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
One of the fundamental elements of a Community Health Center such as Hamdard Center is that it is governed by a community board, composed of a majority (51% or more) of health center patients who represent the population served. Our board gives guidance and direction outlined by our mission. We are grateful for our dedicated board who share our commitment to keeping our patients first and foremost in every decision Hamdard Center makes.
Executive Members: Khalid Mahmud, MBA – President
Board Members: Raiesa Samad, Maria Martinez, Asma Hussain, Aisha Mirza, Millie Adan, Yessenia Cornejo, Aaron Bondi, Syed Hameed Zafar
Kiran Siddiqui, M.Ed, LPC
Chief Executive Officer (Acting)
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.
Lance Wicks, MBA
Chief Financial Officer