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Brian Chicoine, M.D.

Dr. Chicoine is the Medical Director of the center and on the Family Medicine faculty at Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Chicoine specializes in the area of adults Down syndrome and has been with the center since its inception in 1992. 

 Erin Dominiak, M.D

Dr. Dominiak joined the practice in September of 2007. She did several rotations as a medical student and as a Family Medicine Resident. She has also been involved in a number of research studies at the Center. 

Eileen Walsh

Eileen Walsh is a registered and licensed dietitian with a Master of Science in Nutrition and Health Education. She has extensive experience in the areas of wellness and health prevention, weight management, sports nutrition and eating disorders. She has provided nutrition services to the Adult Down Syndrome Center since 1993.

Janet Bilodeau, CNP

Janet is our experienced Nurse Practitioner and has been with the center since April 2002. Prior to coming to the Adult Down Syndrome Center she worked in rehabilitative services at Lutheran General Hospital. She brings an abundance of knowledge to our center in the areas of orthopaedics and geriatric medicine. 

 Shirley Lange

Shirley is our Patient Representative, greeting and scheduling appointments, and managing other key office tasks for our patients. She provides our office with organizational skills that aid in the total quality care of our patients. 


Patricia McDonagh, RN, BSN
Clinical Coordinator


Carol Jacobsen

Carol is our experienced Patient Services. She is an integral part of the team by helping to type hundreds of pages of medical and psychosocial reports every week for our patients.


Pauline Norton, MSM

Pauline started with Advocate Medical Group in 2008 and joined the center as the Practice Manager in September, 2010.


Merrily Smith 

Merrily is a patient advocate and joined our team in 2011. She is the parent of an adult son with Down syndrome and brings her years of experience in working with families of children with intellectual disabilities to the position.


Grace O'Connor

As a patient advocate, Grace joined the ADSC team in 2011, bringing many years of experience working with children with disabilities.  She links patients and their families with community services and resources.

Pat Brand
Program Volunteer


Sirera Cox 
Certified Medical Assistant



Mariela Ramirezvargas 
Certified Medical Assistant



Shana Fromkin 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Shana Fromkin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined the team in 2013. Shana has past experience working with people with disabilities and their families in both casework and clinical positions. Shana's special interests include supporting people through difficult life transitions, strengthening family relationships and coping with trauma. She also has a certification in school social work.

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