Community Health Center
Hamdard is a healthcare and supportive service provider rooted in Chicagoland’s diverse communities. We believe patients receive the best care when their providers understand their cultural background and experiences. That’s why our staff speaks up to 10 languages spoken by patients and has a deep appreciation for their diverse backgrounds. Community-focused care is provided in a warm setting, allowing patients to feel comfortable and empowered to improve their health. Our supportive programs offer an empathetic approach to community members facing a variety of challenges, from a domestic violence crisis to obstacles related to aging.
Years Active in community
Year we started
Year we were Awarded FQHC status
Executive Members: Khalid Mahmud, MBA – President
Board Members: Ashima Washington, Jela Simic, Bahra Puskar, Raiesa Samad, Cidney Robinson, Sofya Peysakhovich, Tajwar Raziuddin, M.A. Nasir Arayan, Abdul Raheem
Mohammad Hamid, Ph.D.
Dr. Mohammad Hamid is the current Chief Executive Officer for Hamdard, having served in the role since 2013. In 1992, he was one of the co-founders of Hamdard Center, along with the late Dr. Farzana Hamid.
Kiran Siddiqui, M.Ed, LCPC
Kiran Siddiqui is the current Chief Operating Officer for Hamdard, and has been with the organization since 2009. She has 17 years’ experience of working in the mental health field and over a decade of management experience.
Ghazala Fayyaz, MD
Dr. Ghazala Fayyaz is the current Chief Medical Officer for Hamdard, having served in the role since January 2018. She has been with Hamdard as a Psychiatrist since 2011.
Karen Williams, CPA
Karen Williams is the current Chief Financial Officer for Hamdard, having served in the role since April 2018. She has over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare accounting arena with several Chicagoland organizations.