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.

Jessica Torres

Manager of Health Education

Jessica Torres joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) in 2020 as Manager of Health Education at the Blue Door Neighborhood Center in South Lawndale. In her role, Jessica manages the center’s health educators, partnerships with community-based organizations and health and wellness programs. 

Before joining the Blue Door Neighborhood Center Team, Jessica had 10 years of experience in federally qualified health centers, care coordination and health programming. 

Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Public Health with a focus on Health Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois in Chicago. She is an alumnus of Chicago United for Equity and the New Leader’s Council fellowship programs. 

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

2551 W Cermak Road
Chicago, IL 60608

Hours of Operation

In-Person Programming
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m..
Saturday–Sunday: Closed

Virtual Programming
Monday–Friday: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m..
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Phone

1-872-760-8450

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