We are extremely proud to employ a staff of physicians that are committed to the medical needs of their patients. Our extraordinary team of OB, Pediatrics and Family Practice physicians excel in their specialty and are some of the most recognized physicians in the area. Community HealthNet (CHN) is pleased to offer our patients care under the expertise of our chosen staff and their medical teams. We receive great feedback as it relates to the care and services of our medical team.

Our Medical Teams

Dr. Cynthia Hoess

Dr. Cynthia Hoess, MD
Graduate: Medical College of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Specialty:  Pediatrics
Practicing at CHN since August 2009

Dr. Camille Borders

Dr. Camille Borders, MD
Graduate:  University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Specialty:  Pediatrics
Practicing at CHN since October of 2007

Melvin Richardson

Dr. Melvin Richardson, MD
Graduate Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Specialty:  Family Medicine and Chief Medical Officer
Practicing at CHN since March of 2012

Steve Simpson

Dr. Steve Simpson, MD
Graduate:  Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Specialty: Pediatrics
Practicing at CHN since September of 2011

Valerie Robinson

Valerie Robinson Royal, RN, MS, APN
Graduate: Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN
Specialty:  Family Medicine
Practicing at CHN since September of 2010

Dr. Brenda Thompson

Dr. Brenda Thompson, MD
Graduate:  Howard University Medical School, Washington, D.C.
Specialty: Pediatrics
Practicing at CHN since January of 2013

Dr. Milton Armston

Dr. Milton Armston, Jr., Psy.D.
Graduate:  Illinois School of Professional Psychology – Chicago Campus, Chicago, IL
Specialty:  Clinical Psychology
Practicing at CHN since June of 2015

Leahdon Staples

Leahdon Staples, RN, MS, APN, CNM
Graduate:  Frontier School of Midwifery, Hyden, KY
Specialty: Midwifery
Practicing at CHN since June of 2006

Adaobi Ogonuwe

Adaobi O'gonuwe - RN, MS, APN
Graduate:  Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN
Specialty: Family Medicine
Practicing at CHN since January of 2015

Lynn Miskovich

Dr. Lynn Miskovich, RN, DNP, APN
Graduate: Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Specialty: Adult Medicine
Practicing at CHN since June of 2015

Lynn Miskovich

Dr. Catherine Wilbert-OB/GYN
Gary (Main) Location
1021 W. 5th Ave Gary, IN 46402
Family Practice

Dr. Ellen Hennessey-Harstad

Dr. Ellen Hennessy-Harstad
Merrillville Location
6100 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
Pediatrics

Lynn Miskovich

Dr. Kathleen Kleefisch, RN, DNP, APN
Graduate: Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Specialty: Family Medicine
Practicing at CHN since November of 2017

Lynn Miskovich

Dr. Shah Chowdhury, MD
Graduate: University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
ECFMG Certified
Specialty: Pediatrics
Practicing at CHN since February of 2018

Lynn Miskovich

Lori Oxley, RN, MS, APN, CNM
Graduate:  University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Specialty:  Midwifery
Practicing at CHN since January of 2018

Lynn Miskovich

Dr. Caterina Komyatte, OD
Graduate:  Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL
Specialty:  Optometry
Practicing at CHN since September of 2019

Lynn Miskovich

Shari Baldwin, MSW, LCSW, LCAC
Graduate: Governors University, University Park, IL
Specialty:  Clinical Social Work
Practicing at CHN since November of 2018

Lynn Miskovich

Claude Ann Poupolos, MSW, LCSW, LCAC
Graduate:  Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
Specialty:  Clinical Social Work
Practicing at CHN since April of 2017

Lynn Miskovich

Liliana Martinez, MSW, LCSW
Graduate: Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Specialty: Clinical Social Work
Practicing at CHN since April of 2020