Vice Chair

Dr. Yesenia Yepez is currently the Associate Program Director and Site Medical director for the Rush-Esperanza Family Medicine Residency Program based out of Esperanza Health Centers in vibrant, Brighton Park.
This teaching health center serves Chicago’s Southwest Side, and is a perfect match to combine her passion to care for underserved patient populations and to teach future generations of Family Medicine physicians to do the same.
Previously Dr. Yepez has enjoyed medical leadership roles at another Federally Qualified Health Center; PCC Community Wellness, providing comprehensive primary care for patients of all ages, including high-risk and surgical maternity and delivery services. Those experiences have given her an opportunity to advocate for vulnerable newborn and perinatal patients as a member of the Illinois Department of Public Health Perinatal Advisory Committee.
After receiving her medical degree from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine, teaching and mentoring resident physicians remained a focus throughout her career; serving as Core Faculty for the West Suburban Family Medicine Residency Program where she completed her own residency and fellowship, then later at Loyola-MacNeal’s Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Yepez lives in Berwyn with her family and works in the communities served by the amazing grantee partners of the HCF.