Who We Are

Meet the team that will be guiding the Blue Door Neighborhood CenterSM! They are committed to transforming the health of our members, their families and communities.

Laron Taylor

Director of the Blue Door Neighborhood Center

Laron Taylor joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) in 2018 as Director of the Blue Door Neighborhood Center. He oversees the development of the Blue Door Neighborhood Center’s health and wellness programs.

Laron has more than 10 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. He has worked on permanent supportive housing, HIV prevention and behavioral health. Laron has worked with many advocacy organizations to ensure that all people have access to quality housing and health care.

Laron received a BA in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his Master of Public Administration from DePaul University and his Master of Business Administration from Dominican University.

Kesha Hammond

Manager of Health Education of the Blue Door Neighborhood Center

Kesha Hammond joined BCBSIL in 2017 as a Behavioral Health Care Coordinator.  In 2019 she joined the Blue Door Neighborhood Center staff as the Manager of Health Education. In her role, Kesha manages the center’s health and wellness programs.

Previously, she was the Director of the Olive-Harvey College Wellness Center.

Kesha earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Louisville in Physical Health Education. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and in Public Health from Chicago State University and Indiana University Bloomington.

Nicaya Rapier

Manager of Health Education

Nicaya Rapier joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) in 2019 as Health Educator and was recently promoted to Manager of Health Education. In her role, Nicaya manages the center’s health educators, partnerships with community-based organizations and health and wellness programs.

Before joining the Blue Door Neighborhood Center Team, Nicaya had over 10 years of clinical research and program coordination experience.

Nicaya received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Chicago in Biological Sciences. She received her Master’s degree in Community Health Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Laufullia Lonie

Office Manager of the Blue Door Neighborhood Center

Laufullia Lonie joined BCBSIL in April of 2019 as the Office Manager of the Blue Door Neighborhood Center. Lonie manages the day-to-day operations of the Blue Door Neighborhood Center. She helps to ensure the quality of the center’s programs and services.

Lonie has more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications, managed care and state government.

Lonie has a BA in Psychology from Chicago State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. 

Sonia Donato

Office Supervisor

Sonia Donato joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) in December of 2020 as the Office Supervisor of the Blue Door Neighborhood Center located in the South Lawndale Community. Sonia managers the day-to-day operations of the Blue Door Neighborhood Center and helps to ensure the quality of the center’s programs and services.

Sonia has more than 20 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. She has worked for an Outpatient Behavioral Health Center where she gained customer service and office management experience.   

Sonia has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Robert Morris University.

Get in touch with us today!

Address

11840 S. Marshfield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643

Hours of Operation

Mon–Thurs: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun: Closed

Phone

1-872-760-8090

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