referral and Health Information Management departments.
Dr. Nicole Kazee joined Erie Family Health Center in 2017 as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. In this role, Dr. Kazee will help ensure the sustainability of Erie’s mission by leading the development of strategic goals and plans.
Melissa Hilton joined Erie Family Health Center in 2012 as Vice President of Development and Communications. In this role she is responsible for developing and executing strategies to meet Erie Family Health Center’s objectives for fundraising and marketing.