Past Clinic Managers

Katherine Magerko, Clinic Manager 2015-2016, Currently ACHC Board Member, MD/PhD Scholar

Katie started as an intake and outreach volunteer at Avicenna in 2012, assuming the clinic manager position in 2015 . She completed her PhD in the Department of Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is currently a second year medical student.  Her research centers on families and health. She enjoys interacting with patients and volunteers at Avicenna as a way to recharge and remember what is important in life. Lacking medical coverage for a short or long period of time could happen to anyone. Katie savors the  sweet moments when Avicenna can help bridge some of the social and economic divides in our medical system.  Everyone deserves access to quality medical care.

 

 


Claire Daniel, Assistant Clinic Manager 2015-2016, MD Scholar

Claire graduated from Colorado College in 2012 with BA in Biology. While earning her master's in Health Psychology from City University London, she researched the experience of substance misusers who participated in a community-based exercise intervention. Claire joined Avicenna in early 2014 as part of our nutrition team and as Spanish interpreter and served as the clinic's assistant manager in 2015. She is currently a first year medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. She is thankful for Avicenna's patients for continuing to teach her about their multifaceted needs and individual challenges in accessing health care and leading a healthy lifestyle.

 

 


Samuel T. Logan, Clinic Manager 2014-2015, Currently ACHC Board Secretary, APN-C, BSN, RN

Sam grew up in Champaign-Urbana, attended Parkland College and the University of Illinois at Chicago. His mother a nurse and father a preacher he was inspired to care for the community since an early age. He has been educated as a certified nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, bachelors prepared registered nurse and graduated from UIC as a masters prepared nurse in 2015. He continues to care for those in need in Champaign County by providing primary care to patients at Francis Nelson Health Center in Champaign. Sam has been passionate about the delivery of healthcare and aims to simplify processes in order to make the more efficient and easier to understand for both practitioner and patient.  

 


Paven Aujla, Clinic Manager 2013-14, Currently ACHC Board Member, Clinic Manager Emeritus, MD/PhD Candidate

Paven Aujla is an MD/PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is pursuing a career in child and adolescent psychiatry. Paven earned her PhD in Neuroscience and her research interests include the neurobiology underlying psychiatric disorders of the developing brain. Paven is dedicated to health care equity and addressing health care disparity in local and global communities. She believes strongly in patient advocacy through education, coordination of care and patient-centered treatment plans. Paven has worked as a leader at Avicenna Community Health Center as Clinic Manager and member of the Board of Directors for a number of years.