AmeriCorps VISTA

VISTA Members play a vital role in cultivating access to care, capacity building, sustainability, and so much more for IAFCC member clinics. VISTA service comes with both in-service and lifelong benefits to accompany unmatched professional experience and a socially responsible perspective to take with you into your career. We are actively searching for candidates for a variety of roles within our organization. Click below to browse available positions that most closely align with your professional goals and personal interests.

VISTA members may also receive many benefits, including a living allowance, relocation allowance, healthcare reimbursement, education award and more. Click here to read more about the benefits of becoming a VISTA.

Meet our 2021-2022 VISTA Members!

Caitlin Bratland

Clinic: Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
Position: VISTA Leader

In August 2020, my time as a Marketing and Fund Development VISTA in Dallas came to an end. After moving back to Chicago, I began working on an MPA. As VISTA Leader, I hope to support IAFCC VISTA members in getting the most out of their service while they work towards completing their objectives. I had great VISTA leaders, and I am thrilled to have the chance to pay it forward. I enjoy fitness, podcasts, and listening to music. Looking forward to a year of service! 

Ariana Aloisio

Clinic: Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
Position: VISTA Leader

Amidst all of the uncertainty that the pandemic brought, I received a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Marquette University and continued to pursue my passion for health care and inherent motivation to cater to those in need. Through connecting with AmeriCorps and the Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics(WAFCC), I was immersed into the world of public health and was pushed to access skills and strengths that I will take with me through my career. Using the skills gained during my service year in Wisconsin, I plan to take these strengths and passions to my home state of Illinois to reach even more individuals who may struggle to access basic health care and needs. 

Anjali Patel

Clinic: Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
Position: Substance Use and Behavioral Health Coordinator

 Hi! My name is Anjali and I am originally from Schaumburg, IL. I recently graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH where I immersed myself in non-profit work that showed me how compassion and empowerment could build community resilience. I am passionate about improving health equity and ensuring that marginalized groups can receive affirmative care. I am excited to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the IAFCC office working to expand the Substance Use and Behavioral Health Project! Outside of this work, I enjoy reading, trying new foods, traveling to new places, and enjoying time in the sun!

Jason Morales

Clinic: Old Irving Park Community Clinic
Position: Development and Social Media VISTA

Rehaan Bux

Clinic: WorryFree Community
Position: BeWell Clinic Project Coordinator

Alisha Vohra

Clinic: DuPage Health Coalition
Position: Health Equity Outreach Coordinator

Alisha serves as the Health Equity Outreach Coordinator for the DuPage Health Coalition (DHC). Originally from Naperville, IL, she recently graduated from Northwestern University with her B.A. in Biological Sciences and Global Health Studies. While in college, she discovered her passion for global and public health and is very excited to help increase health equity and access in the community she calls home! Outside of work, you can find her baking, finding new places to satisfy her love for coffee or reading up on her next travel destination

Ashley Lederman

Clinic: The Loretto Hospital
Position: Community Outreach Coordinator and Medical Records VISTA

Ashley is the Community Outreach Coordinator and Medical Records VISTA at Loretto Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in epidemiology through the University of Illinois-Springfield. She is passionate about increasing access to health care and improving health literacy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their dog, and two cats.