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. You can also stop by the center in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood to meet them in person.

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.

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. 

Get in touch with us today!

Address

756 E. 111th St.
Suites 102 & 103
Chicago, IL 60628

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun: Closed

Phone

1-773-253-0900

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