Board of Directors at NNH

The Honorable Clarence Burch, Esq.

Board Chairperson 

"Two men looked out from behind steel bars – one saw mud; the other, the stars."


This is the motto that guided Clarence Burch through his formative years, and into his professional career.


A lifelong resident of the Cabrini Green area, Clarence Burch was a successful criminal defense attorney before assuming his current position as a Judge on the Cook County Circuit Court.


Having left just long enough to prepare himself with a wealth of knowledge and experience, he returned to Cabrini Green to share this wisdom with the community that provided him with the impetus and strength to embark on the cycle of his quest.


In his current role as Chairperson, Mr. Burch hopes to stand as a living answer to the many problems facing urban America. He has witnessed the miraculous growth of NNH under the dynamic leadership of its CEO, Ms. Berneice Mills-Thomas, and recognizes that good health is an essential prerequisite to any effort to resolve the issues of poverty and lack of opportunity that afflict so many.



Board Chairperson

Clarence Burch, Esq.


Chair Elect

David Delgado, Esq.


Vice Chair

Ms. Paulette Marshall


Ms. Patricia Cornelius-Woods


Mr. Samuel Rosa

Assistant Secretary                     Mr. Abraham A. Miller




Board Members


Mr. Jovan Deon Allen

Ms. Laura Bagus

Dr. Gary Beringer

Mr. Norman H. Bolden III

Ms. Valerie Brown

Mr. Rodney Carter, Jr.

Mr. Leroy Duncan

Mr. Ken Dunkin

Ms. Loretta Flanagan

Mr. John Salay

Ms. Carlette M. Seifullah

Mr. James Simmons

Dr. Pablo O. Torres-Vazquez

Ms. Joyce Tucker


Honorary Trustees Emeritus


A. Todd Davis, MD

Alme Moody

2018 Quarterly Statistics

91% of Near North patients think the support staff are helpful

90% of Near North patients are likely to recommend Near North doctors to friends or family

90% of Near North patients think the rate of charges is fair

93% of Near North patients would recommend our nursing staff to family or friends

92% of Near North patients would recommend our health centers to family and/or friends

90% of Near North patients think our health centers are clean