Lake Forest Patient Care Team

Rebecca Morabito, Registered NurseRebecca Morabito, Registered Nurse

Rebecca Morabito, RN joined the practice after 14 years of clinical experience in the critical care unit at Lake Forest Hospital. As a solutions-oriented, compassionate nursing professional, she prides herself on her positive relationship with patients. Her ongoing effort to exceed patient expectations contributes to the overall satisfaction of our members.  Rebecca conducts all laboratory work and in-office testing, and supports the physicians as a partner in your care. Outside the office she is spending time hiking, camping and biking.

Maggie Chung, Registered NurseMaggie Chung, Registered Nurse

Maggie Chung, RN joined the practice following 15 years of hospital experience. She has worked in the Cardiac Telemetry Department and Ortho/Neuro Unit at Lake Forest Hospital. She provided vital comprehensive and innovative care with compassion and empathy and developed technical skills and knowledge in the field of Cardiology. She loves developing personal relationships with patients and utilizing her strengths in health promotion and education to help patients achieve their optimal health. Her outstanding interpersonal skills were enhanced through 12 years in customer service in the restaurant setting. She is a mother of 2 beautiful daughters and loves to spend time with her extended family and friends.

Kate Manley, Registered Nurse

Kate Manley is an accomplished professional blending healthcare expertise and strong people skills with a sound business acumen. With degrees in Nursing and Psychology, she has excelled in roles from Staff Nurse to Pharmaceutical Sales to Medical Sales. Her strategic planning, relationship-building, eye for detail and the warmth she brings to any situation have spurred strong and successful patient relationships everywhere she’s worked. Kate's commitment extends beyond professional realms; she’s an active volunteer, contributing to education and community wellness, and a proud mother of three kids, two dogs, one hamster, and a green tree frog. A diverse skillset positions Kate adeptly to care for patients while contributing to the business landscape at Forward Focus.

Caitlyn Welgrin, Registered Nurse

Caitlyn Welgrin, RN joined the practice after working as a nurse for close to three years. She offers a very warm and engaging presence. Caitlyn strives to provide high-quality and compassionate care to all our patients. She graduated college with both a BA in psychology and a BS in nursing, which has granted her the opportunity to provide excellent physical and mental health care. She has gained valuable work experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In her free time, she loves to travel, having visited 14 countries and counting. She is also a freelance digital artist, and enjoys cycling, reading, and playing video games with her husband and friends.

Susie Seiling, COO

Susie Seiling brings a passion for exceptional customer care combined with over 30 years working in finance and operations. With an extensive array of experience running small businesses, Susie, a Lincolnshire native, is happy to be back on the North Shore as part of the Forward Focus family. As the mother of six children, Susie understands the importance of preventative health and wellness, as well as the value of personalized care. A natural nurturer, Susie’s gentle disposition and insight allow her to be the ideal patient advocate while also ensuring smooth operations that enable our staff to focus on patient care. Susie has been moonlighting as a community theatre director for over 25 years and can occasionally be found teaching classes and workshops. When away from work, Susie and her husband love to spend time boating and hanging out with their kids and grandson.

Katie Michel, Office ManagerKatie Michel, Office Manager

Katie Michel has been working with Dr. Schaffel since 1999, and has developed long-term relationships with many of the Forward Focus patients. While managing the medical and business aspects of the office her bright smile provides a warm welcome to all who enter the Forward Focus Concierge Medicine office.  Her upbeat personality and calming presence lend to the ease of responding to patient’s health concerns and personal issues.  She and her husband are happy grandparents of three.

Meliha Sujic, Patient ServicesMeliha Suljic, Patient Services

Meliha "Mel" Suljic, CPC greets our patients with warmth and enthusiasm, embodying the Forward Focus personalized and caring philosophy. In her role, she assists our team with administrative duties along with answering phones and welcoming patients. Mel received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders at Governors State University. We all benefit from her sense of humor and outgoing personality, and she generously volunteers her time to others in need. Outside the office she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Christy Goodale, Patient Services

Christy brings a warm and friendly presence to our office. She has opened and managed two women’s practices in New York, NY as well as a Med-Spa in Southern California. Her extensive experience with office details as well as assisting patients make her a wonderful addition to our team. She is married with two sons and a dog. She enjoys watching her son’s sporting events, exploring new restaurants, ballroom dancing, and visiting museums. She also volunteers helping foster families, food pantries and other families in need in her community.