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

Nafez Naseeruddin

Clinic: WorryFree Community
Position: Communications Lead 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

Sam Jacobsen

Clinic: DuPage Health Coalition
Position: Development and Communications Coordinator VISTA

Samantha is passionate about intersectional, compassionate, accessible public health practice. Originally from Schaumburg, Illinois, she graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2021 with her B.A. in Biology, Psychology, and Community and Global health. She is thrilled to join the DHC team and work toward making health care more accessible for the DuPage community. Outside of work, Samantha can be found enjoying the outdoors, trying out a new recipe, or taking care of her plants. 

Madison Chase

Clinic: IAFCC
Position: Operations Coordinator VISTA

Madison is originally from Lansing, Michigan. She recently graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s in Social Relations and Policy. Outside of work, she likes to read, spend time with her cat, and explore the city.

Shivangi Patel

Clinic: Chicago Women’s Health Center
Position: Development Capacity Building VISTA

Shivangi is from Lisle, Illinois, and is excited to be serving as a VISTA with Chicago Women’s Health Center. She graduated from the University of Michigan in May 2021 with a degree in biochemistry. She hopes to go to medical school in the future, and also obtain a Master’s in Public Health. She has 2 younger siblings. In her free time, she likes to read, cook, and dance.

Nick San Miguel

Clinic: The Night Ministry
Position: Philanthropic Engagement VISTA

VISTA member Nick San Miguel will be working with The Night Ministry, an organization dedicated to providing housing, healthcare, and human connection to unhoused individuals in the Chicago area. He will be helping the organization build capacity through solicitation of donors, grant research and writing, and social media outreach to promote fundraising events. He is eager to return to The Night Ministry after doing similar work for the organization as an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate last summer.