Chicago Family Health Center - The Thrive Exchange
Revitalization South Shore Project
January 27, 2023
8:30 AM CT- 9:30 AM CT
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This webinar is part of the IOMC's 'Achieving Health Equity Program.'
This revitalization South Shore project with the Chicago Family Health Center, is part of Thrive Exchange and was a finalist for the Pritzker Traubert Foundation $10M Chicago Prize. This is the Chicago Family's first initiative into mixed use of housing and retail. Chicago Family Health has six other center locations.
Most importantly, this project, when completed, will provide a health care center (FQHC with wrap around services), apartments and retail to the South Side of Chicago. The Thrive Exchange project includes an affordable health care center in the 20,000-square-foot Ringer Building. The completed project will provide 450 jobs.
Beautiful apartments are included in the housing development plan, retail, upscale street plantings and business development are part of this revitalization project. Meeting transportation needs is also part of the overall plan. This project plan was launched in 2021 as part of the City of Chicago INVEST South/West competitive funding award in 2021. The project is expected to be fully operational and ready for occupancy in early 2024.
Sherry Pace, MBA, CEO, Chicago Family Health Center
Ms. Pace, MBA, was named Chief Executive Officer at Chicago Family Health Center in July 2022. Ms. Pace manages an annual operating budget of $30 million and oversees more than 250 clinical, administrative and support staff across six health center sites. Before accepting the CEO position, Ms. Pace was the Chief Operating Officer at CFHC and prior to joining the organization she served in numerous senior leadership roles during her more than 30-year career in healthcare, including Chief Operating Officer at Hamilton Community Health Network, Inc. an FQHC in Flint, Michigan and as Administrator for the Divisions of Internal Medicine & Endocrinology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. Ms. Pace received her undergraduate degree in Health Administration from Ohio University and her MBA from Eastern Michigan University.
Tania Kadakia, Director of Partnerships and Residential Investments, DL3 Realty
Ms. Kadakia is a seasoned manager and director in affordable housing and community development from conceptualization to exit. Her expertise includes lending and equity investment expertise, structuring experience with 9% LIHTCs, 4% LIHTCs, TIF, rent vouchers, and historic tax credits, She manages teams and staff to closing, through construction completion and operations. Her significant accomplishments include Invest South/West RFP for 79th and Exchange streets plus a 9% LIHTC award (DL3 Realty), ; development and team management of a $140 million mixed-use and mixed-finance development project “Wilson Yard” (Holsten Development). She was appointed by the City of Chicago to guide efforts and serve on Finance Committee with the Chicago Housing Trust. Their objective is to develop affordable for sale homes. She received a BA in History from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A masters degree in urban planning is pending from the University of Illinois.
Chicago Family Health Center
Since its founding in 1977, Chicago Family Health Center (CFHC) has become the primary care medical home for thousands of Chicagoans, including some of the city’s most vulnerable populations. As an award winning, nationally-recognized leading voice for community health centers, CFHC has played a vital role in providing access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare services to underserved communities throughout Chicago.
Our highly skilled doctors and medical staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients. We recognize the vital role CFHC plays not only in our patient’s health, but also as an essential resource that strengthens the communities we serve, which has established CFHC as a premier provider of choice. Chicago Family Health Center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).
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