Our Staff

Katie Michel, Office Ma‚Äčnager

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.  Her upbeat personality and calming presence during busy workdays is the byproduct of growing up in a boisterous family of ten children.  Katie is able to multi-task with ease and responds to patient’s health concerns and personal issues while managing complex insurance and billing regulations.  Her bright smile provides a warm welcome to all who enter the Forward Focus Concierge Medicine office.  She and her husband are happy grandparents of two and soon to be three.

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Rebecca Morabito, Registered Nurse - Dr. Schaffel

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 Dr. Schaffel as a partner in your care. She volunteers her time as the nursery coordinator in her church and loves spending time with her young son.

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Maggie Chung, Registered Nurse - Dr. Lasin

Maggie Chung, RN joins Dr. Lasin 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 is most excited to develop personal relationships with Dr. Lasin’s patients and to utilize 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. 

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Meliha Suljic, Receptionist  

Meliha "Mel" Suljic 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.

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