Patient Care Team

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.

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.

Kristie Faller, Registered Nurse

Kristie Faller, Registered Nurse

Kristie Faller is a veteran Registered Nurse who has worked in the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff community for over 20 years. She joins Forward Focus with a breadth of skills and experiences that are sure to enhance the personalized care of our patients. She is particularly passionate about patient and family education and care management. She brings an energy and enthusiasm that will make our patients feel comfortable and right at home. When she is not in the office, Kristie is teaching yoga or spending time in her craft room.

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.

Lisa Lewis, Patient Services

Lisa Lewis, Patient Services

Lisa Lewis brings a wealth of experience in marketing and customer service to Forward Focus. She has joined our administrative team to enhance the communication and coordination of your care. Lisa also has a strong interest in fitness and wellness. She has worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor for many years. She engages in a regular, well-rounded exercise program. Movement is central to her lifestyle and, in fact, dance was part of her college education. She is currently studying dance movement therapy and clinical mental health counseling on the graduate level. Lisa has two children and lives on the North Shore.