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Katya Cruz Madrid, MD

Board Member

Dr. Lourdes Shanjani is the Mental Health First Aid Coordinator at Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center. She is originally from Dominican Republic where she received a Medical Degree at Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. As the Mental Health First Aid Coordinator for the LCHD/CHC she oversees implementation and sustainability of the mental health awareness initiative throughout Lake County, IL. Dr. Shanjani is a bilingual (English/Spanish) and bi-cultural formally trained physician with over a decade of experience working in under-served communities in the United States and the Caribbean providing direct services as well as designing, managing and fundraising programs that benefit immigrant communities. She is driven by a passion for improving the quality of life of people through education and prevention with a focus on Mental Health.  Dr. Shanjani is an advocate of self-care and keeping a healthy work-personal life balance. Her favorite thing is to spend time with her 2 little girls, her teenage son and her husband.